Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: The worst thing about my sister

The worst thing about my sisterThe worst thing about my sister, by Jacqueline Wilson

Lately, I have been reading Jacqueline Wilson books. But I think this one was the second best book by her the I have read so far. .Once I picked it up I refused to put it down!

I thought the characters were interesting. I liked Marty, but not super-girlie Melissa! They are both mean to each other, and i was furious with Melissa when Marty’s friend Jaydene came over, and Melissa basically took Jaydene away from Marty. .

In the end, when Marty thinks Melissa threw out her favourite toys, she tears Melissa’s favourite toy to bits, and kicks the ladder, Melissa has a serious fall off the ladder! She is taken to the hospital, unconscious. But when Marty learns that Melissa just hid her toys, she feels terrible! She sews up Melissa’s favourite toy, (Even though she’s terrible at sewing), and takes it to her. Luckily, Melissa is all right, and the sisters are friends again. Well, not really again, because they were never friends, but they had some friendly moments.

So that’s why i liked ‘The worst thing about my sister’, with it’s fascinating characters. It will keep you reading every word, until you’re done.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Top 10 Childrens fiction March 2017

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  1. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Dork diaries series, by Rachel Renée Russell
  5. Puzzle mountain, by Susannah Leigh
  6. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald
  7. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  8. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  9. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  10. The midnight gang, by David Walliams

Kids’ Club Review by Danielle: The longest whale song

The longest whale songThe longest whale song, by Jacqueline Wilson

This is another fabulous book by Jacqueline Wilson. This is a book that really makes you think about how much you love your mum, and what you would do if she wasn’t there or you couldn’t talk to her every day. It is a real page turner and while you are at it have your tissue box at the ready.

4 stars

Reviewed by Danielle from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Danielle: The Midnight Gang

The Midnight GangThe Midnight Gang, by David Walliams (1971-)

This is a very funny and happy read. It is all about children in a hospital and what they get up to when the lights are out! Life can be boring in the hospital and they manage to make an amazing team using all their abilities. If you need cheering up, then this is the book for you.

4 stars

Reviewed by Danielle from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aliya: Queenie

QueenieQueenie, by Jacqueline Wilson

It was very interesting and sad as well.My favourite parts are when the queen comes to the hospital and says hello to everyone and when sir david comes to suprise elsie

5 stars

Reviewed by Aliya from Island Bay, 8 years old

Kids’ Review by Jemima

The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson

The Longest Whale Song: even the title interests you! This story is about a small girl called Ella. She is already pretty upset as her new step-dad has moved in, plus her mum is pregnant! But as Mum goes in to hospital, after she’s had little baby Samson, Ella is getting worried. It turns out her Mum is in a coma. Panic!

Ella is made to act a lot more grown up than she feels, and her step-dad, Samson, and the moody nurse aren’t being much help. The reason I gave this story three stars is because it seems to go on and on. I still really enjoyed this book though, and would definitely recommend it to children aged 8-11. 3 stars.

Review by Jemima of Karori