Kids’ Club Review by Ajooni: The unadoptables

The unadoptables / Tooke, Hana

I love the way Fenna, Lotta, Eggbert, Sem and Milou escaped from the orphenage and set up their own Carnival of nightmares in the Poppenmill Puppet Theater. I rate this book 5 stars because it had mystery, action, and a little touch of fantasy.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ajooni from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

I loved this book from start to end! It’s about a girl called Matilda who loves reading more than anyone. She soon discovers that she has hidden powers. Whenever her mean parents yell at her, she somehow controls it. Matilda practices every day to build up her power. Then she and Miss Honey-her school teacher-go to get revenge on the principal who hates children. My favorite part was the end where Matilda decides to live with Miss Honey.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Johnsonville and Northland School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by olivia: The Marvels

The Marvels / Selznick, Brian

This book is very intriguing and its fun because you have to tell the story by pictures AND words. So if you are up for the challenge then I highly recommends this book to ages 11 and up. Please enjoy reading this wonderful story as much as I do!

4 stars

Reviewed by olivia from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by olivia: Little stars

Little stars / Wilson, Jacqueline

I love love love this book.I have read both Diamond and Hetty Feathers collection of books and I Love how in Little Stars the both come together and try to find their new life. Old characters come in and new ones appear. I would recommend this book to ages 11 and up.
And I hope you enjoy reading about the past and hetty Feather and Diamond try and create their present.

5 stars

Reviewed by olivia from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Dragon captives

Dragon captives / McMann, Lisa

The unwanteds quests book 1 ( dragon captives)
Rated 9 to 15 plus
It has been ten years since the final battle between Artimé and warbler island and the residents have had peace from that battle forward. Until now…. Alex, the head mage of Artimé has his hands full with his twin sisters, Fifer and Thisbe. They inherit a strange destructive magic which Alex must try to stop for the safety of his people and his sisters. It makes Fifer and Thisbes life boring and they always have nothing to do. When pans daughters and brothers ( they are dragons who appear in island of graves and so forward,) come back for their replacement wings because they have outgrown them, Fifer and Thisbe, ( and their friend Seth!) try to help the dragons and that leads them on a journey to the land of dragons. They must find a way out and stay together to keep safe as they find that this place is not safe at all. I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.
THIS BOOK IS BY LISA MCMANN

Ara Wyatt

5 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle

Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle / Simpson, Dana

Phoebe and her unicorn number 1
Get ready for an epic tale about a normal girl and a sparkle crazy unicorn! Phoebe and her unicorn is a well written graphic fantasy that 7 year olds will DIE FOR. Phoebe is a 7 year old who has a normal dweeby life as a part nerd. She gets bullied a lot by a girl named Dakota who is extra fashionable and sort of snotty. The unicorn / Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is a cool, sparkly, bright unicorn who is approximately around 13 years old? Phoebe and Marigold first meet when Marigold is staring into a puddle and gazing at her reflection ‘mesmerised’ by her reflection. This book is a graphic novel and I am going to rate it 3 stars because it was kind of not interesting at some points.

3 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

Matilda
Be ready for a great tale for all ages! This book is about a 7 or 6 year old girl who is very smart but her parents, who are ratbags don’t let her go to school. Matilda’s father sells second hand cars that look like they work but they don’t because they run on sawdust. Matilda’s mother on the other hand just stays at home doing nothing. They think she’s four years old!!! When she goes to school she meets two teachers: Mrs trunchbull and Mrs honey. Mrs honey is Matilda’s teacher in her first year and is amazed at how smart she is. Mrs trinchbull is the evil principle who is Mrs honey’s only living relative. Join Matilda on her journey as she unfolds the mystery of her secret powers and the life of Mrs honey. This book is rated 5 stars
because of how heartwarming it is and the beautiful language.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old