Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: The wonderful Wizard of Oz

The wonderful Wizard of OzThe wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919,)

This book is a combination of excitement and suspense. This book has a plot that is easy to understand. The author made some creative characters, for example, the author has introduced flying monkeys and other creatures to the story. This is a perfect book for a 7-year-old. The Wizard of Oz is the best book for avid readers.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by molly: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan were pursued over the Alderly moor by mythical monsters. They were saved by a wizard with the strange name of Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin Silverbrow watches over 140 sleeping knights who will wake up and defeat evil. But Cadelin Silverbrow has lost the weirdstone of Brisingamen which stops the knights from ageing. Will they find the weirdstone of Brisingamen? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and exciting. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.

5 stars

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

Special Summer Reading Challenge Competition! Win some books!

Hope you have all been enjoying some of the wonderful sunny summer days and better still reading some of the fabulous books on our Summer Reading Challenge book list! Judging by the fantastic reviews that I have been reading, I know many of you have been wildly reading over the school holidays which makes me very happy! Now I know we all have a favourite books to read but I would really like to see some of the books being reviewed from the list that no one has reviewed yet soooo…. I’m going make a bit of an incentive for you. I have 5 books to give away for the first reviews I receive in on the following books, but you must have at least 3 sentences about the book in the review. They are all great reads and if you are a Harry Potter or a Northern Light fan you’ll especially enjoy these! Continue reading

Kids’ Club Review by Esme: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K Rowling

This 800 page book is very catchy and I suggest you read it. In fact, I suggest you read the whole series. The Order of the Phoenix is very interesting, entertaining and incredibly enjoyable. One of my favourite parts is the battle at the Ministry of Magic, which is at the end (page 706 to 754). The only disappointment is that some parts are tediously annoying, for example I find Chapter 30 (Grawp) a bit dull but it’s still worth reading.

5 stars

Reviewed by Esme from Central City and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Esme: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling

Dark times have come to the wizarding world. “The Ministry has fallen. Scringeour is dead.” Harry is on the run to find and destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes. It’s finally time for Harry to meet his destiny. This is an entertaining, interesting, nerve-wracking book. I suggest you read it. I think you will enjoy it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Esme from Central City and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Marcus: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K Rowling

I think that this is a really good book but i think that people reading this should be at least 6 or 7 years old or they might not understand what’s happening.The book is about a boy named Harry Potter and when he turns eleven a half giant named Hagrid goes to find him and tells him that he has a place at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry.

5 stars

Reviewed by Marcus from Central City and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Marcus: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K Rowling

This my least favorite Harry Potter book because its a bit creepy.Its about Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry and when someone opens the chamber of secrets a beast starts attacking the muggle born’s making them petrified.

4 stars

Reviewed by Marcus from Central City and , 10 years old