Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

I like how this book takes an event that has happened and writes a story about it. It was an eye opening for me as when the earthquake happened I was only 4 years old. I think it is a great story as it makes you feel like you are there. I rate it a 10/10 and think it is an awesome story!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

I really love this book!! I love how the story is written and the language the author has used so that it paints a picture in your mind. I love the characters and how rebellious they are. I loved reading this book and finished it very quickly as I enjoyed it so much. I would recommend this book to everyone I know as It’s a brilliant kids story but adults could enjoy it to!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

I really love this book!! I love how the story is written and the language the author has used so that it paints a picture in your mind. I love the characters and how rebellious they are. I loved reading this book and finished it very quickly as I enjoyed it so much. I would recommend this book to everyone I know as It’s a brilliant kids story but adults could enjoy it to!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I love how this book takes a library and adds exciting and new adventures that wouldn’t normally happen. Like when they have to venture into the Monsterpedia and the jungle! I love how David Walliams makes books so funny and exciting. I would rate this book a 10/10 as its so funny, exciting and has great illustrations.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

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

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

I like this book because of its culture and relevance to New Zealand and how it also includes pictures and Te reo. I love the mysterious feel the book has to it and how its a book where kids have to take action. I would rate it a 10/10 and thinks its a great book to have in schools and homes around NZ

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Whetū Toa and the magician

Whetū Toa and the magicianWhetū Toa and the magician, Steph Matuku ; illustrated by Katharine Hall

I absolutely love this story!! I love the fantasy land it transports you to when you read it as I felt like I was really there with Whetū Toa the whole step of the way. I love her personality as it kind of like my own. I love all of the animal characters as it reminds me of another book a read called Animalcom which was also a really cool book. I would rate it a 10/10 as I really like the storyline and characters.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The Magic School Bus presents the human body

The Magic School Bus presents the human bodyThe Magic School Bus presents the human body, text by Dan Green ; illustrations by Carolyn Bracken

I wasn’t sure whether or not you meant for me to read the whole series or one of them so I read a couple. I love Ms Frizz in these books because of hear fun and bubbly personality. I love all of the kids for their different personalities and how they work together as a group to accomplish different goals. I love there different adventures and how they have been to so may cool places. I would rate this book a 10/10 as it shows us the importance to teamwork.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The mapmakers’ race

The mapmakers' raceThe mapmakers’ race, Eirlys Hunter

I also heard about this book on the school trip. I love the adventure genre and was so intrigued that I just had to read it. I love all of the characters and how they are kids. I think my favourite would have to be little Humphrey! I think it’s so cool to have books like these where kids take on adults and show that we can do anything! I would rate this book 10/10 and could read it hundreds more times!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This was another book I found out about at on the school trip. Before I had heard the story before but I loves Donovans book because of the bright illustrations and humorous in it. I love Maui’s cheekiness and how I was able to connect with him. I rate the book a 10/10 and would love to get a couple to read to my family at home!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The bomb

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

I first heard this story when I was on a school trip and loved it so much that I had to read it again and share it with my family. I think it shows us the importance of being unique and finding ones own style as an individual. I love the illustrations and front cover and think its a cool and inspirational story. I would rate it an 11/10 as on the school trip we got to hear a song about it which was pretty cool!

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old