Kids’ Club Review by Millie: The wishing spell

The wishing spellThe wishing spell, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

This is an awesome book about fairy tales made into a chapter book. I stayed up way past my bedtime reading this! In this story Alex and Conner Bailey get an old book from their grandmother. A few days later they get sucked through the book into a mysterious world. To get back they must find fairy tale items such as the glass slipper. I loved how this book made you make connection back to when you read fairy tales. I would recommend this book to 9-13 year olds.

5 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Olivia: Once upon a time : a story collection

Once upon a time : a story collectionOnce upon a time : a story collection, by Shannon Hale

I absolutely loved Once Upon A Time. My favourite character was Kitty Cheshire with her funny pranks and mischievous disappearance, though they don’t always work out the way she wants them to. I love how the author made all the fairy tale characters have daughters and sons. It’s like a fairy tale life cycle.

5 stars

Reviewed by Olivia from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Happily ever laughter

Happily ever laughterHappily ever laughter, Roy L. Hinuss ; illustrated by Matt Hunt

This book is based on a little prince called Carlos Charming. He is the prince of Faraway Kingdom.

I like Carlos because he is a very good royal jester and he knows cool dance moves. I liked it when there was a food fight at the birthday party of Dire Dominion. I recommend this book to people who like comedy. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The unfairest of them all

The unfairest of them allThe unfairest of them all, by Shannon Hale

On legacy day, Raven (daughter of the evil queen) does not pledge to follow in her mother’s evil footsteps like the other children of fairy-tale parents. Not only has Raven put everyone’s destiny in jeopardy, but she is also trying to save Madeline Hatter who has been banished. I thought this was an okay story but I think it was more suitable for someone younger. I recommend it to children aged 7+.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The unfairest of them all

The unfairest of them allThe unfairest of them all, by Shannon Hale

This book is about Raven and Apple. When Maddie the Mad Hatter’s daughter is going to be banished. Raven and Apple must find a way to save her. Will they find a way to save her. I found this book a little bit boring as I do not really like princess stories. A perfect book for children who like these sort of stories.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lopa: The enchantress returns

The enchantress returnsThe enchantress returns, by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

This was the best book I ever read. It was: Imaginative, adventurous, depressing, amusing and full of joy.

Conner and Alex Bailey found out that in the fairy tale word the enchantress (who cursed Queen Sleeping Beauty into deep sleep) is now attacking once again to all the kingdoms. They escape their house and make run for it to into the fairy tale kingdom. Who knowns if they will be able to defeat the enchantress with one of the wonderful wands in their hands? Will they be able to bring peace and joy back to the kingdoms?

When I finished reading the book I felt like I was actually in the fairy tale world and that I was going on a big adventure around the world. There is just problem: that you can’t put it down!

Wonderful! Brilliant! Amusing!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lopa from Johnsonville and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by cardi: Worlds collide

Worlds collideWorlds collide, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I really liked this book. It is about Alexandra/Alex and Conner Bailey, as they begin to fight the army i talked about in an author’s odyssey. But, as i also said at the end of an author’s odyssey, Alex has turned bad. with some difficulty, Conner brakes the curse and they live happily ever after in the land of stories. I recommend this book to 7 and over. This is the last and final book in the series.

5 stars

Reviewed by cardi from Brooklyn and Homeschool , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by cardi: An author’s odyssey

An author's odysseyAn author’s odyssey, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I really liked this book. It is about Alexandra/Alex and Conner. They are friends with the fairy tale world, known as the Land of Stories, and their Uncle Lloyd, who people know as the masked man, has taken over the land of stories! He has found a spell, and has taken out bad characters out of books to help him! He took Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, and the Wicked Witch of the West and the pirates, card solders, and winged monkeys from the stories as well! Then the bad guys turn against the masked man, and drop him. Know there new commander is a witch, called Morina. The plan Morina has is to capture the other world! While making plans, Conner and Alex have found out and are going into Conner’s short stories and getting there armies to fight, like pirates from the story Starbodia, robots from the story Galaxy Queen, superheros from the Ziblings and mummies from the adventures of Blimp Boy. Then they get attacked by there Uncle Lloyd, and Alex turns bad. I recommend this book for seven and over to read, and am so ratting this with 5 stars. I love Chris Colfer’s books.

5 stars

Reviewed by cardi from Brooklyn and Other , 8 years old