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

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I think wonder was an inspiring story with a great message. It taught me to never judge a book by its cover because someone might look a certain way but be different on the inside. I think August was a strong and inspiring character. I think the story shows us what the true power of kindness can do and how a little kindness can make a big difference. I would rate the book a 10/10 and I’m definitely going to read the second one!

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Delia: Big Nate out loud

Big Nate out loudBig Nate out loud, by Lincoln Peirce

I think that it is a awesome book with great pictures and words. My favourite part was when Nate did horrible singing and aurthor came along and did great singing and he became the lead singer.

5 stars

Reviewed by Delia from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old

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

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

I think the magician should have stayed there a bit longer so that whetu and the mum could get used to the house. I liked how all the animals could talk,the bull was a cry baby,and whet got a tiny bit of magic. It was magnificent.

4 stars

Reviewed by Delia from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emily: The bomb

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

I like the part where the Granny helps the boy do the bomb. I think it was great because the boy finally was confident in him self and did a really amazing bomb. 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Emily from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Delia: The bomb

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

I think the bomb diving boards could of been explained better , but over all I think it was great because it will in courage people to do it their way and not the way other people tell you to do it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Delia from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Delia: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I think that the jungle was the best place for myrtle ,and i loved how there was so many weird animals in the jungle. It was a fantastic book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Delia from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 8 years old