Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This book had a really good message “believe in yourself and persevere”. I couldn’t tell if the main character was a boy or a girl but their Nan continued to believe in them, even though they didn’t. Believing worked and you have to do things in your own original way. This was a nice picture book set somewhere around New Zealand.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I think that the girl Myrtle is a bit of a meanie and her parents are so nice to her and they give her whatever she wants. Spoiler Alert: I was really happy when Myrtle disappeared. The illustrations are really good and I would recommend it to confident readers.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: To Night Owl from Dogfish

To Night Owl from DogfishTo Night Owl from Dogfish, Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

One day Avery Bloom got an email from Bett Devlin saying that their parents had met at a building expo in Chicago three months ago and now were a couple. Avery just didn’t get she totally didn’t believe what Bett was saying. Slowly with evidence Bett gave her she started to believe her. They both planned to try separate their parents and doing that they didn’t understand but got closer together. When their dads got separated they both were so into being sisters. They were separated from talking but till talked to each other secretly. Secretly they planned to go to the same camp again the next summer. ( Last summer they were sent together on purpose to be better together.) And finally like always the story had a happy ending.

I recommend this book for anyone over 9 to read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This book was good and a little bit funny in one part. I didn’t like way the older brothers treated Maui; they didn’t show much respect to him. The cartoon pictures were good and I liked the little bit of Te Reo in it. Maui’s little dog was so cute!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by James: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

I would give this book 5 stars + 2,000,000. I liked Max and the Midknights because Max was a girl and I was surprised by that. There were lots of funny parts in the book. I liked that it was all about Kings and Knights. I liked how Max used her uncle’s loot for a bow and arrow. They would always go off on adventures into the wild. I’d recommend this book from ages 6 to 14 years.

5 stars

Reviewed by James from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

The drawings in this book are absolutely cringey! The story was funny and there were a lot of spelling mistakes on purpose eg. prinsess. There was a bit of toilet humour on one page which was interesting. The ‘prinsess’ has 3 legs!! Recommended to someone who likes toilet humour and a quick read.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

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

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

I thought that this book was pretty good although it was really easy to read. I liked all the rhymes and there was a good message about looking after animals especially penguins, who were getting covered in oil. I would recommend this to young readers from 5-7 years.

3 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The sea book

The sea bookThe sea book, Charlotte Milner

This book is a great example of how to save the ocean. It really engages the reader by talking about the animals and later by talking about what is the current scene of the oceans and how to help.

3 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover

STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discoverSTEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover, Jack Challoner

This book was a world in it self. All the great experiments were a real fun thing to do. I really liked some of them like the windmill, wind-up cars and bottle raft. It was great reading it. I think everyone should have a go at doing these amazing experiments.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

This book was fabulous and one of a kind. Reading through chapter by chapter the book grew interesting. Fing is a monster who lives in the deepest, darkest, jungliest jungle and is a true monster it can gobble things up in seconds and is the worst pet to ever be kept. It was weird how Myrtle always wanted something more even though she had every thing a child would ever want. On her tenth birthday she just got out of what to get and asked for a fing. That got her parents on a hunt to know what it was and made them get it no matter what. And she got whatever she wanted no matter what.. The end of the book was the greatest bit including the epilogue. The Meeks had finally got a calm and happy life. This book was so good I recommend anyone to read it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old