Kids’ Club Review by Solomon: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

The book Cook’s Cook is about the story of captain Cook’s voyage from the perspective of his one handed cook. The book is filled with real life resapices that cook’s cook made on the voyage. I personally enjoyed reading the book because of the detail and amazing illustrations. I would recommend this book to everybody that likes a story from a different perspective. I think Gavin Bishop is a very talented author.

3 stars

Reviewed by Solomon from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

I enjoyed this book as I grew up near Christchurch and felt the earthquakes in Timaru when I was 4. I am a big fan of Fleur Beale’s I am not Esther series which is why I chose to read this, but I didnt like it quite as much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

As 8 yr old Barnaby is continuously being spooked he and his older sisters head out on a mission to uncover the truth of the ghosts and their family. This book is definitely suited for older children

3 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

13 yr old Wolf feels more like a distant friend rather than a family member when his brother Davey is suddenly diagnosed with Addison’s disease. So when uncle Jem agrees to take him on a hunting trip he’s definitely excited. But when the trip turn out to be more than he bargained for Wolf feels uncertain he’ll make it out alive.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

i thought this book was wonderful! so what happened is one night grandma and the children spotted that there was only 7 stars in the Matariki and the patupaiarehe has stolen them to make clothes! will the children Sam and Te Rerehua get the two stars Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-Rangi back into the matariki? i will recommend this book to everyone.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: The bomb

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

This book is about a boy who is trying to do the perfect bomb. He learns that sometimes you just need to do it your own way. Be yourself!

3 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Miramar and Seatoun School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sadil: The bomb

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

This is a story about a boy who wants to do the biggest bomb. But he can’t do it. His grandma told him to do it his own way and he did the biggest bomb. It is a good story.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sadil from Newtown and Kelburn Normal School , 6 years old