Kids’ Club Review by Finn: Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

Percy Jackson and the sea of monstersPercy Jackson and the sea of monsters, by Rick Riordan

I loved it. It’s all about a boy called Percy who gets kicked out of schools and he vaporizes his pre-algebra teacher, which is pretty funny. It has a lot of humour. One funny but rude part is when he lives with a smelly boy friend who likes his mum and he wishes he could kick him up the soft part(ha ha ha). Percy goes on Epic quests while he is at camp half blood (oh I should have told you he is a half blood). he fights cool monsters like minators and other Greek monsters.
That’s why I rate it 5 STARS but for 8 year olds and over because there are some difficult words ENJOY 🙂 (t is part 2 of a series of stories about Percy. I’ve read book one as well, now for book three!)

5 stars

Reviewed by Finn from Khandallah and Cashmere Avenue School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The lightning thief ; The sea of monsters ; The titan’s curse

Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The lightning thief ; The sea of monsters ; The titan’s curse, by Rick Riordan

The book the Lightning thief started of predictable, but then it became impossible to predict what would happen next. My favourite two characters were Percy Jackson because he started off like a normal kid. He’s got some needs like I have which is dyslexia. He’s really unpredictable about what he is going to do. And, he is courageous. My next character I liked was Luke because I like a bit of betrayal in the story. He was my favourite ultimate bad guy. I also liked Ares because he’s into war and good with the blade (but not as good as Percy!). My favourite two parts of the book were when Percy Jackson destroyed the Minotaur and the battle between Ares and Percy Jackson.

3 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Franceca: Percy Jackson : the complete series

Percy Jackson : the complete series, by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series is quite a ride. If your into demons, gods, flying people, archery, fighting, magic then this book is for you. Percy Jackson is about a boy called well… Percy Jackson, a young teenager, leaving with his mum in a apartment. Then when day he discovers who his farther is…. This takes him into something he couldn’t ever dream would happen. He is thrown into a world of monsters and all sorts of things.

Definitely a good read, IT going for a more adult approach so, I’m guessing around the age of 9/8 ish and up. Definitely good, a real page turner!!! ENJOY!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Franceca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Papatya: Percy Jackson : the complete series

Percy Jackson : the complete series, by Rick Riordan

The Percy jackson series is one of the most amazing series I have ever read! Its full of exciting adventures and funny bits guaranteed to make you laugh. I love it so much i just cant wait to read the last book! I would recommend it to 8 and over. You also learn about greek mythology. The books just pull you in and never lets you out!

5 stars

Reviewed by Papatya from Cummings Park and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Pippa: The Lightning Thief

The lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series, and intriguing book about a boy who has no idea that his father is a Greek god. But after a few years of being confused with, well, all sorts of things, he found the unbelievable truth about who he really is. This story has a lot of fighting and can be quite scary and disgusting at times, however its often a serious book.

If you like magic, this series is full of it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Pippa, from Tawa Library

Kids’ Club Review by caroline: Percy Jackson : the complete series

Percy Jackson : the complete series, by Rick Riordan

it was a really good series to read my favorite book was percy jackson and the lightning thief. the plot was really good and it was a really big shock that so and so was on the other side to percy jackson ( i am not revealing so and so’s name because it would ruin the plot.
my favorite character is Annabeth because she is so mentally strong and trustworthy.

5 stars

Reviewed by caroline from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 10 years old

Top 10 Children’s e-Books January 2016

The new year’s e-books have some really popular titles.  It’s great to know that if you really want o read something you can get hold of a copy through your library, or your library’s online portal. Harry Potter is as strong as ever in this medium (pretty popular since we started the e-book Top 10).  J.K. Rowling has written a play with Jack Thorn and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the cursed child, opening in London in July this year.  It’s great to have an evolving story unfold since the last book came out.

Have you ever written a story or play with some of your favourite characters? Let us know in the comments.

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K.Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K.Rowling

3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by Richard Atwater

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K.Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K.Rowling

6. The Crown of Ptolemy: Percy Jackson & The Kane Chronicles Crossover Series, Book 3, by Rick Riordan

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K.Rowling

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K.Rowling

9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K.Rowling

10. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

Kids’ Club Review by Seren: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan

Hey, when I saw the book was by Rick Riordan, I nearly pooped my pants. I love that guy soooooo much. I have his final Percy Jackson book sitting on my bookshelf unfinished, because I didn’t want the series to end. This book was the same for me. Every scene was gripping. It was an action packed page-turner. I really love the way Rick puts in bits of humor, it really lightens the whole “undead warrior” mood. I was delighted to find that in the back of the book, it said that the next book would be coming out in fall next year.

5 stars

Reviewed by Seren from Tawa, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabel: The lost hero

The lost heroThe lost hero, by Rick Riordan

I liked The Lost Hero because it had action and adventure. I can’t put it down! It is the second series by Rick Riordan, following from Percy Jackson and the Olympians. My favorite character was Piper, mainly because she was aggressive and not always ‘ I need lots of beauty’. She was funny, well, they all were I guess, but still.I reckon kids my age and up should read it. I didn’t dislike any of the characters. They were so well thought out! I could go on and on about how amazing this was to read, but you probably get the idea!

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabel from Wadestown, 8 years old