Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Azzi in between

Azzi in betweenAzzi in between, by Sarah Garland

Azzi in between is about a girl called Azzi. The war is getting closer to her town. One night her father comes back and says she has to move and they drive to a ship which takes them to a new country. Azzi has to learn how to live in a completely different place. I liked this book because it was well written and easy to follow. It had nice pictures too.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Cardi: The impossible boy

The impossible boyThe impossible boy, by Leonie Agnew (1977-)

I like it. It is funny to be stuck in someone’ s head and I would like to meet a purple girl. Vincent is very bold and very brave. He killed the closet monster, the Hanger Man! And Sofia believed in him so quick!

5 stars

Reviewed by Cardi from Brooklyn and Homeschool , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rebecca: Azzi in between

Azzi in betweenAzzi in between, by Sarah Garland

This is a well structured book, that follows the journey of a young refugee girl who moves to New Zealand and starts school. It is a story that has illistrations that are so well thought out it feels like a movie.

4 stars

Reviewed by Rebecca from Kilbirnie and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lara: No Gun For Asmir

No Gun For Asmir, by Christobel Mattingley

I thought this was a very cool book. It is about a boy named Asmir who lives in Sarajevo. When war arrives, his father is taken from him. He escapes from Sarajevo and becomes a refugee. I loved reading this book and would recommend it for anyone aged between 9 and 11.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lara from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: ANZAC heroes

ANZAC heroes, by Mairia Gill

I’m not a big fan of the war, especially the first one, but this book touched me and I couldn’t put it down…. IT was a really sad story/ stories about 12 heroes in the war. This book was very informative, yet it was almost like a fairy tale….

The book was very moving and tragic, like a Grimm Brother fairy tale…. It was pretty gruesome…. I can’t say I liked reading about dead soldiers and people dying, but this book was a page turner in a odd sort of way….

I recommend this to 8+….

4 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Kilbirnie and Kelburn Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: ANZAC heroes

ANZAC heroes, by Maria Gill

This was a good picture book about Anzac. There were pictures throughout the book, (some okay to look at others not so much) but the pictures did suit the story and it had a good meaning to it. I would rate this book ages 6+

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old