Kids’ Club Review by kenta: Gladiators

GladiatorsGladiators, Alex Stewart

It was interesting. Alex must have had lots of past research to create a book like this one. My favourite gladiator type was Rectiarius (p.12) because of h0w amazingly little armor they wore in combat. They must have been very agile and skillful.

5 stars

Reviewed by kenta from Tawa, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Rubies and runaways

Rubies and runawaysRubies and runaways, Janine Beacham

A marvelous sequel to Rose Raventhorpe: Black cats and Butlers.

It’s Christmas in the ancient town of Yorke, and Rose Raventhrope is being forced to spend the holidays with (Ghastly) Herbert, her cousin who, despite Rose’s many disgusted looks, thinks they’re engaged. But soon Rose finds herself helping the butlers of Silvercrest Hall once again, this time helping a lost orphan boy find his missing sister. Suddenly, things go downhill as two murders take place, and the butlers are blamed for them by a secret society of Chimney Sweeps. Can Rose prove their innocence before it’s too late?

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Race to the end of the world

Race to the end of the worldRace to the end of the world, A.L. Tait

When Quinn gets selected to be a trainee mapmaker, his worst nightmare comes true. Suddenly he is sailing the world looking for evidence that the earth is round. Will he and his crew be able to do it? I really enjoyed this book because it was an adventure. I recommend it to children 9+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The painted dragon

The painted dragonThe painted dragon, Katherine Woodfine

This book is about a girl called Leo who is asked to make a replica of a priceless painting. But the actual priceless painting goes missing, her replica is put in its place, and Leo is blamed for the theft. Can Lil and Sophie, two detectives, solve this mystery? I really enjoyed reading this book as it was captivating and exciting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rose: The wishing spell

The wishing spellThe wishing spell, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I would happily read this book again.
I loved the imagination.
My favourite character was Alex she was smart and kind.
I think that the book was well written and doesn’t need to change anything.
My favourite bit was the start because liked imagining them falling through a book into the land of stories.
If I could rename the book I would name it The Realm of Stories.
I think this book is a book for boys and girls aged 9-12.
I would strongly recommend you reading this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Rose from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The painted dragon

The painted dragonThe painted dragon, Katherine Woodfine

A very expensive painting is stolen and it is up to Sophie and Li to solve the mystery. I thought this book was well written and I really enjoyed reading it. I think children 9+ would also enjoy this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old