Kids’ Club Review by Zak: Kids’ world cup

Kids’ world cup, by Tim Cahill (1979-)

I love football and in this book Tiny Timmy and his friends play a gala day football tournament. It was quite easy to read and has lots of cool pictures. I loved this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zak from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Angry Birds Star Wars joke book

Angry Birds Star Wars joke bookAngry Birds Star Wars joke book

This is a funny joke book. The characters sound ridiculous They used funny names and expressions from Star Wars like R2 Egg2, Lard Vader, Obi Wan Kaboom Terebacca, C3p Yolk, Red Skywalker Princess Stella Organa, Chuck Ham Solo Obi Wan Kaboom, Emperor Piglatine, Boba Fatt, Hog Guard Jabba the Hog and the Pigtroopers.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: The lion and the mouse : and other Aesop’s fables

The lion and the mouse :             and other Aesop's fablesThe lion and the mouse : and other Aesop’s fables, by Doris Orgel

This is a book which has old fables but nice stories. I enjoyed the old fables. It was the first book of fables that I’ve read. It has moral lessons like don’t brag or else something will happen to you, don’t prank other people because if it happens for real nobody will believe you, you already have your style you don’t need to just snatch of other peoples, people who are fast brag but the slow one never gives up because if the fast one sleeps or have a rest, you could still catch up and win, if someone is taller than you if the big one is in trouble you can help him.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: The toy sale

The toy saleThe toy sale, by Sally Rippin

So in this book, the first place there was a kid named Jack. He was going to sort out his toys the ones that he will keep and the ones that will be given away. Once he had a robot dog from Christmas but it didn’t work anymore so he put it with the toys that are gonna be sold so he made a toy sale. But along came a girl and she was looking what she wanted.. Soon she picked up the robot dog and see if she wanted it. It was what she wanted so Jack said to her “maybe that needs new batteries?”” Jack said. After he said that, the girl was going to ask her friend Rebecca to help her. Soon along two kids came by and one wanted the Lego man and the other one wanted the Star Wars cup and they had enough money for it so they bought it. Soon the girl and Rebecca came back to the toy sale. Rebecca only had 7dollars and 50 cents and the robot dog was 10 dollars so rebecca says if she could give that much so Jack says “um I guess so” so Jack got the money and Rebecca got the robot dog. After a few minutes later Jack could hear the dog doing tricks and stuff so Jack shouts “that’s not fair!”. “It’s too fair” the girls glare at Jack’s head is fizzed with anger. But soon he thinks he has something better than the robot dog, He has a real life dog named Scraps so he says “Come on Scraps let’s go play ball”. And that’s the end and I really liked it because if something that looks the same and there’s one that you like and you mistakenly give it away, the other one turns out to be the better one.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lara: This is where it ends

This is where it endsThis is where it ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

I thought that this was a great book. It was a little scary sometimes. It shows the perspective of 4 people when someone comes to school with a gun. Most of the school is trapped in the hall and can’t get out. this book includes terror, betrayal, and heroism. I would recommend this book for anyone aged 13-16.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lara from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: Ruby riddle

Ruby riddleRuby riddle, by Rosie Banks

Ruby Riddle. written and illustrated By Rosie Banks. (This book is a chapter book)

In this book Summer, Ellie and Jasmine have a terrific adventure because Queen Malice (King Merry’s evil sister) takes over the kingdom and destroy the beautiful, lovely kingdom and puts King Merry in a dungeon OH NO! I felt bad at that moment until the happy moment\part Then… they have to read a riddle in the magic spell book and the riddle says “something’s lost that must be found, search through sea, air and ground… to find the red jewel you must start by looking in the kingdom’s heart”. Straight after they read the riddle Summer paused for a few seconds and said said “the red jewel must be the ruby”

A few hours later they had rescued their best friend Trixi. Straight away then they saw a dark – grey cloud floating to the distant tower. OH NO! It was Queen Malice on her cloud! That made me shiver. Then Trixi gently touched her ring and said “pixie magic use your power and fly to the distant tower”. Then whoosh off they went. Yay I was happy then that happened at least that was good but not every thing else. But I thought that queen Malice would take the ruby first but…Then the girls and Trixi and Queen Malice grabbed the ruby and pulled, but it was stuck! Then they looked into the magic spell book and read the other riddle and that one said “think of something very dear, caring, kindness and some fun.” Then Queen Malice came whooshing off to the girls and snatched the old spell book and read it and said…” something dear? Caring? Sharing?” in a suspicions voice “storm sprites what do these words mean?” “I don’t know your royal highness” they said. This was the funny part!

Then finally the girls said altogether said “FRIENDSHIP!” Since they got it right they had a lovely surprise and it was…a beautiful scent of smell! It smelt like freshly mowed grass and ripe strawberry scent! Also there was a bright bright light than ever seen! When all that was happing Trixi caught the ruby and the girls got the other gems out of each of their pockets and put them all touching in the middle and then there was a crown for King Merry to rule again! Then right behind them they heard a huge yawn they looked behind their self

Oh Wow! It was king merry he was set free with the power of his new crown! Finally the new crown slowly settled on his head! On that same day they all had a huge party but how did the whole secret kingdom know about there was a huge party? Well Trixi spelt out in the sky with fireworks “PARTY” and after 5-10 minutes the fireworks word “PARTY” was not gone it was still clear and neat! Then King Merry said to Queen Malice “ I am going to take all of your magic you evil mean Queen and make you tidy up the whole mess you made in the kingdom”. Then appeared a mini broom and dustpan! “NO YOU WONT MEANIE” she replied. Yay this was my favourite part and the happily ever after ending but you should be patient there are more Secret Kingdom books. Look out

By Siddhi Kalakota

4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa and , 7 years old