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

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

i think this book is full of funny rhymes and it’s a really great story too, my favourate part was when granny McFlitter knitted the penguins lots of jumpers and coats. my least favourate part was when the ship sank and the penguins were oiled from head to toe! i recommend this book to people who is crazy at knitting just like granny McFlitter!

4 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Karori and Northland School , 7 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 Anna: The nature of Ash

The nature of AshThe nature of Ash, Mandy Hager

This book is about a boy who’s Dad dies and he has to go home from university. I found this book hard to read as it is probably suited for older children. My older sister loved it and she is 12. I think children 12 plus would enjoy this book.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

This book is about a teenager called Wolf who has a brother called Davey who becomes sick. His Dad has to look after Davey so Wolf feels forgotten until his uncle decides to take him on a pig hunt. This is no ordinary pig hunt, however. I found this book interesting, especially as it is a NZ one. It is suited for older children,

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 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 Molly: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is eight years old and he is almost normal. In the Palmer family one person in each generation has supernatural powers. Barney discovers that he is haunted. I really enjoyed this NZ book. It is extremely well written and exciting.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This book was good and a little bit funny in one part. I didn’t like way the older brothers treated Maui; they didn’t show much respect to him. The cartoon pictures were good and I liked the little bit of Te Reo in it. Maui’s little dog was so cute!!

4 stars

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