Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: Alice-Miranda in New York

Alice-Miranda in New YorkAlice-Miranda in New York, by Jacqueline Harvey

This book is about young Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith Kennington-Jones who takes a trip to New-York so her parents can oversee the grand opening of their family store – Hightons on 5th Avenue. Alice-Miranda also starts a new school for a month – Kimmel’s School for girls.

Suddenly, a few days after Alice-Miranda and her parents had arrived in New-York, all the people who were supposed to help out in making the store ready had disappeared! In the meantime, Alice-Miranda’s best-friend’s father was acting quite suspiciously. Had Alice-Miranda’s best-friend’s father taken all the helpers or had the helpers just wandered away on their own business?

Find out by reading the book.
Hope you enjoy the story!

4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: Alice-Miranda keeps the beat

Alice-Miranda keeps the beatAlice-Miranda keeps the beat, Jacqueline Harvey

This book is about a house in the village of Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale burns down and a family in this village is left homeless. Determined, Alice-Miranda and her friends decide to hold a concert to raise money and help this homeless family, to rebuild their homes.

At Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the children have lots of ideas to help the family gain hope in getting their lives back to normal. In the meantime at this Academy teachers are making things more suspicious than you can imagine! A new teacher arrives at the academy while the headmistress leaves the school for an entire week!

Do you think Alice-Miranda and her friends can ensure that the concert goes all well? I think so!


4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: How to cook in 10 easy lessons

How to cook in 10 easy lessonsHow to cook in 10 easy lessons, Wendy Sweetser

This book is about is about the main skills you need to learn to be able to cook any dish! These skills are boiling, blending, grating, e.g
The most cool thing about this book – that makes it quite interesting, is that it gives you examples of how to use each skill. For instance, the skill might be blending and one of the examples of how to use this skill would be showing you how to make a smoothie with various ingredients and measurements.

I really liked this book because of the interesting recipes and all the different skills you learn.

I hope that there is a cookbook somewhere out there that have recipes without eggs or nuts!

Enjoy cooking, eating and learning!


3 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by shayna: The dragon crown

The dragon crownThe dragon crown, by Geronimo Stilton

I liked this book, it was funny and interesting. it was hard for me not to continue reading it because it had surprising events. It made read more of the other series of books.
I would recommend this book to other children because it kept entertained and it put a smile on my face.

5 stars

Reviewed by shayna from Tawa, 7 years old

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover comes to Tawa!

That’s right, the Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is back and this time it’s heading to Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library! Join us at Mervyn Kemp Library on Thursday the 17th of October at 6.30pm in your pyjamas — and don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy or stuffed toy (or your second favourite if you can’t bear to leave your favourite behind) for a night of super fun stories and activities. Then, leave them behind to have a big sleepover with all their new teddy friends. If the Johnsonville teddies are anything to go by, they’re likely to get up to all sorts of nonsense in the library after hours! Pick up your teddy from the library the next morning to find out what they got up to!

This event is suitable for children of all ages. Phone Mervyn Kemp Library on 282 1690 for more information.

What will your teddy get up to in the library overnight?

Kids’ Club Review by Joshua: A hole new world

A hole new worldA hole new world, by Pat + Jen from PopularMMOs ; illustrated by Dani Jones

I liked this comic book because it is easy to read and long. It has a lot of pictures that also explains what’s happening. I liked the part when Carter gets a pickle jar out of his lucky block.

5 stars

Reviewed by Joshua from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Joshua: Amazing ninja!

Amazing ninja!Amazing ninja!, Anh Do ; illustrated by Jeremy Ley

This book was fun to read because there are robots that Ninja kid and his friends have to defeat at the circus. They used their grandmas invention that could translate what the animals said into English to help them to try and beat Dr Kane.

5 stars

Reviewed by Joshua from Tawa and , 9 years old