Kids’ Club Review by Helena: First to the top : Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure

First to the top : Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure, by David Hill

This non-fiction book tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary and how he climbed to the top of Mt Everest. He started out as a shy schoolboy, but as he got older he gained confidence and climbed the tallest mountain.

It’s an exciting story and I love the illustrations. I recommend this book for children who love history.

3 stars

Reviewed by Helena from Miramar and Holy Cross School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by violet: First to the top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure

First to the top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s amazing Everest adventure, by David Hill

Over all I really liked this book,I think this book is good for lots of ages. The illustrations were nice but my favourite thing about the book was that it had a mix of pictures and a good amount of reading. It also told a story, that was important so the story had a important meaning. At the end of the the story there was a time line I thought that was a smart idea. I really in joyed reading this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by violet from Kilbirnie and Berhampore School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: First to the Top

First to the Top, by David Hill

This is about Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s amazing everest adventure. It tells the story of when Sir Ed almost fell and Sherpa Tenzing saved him by using a rope and quick thinking. As well as climbing the mountain it talks about what else he did in his life. He was even made a citizen of Nepal. It is a good book for people interested in the famous mountain climber.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hannah: Much ado about Shakespeare

Much ado about Shakespeare : the life and times of William Shakespeare : a literary picture book, by Bixley, Donovan

The book is about Shakespeare and his villainous shows. It has a map about London. Each page has a quote from his plays. My favourite one is from Hamlet – “I must be cruel only to be kind”. The book tells us about him and his wife and children, and also says that Queen Elizabeth I was the Queen when Shakespeare was around. The book has lots of coloured pictures.

The book is good for people who like things about history and Shakespeare.

5 stars

Reviewed by Hannah from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 6 years old