Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The mapmakers’ race

The mapmakers' raceThe mapmakers’ race, Eirlys Hunter

This book is about five children who have entered a competition to make a map that goes through the mountains. For four of the children, this is their last chance as their father has disappeared and they have no money. They only have 28 days to do this and not only that, but they discover that they are racing adult teams. Will they do it? This is a very exciting book that has adventure and suspense. I really enjoyed it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Amelie: The bomb

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

when I heard about the book bomb a read it and then I wanted to read it again and again
you just have to believe yourself I recommend this book 3+

5 stars

Reviewed by Amelie from Miramar and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Whetū Toa and the magician

Whetū Toa and the magicianWhetū Toa and the magician, Steph Matuku ; illustrated by Katharine Hall

Whetu Toa’s mother has a new job which involves working at a magician’s house. This house has many unusual things such as a mysterious talking rabbit and a carnivorous lamb.When the rabbit fails to come to one of the magician’s shows, Whetu Toa is asked to take its place. I really enjoyed this book as it was easy to read and it was also written by a NZer.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The bomb

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

Everyone likes doing bombs into the sea. One boy makes it a special mission to do the best bomb ever. I think this is a really fun book that young children would enjoy.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

Granny McFlitter never stops knitting. One day there is an oil spill and all the penguins are covered in oil. To help the penguins, this knitting granny knits them jumpers is all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. Although this is a picture book, I really enjoyed this story as it was fun, practical, and well written.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isidora: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

this book is really good and it is interesting it is about the Christchurch earthquake I recommend it for nine year olds and up

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Benjamin: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

I really enjoyed the book, and the quirky, interesting language the writer uses. It was a ludicrous story at the start and my little brothers laughed when I read it to them.
I wonder how you would watch a knitted tv?
Granny used her Knitting to help the penguins who had been affected by an awful oil spill which was so sweet. And then ended up helping the zoo with her amaizng knitting skills.

4 stars

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