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

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Horrid Henry rocks

Horrid Henry rocksHorrid Henry rocks, by Francesca Simon

I like this book especially the stories: The invasion and Horrid Henry’s autobiography. The invasion is about how Henry keeps on going into Peters room without permission and stealing stuff. Peter tells and Henry gets his warning but he still does it. Then Peter gets fed up `and goes in Henry’s room without permission and takes MR. KILL!!
Horrid Henry’s autobiography is about how his homework is to write a story about his life. Moody Margret shows of in here autobiography so Henry swaps in for one he wrote. Miss Battle-Axe said it will be published in the news paper. But what Henry didn’t know was that Margret did the same thing.
The other stories are good but i think that these two are the best.
which one is you’re favorite?

4 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Horrid Henry’s car journey

Horrid Henry's car journeyHorrid Henry’s car journey, by Francesca Simon

This book is about Horrid Henry again. This time the family are driving along in a car. Perfect Peter wanted to visit baby Polly and Horrid Henry wanted to go to Ralph’s birthday party. Horrible Henry wanted a song. Perfect Peter wanted a story. They were fighting in the car.

I liked the story because it was funny. The story was good. I liked the pictures. My favourite character was Perfect Peter.

I recommend this book to children who want to do stuff in the car.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Thea Stilton and the lost letters

Thea Stilton and the lost lettersThea Stilton and the lost letters, by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters by Elisabetta Dami is a fiction story about the Thea Sisters. This book is an exciting adventure story. I think the picture are lovely and very well done. The Thea Sisters help a Russian figure skating champion Aleksandra. When Aleksandra is falsely accused of steeling a ring the Thea Sisters have to help clear her name so she can compete in the championships coming up in a few days.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Horrid Henry and the comfy black chair

Horrid Henry and the comfy black chairHorrid Henry and the comfy black chair, by Francesca Simon

The story was about Horrid Henry wanting to sit on the comfy black chair to watch TV programmes. Perfect Peter sat in the comfy chair and watched Daffy and her dancing daisies. Horrid Henry wanted to get the seat back.

I liked the book because it was funny. My favourite character was Perfect Peter. I liked the pictures of the dancing daisies on TV

I learnt that the first one to get to the TV gets to watch their programme.

If I could give this book another title I would name it Horrid Henry and the television. If I could redo the ending Perfect Peter would tell his mum and dad what actually happened.

I recommend this book to boys and girls.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ollie: No safe harbour

No safe harbourNo safe harbour, by David Hill (1942-)

No safe harbour is a story based on the true event of the Wahine disaster.
The main characters are Stuart and his twin sister Sandra. The captain sailed in to the harbour 201 times in the past and the 201st time was the time that disaster struck during a horrific storm that hit Wellington. The 15 year old twins were sailing back from Christchurch . They fought, like twins can do – but when it came to survival they stuck together. It was amazing story of how strangers and family support each other. READ IT.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ollie from Island Bay and Owhiro Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Sister Spirit

Sister SpiritSister Spirit, by Thalia Kalkipsakis

I really enjoyed this book. it is about a girl named Cassie. Sometimes she and her sister have trouble getting along. One day Cassie’s sister gave her a bad hair cut and they stopped talking to each other. I like the resolution to this story

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old