Kids’ Club Review by Nicole: Class A

Class AClass A, by Robert Muchamore

It is an fun book with lots of exciting scenes which include lots of action. I recommend this book for ages 10-12.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nicole from Kilbirnie and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by ollie: Maximum security

Maximum securityMaximum security, by Robert Muchamore

Maximum security is a great book, recommended for older kids 10-13.
Cherub is a secret society that kids are involved in and James is one of them. He has to escape the desert prison of Arizona. He does this with excitement and skill.I want to read the rest of the series.

4 stars

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

5 fun new children’s fiction books to kick off your springtime reading

 

Spring has sprung! The weather can be a bit mucky – sunny one day, raining the next. So it’s a good idea to have some awesomes reads on hand in case you need some emergency entertainment while waiting for the sun to shine. Try these new fiction books:

 

The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall by Karen McCombie

Ellis is losing track of time … Following her mother’s marriage to a famous rock star, Ellis moves to a crumbling old mansion in the wilds of Scotland. Far away from her friends and familiarity, she finds waves of anxiety rolling in and threatening to capsize her. But when she finds herself whisked back to the world of 1912 where she meets lonely servant girl Flora, Ellis finally feels like she’s home. But living in the past might not be as perfect as it seems … and is there more to hope for in the present than she first thought?

 

 

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The Castle of Inside Out by David Henry Wilson

Lorina, a young schoolgirl, is led by a black rabbit through a wood to a magical land. There she finds a race of green people, who are all overworked, starving and suffering from the toxic fumes billowing out of a nearby castle. She decides to gain access to the castle for the poor green people, and within its walls she meets the “insiders”, selfish creatures who hoard all the resources and treat the outsiders as slaves. Her quest leads her to encounter the bureaurat, the superviper, the farmadillo and, eventually, the awful Piggident himself.Will she be able to save the green people from the cruelty of these “insiders”?

 

 

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How to Beat Genghis Khan in an Arm Wrestle by Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

Join three friends as they use their imagination, settle playground scores and alter the entire course of history in the process! Big bully Zachary Black has stolen the awesome comic that Sid has spent hours drawing. Zachary sets Sid a challenge – beat him in an arm wrestle and the comic is his once again. Sid’s evil-genius neighbour, the Mighty Professor Skeletron, calculates Sid’s chance of victory as one in ten, so they create a Time Rescrambler in order for Sid to take the challenge ten times… and eventually win! But catastrophe strikes when the rewind button jams and the boys, along with Sid’s little sister, Wendy, are transported back to the time of the Mongol Empire. To make matters worse, the device falls into the hands of a fearsome warrior. Will they save the world, or will life as we know it no longer exist?

 

 

Alanna the First Adventure; Song of the Lioness #1Image courtesy of Syndetics by Tamora Pierce

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, a learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

 

 

 

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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners by Pamela Butchart

Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can’t wait to show her their den and its moth, and to help her avoid school dinners (also known as poison). But Matilde LOVES school dinners and even has seconds! And that’s when they know. Matilde is a spy and she has come to find out their secrets. They must stop her before it’s TOO LATE!!!

 

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: Cherub: The Sleepwalker

Cherub: The Sleepwalker, by Robert Muchamore

An airliner has crashed and over 345 people are dead. Investigators suspect terrorism, but are getting nowhere.
A distressed 12 year old calls the investigators and says that his father might be to blame for the crash. It could be a breakthrough, but there was no evidence and the boy had a history of temper and emotional problems.

CHERUB would need its brightest agents to solve the puzzle.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: Cherub: The Fall

Cherub: The Fall, by Robert Muchamore (Teen Fiction)

When an MI5 mission goes catastrophically wrong , James Adams will require all his training to get out of Russia alive.
Meanwhile, Lauren Adams is on her first solo mission, trying to uncover a brutal operation.
And when James does get back, he realises his nightmare is just beginning.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: Cherub: Maximum Security

Cherub: Maximum Security, by Robert Muchamore (Teen Fiction)

Cherub has put a lot of criminals behind bars. Now, for the first time, they’ve got to break one out.
James Adams has to go inside sunbaked prison Arizona Max, chum up with a fellow inmate and bust him out. This would be James’s biggest mission yet. He would require all of his skills to be able to break out alive.

3 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: Cherub: Class A

Cherub: Class A, by Robert Muchamore (Teen Fiction)

Cherub’s go on missions that cannot be done by MI5 (the adult branch of British Intelligence) or the police.
James Adams is on his biggest mission yet; trying to catch Europe’s biggest drug dealer. He will need all his training to capture and put the man behind bars.
I recommend this book for kids aged 11-15.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tavish: Cherub: The Recruit

Cherub: The Recruit, by Robert Muchamore (Teen Fiction)

James Adams’s life is turned upside down in a heartbeat when his shoplifting mum dies. He get’s sent to a childrens home and after a while he wakes up at CHERUB Campus, the junior department of British Intelligence where children aged 10 – 17 go on dangerous missions to help the world. Little did James know that his first mission would turn into one of CHERUB’s biggest. I recommend this book for kids aged 11-15.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tavish from Karori, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Birthday secrets!

Birthday secrets!Birthday secrets!, by Susannah McFarlane

i loved this book. the story is about how this girl called Emma Jacks is a spy school agent and she cant tell her friends which is hard but the hardest can be birthday secrets. Emma needs to go to this othe spy school party. what type of party is it…..?

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown, 10 years old