Bollywood burglary, Geronimo Stilton
I liked how they did dances in the movie. They had to give more detail about what happened in the story. I got this book because it sounded interesting. First half was easy and second half was hard because the words were getting longer and there were silent letters in words.
Reviewed by Jiya from Tawa, 8 years old
Thea Stilton and the riddle of the ruins, text by Thea Stilton ; translated by Andrea Schaffer
The Thea sisters are off to an excavation at Hierapolis in Turkey and the story revolves around what happens to them.
I gave this book 4 stars because in the story a member is missing and their tools are gone and it’s exciting to find out if they solve both mysteries.
Reviewed by Nora from Tawa, 9 years old
Thea Stilton and the great tulip heist, by Thea Stilton
I like this book because the Thea sisters keep on having to face challenges and in the middle of the story there is a problem they have to solve. My favourite part is when the Thea sisters and Jan have to figure out what the Black Tulip is and where the precious tulip bulb that Jan’s father made is hidden. I gave this book 4 stars because at the end of the second chapter there is a sudden mystery and I like books with mysteries and adventures.
Reviewed by Nora from Tawa and , 9 years old
Thea Stilton and the mystery on the Orient Express, by Thea Stilton
I like this book because they have a big mystery to solve in their adventure. My favourite part in this book is when they found out who was the thief.I gave this book five star’s because i like adventure story’s so much.
Reviewed by niya from Tawa, 7 years old
Rubies and runaways, Janine Beacham
A marvelous sequel to Rose Raventhorpe: Black cats and Butlers.
It’s Christmas in the ancient town of Yorke, and Rose Raventhrope is being forced to spend the holidays with (Ghastly) Herbert, her cousin who, despite Rose’s many disgusted looks, thinks they’re engaged. But soon Rose finds herself helping the butlers of Silvercrest Hall once again, this time helping a lost orphan boy find his missing sister. Suddenly, things go downhill as two murders take place, and the butlers are blamed for them by a secret society of Chimney Sweeps. Can Rose prove their innocence before it’s too late?
Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old
The Creakers, Tom Fletcher ; illustrations by Shane Devries
it is very funny.
Reviewed by Jerry from Karori and , 10 years old
Paper towns, John Green
I really enjoyed reading this book because it took me into another world and it really got me thinking about the mystery. I especially like Margo’s personality because she does whatever she pleases and doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. I would recommend this book for anyone that likes mysteries and fun characters.
Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 12 years old
The clue in the diary, by Carolyn Keene
This book was a great but easy read, the fire in the start of the book made the mystery start from the very first page! Honey sounded very cute, and I really felt sorry for mr Swenson when he was arrested! Ned Nickerson was a great addition to the characters as well!
Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old
The storm keeper’s island by Catherine Doyle.
For the summer, Fionn and his sister Tara are staying on Arranmore island with their strange grandfather who is a storm keeper. It is almost time for a new storm keeper, and Bartley Beasley is convinced that he should be the next storm keeper. He will stop at nothing. Also, who is the strange man who calls himself Ivan? I really enjoyed this book because it was exciting. I recommend it to children 9+.
Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old
Nancy Drew diaries. #1, based on the series by Carolyn Keene ; Stefan Petrucha, writer ; Sho Murase, artist
I love the mystery in this book, I also liked guessing what had happened in the mystery. Is a bit old fashioned but really good anyway. I would recommend this book to 9-12 year olds.
Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old