Kids’ Club Review by Miki: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

I wonder why he did not do it his way first. I wish I can do bomb too.I like bombing like MANU! I love this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

The stolen stars of matariki is a book all about two small children and their grandparents. In the beginning of the book, they go to the beach to attempt to collect fallen stars amongst the rocks. However, afterwards, they find out that two of the matariki stars have disappeared and devise a cunning plan to bring them back …

I think this book is great; it taught me a bit about matariki and a variety of Maori words all in a simple short story. Overall, I’d recommend the book to small children as it will help them learn about Maori words and matariki in an easy book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Tawa and Tawa Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This book was good and a little bit funny in one part. I didn’t like way the older brothers treated Maui; they didn’t show much respect to him. The cartoon pictures were good and I liked the little bit of Te Reo in it. Maui’s little dog was so cute!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The stolen stars of Matariki

The stolen stars of MatarikiThe stolen stars of Matariki, written byMiriama Kamo ; illustrated by Zak Waipara

When two children go eeling with their grandparents, they discover that two stars are missing from Matariki. They decide to go and find them. This is a lovely picture book with beautiful illustrations. It was interesting and engaging.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

It’s a good book about being individual and not being afraid to stand out. The book itself is about a wee boy who cant do a ‘bomb’ and he tries to do a manu and it fails. Everyone laughed at him but then he becomes number one for doing his OWN thing.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old