Kids’ Club Review by Leela: Bella’s backyard bullies

Bella's backyard bulliesBella’s backyard bullies, by Samantha Turnbull

This is a quite good book. The Vernon brothers really really upset me when I didn’t realise the reason they were attacking the girls, until I found out why. I liked that the girls tried to fight back. My favourite part was how they got the Vernons to build the treehouse with them.

4 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The 13-storey treehouse

The 13-storey treehouseThe 13-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

I was given this book in Kaikoura on holiday. I loved it and couldn’t wait to read the rest of the series. I liked the bit when Andy and Terry sat in the lemonade fountain and drank so much lemonade that they burped bubbles and Terry floated away in a bubble.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The 65-storey treehouse

The 65-storey treehouseThe 65-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

I loved this book because when the ants got angry with Andy and Terry the shapes that they made were really interesting. This was my favourite book in the series. I haven’t read the 39 storey tree house yet though.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: The 13-storey treehouse

The 13-storey treehouseThe 13-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

This is the first treehouse story. Andy and Terry build a treehouse. Terry had a big brain and wanted to do other stuff. Andy has a teeny brain and wanted to hurry up writing the book about the treehouse and their adventures.

I love the book because it was so funny. I liked the pictures in the book. I have read four treehouse stories and they are all good. I have one more to read.

The funniest part was the picture that said if cats could make phone calls they could order food like real people. My favourite character was Jill and all her flying cats including Silky. I didn’t like the big fat gorilla.

I recommend this book to children – boys and girls.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ansh: The 52-storey treehouse

The 52-storey treehouseThe 52-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

This book is about two boys who lived in a treehouse with a watermelon smashing room, chainsaw juggling room, make your own pizza parlour, a haunted house and they wrote books. One day they went on a mystical adventure. Read this book and find out what they did!
My favourite character is Andy, a smart and funny boy.

5 stars

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

Top 10 Children’s Fiction January 2017

So it’s the holidays – who’s bored? and who is reading? Want to bring some of those tales into real life? Want something delicious to eat but it will totally disgust your younger/older, brother/sister/friend/cousin/relative staying over for the holidays? Well Roald Dahl (who I just learned to pronounce correctly, “Roo-aal”) invented snozzcumbers for his non-human eating giant, you may remember these from the movie! An edible version for humans can be found in Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes, page 12 =)

And what’s been really popular over the holidays…?

  1. Tom Gates series, by Liz Pichon
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid series, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Storey treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  5. Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
  7. Magnus Chase series, by Rick Riordan
  8. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  9. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
  10. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child