Kids’ Club Review by Casper: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

This book was a positive, immersive and Creative book. This book was a wonder to read! It includes a detailed showing of auggies life as well as painting the picture of his disability.

5 stars

Reviewed by Casper from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

 

I loved the watercolour pictures and the fact the book had recipes – they ate kangaroo, dog, albatross, turtles, stingray and pease porridge! I learnt about where Captain Cook and his people travelled, about the places and the people who lived there, and that they visited other countries too – not just New Zealand.

5 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself

Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourselfRumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself, written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler

I liked this book – especially the part where some nights Rumple Buttercup likes to put a banana peel on his head and poke his head out of the rain drain! He is weird. It was funny how he had made a friend called Candy Corn Carl out of candy corn, with lollipop eyes. He nearly missed his favourite day of the year, but instead somehow he make some human friends and realises that he is not the only one that is weird.

3 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

I recommend this book for all kids! I loved the illustrations and how Granny put her talent to good use. The book is about a Granny who’s family doesn’t like having all of her knitting and when something bad happens can Granny save the day? Yes she can! My favourite quote in the book is “but did Granny stop knitting? Oh no she did not! She kept right on knitting…Like it or not!”

4 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hugh: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I think this book was good how it shows that everyone can make friends and stand up to their enemies whatever you look like.

4 stars

Reviewed by Hugh from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rose: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

Wonder was a mysterious book. and it was interesting too. It was good how the boy made friends. and he found himself at the end. i give this book 3 stars

3 stars

Reviewed by Rose from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Robin: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book is about a boy called Barney and he starts getting haunted. He and his sister try to find out who is haunting him, and they find out about a lost great uncle and a strange and mysterious family past. Is the haunting something to do with Barney being magic? Or something else?

4 stars

Reviewed by Robin from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Robin: Wakestone Hall

Wakestone HallWakestone Hall, by Judith Rossell

After Stella’s adventure at Wormwood Mire she has been sent to boarding school – a grim place called Wakestone Hall, where students are not even allowed to talk to each other. But soon she makes friends with two other girls, Ottillie and Agapanthus. But one night Ottillie goes missing and Agapanthus and Stella have to find her before it’s too late. But while they are finding their friend Stella finds an unexpected twist in her past – and one that could change her life forever…

5 stars

Reviewed by Robin from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old