Kids’ Club Review by Avin: The Diamond Girls

The Diamond GirlsThe Diamond Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson

This is a touching story. But has some violence, and is very inappropriate. I have discovered another amazing book by Jacqueline Wilson. I loved this book so much I stayed up till 12am reading more of it. It felt like the pages were turning themselves! I recommend this book to kids’ over 10 years old.

5 stars

Reviewed by Avin from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Kimberley: Saffron, so quite excellent

Saffron, so quite excellentSaffron, so quite excellent, by Victoria M. Azaro

Saffron’s mum sang in a very high pitch voice and she played the piano. She liked to do some very strange singing exercise every morning. Star Anise liked to sleep in the day and play at night. That’s why Saffron’s mum kept yarning and yarning. Saffron tried to help her but that got even worse. They went to the airport to collect their dad. The police had come and asked what’s wrong. Sage said mum had abandoned us. And then they ran away from the police and they yelled. They cried people people help. They ran and ran and ran.

5 stars

Reviewed by Kimberley from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: The worst thing about my sister

The worst thing about my sisterThe worst thing about my sister, by Jacqueline Wilson

Lately, I have been reading Jacqueline Wilson books. But I think this one was the second best book by her the I have read so far. .Once I picked it up I refused to put it down!

I thought the characters were interesting. I liked Marty, but not super-girlie Melissa! They are both mean to each other, and i was furious with Melissa when Marty’s friend Jaydene came over, and Melissa basically took Jaydene away from Marty. .

In the end, when Marty thinks Melissa threw out her favourite toys, she tears Melissa’s favourite toy to bits, and kicks the ladder, Melissa has a serious fall off the ladder! She is taken to the hospital, unconscious. But when Marty learns that Melissa just hid her toys, she feels terrible! She sews up Melissa’s favourite toy, (Even though she’s terrible at sewing), and takes it to her. Luckily, Melissa is all right, and the sisters are friends again. Well, not really again, because they were never friends, but they had some friendly moments.

So that’s why i liked ‘The worst thing about my sister’, with it’s fascinating characters. It will keep you reading every word, until you’re done.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lily: Ghosts

GhostsGhosts, by Raina Telgemeier

I personally enjoyed it. this was about two sisters named cat ( Catarina ), and her younger sister, Maya.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lily from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: The new small person

The new small personThe new small person, by Lauren Child

I really liked this book because it show how when two brothers who did NOT like each other they started liking each other. it was really a good story and the pictures were sort of like charlie and lola. I think Lauren Child is a great auther and i love her storys.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: From the cutting room of Barney Kettle

From the cutting room of Barney KettleFrom the cutting room of Barney Kettle, by Kate De Goldi (1959-)

I love this book, It was so cool, it started of plainish, the intro was a pretty normal one, exept it wasn’t, It was the type of writing I would do….just a THOUSAND times better…. It drew me in and brought me into the book.

Barney’s character reminds me of something, I’m not sure what, He’s kind of refelcting me and everyone else in the world, he brings out all of our flaws, yets also the good things!

I loved it! 8+….ENJOY!!!

5 stars

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