Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

Manika lives in a house that has chicken legs and it moves unexpectedly in order to gather more spirits. Manika really wants a friend, so she keeps a spirit as a friend but the spirit starts to fade away. Manika’s grandmother guides spirits into the next world and it is also her destiny too but she has other ideas. This is a fantastic story that is well written, has an unusual story line, and very engaging.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The house with chicken legs

The house with chicken legsThe house with chicken legs, Sophie Anderson

This book is about a girl called Marinka. Oddly, her house has chicken legs and moves. Her grandmother (Baba Yaga) is a spirit guide. Marinka does not want to be like her grandmother but her house with chicken legs has other ideas. This is a fabulous book as it is well written and engaging. I recommend it to children 8+.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: 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

The book was all about the story of Maui stowing away on his brothers’ waka to prove to them he would be able to catch a large fish. In the end, Maui, with the help of his brother, manages to catch the North island. I enjoyed reading the book since it taught me a few Maori words, had amazing illustrations and entertained me by telling an exciting legend.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Tawa and Tawa Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Archie: The lost hero

The lost heroThe lost hero, Rick Riordan

I think this is a funny book and that it would have taken the author an awful lot of time and effort to do all the research to learn that much about greek mythology.

4 stars

Reviewed by Archie from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old