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

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

i think this book is full of funny rhymes and it’s a really great story too, my favourate part was when granny McFlitter knitted the penguins lots of jumpers and coats. my least favourate part was when the ship sank and the penguins were oiled from head to toe! i recommend this book to people who is crazy at knitting just like granny McFlitter!

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

i thought this book was wonderful! so what happened is one night grandma and the children spotted that there was only 7 stars in the Matariki and the patupaiarehe has stolen them to make clothes! will the children Sam and Te Rerehua get the two stars Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-Rangi back into the matariki? i will recommend this book to everyone.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: 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 thought this book was really great so that’s why i gave it 5 stars. my favourate part was when rumple thought he would not be seen if he put a banana peel on his head. other people would think he is trash. i would recommend this book to people who is often left alone.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.

Back in the 17th century, it was really hard for a woman to succeed. This was not the case for Maria Merian who was considered to be the first ecologist. Maria was really talented at drawing bugs and her work documented the life of butterflies. I am not a huge fan of non-fiction books but this was really interesting and the book had beautiful illustrations.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.
This is an interesting non-fiction book about an amazing person called Maria Merian who drew bugs from a young age. this is about her life and her contribution to science. She was amazing. I am a huge fan of this book as it is fascinating how a woman back then managed to achieve so much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

When Ollie saves a book from being thrown into a stream, she does not realise she is about to become part of a mysterious adventure. The book is about a farm and a girl who has two boys in love with her. when Ollie goes on a school trip to a farm, she discovers that the woman who was throwing away the book actually owns the farm and the graves of the girl and two boys are there. I really enjoyed this book as it was well written and engaging.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

This book is about a boy who’s Dad dies and he has to go home from university. I found this book hard to read as it is probably suited for older children. My older sister loved it and she is 12. I think children 12 plus would enjoy this book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

This book is about a teenager called Wolf who has a brother called Davey who becomes sick. His Dad has to look after Davey so Wolf feels forgotten until his uncle decides to take him on a pig hunt. This is no ordinary pig hunt, however. I found this book interesting, especially as it is a NZ one. It is suited for older children,

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

This book is about an 11-year-old girl called ollie. She finds a woman who is going to throw a book in the river so she takes the book. The book is called Small Spaces which is a about a farm. On a school trip. Ollie discovers that the owner of the book owns the farm they are visiting and that the graves of the people in the book are the characters she is reading about…….This is a very enjoyable read that is gripping. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about an orange spider and two other things. I like its title, because it says “the worst”. The thing I like about is: it is a fairy tale, a funny one. And I like the monster. I also like the prince’s t-shirt because in half of the book it says “I love hot dogs” and in the second half, it says “I love hamburgers”. And I did not think the prince was going to kill the monster. Also, during the story, two characters were playing chess.

5 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old