Kids’ Club Review by Keya: Rubies and runaways

Rubies and runawaysRubies 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?

4 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Paper towns

Paper townsPaper 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.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: The clue in the diary

The clue in the diaryThe 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!

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The storm keeper’s island

Syndetics book coverThe 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+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly  from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: Nancy Drew diaries. #1

Nancy Drew diaries. #1Nancy 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.

4 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: The Famous Five adventures with George and Timmy.

The Famous Five adventures with George and Timmy.The Famous Five adventures with George and Timmy.,

This book is about a girl who is called Georgina. She likes to be a boy and changed her name to George.

I like Timmy because he is helpful and loyal to his owner George and helps solve lots of mysteries. I liked it when George helped bust some crooks who hid millions of dollars in a cave by the sea. I recommend this book to people who like reading Famous Five books.This book is before they became Famous Five I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: The secret of Shadow Ranch

The secret of Shadow RanchThe secret of Shadow Ranch, by Carolyn Keene

I enjoyed reading this book very much, the phantom horse was a very cool idea, and alice’s Father being missing was another part that I liked. The setting and the new characters where also part of the reason why I liked reading this book

This is the correct review, the other title was a mistake, I got my Nancy dress mixed up!

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: The secret of the old clock

The secret of the old clockThe secret of the old clock, by Carolyn Keene

This book was a quick but good read, it was nice to see Nancy meeting new people and helping them in every way that she could. The range in characters was amazing, from little Judy, to Grace and Allison Hoover, all the way to Abby Rowen. This was a great read and I can’t wait to read more Nancy Drew!

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 11 years old