Kids’ Club Review by Ruby: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I loved the book. Wonder tells you that it doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, it just matters about what’s on the inside an easier way to say it is don’t judge a book by its cover. I would recommend this book for 10+ because you need to understand the message behind it. Maybe if you are quite a good reader and you are quite smart, you can probably read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ruby from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This book is about a boy who is trying to do the perfect bomb. He learns that sometimes you just need to do it your own way. Be yourself!

3 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Miramar and Seatoun School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

This book is about a boy who’s Dad dies and he has to go home from university. I found this book hard to read as it is probably suited for older children. My older sister loved it and she is 12. I think children 12 plus would enjoy this book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

This book is about a teenager called Wolf who has a brother called Davey who becomes sick. His Dad has to look after Davey so Wolf feels forgotten until his uncle decides to take him on a pig hunt. This is no ordinary pig hunt, however. I found this book interesting, especially as it is a NZ one. It is suited for older children,

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sadil: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This is a story about a boy who wants to do the biggest bomb. But he can’t do it. His grandma told him to do it his own way and he did the biggest bomb. It is a good story.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sadil from Newtown and Kelburn Normal School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Miki: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

I wonder why he did not do it his way first. I wish I can do bomb too.I like bombing like MANU! I love this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

This book is about a 13-year-old girl called Lyla and her experiences in the Christchurch earthquake. Her parents are both busy as her mum is a police officer and her Dad a trauma nurse. Lyla has to help the community. I did not really enjoy this book as it might be a little bit old for me. I struggled to get interested in it. I think children 12+ would enjoy this book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This book had a really good message “believe in yourself and persevere”. I couldn’t tell if the main character was a boy or a girl but their Nan continued to believe in them, even though they didn’t. Believing worked and you have to do things in your own original way. This was a nice picture book set somewhere around New Zealand.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old