Summer Reading Challenge

Kia ora everyone

A big thank-you and congratulations to all those who took part in Summer Reading Challenge this summer!

We really enjoyed reading all your fantastic reviews and hope that you will keep writing and sending more reviews in for our Kids’ Club.

We would also like to congratulate our overall Summer Reading Challenge winners. The prizes this year go to Zahra from Karori, who was very excited by her new book collection and Ben from Miramar who loves books on sharks!


The school challenge this year was taken out by Karori  West Normal School who had the most students taking part. They received $500 worth of book tokens for the school and some great books for the School Library. It was pretty close, so don’t forget to get your friends at school to take part next summer.

Sadly summer is now drawing to a close but we still have lots of great books at the library to get stuck into. If you can’t decide what to read look at some of the ideas from the Kids Blog and Kids Reviews pages in the Kids’ Club. If you can’t get down to the library try downloading a book or an audio book online!

Happy reading everyone.

 

 

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

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

I would like to give this 12 stars, I liked it so much I will recommend it to all of my friends and I want to read more books by Tom Gates. I like how long it is. My favourite bit of the story is that Joey becomes his friend.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sam from Brooklyn and Brooklyn School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Benedict: Horrid Henry robs the bank

Horrid Henry robs the bankHorrid Henry robs the bank, by Francesca Simon

There were 4 parts to Horrid Henry. There is a different adventure in every part. In chapter 4 Horrid Henry really does rob a bank while playing a game! In 2 of the adventures Horrid Henry wanted a “Hip Hop Robot Dog” so he sold newspapers to get one.
The best part that I liked about the story was when Horrid Henry and his friend were fighting.. They had a lot of fights.
It was a very funny book. The funniest part was when Horrid Henry was writing the newspaper.
I reckon this book would be for boys and girls up to teenagers.

5 stars

Reviewed by Benedict from Miramar and Miramar North School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Benedict: Much ado about Shakespeare

Much ado about Shakespeare : the life and times of William Shakespeare : a literary picture book , by Donovan Bixley

This book told us about the life of Shakespeare who was a really good play writer who became famous. He came from a very big family and also had kids of his own. He grew up at the time of Queen Elizabeth the first.
It had really good illustrations and I liked the pictures the best.
The words were kind of small but they were easy to read.
Kids around my age and anyone who likes history would like this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Benedict from Miramar and Miramar North School , 7 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 Connor: Hard luck

Hard luckHard luck, by Jeff Kinney

Very VERY funny! always tickles your funny bone and cheers you up after a sad day. About a boy named Greg who has to be with his family for Easter (Their family doesn’t get along well) amazing for people who like cartoons and funny things

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Reini: Diary of a wimpy kid

Diary of a wimpy kidDiary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

it is a good book about a kid named Greg that writes about his life so in the future people will know who he is so he can be famous i this story there is this thing called the cheese toach that his friend gets but in the end he has it

4 stars

Reviewed by Reini from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 9 years old