Kids’ Club Review by Molly: School of the dead

School of the deadSchool of the dead, by Avi (1937-)

This book is about a boy called Tony who is moving to San Francisco and he is going to a new school. However he keeps seeing his Uncle Charlie, who is dead. Uncle Charlie was supposed to help him adjust to his new school, where he went. Is Uncle Charlie trying to tell him something? I really recommend this book as it has a fantastic plot and is gripping to read because it is well written. I think children 10+ should read it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhesh: The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

This book is funny, amazing, scary and has lots of adventures. It is my most favourite book ever. My favourite part of this book is when Dorothy goes on a mission to kill the Wicked Witch of the east. And when Dorothy is on her way to the Emerald city where the great wizard of oz lives.

5 stars

Reviewed by Siddhesh from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by elena: Beetle boy

Beetle boyBeetle boy, by M. G. Leonard

I thought it was amazing but also sad when the boy’s dad goes missing and he has to stay with his uncle and discovers a beetle the size of a hamster!

5 stars

Reviewed by elena from Miramar and Miramar Christian School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Hunter

HunterHunter, by Joy Cowley

A beautiful book set in two different worlds. A young New Zealand, covered in bush and an older NZ, still covered in bush and the home to three children who’s small plane crashed, pilot was killed, and are injured. The male orphan and servant child from the earlier world sees Jordan and her two younger brothers in the same place as him but 200 years later, and tries to help. A wonderful tale by Joy Cowley. Another book to read would be the Bakehouse, set in Wellington WW2. The Bakehouse isn’t on the summer reading challenge booklist, but is well worth reading.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Miramar and Miramar Central School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lucas: Demon dentist

Demon dentistDemon dentist, by David Walliams (1971-)

This book is so funny, the made up words, MAN! The Dentist is so evil, it is very gross though Alfie has not been to the dentist for 6 years! Eww! My favourite part was when the girl who had not talked for a whole term of being at school said “COME ON, GIVE THE OLD FART A BREAK!” To everyone for the Principal. David Walliams is favourite author, can’t wait till his newest one!

5 stars

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