Kids’ Club Review by Finn: Smile

SmileSmile, Raina Telgemeier

I like it because I know Raina and also because it has lots of drama. And the art is awesome. My favourite part is when she gets her braces removed. I think other kids will like this because it teaches kids to take care of their teeth.

5 stars

Reviewed by Finn from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Once

Once / Gleitzman, Morris

Every book you read in the ‘Once’ collection has different emotions – that’s what I like about it.

I gave this book 5 stars because once you read Once, you want to keep reading on and on, luckily there is a collection!
I recommend 11-13 year-olds to read this collection because there is some violence because this book is based in the olden days when Hitler demanded to kill all the Jewish – which is extremely awful.

I won’t give too much of the book away – so you can read it yourself!

Enjoy reading!

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures

Wonderstruck : a novel in words and picturesWonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures, Brian Selznick

It all starts when Ben’s mum gets in a car crash and he has to live in his cousin’s house.
He decides to run away and look through his mother’s things – that’s when he discovers that he has a dad, which his mum has never spoken about. He decides to look for him.

I thought this novel was extremely fascinating because it includes black & white pictures too.
I also found out that there’s a film about Wonderstruck – which I found out from the internet, is entirely different from the book.

I rate this 5 stars, and I look forward to reading more of Brian Selznick’s books.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book was just too kids it turns out that this book is a simple story. So really don’t judge this book by its cover. I think that this book is hard for five and six-year-olds to read and can’t be in this competition. This book finishes just before it starts and is not even too funny.

2 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

This is book is just out of the stage for this type of competition. I just don’t have any words to describe it. The wonderful writing by RJ Palacio just made it even better. I recommend anyone to read it as is just a normal book to read.

5 stars

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

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

Syndetics book coverSTEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover / Jack Challoner.

STEM Lab was a good book if you like experimenting with stuff. I made the Spaghetti Tower which stayed up for a while. There are other things I would like to try in this book. I would recommend it to people who like trying new things, and if it seems too difficult, get an adult to help you.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The bridge home

The bridge homeThe bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

This book is just amazing. This was written so well by Padma Venkatraman and really got me imagining the story like it was true. Althrough it was like a letter written to Rukku from Viji (the main characters) and was very detailed. The story line was just too good and I loved reading it. This book needs to be read by every single person on the world.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Miki: The bomb

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

I wonder why he did not do it his way first. I wish I can do bomb too.I like bombing like MANU! I love this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 7 years old