Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: Cook’s cook

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

 

This book was all about the adventure of the HMS Endeavour to New Zealand told from the perspective of cook’s cook…

I think this book is great as it teaches you about the voyage to New Zealand from an overshadowed character, captain cook’s cook. Another reason why I think it’s great is because it contains amazing illustrations. overall, I’d recommend the book to everyone as it’ll help them learn more about the voyage to New Zealand.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Miki: The bomb

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

I wonder why he did not do it his way first. I wish I can do bomb too.I like bombing like MANU! I love this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is 8 years old and he finds out that a person in each generation of his family has supernatural powers and that he might actually be this person. Barney thinks that he is being haunted by his dead uncle and his sister Tabitha is determined to help him out. I really enjoyed this book although it was scary in places. It is well written and it is also a NZ book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

This book is about a 13-year-old girl called Lyla and her experiences in the Christchurch earthquake. Her parents are both busy as her mum is a police officer and her Dad a trauma nurse. Lyla has to help the community. I did not really enjoy this book as it might be a little bit old for me. I struggled to get interested in it. I think children 12+ would enjoy this book.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: The bomb

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

This book had a really good message “believe in yourself and persevere”. I couldn’t tell if the main character was a boy or a girl but their Nan continued to believe in them, even though they didn’t. Believing worked and you have to do things in your own original way. This was a nice picture book set somewhere around New Zealand.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old