Kids’ Club Review by Summer: Moa

MoaMoa, by James Davidson

I really enjoyed the pictures and liked reading it to my brother but quite a lot of it I didn’t understand. It seemed like lots of different stories put into one.

2 stars

Reviewed by Summer from Tawa and Tawa School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: The marble maker

The marble makerThe marble maker, by Sacha Cotter

This book is about a girl who makes marbles. She has a pet sheep that is her assistant. They want to make a special marble.

I like this book because it was about marbles and I like marbles. My favourite characters were the girl and the sheep. It was funny when the sheep was saying baa baa when it didn’t like the marbles and did a different baa baa when he liked it.

I like the pictures. They were very colourful and funny. If I could give the book another title it would be Making marbles.

I learnt that you should keep trying. It reminded me of Finding Dory. Dory’s parents said to just keep swimming.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sebastian: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

This was the best book I ever read, when grandpa died he gave his guitar to Kahu. Kahu learnt lots of songs, one about a donkey. It is based on a real story. I liked this book because it made me feel happy.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sebastian from Johnsonville and West Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The fish of Maui

The fish of MauiThe fish of Maui, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

I think Maui is a real trickster. I like it when Maui pops out and scares his brothers. I would recommend it to people from another country wanting to learn more about Maori traditions.

2 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Edward: The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers

The great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbersThe great piratical rumbustification ; &, The librarian and the robbers, by Margaret Mahy

The robbers were nice instead of stealing things, but I thought it wasn’t very nice when they kidnapped the librarian. I enjoyed The Great Piratical Rumbustification because the babysitter was actually a pirate and Sir John the pirate seemed old because he was 105.

3 stars

Reviewed by Edward from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 8 years old