Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science by Joyce Sidman.

This was a good but long book to read. I found it astonishing seeing Maria Merian’s great art. It felt as if the pictures came into reality every time I saw them. What a wonderful hand was gifted to Maria Merian. I think everyone should read this book as the art in it is a must see for everyone.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: The Magic School Bus presents the human body

The Magic School Bus presents the human bodyThe Magic School Bus presents the human body, text by Dan Green ; illustrations by Carolyn Bracken

I wasn’t sure whether or not you meant for me to read the whole series or one of them so I read a couple. I love Ms Frizz in these books because of hear fun and bubbly personality. I love all of the kids for their different personalities and how they work together as a group to accomplish different goals. I love there different adventures and how they have been to so may cool places. I would rate this book a 10/10 as it shows us the importance to teamwork.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Kilbirnie and Hataitai School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover

STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discoverSTEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover, Jack Challoner

The book showcased a plethora of different recipes for various crafts, such as cool wind-up cars, bottle rafts, wind turbines and much more. The book also taught you the science behind all of the recipes. In my opinion, I think the book is great since it helped improve my science skills through creating fun crafts.

5 stars

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