Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The bridge home

The bridge homeThe bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

The Bridge Home is about two girls called Viji and Rukku, who run away from home and make unexpected friends on the bridge that they take refuge on. Will they survive?

I really enjoyed this book because it was interesting and it tells you about what it is like to live in India on the streets. I think everyone should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Stella: Auggie & me : three Wonder stories

Auggie & me : three Wonder storiesAuggie & me : three Wonder stories, R.J. Palacio

I enjoyed it because it had different perspectives throughout the book. It is about three different kids perspective on Auggie, who has something different about his face, but he is still nice and funny. The first person to ‘talk’ is Auggie’s old best friend, who moved away. The second one is a girl named Charlotte, who was asked by the principal to show Auggie around. The third and final person is Julian, a boy who bullied Auggie. At the end of the book, Julian realises Auggie for who he is, not just what he looks like, but the school year is finished. Julian is moving to the suburbs, and never gets to see Auggie again.

4 stars

Reviewed by Stella from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old

DVD Review: A Dog’s Purpose.

A Dog’s Purpose.

A heart-warming movie about the eight life journey of Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey.. again as he tries to find himself and his purpose in life.


This movie will make you laugh, make you cry, feel warm and fuzzy, and will make you develop an appreciation, as well as respect for the aptly named man’s, as well as woman’s best friend, which Bailey/Ellie/Tino/Waffles/Buddy and Bailey proves time and time again throughout the movie, clearly staing his purpose and teaching a few lifelong lessons along the way. Be prepared to have tissues on hand. I haven’t seen a better movie dogs since Red Dog. A librarian’s choice all the way!

7/10!!!

Kids’ Club Review by Kimberley: Spooky House

Spooky HouseSpooky House, by Sally Rippin

I think it was a little spooky at first. Billie B Brown started secret mystery club. They didn’t have any mystery to solve, so Billie made one up and it’s about the spooky house down the road. Billie said there was a witch there but she wasn’t really a witch. The person who lived there is called Ms Wellington. She built things. When they went to her house at night, Billie left her mum’s basket there and they needed to back there to find it. There were lollies in the basket and Ms Wellington ate some of them.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberley from Johnsonville and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Kimberley: Code breakers

Code breakersCode breakers, by Sally Rippin

This book is nice because the secret mystery club has found a note. Everyone in the club has a turn to answer it. Billie got mad because she hasn’t got a note. At the end she had one and they all had a surprise. The surprise is a tree house. It has SMC on it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberley from Johnsonville and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Messy Jesse

Messy JesseMessy Jesse, by Paula Bowles

Messy Jesse the dog likes making messes till he can’t find anything and his friends can’t find him. It is a very cute story about how it is best to clean up after making a mess or you might just lose yourself in it along with your friends and favorite things. I would recommend this book to all.

5 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old