Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Just one more

Just one moreJust one more, by Joy Cowley

I really enjoyed reading this book. My favorites stories are the bag of smiles, The traveling bath and Do not wake the baby. Those stories are very interesting. I like Joy Cowley’s book very much.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Hunter

HunterHunter, by Joy Cowley

This book is about two people 200 years apart both in a dangerous situations. One is a girl whose plane has crashed called Jordan and the other is a maori slave called Hunter. Will Jordan and Hunter survive? This is an exhilarating novel so therefore I rate it 5 stars. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Grandad’s wheelies

Grandad's wheeliesGrandad’s wheelies, by Jack Lasenby

Jack loves to visit his grandparents as they have great stories. For example, his granddad claims to have dug to China. I liked this story as it is based in NZ and is funny, easy to read, and his grandparents are very likeable. Children 6+ would really enjoy reading this book.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Peace Warriors

Peace Warriors, by Raymond Huber

This book is about people from the NZ and also the world who have stood up for what they believe in in a non-violent way. For example, a village in France saved thousands of Jews from being killed during WWII. This is an inspiring book about real people. It would be a great resource for my school.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Peace Warriors

Peace Warriors, by Raymond Huber

This book is about people who fight against war in a peaceful way. These are people who have said ‘no’ and have saved many lives. I liked this book as I really enjoy non-fiction and I learnt a lot about brave people. Children 8+ would also like to read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: 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

This book contains two stories. The Terrapins need a babysitter and call up a babysitting agency. What they get is a one-legged naval officer and a pirate party. In the second story a librarian is kidnapped and the only thing that will save her is raging measles. I loved this book, it was funny and the stories were completely crazy. Young children will also enjoy this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Sunken forest

Sunken forestSunken forest, by Des Hunt (1941-)

Matthew is accused of stealing so he is forced to go to a military camp beside a lake. He finds an eel in the sunken forest and Elsa becomes his friend. Then something terrible threatens all their lives. I thought this book was fantastic and had a really strong plot. I think children 9+ would enjoy it.

5 stars

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