Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Girls who Looked under rocks

Girls who Looked under rocks, by Jeannine atkins

I was very very lucky enough to meet Dr Jane Goodall. She was amazing and had a toy chimp called Mr H. I have read lots of books about Jane Goodall – another good one is The Watcher. This book is not just about looking under rocks it’s about inspiring kids to go out into nature and take care of animals. Sketches are good but I would have liked them in colour. Recommend for older readers…lots of words in a little book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: The seven kites of Matariki

The seven kites of MatarikiThe seven kites of Matariki, by Calico McClintock

I enjoy poetry at my school and wrote a Matariki poem. This story is about Mataraki – which is the name for the Maori New Year. The sisters build kites. The kites represent a star in the sky. I liked the story and the illustrations and the designs on the clothes and kites. A good read for all ages.

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?Are we there yet?, by Enid Blyton

Very cool story about a family travelling around the world by caravan. They visit loads of family and go on adventures. They even got to eat desserts on the boat. Good fun and exciting story for kids who want adventures and travel. Suitable for all ages.

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: Calling all master builders

Calling all master buildersCalling all master builders, by David Fentiman

Lego fan alert! I like the charachter Benny the spaceman because they rebuild metal beard and used his parts to build a double decker space ship! They get chased by Lord Business’s bad cop and the Green Ninja saved them! It’s a cool book for Lego fans Wyldstyle is in it too (and her 3 cats for animal lovers like my sister!)

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: Bear’s adventure

Bear's adventureBear’s adventure, by Benedict Blathwayt

Book about a bear that has an adventure at the beach. I like that bear gets sand castle build for him and he gets picked up by a seagull! He even visits the sunken wreck of the Titanic!! Good pictures and an even better map pictures. Enjoyable book for ages 5 and 6’s.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Holly: Three cups of tea

Three cups of teaThree cups of tea, by Sarah Thomson

I was hooked on this book from the first page. I wasn’t so sure about it at first but it is a very inspiring book, and I recommend age 9+ to read it. It is about how this guy called Greg Mortenson climbs the second highest mountain in the world, and on the way down he takes a wrong turn, and ends up in a town called Korphe, and he sees the way they teach their children, which is outside, and sometimes in the rain and cold wind, and he doesn’t like it, so he decides to build a school for the village’s children.

Holly

5 stars

Reviewed by Holly from Khandallah and , 10 years old