Kids’ Club Review by Nashe Marahwa: Dog days

Dog days / Kinney, Jeff

Diary of a wimpy kid dog days is a really good book because the author is explaining how Greg and his family are taking on the summer break my favourite part is when its Greg’s birthday and they are going to a local swimming pool near Greg’s house. I really recommend this book for people aged 9-12.

5 stars

Reviewed by Nashe Marahwa from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophia L.: School’s first day of school

School’s first day of school / Rex, Adam

It was a good book. It was about “School” as the main character. It is about the first day of the school because it just got built. At first, the school was scared. Some people did not like school and it was shy. But the rest liked school. The shy girl liked school and when they were drawing pictures, she drew a picture of the school and the teacher even pinned her picture on the school.. I liked this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sophia L. from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: Wings of Fire – Series

Wings of Fire – Series, Tui Sutherland

I recommend these books for ages 9-14 who love fantasy adventure reading. This series holds the stories of five dragonets fighting to stop the war of their home Pyrrhia and bring peace to all tribes. To do this, they must choose a new Queen for the sand wings, but who to choose? Blaze, Blister, or Burn? To follow their adventures, visit your local library and you might find them in the fantasy genre under Tui T. Sutherland. (SUT)

5 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessie: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

I liked the part when she put her mother’s shampoo into her father’s shampoo and his hair turned white 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessie from Cummings Park and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophia L.: Hey warrior

Hey warrior / Young, Karen

This book is about anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling that can happen to anyone, It is a feeling when you can’t relax like that feeling when you miss a step on the stairs or feel that you are about to fall off the bed when you’re asleep. Anxiety happens because it thinks there is something that needs to protect you from. This part of your brain is called the amygdala It is not very big. Your amygdala switches on when it thinks there is danger so it fuels your body. But it might be a problem sometimes because it sometimes switches on when there is no danger at all. Your amygdala does not think well so when it thinks there is danger it switches on! Kind of like when you have burnt toast and the fire alarm goes on. When its protecting you so much then you can just talk to your amygdala because it is always will be ready to listen to you and it will listen. So you might want to say that you are in charge of your body.

4 stars

Reviewed by Sophia L. from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: The 78-storey treehouse

The 78-storey treehouse / Griffiths, Andy

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells that Andy and Terry are living in a 78 storey treehouse. It’s got amazing places to go to like Andy land (A land full of Andy Clones), Terry town (A land full of Terry clones, Jiville (A land full of Jills), a ball sports stadium where you can play all the ball sports in the world and more places. One day, Andy and Terry are making a treehouse movie. It’s got a film director named Mr. Big Shot and it’s got chairs with their names on it. Then, Terry came running with his pants on fire and jumped into the man eating shark tank and felt better but Andy said that it was dangerous to get eaten by a man eating shark. He tried to get out but one of the sharks came but as soon as the shark bit him, it got an electric shock and spat Terry out and he landed back safe. Then, Mr. Big shot gave him a hand because Terry was feeling dizzy but me. Big shot got an electric shock too. After he asked Terry how did it so Terry explained that he had combined an electric eel with a unicorn to make an electricorn. Then it zapped a bolt of lightning which brought his pants on fire so he had to run. Mr. Big shot laughed and said that he was going to make a great opening sequence for the movie but after some accidents, Andy was kicked out of the treehouse and he landed into a puddle. It was a puddle that takes the earth but Andy managed to defeat the puddle so he went to the bathroom. Then he went to Andy Land. There, Andy talked about Terry but the other Andy’s thought that Terry was cool so they went to meet Terry but everyone fell and Andy landed into a thorn bush. After everyone left, then Andy saw some cows. They were Spy cows and they were going to steal their movie so Andy went back into the treehouse but they didn’t believe him. Then Andy made an Autobiography of his life but it didn’t work. Then Andy went to the chip security to get some chips but there was one left so he ate it but was cardboard so he thought that it was Terry so he took him to Court but it was dismissed so they had a big fight in space then Jill came and told the truth about the chips so Andy apologized to Terry and then they became Movie stars and their lives have changed but on the day, all the visitors went to another movie that was the same as theirs but when they got home, the phone rang so Jill answered it. It was Mr. Big nose and he was super angry that the movie didn’t work so he asked them to make a book by Midnight so they made it but it was 5min till midnight but then the giant egg hatched and out came a turbo tortoise that was the fastest of all animals so it delivered the book and it arrived at 23:59:59 pm. Then Jill went home. After Andy and Terry decided to make another 13 stories of their treehouse. Then they met a woman who was holding a crystal ball in her hand and asked them to make her a fortune telling tent. Then, They asked her what was going to happen next but she said that it was already the end of the book and the boys knew that she was going to say that.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophia L.: Bullies and buddies

Bullies and buddies / Zombie, Zack

I rate it 4 stars because there is a lesson. There was a zombie and one day when he went to school his mum kissed him goodbye in front of his classmates and he was embarrassed. On the same day a new person called Mutant joined and he was humongous! and there was this other kid named Mike one of Zombie’s friend’s cousin which Zombie and his friends were against. Mike and Mutant became friends so Zombie and his friends thought they were doomed. One day Zombie’s class played Dodgeball and all the teams were picked and Zombie and his friends Slimey, Skelee and Creepy were an extra group and Mike and Mutant counted as a team because Mutant counted as three people because he is so big. Another day in the weekend Zombie’s Dad gave him some money. Zombie was so happy! The next day Mutant and Mike were walking together and then they saw Zombie and the bad thing that happened they heard Zombie’s coins from Zombie’s pocket so they headed towards Zombie. When they came up to Zombie Mike told Mutant to hold Zombie upside down so the coins fall out. When the coins fell out Mike and Mutant caught them and mutant dropped Zombie. One day when Zombie went to a place, Mutant was also there but they did not notice each other at first until Zombie found a bunny he thought it was cute but then it started attacking him!!! Moments later he saw Mutant playing with the same kind of bunny that started attacking Zombie suddenly Mutant’s little brother said” Oh! hope you’re not playing with those bunnies again”! Then another voice started talking it was Mutant’s big brother and he said, “YOU ARE SO ANNOYING MUTANT!!!!!!!!” Then Mutant started crying then Zombie came up and said, ” Stop bullying him!” Mutant’s big brother replied” Take him we don’t want him!” The next school day they played Dodgeball again because Mutant was not there so Mike made his team with the best players and a bit the naughtiest. Then again Zombie and his friend’s team was an extra. Firstly Mikes team got Slimey and Creepy out but Skelee was amazing! he got out two players in Mikes team. but then Mikes team mate got Skelee out suddenly the gym doors opened and Mutant came in bursting out when Mike saw him he tried to give Mutant a high five but Mutant just walked right past him like he did not even see him and came to me he put his pinky out for a high five for Zombie and joined his team and won!!!!! So the lesson is that Bullies can become your buddies 😀

4 stars

Reviewed by Sophia L. from Tawa and , 8 years old