Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Saving Marty

Saving MartySaving Marty, by Paul Griffin

I thought this book was great. It’s about a boy called Lorenzo whose family doesn’t have that much money. His dog Bella gives birth to a few pups but one of them isn’t a pup, it’s a pig. A pig who acts like a dog. And that pig is Marty.
What will happen next? What will happen to Marty? Read the book to find out!

I would recommend this book to people who love a touching story. I found it quite exciting but emotional as I read each page of this lovely book, I think that ages 10+ or animal lovers should read this awesome book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Hazel and the snails

Hazel and the snailsHazel and the snails, Nan Blanchard ; illustrations by Giselle Clarkson

Hazel likes to care for her snails, all 10 of them because it makes her happy. They aren’t pink-crazy and they don’t speak French all the time like her best friend, Meg. And they don’t skulk about like her brother, Henry. But it’s all a bit strange and sad at home, her father passed away and she accidentally crushed a tiny snail.

I personally think this is a great, touching storybook. It’s set in New Zealand (I think?) and includes New Zealand things like WeetBix and Lilybee wraps. I would recommend this book to kids who are ages 7 or 8 because it’s not too complicated. Nan Blanchard is an awesome author and I look forward to getting more of her books out.

3 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by James: The karate mouse

The karate mouseThe karate mouse, Geronimo Stilton

This is an exciting book about Geronimo Stilton doing something new – karate! He has to go in a competition so he practices hard for one week. Any kids who do karate would like this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by James from Tawa and , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: The Keeper of the Isis Light

The Keeper of the Isis Light, Monica Hughes

Olwen has been living with Guardian (a robot that Olwen’s parents programmed to take care of her before their death) on Isis since her parents’ death. They have been living there peacefully until settlers come. Olwen is ready to welcome them, but are they ready to meet her too?

At school, we had to choose 1 book out of 10 to read for our ‘book club’. I chose this book and I absolutely loved reading it! Although it only has 232 pages, it’s so interesting because this book is set in the future, and the way Monica Hughes has written it gives you mixed emotions. I definitely recommend this book for ages 10 and above.

4 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Joshua: Minions. Evil panic

Minions. Evil panicMinions. Evil panic, Didier Ah-Koon, Renaud Collin

I thought this book was funny because the minions find a can with a label that says px-41 and they accidentally infected themselves with it. They become evil, so the other minions need to try to cure them. Will they be successful or not?

5 stars

Reviewed by Joshua from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zola: The land of flowers

The land of flowersThe land of flowers, text by Thea Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto (layout), Chiara Balleello and Barbara Pellizzari (pencils and inks), and Alessandro Muscillo (color) ; translated by Emily Clement

Quite badly written. I liked the illustrations though.

2 stars

Reviewed by Zola from Island Bay and , 10 years old