Cosmic : it’s one giant leap for all boy-kind, by Frank Cottrell Boyce
This is a well written chapter book about a boy called Liam who goes to a theme park and under mysterious circumstances ends up in outer space. I really enjoyed this boy although it is more suitable for younger children. Frank Boyce is a fantastic author who really engages the reader.
Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old
Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth, by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy called Gregory who is being pressured to grow up and get good grades at school. However he has to do all this with his friend Rowley at his side. Will he be able to cope with growing up with his best friend? I enjoyed this book as it is funny and I can relate to some of the things talked about in it. I rate it 4 stars and I think children older than 6 would like it.
Reviewed by Molly Morgan from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old
Diary of a wimpy kid : old school, by Jeff Kinney
I really enjoyed this book because I love Dork Diaries and this book series is really similar. My favourite thing in this book is when going on school camp to Hardscrabble Farms⛺️I like how there is a rumour going around and how the dad turns up at the end … read the book to find out about the rumour and the other fun things that happens in Greg’s life.
Reviewed by Charlotte from Kilbirnie and Seatoun School , 11 years old
Captain Underpants and the wrath of the wicked Wedgie Woman : the fifth epic novel, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)
I liked the part when George and Harold accidentally turned Ms Ribble into wedgie woman and got into a big fight with her.
Reviewed by James from Brooklyn and Ridgway School , 9 years old
The big adventure, by Sally Rippin
Today Jack was in happy mood because he was going to camp. When Jack got to the Camp site, he asked if he could go in the cool blue water. Then Jack found a cave and he got stuck. His Dad rescued him. The story is a little bit boring to me.
Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old
The Toy Sale, by Sally Rippin
This book is about Jack. He is selling his old toys to get enough money for his footy card folder. Then Billie comes to his toy shop. She spotted something which was a robot dog. When she asks the price of the robot dog, Jack says 10$. Billie says she doesn’t have that much money but then she says Rebecca may have that much money. She is above to go to her house, a car comes in front of Jack’s backyard and buys it.
Reviewed by Viraaj from Central City and Amesbury School , 5 years old
The worry monsters, by Sally Rippin
This is a simple book to read so it’s great for people still learning how to read. I found it a bit boring because it is so simple. The main character is called Jack and its about his school spelling test. You need to read it to see what happens next……
Reviewed by Rosie from Island Bay and Houghton Valley School , 8 years old
Top of the class (nearly), by Liz Pichon
It was a very funny book.
My favourite part was when buster told Tom all the funny nicknames for the teachers the funniest
nickname was for Mr Fullerman (mr fuller-bum). That nickname made me laugh out loud. If you like very funny books, you should read this book.
Reviewed by Jacob from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 9 years old
Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
I must inform you that this is a review not a story. this book is a hilarious book about possibly the most unlucky kid in the world whos is addicted to computer games and wearing his mothers dressing gown!
Reviewed by Zack from Island Bay and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old
Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : another epic novel, by Dav Pilkey (1966-)
This book is about two boys called George and Harold who are not allowed to enter their school’s inventions competition. They sneak into the hall and are very naughty and create talking toilets. Will Captain Underpants save the day? This is a hilarious book and I really enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book to all children and rate it 5 stars.
Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old