Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The hobbit : or, There and back again

The hobbit : or, There and back againThe hobbit : or, There and back again, by Charles Dixon (1954-)

The Hobbit was a very interesting book.Each chapter had a adventure.My favourite chapter was Fire and Water, when the dragon attacked Laketown and Dale.The protagonist of the story was Mr Bilbo Baggins. Guess which character in the book is in the Lord of the Rings? The premis of the story was that the dwares lost all there gold and now they are going to work together to destroy the dragon and reclaim the gold.I would recommend this book to 6th grade or older,unless a 5th grade person is a really good reader.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 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!


Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

The lion, the witch and the wardrobeThe lion, the witch and the wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

This book is the second book in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
Four siblings named Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, went to a foster home to stay away from the war. In their foster home, they found a mysterious wardrobe, which took them to a strange place where magical things happen…

I would recommend this book for ages 8+

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Thomas: Lone wolf

Lone wolfLone wolf, by Kathryn Lasky

This book is the first book from the series, Wolves of the Beyond, and is a great book to read.

The book is about a wolf pup named Faolan, who was sent down the river because he was cursed, after being born with a twisted paw. He was then picked up and taken care of by a bear, and has many fun and dangerous adventures.

I would recommend this book for ages 8+

5 stars

Reviewed by Thomas from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Forget me not

Forget me notForget me not, by Ellie Terry

Calliope June (Snow) is moving for the 10th time. This she hopes to be the last. She longs to stay in one place long enough to make a friend, and when she meets Jinsong, she hopes her luck will change for good.

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Margaret: Girls in tears by jacqueline wilson

Girls in tears, by Jacqueline wilson

Girls in tears by jacqueline wilson is an amazing novel and the fourth book in a wonderful series.
In the book series you follow the story of Ellie, her friends and her boyfriend. In this book however is about when Ellie falls out with her friends and her boyfriend, and her dad and step mum are falling out too. Her friend Magda is upset about her hamster dying and her friend Nadine is mad at every one going on at her about how dating a boy online is not safe.
It kept me really hooked the whole time and I kept wanting to find out what was gonna happen next.

5 stars

Reviewed by Margaret from Karori and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Judy Moody predicts the future

Judy Moody predicts the futureJudy Moody predicts the future, by Megan McDonald

I absolutely loved this book! It was very very very entertaining, interesting and hooking. Judy gets a mood ring in her cereal box. It has this paper which has the mood colour and what they mean. Judy want purple which is joyful/on top of the world this give Madame M (moody) a predicting mood. in the end , after all the fails and flops, she finally predicts something, something big, very big…………………………. hold on, but what read the purple(joyful/on-top of the world) book

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leela: Bella’s backyard bullies

Bella's backyard bulliesBella’s backyard bullies, by Samantha Turnbull

This is a quite good book. The Vernon brothers really really upset me when I didn’t realise the reason they were attacking the girls, until I found out why. I liked that the girls tried to fight back. My favourite part was how they got the Vernons to build the treehouse with them.

4 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old