Kids’ Club Review by Yash: Department 19

Department 19Department 19, by Will Hill (1979-)

Good book would recommend for ages 10 – 13 not too many hard words but if you get to understand the book and its story line it is amazing!

5 stars

Reviewed by Yash from Cummings Park and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tiger: Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard

Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard, by Jonathan Auxier

Wow! This book was a real gripper, it made me scared and happy and I almost fell off my bed! (Okay, people don’t normally say that but the saying goes “I was hanging onto my chair,” or falling off it, but I wasn’t sitting on a chair, I was reading in bed.)

Sophie loves loves LOVES books. (like me! EXACTLY LIKE ME!) To the point that it makes her dangerous (apparently). Her father owns a bookshop. She has no idea what happened to her mother as her father refuses to talk about her. So.

Peter Nimble is a cunning and very good thief. He has been so for most of his life. He can pickpocket any pocket and rob any house. He doesn’t have a mother or father either. (More can be found about him in the book Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes). So.

Evil Inquisitor Prigg is trying to get rid of ALL storybooks, starting up a “No Nonsense” campaign. Sophie and her dad are in trouble. So.

Peter and Sophie quickly meet and become not friends, but not enemies either. They are sent on a quest to find four books – the Book of Who, What, Where and Why. (I think that’s right, anyway). It is a dangerous journey, especially since Sophie’s mum (as she finds out EVENTUALLY from her irritatingly quiet dad) was murdered by someone desperate to get to the Book of Who.

Sophie and Peter (and Sir Tode, a kind of horse cat) have to save the world before the world is destroyed forever, (NO BOOKS! NO BOOKS! NOOOOOOO BOOOOOKS!!)

Read this thrilling and heartstopping book to find out more!

5 stars

Reviewed by Tiger from Cummings Park and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caleb: Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis complex

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis complexArtemis Fowl and the Atlantis complex, by Eoin Colfer

The atlantis complex is a great book, and my favourite in the Artemis Fowl series! Artemis Fowl has now got the atlantis complex – this is a psychosis common among gulit – ridden criminals and includes symptoms of obssessive behaviour, paranoia, delusions and in extreme cases multiple personality disorder. Causing Atemis to become nice instead of the evil mastermind he ususally is.

This means he can’t fight the robots attacking atlantis. It is an extreamly tense and funny book. I recommend it for 9+ because it can be confusing at times. This is no. 7 in the series, but you can read it out of order.

5 stars

Reviewed by Caleb from Cummings Park and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: Weekends with Max and his dad

Weekends with Max and his dadWeekends with Max and his dad, by Linda Urban

Whoo-hoo! You should read this book! Linda Urban is a great writer! (I’m in a crazy mood because the book was so good). I love the look of Max’s Porcupine Habitat. There’s superheroes in the book. They look so ugly! (Ugggg! Don’t worry, anybody-who-doesn’t-like-superheroes. The superheroes are plastic). I would recommend this book to my friend Declan.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: Pinkbeard’s revenge

Pinkbeard's revengePinkbeard’s revenge, by Greg Trine

I’ve never read a Jo Schmo book before, but so far I love Jo Schmo! Greg Trine is such a good writer! I absolutely love the drawings by Frank W. Dormer (even though they have no colour). I want to say something to you, but don’t laugh. Pinkbeard used to call himself Blackbeard, but he drank so much pink lemonade that his beard turned pink and then it was no use to call himself Blackbeard because he had a pink beard! Ha ha ha! Oops, I laughed myself. Don’t tell anyone, promise? Yo’ve GOT to read a Jo Schmo book! I can count on you to read one. I would recommend this book to any people who like adventure stories.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: Princess Mirror-Belle

Princess Mirror-BellePrincess Mirror-Belle, by Julia Donaldson

I love Princess Mirror-Belle! She is so mischievous! Julia Donaldson would get the prize for Most-Funny Story if there was one! I think that everyone should read Princess Mirror-Belle. I think it is suitable for 5 years and above, and it would appeal to all 3rd and 4th years. It is about a reflection of a normal girl who comes out of mirrors and thinks she’s a princess and tells princess stories about herself that aren’t true and gets up to all sorts of mischief! I wish I was Julia Donaldson so I could write books like her.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Double dare you

Double dare youDouble dare you, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

At one stage in the story Ella and Zoe were not best friends but at the end the surprise happened. I liked it because it was exciting!

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 7 years old