Kids’ Club Review by Mikayla: Drama

DramaDrama, by Raina Telgemeier

This book is about a girl named Callie who is in middle school. In this book there is romance, fights and craziness. I would recommend this book to people aged 8-15.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mikayla from Tawa and , 10 years old

Some fun new fiction for you to try out!!!

Image courtesy of SyndeticsHappy Bethday by Knife & Packer

So I’m being chased through the park by a pack of angry zombies, I’ve got cake mix on my face and MY MOST EMBARRASSING PHOTO EVER IS IN THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE! Beth Orsen is back for her third hilarious adventure. And with a zombie party, Granny’s baking contest and Beth’s baby photos accidentally being printed in the school magazine, life is about to get messy again!

Image courtesy of SyndeticsPodkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood

A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs. Podkin One-Ear is a legend: a fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. When a travelling bard arrives at Thornwood Warren on Midwinter night, he is warmly welcomed. In return for food and lodging, he settles down to tell the tale of Podkin One-Ear – and soon the rabbits are enthralled to hear the story of how one lost little rabbit overcame the cruellest enemy imaginable, and became the greatest warrior their land has ever known.

Image courtesy of SyndeticsWelcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sister were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn’t care about politics – all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes. Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry. But no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them – until they have no choice but to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether. But where do you go, when you cannot go home?

Image courtesy of SyndeticsWhat not to do if you turn Invisible by Ross Welford

Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed. It’s fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she…? When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again – and solve the mystery of her own birth…

Image courtesy of SyndeticsAn Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

It’s 1944. Elizabeth and Karli live in Dresden where their mother works at the zoo. When the zoo director announces that the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok if the town is bombed, the childrens’ mother moves a young elephant into the back garden to save her. Then the allied bombs begin to fall and the whole family, elephant included, must flee the city.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Tanushree: The second-best friend

The second-best friendThe second-best friend, by Sally Rippin

Billie had some sparkly pens from her Best Friend Jack. One day Billie brought them to school, they were special because they smelt like fruit. At the end of lunch time when Billie was heading back to class she saw Rebecca- the girl with the BEST toys for Show & Tell. Rebecca wanted to be Billie’s best friend. Who will Billie choose Jack or Rebecca.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tanushree from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tuhina: Top of the class

Top of the classTop of the class, by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates Top of the Class, by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates is now top of the class, well almost. He is in the top three for being a student councillor and the stupid Marcus Meldrew is so jealous. Bully Buster has done graffiti all over the teachers photos and the caretaker is suspicious that it is Tom.
Since Tom failed his test catch up classes have started so that means no band practice and Bully Buster is stuck next to him. He tells Tom really funny names for the teachers. Can Tom keep it to himself? What things would he have to face?
. I recommend this book for and gender and 8+. If you are the kind of kid who likes a bit of inappropriate humor this book is for you.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tuhina from Khandallah and Cashmere Avenue School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caleb: Middle school, the worst years of my life

Middle school, the worst years of my lifeMiddle school, the worst years of my life, by James Patterson (1947-)

I give this book 5 stars because I like Operation R.A.F.E, Rafe and Leo. Rafe is the main character in this book. Rafe has an awesome imagination. I hate the character, Miller the Killer because he is bad. The book is funny but the end was bad. This is a chapter book and there are pictures in the book. . I like the preview for the next book in the series. I think this book is better than all of the David Walliams books combined. I think boys aged 8+ should read this book because there are lots of boy characters in the book.Now that I have read the book I want to see the movie.

5 stars

Reviewed by Caleb from Wadestown and Crofton Downs Primary School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caleb Huppert_smith: Middle school, the worst years of my life

Middle school, the worst years of my lifeMiddle school, the worst years of my life, by James Patterson (1947-)

I give this book 5 stars because I like Operation R.A.F.E, Rafe and Leo. Rafe is the main character in this book. Rafe has an awesome imagination. I hate the character Miller the Killer because he is bad. The book has chapters and there are pictures in the book.The book is funny but the end was bad. I like this book more than all the David Walliams books combined. I like the preview for the next book in the series. I think boys aged 8+ should read this book because it has boy characters in it. Now I have read the book I want to see the movie.

5 stars

Reviewed by Caleb Huppert_smith from Wadestown and Crofton Downs Primary School , 8 years old