Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Save me a seat

Save me a seatSave me a seat, by Sarah Weeks

Ravi is the new kid at Albert Einstein elementary school, and being Indian doesn’t help. When he meets Joe, he thinks Joe’s a bully, but first impressions are often wrong. This book’s very good, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The girl who rode the wind

The girl who rode the windThe girl who rode the wind, by Stacy Gregg

After a incident involving a boy and his nose, Lola Champione (12) is sent on a trip to Italy with her Nonna, she hears about her Nonna’s past, revealing a dark shame that has hung over the Championes ever since the second world war, AND being chosen to ride in the palio, the most dangerous horse race in the world, is a great pressure to be put on her shoulders…

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: The princess and the page

The princess and the pageThe princess and the page, by Christina Farley (1973-)

Kiera is a word-weaver, people with the power to bring stories to life with a magical pen, but doesn’t know it until a near-successful robbery occurs, allowing her to find her grandmothers old word-weaver pen. Kiera and her best friend Bella enter a girls World competition, where you get to write your own fairy-tale, and she writes the end with her pen, and maybe it just might come true…

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: Sprinkles and secrets

Sprinkles and secretsSprinkles and secrets, by Lisa Schroeder

This is a sequel to the book “It’s Raining Cupcakes” which I also wrote about a few days back. Anyway, this book talks about how Sophie (the main character’s bff) is kind of jealous that Isabell gets to go to NYC while she does maths tests. Read to find out if they will patch up their friendship.

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: Save me a seat

Save me a seatSave me a seat, by Sarah Weeks

This book talks about how hard it is to be a new kid. Specially from another country! From this book I remembered my own experience becoming a new kid. I recommend it to everyone- no age limits!

5 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Peehoo: Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard

Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard, by Jonathan Auxier

This book was actually not quite good. In other words boring. It is about a girl called Sophie who’s city wants to burn all kinds of old-fashioned books. And her dad has a bookshop that has mostly….. yup, you guessed it old-fashioned books. So it’s a story about how she saves the book with Peter Nimble. I’m not sure if you’ll like it or not. But I definitely don’t.

1 stars

Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Charlotte’s web

Charlotte's webCharlotte’s web, by E. B. White (1899-1985,)

This book is about a girl named Fern who had a pig named Wilbur. They had a friend called Charlotte who was a spider. He was going to the fair. She made webs so Wilbur wouldn’t die. When it was nearly the end she died.

Fern and Wilbur were my favourite characters. I did not like the rat because he was being mean. The bad guys were the people and animals that wanted to turn Wilbur into bacon. I did not like the rotten egg.

I liked all the pictures and I liked it because Wilbur did not die. It was a funny story.

I learnt that some people can do nice things. Charlotte did nice things for Wilbur.

I think the animals seemed real. They talked but humans couldn’t hear them.

It was sad because Charlotte died. If I could give it a different ending it would be that Charlotte could meet her babies and she could survive.

If I could give it a different title it would be Charlotte’s Pig.

This is one of my favourite books. I recommend this book to boys and girls, all ages.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling

Its harry’s third year at Hogwarts witchcraft and wizardry.
At first he blew up Dudley’s aunt, (uncle Vernon sister)
then, he catches the night bus which is really outstandingly weird
and he ends up in the leaky cauldron, where he finds out that a “Criminal” called Sirius Black escaped from azkaban which is a prison surrounded by soul sucking Dementors. they say he is coming for Harry! but when Ron is dragged into the Whomping Willow by a werewolf then Harry finds out the truth. The Dementors are trying to find Sirius and take him back. On the other hand, Buckbeak, the Hippogriff is committed to execution. Will Harry and his friends save the innocent lives?

4 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 10 years old