Kids’ Club Review by Otto: Secret Ninja Force

Secret Ninja ForceSecret Ninja Force, by Julia March

Ninjago is awesome, and my favourite ninja is Lloyd. Being a ninja is hard, I really like this book, it’s my favourite book in the Island bay library, if I had to choose. The pictures look cool because they have a lot of detail. This book taught me some new things about Ninjago. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

5 stars

Reviewed by Otto from Brooklyn and Berhampore School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: Guts

Syndetics book coverGuts by Raina Telgemeier.

I thought the book was amazing and very entertaining so entertaining that I reached the end in just one day it is a book that keeps you on your twos but in the end everything works out fine it is a easy book to read but harder to understand so 9+ a good book 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

5 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Solomon: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

The hilarious book Fing is a bout an extremely spoilt girl called Myrtle that will get anything she asks for. But when she asks for a “Fing” her parents don’t no what it is. Her father has goes through great lengths to find a “Fing” for her daughter, or else he will be punished severely. It unravels to be a very funny adventure. I think David Walliams is a very talented author, I would recommend this book to all children.

5 stars

Reviewed by Solomon from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The mapmakers’ race

The mapmakers' raceThe mapmakers’ race, Eirlys Hunter

This book is about five children who have entered a competition to make a map that goes through the mountains. For four of the children, this is their last chance as their father has disappeared and they have no money. They only have 28 days to do this and not only that, but they discover that they are racing adult teams. Will they do it? This is a very exciting book that has adventure and suspense. I really enjoyed it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

August Pullman has a facial deformity that has meant that he has been home schooled. This is all about to change as his parents have enrolled him in a main stream school where he has to work hard to be accepted. This story is heart-warming as it is about a boy’s struggle to make true friends and to overcome the fact that he is different to his peers. It is a sad and happy story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

Manika lives in a house that has chicken legs and it moves unexpectedly in order to gather more spirits. Manika really wants a friend, so she keeps a spirit as a friend but the spirit starts to fade away. Manika’s grandmother guides spirits into the next world and it is also her destiny too but she has other ideas. This is a fantastic story that is well written, has an unusual story line, and very engaging.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is about a girl who wants to be a knight. It is not until her uncle is kidnapped by a mean that she joins a band of adventurous people (the midknights). Their mission is to rescue her uncle and restore peace to the kingdom. This is a good book as it challenges stereotypes, has adventure, and is easy to read. I recommend this book to children 7+.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: 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

This book is about a weird creature who has 5 crooked teeth, green scaly skin, 3 strands of hair, and a big left foot compared to his right). He also has an imaginary friend called Candy Corn Carl. Together they learn that everyone belongs despite being different. I thought this was a lovely story that makes you feel good.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: Klawde : evil alien warlord cat

Klawde : evil alien warlord catKlawde : evil alien warlord cat, by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth ; illustrated by Robb Mommaerts

This was an amazing book and had a great plot. The camp felt great too. Raj was a person who looked like he was no where near wining anything but turned out to be the best of them all. The last day was the best part of the whole book. I loved how imaginative the authors were when making the book. I loved how they had made one of the most common things in the world to make it as an alien that could talk and was an evil alien warlord cat. I loved the drastic change in Raj’s life after he moved and how he found out that he was wrong. Raj’s friends felt like random pick outs but turned out to be great too. This book was really full of twists.

5 stars

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