Kids’ Club Review by Ansh: Super good skills (almost…)

Super good skills (almost...)Super good skills (almost…), by Liz Pichon

This book is about a family who goes camping. They can’t open the door so they jump through the window. The house is very shabby and dad suggests that it’s a wrong house and that they should go to the right house and go surfing. When the boy comes home he realises that he forgot to do something and then plans his excuses.
My favourite character is Tom Gates, a young boy. He is the main character. He is funny and good at doodling his best friend .
This book is recommended for boys 8 and up and if you love doodling.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ansh from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: Genius ideas (mostly)

Genius ideas (mostly)Genius ideas (mostly), by Liz Pichon

I think that this book is very well thought though from the start to thecharecters and the very end.It was quite funny and made me want to jump ot of my bed with exitment.I think that L.Pichon could have made it a bit more entertaing by featering the charecter marcers more in the book, I thought that he really sood out. He wasn’t like the other characters he was a bit of a mischief maker but in a sort of a good and funny way. I wonder why L.Pichon decided to have tom chuck his dad’s bike shorts over the fence I personally would think that it would be a bit more funner if he accidentally threw his dad underwear over the fence to the dog instead of the shorts so his dad ended up wearing the shorts to the sports day.I would recommend it to my friends definitely.

3 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: ANZAC heroes

ANZAC heroes, by Mairia Gill

I’m not a big fan of the war, especially the first one, but this book touched me and I couldn’t put it down…. IT was a really sad story/ stories about 12 heroes in the war. This book was very informative, yet it was almost like a fairy tale….

The book was very moving and tragic, like a Grimm Brother fairy tale…. It was pretty gruesome…. I can’t say I liked reading about dead soldiers and people dying, but this book was a page turner in a odd sort of way….

I recommend this to 8+….

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: Good old Secret Seven

Good old Secret SevenGood old Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton

Enid is an excellent writer but I can see why some people would not like this book.Enid’s previous books I have read were excellent like the wishing chair, famous five and the faraway tree, but this book isn’t like them. You see the other books have a bit of humor and make you want to laugh but this book doesn’t.I think that the book would have been a bit more of a success if one on the secret 7 was a bit sarcastic and goofy.I mean yea the is Susie the annoying one but she is annoying not funny.This book is very adventurous and gets you wondering.It is very entertaining but a slight let down at the same time.I would recommend it to some of my friends but all.

2 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-DixieBecause of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo

Not a book I would usually read, but quite a good read…. I enjoyed it, it was heart warming and sweet… But It felt like something was… i don’t know…. missing? Or Maybe it’s just me…. But Animal books don’t do it for me so i kind of felt challenged…..

Good read, I like the part about the girl rescuing the dog…

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: Wonder

WonderWonder, by R. J. Palacio

Wonder is a wonderful book.I t shows you both the light and dark times in life.I have read it twice now but but always makes my heart melt.It is really funny and enjoyable. book makes you think twice about what you say to other people and if it is nice or not and what you have that others don’t.It proves that whether you look different doesn’t mean you are different in the inside.Auggie Pullman is funny and adventurous he does whatever he thinks is right for him whether it is going to school or int camp even though he looks different.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Secret Seven win through

Secret Seven win throughSecret Seven win through, by Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton is an amazing writer and has written many incredible pieces. The secret 7 is about a group of children who go on various adventures and do cool things. They do many fun activities and sneaking things along the way.

I recommend this to 7+…ENJOY!

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Completely Clementine

Completely ClementineCompletely Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker (1951-)

Cute and funny, a short, easy read.

Clementine is a little girl who is not ready, she’s not ready ready to talk to her Dad, She’s not ready for the baby and she’s NOT ready to say good bye to her 3rd grade teacher. Clementine could not be any less ready!

Join Clementine on a roller coaster of events as Clementine rolls through a sea of fun, preparing and more! Can She speak to her dad, Can she help with the baby, Can she say goodbye?

I recommend this 6-7+…ENJOY!

4 stars

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