Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: The magic faraway tree

The magic faraway treeThe magic faraway tree, by Enid Blyton

I thought it was really funny because he is kind of deaf eg. is someone said to him “have a plum” he will say “oh have you hurt your thumb” in the book what happens is they are sad because they have to move house but ten they find that they love the new house and the wood behind it… I would recommend it for ages 5 plus because it isn”t scary at all it’s really exciting

5 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Karori, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: Roller girl

Roller girlRoller girl, by Victoria Jamieson

it is the most awesome book, like, EVER I absolutly loved it it was so cool to look at astrid’s roller derby team with their hair all died and their cool nick-names for each other and if you are thinking of reading it then you should know that it isn’t just about roller derbying it is about drama and friendships my favourite bit is where astrid dyes her heir and her mum totally freaks out. after I read it I really wanted to do roller derby for a whole YEAR thats how ultra awesome it was. I whould recommend it for ages 7 plus so if you see it you should try it .

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: Ned’s Circus of Marvels

Ned's Circus of MarvelsNed’s Circus of Marvels, by Justin Fisher

It was confusing in some bits because the world was kind of wierd and I could only imagine the place that the scene was in and the backround was just white mist and it made it kind of hard to understand what was going on. in it ned thought he was just an ordinary kid until he has to run away from these evil clowns and his dad gets captured by them so he goes to the circus like his dad told him to and meets magical people and gets powers and has an adventures. I think it would be good for people 8 or 9 plus

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Charlie: The BFG

The BFGThe BFG, by Roald Dahl

I thought it was confusing in some bits because of the gobble-funk (thats the mixed up words that the bfg speaks) I also thought that the giants was meant to be meant to be mean and not friendly. I recommend it for 6 and up.

4 stars

Reviewed by Charlie from Karori, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: Night of the living dummy

Night of the living dummyNight of the living dummy, by R. L. Stine

this book is good in some bit it is not the most action-packed of R.L Stine’s books but the bit where lindy and kris fight with a ventriloquists dummy is interesting and some bits are kind of scary but other bits are kind of hard to follow I would recommend it for 8 plus becuse little bits are scary.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: One day at HorrorLand

One day at HorrorLandOne day at HorrorLand, by R. L. Stine

this book seems like a dream because it is sooooo imaginative it is one of those books you can think about for ages afterwards. it’s about how lizzie, her parents, her brother luke and his friend clay get lost while driving to the zoo gardens theme park but find another one called horror land and they go inside and go on all these really scary rides it is a awesome book I recommend it for 7 or 8 plus

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: The haunted mask

The haunted maskThe haunted mask, by R. L. Stine

I liked it because the girl is really pretty and she is alwas getting scared by her friends and everyone thinks it’s hilarious even her best friends so on halloween she decideds to get revenge and scare them to death. this is not the scariest of the goosebumps books but it’s still kind of scary so I recommend 8 or 9 plus

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Harry Potter : magical places from the films : Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and beyond

Harry Potter : magical places from the films : Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and beyond, by Jody Revenson

This book is about places that Harry Potter has been in the films like the Chamber of Secrets and the Muggle’s house. It shows how the movie sets were designed and how the books provided lots of information. I really enjoyed this book because I have just finished reading the Harry Potter series (although Mum has not let me watch very many of the films).

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Good night stories for Rebel Girls

Good night stories for Rebel Girls, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Lots of great real stories about girls from all around the world doing great things. I love reading about all the amazing girls from a long time ago and some who are still alive. My favourite story is about a girl called Jacquotte Delahaye who was a pirate, she had to dress up as a boy so she didn’t get captured. There are lots and lots of other great stories in this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Karori, 5 years old