Kids’ Club Review by Sophie: Playing with fire

Playing with firePlaying with fire, by Derek Landy

The positively AWESOME second book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series! Action packed and detailed, a masterpiece of tween literature. Skulduggery and Valkyrie face of against Baron Vengeance, Billy-Ray Sanguine, The Grostequrey, and more. They are helped by Tanith Low, Bliss and other allies. Their adventures are more dangerous every time! I would recommend it to people aged 9 and over who have read the first book. An amazing read! I would recommend it (and am).

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophie from Johnsonville, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Evie: The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and EvilThe School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani

I really like this book because it has everything a book needs, humour, seriousness, fun, adventure, magic and many other things. At the start of the book i thought it would be like of boring but then i reached the part that basically controls the whole story, when Sophie and Agatha think they are in the wrong schools. Sometimes with everything happening thing can get a little confusing (thats the downside) but mostly i just love the whole series and i am exited for the new book to come out in march.

4 stars

Reviewed by Evie from Island Bay and Other , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Varsha: The girl who wasn’t there

The girl who wasn't thereThe girl who wasn’t there, Karen McCombie

This is a wonderful book written by Karen McCombie.I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading it as it has lots of suspense.Its about this girl called Maisie who doesn’t believe in ghosts.But when she starts at her new school there are rumours about a ghost who wanders in the hall.Together with her friend Kat , Maisie really wants to learn more about the school ghost.Then Kat comes across a photograph of something Maisie never expected to see.Read the book to find out what happens next .I think this book is suitable for girls in the age group 9-14.

5 stars

Reviewed by Varsha from Johnsonville and Amesbury School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The storm keeper’s island

Syndetics book coverThe storm keeper’s island by Catherine Doyle.

For the summer, Fionn and his sister Tara are staying on Arranmore island with their strange grandfather who is a storm keeper. It is almost time for a new storm keeper, and Bartley Beasley is convinced that he should be the next storm keeper. He will stop at nothing. Also, who is the strange man who calls himself Ivan? I really enjoyed this book because it was exciting. I recommend it to children 9+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly  from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jenny: The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and EvilThe School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani

The school for good and evil was a great book that showed that you can’t judge someone by the way they look. As it was quite a lengthy book, people who aren’t really into long stories shouldn’t read it. Some parts of the story did become quite confusing for me, but that was the only bad thing I could find about this book. Soman Chainani is an amazing storyteller and I would definitely read other books of his!
I would recommend this book to older readers that love books that have a great plot and a bit of magic.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jenny from Brooklyn and Brooklyn School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Laura: Spooky weird

Spooky weirdSpooky weird, Anh Do ; illustrated by Jules Faber

I thought that this book was interesting and funny. I didn’t want to put it down! If you like Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries then this is the book for you.

4 stars

Reviewed by Laura from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old