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: 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: Can I eat that?

Can I eat that?Can I eat that?, by Joshua David Stein

This is a clever book about what you can eat. I like how there are lots of pictures throughout the book. This is a great book for younger readers.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Can I eat that?

Can I eat that?Can I eat that?, by Joshua David Stein

Can I eat that is a fun easy read, which deserves around of applause for teaching our little ones about what to eat and not.

A funny, easy read….

I read it with my 3 year old cousin and she loved it!!!!

3 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by violet: Can I eat that?

Can I eat that?Can I eat that?, by Joshua David Stein

This book would be better for little kids because for the storyline. Although the story did not suit me it will definitely suit some body else. But just to point out the pictures were spot on. This book (in my opinion) would be good for a kid inside the ages of two and six.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Can I eat that?

Can I eat that?Can I eat that?, by Joshua David Stein

This book is so amazingly awesome! It is so funny. it describes food in the most weirdest ways that you cant even think of! with a bit of humor it has these illusions if i can call them that and it is a bit informational! i will recommend this book for food lovers but other than that any one could enjoy this book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old

Discover your green thumb and get into gardening this summer!

Gardening is a fun activity to get involved in during the summer months, and one that many people all around the world find very fulfilling.

Gardening is also really good for you in all sorts of ways. Firstly, gardening outside is a great way to get out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D, just don’t forget to be sun smart and chuck on a sunhat and sunscreen before you head outside.

Gardening is  good exercise and an enjoyable way to keep busy and stay active in the summer months. It is also a fun introduction to science and enables us to learn about the natural world around us using all of our senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, sound).

But best of all, gardening makes you happy! In fact, scientific experiments have shown that when you connect with soil, your brain releases a feel-good chemical called serotonin that actually helps to improve your mood. How cool is that!?

Gardening is also a very rewarding activity, as you get to watch all of your hard work grow and flourish (and it might even end up on the dinner table).

Gardening can be a peaceful activity to do on your own, but you can have fun gardening with a friend or family member, or even in a group. You might know someone that likes gardening, perhaps your Grandparent or a neighbour, that you could help out their garden.

If you have limited outdoor space at your house, try starting small using a planter box, an old car tyre, or plant straight into a bag of compost.

The libraries have HEAPS of awesome books on gardening to inspire you and help you get started. Check out the catalogue to find out what’s available in your local branch library and don’t forget children can place reserves for free using your library card all summer long!