Kids’ Club Review by Sam: A collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just so stories

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so storiesA collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just so stories, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I thought these stories were very similar because they were all about an animal, and most of the stories were telling how that animal got a feature of its body,like how the elephant got its trunk. This book was very much fun to read. I’ve only given it three stars because it was a bit repetitive. My favourite story was about the rhino because it was very humourous.

3 stars

Reviewed by Sam from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: A little princess

A little princessA little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

I really love this book! I’s got lots of feeling in it and when I started reading it I couldn’t put it down!!! It’s about a girl who’s father is a famous soldier- Captain Crew. He calls his only daughter his “Little Missus”. When Sara (little missus) get sent to school in England she is treated like a princess because of her money. But she is a sensible child and not spoiled. When her father dies the head teacher Miss Minchin makes her a servant. Can Sara get through this with lots of imagination and a mysterious friend? Read to find out! 10 stars!!! I recommend this book to girls 10+! Hope you enjoy it just as much as me! 🙂

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: The BFG

The BFGThe BFG, by Roald Dahl

This book was lovely! Roald Dahl really hit the target this time! I love the BFG! He is so friendly! I kind of wish it didn’t have to go back to you, the librarians.I love the illustrations by Quentin Blake! I would recommend this book to Kitty, my sister.

4 stars

Reviewed by Juliet from Cummings Park and Queen Margaret College , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tatiana: A little princess

A little princessA little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

It is very good. It is really exciting when Sara sees that her room is changed. When her father died she had to be a servant in her school which was embarrassing. It was a very good moment when her father’s friend found her. I am happy when the headmistress’sister got really angry on her, because she was not fair with Sara. Bad people should always be punished.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tatiana from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Enerel: Miss Rumphius

Miss RumphiusMiss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (1917-2000)

This book is an award winner.

The book is about Miss Rumphius who made the world more beautiful. I understand from this book that you can make the world “more” beautiful. Miss Rumphius made people happy by planting Lupines.

I would do the similar thing. Recommended everyone.

5 stars

Reviewed by Enerel from Newtown and Newtown School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie and the chocolate factoryCharlie and the chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl

Love Love Love the book. I would recommend this book because it tells you about a good story that starts with a poor kid Charlie and turns into a star. This book is about five kids who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy-making operation. Every page was so exciting. I really liked the humour and the story had a good ending. I also liked the imaginary world inside Mr. Wonka’s factory. The hero Charlie was rewarded and the nasty spoiled children all got what they deserved. I loved the book and it also made me hungry for chocolates!

3 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck : terror of the Beagle Boys

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck : terror of the Beagle Boys, by Carl Barks

One of the best of the comics I have read so far. This book includes the first appearance of the Beagle Boys, the first appearance of the Junior Woodchucks, Scrooge’s first dive into his money, and a terrific sea monster. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get tired of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge series. The short stories are fun too and the book was really colourful. I will recommend this book to all age group.

5 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Charlie and the great glass elevator

Charlie and the great glass elevatorCharlie and the great glass elevator, by Roald Dahl

This book is about an elevator which travels into space, I wish Charlie had more adventures with Mr. Wonka. This one was just as fun as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I enjoyed all of the characters, each and everyone had something funny to say or do (especially Charlie’s grandparents) and the story out of space just had me laughing the whole time.

4 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The Secret Seven

The Secret SevenThe Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

This is a great book about the secret seven. Seven kids get together and decide to start a club-The secret seven. But will it just lead them into danger?
Find out what Peter, Janet, Colin, Jack, George, Pam and Barbara will get up to on their first adventure!

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old