Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: Wildlife of Aotearoa

Wildlife of Aotearoa / Bishop, Gavin

I learnt so much about the wildlife of New Zealand that I never knew before I read this book.I loved the illustrations they are accurate and beautiful. My favourite creature in this book is the blobfish because its ugly and eats whatever get in the way (we have alot in common).one of the most interesting fact I learnt from this book is that the first brown trout to hatch in New Zealand was in Christchurch in the 1860s.

5 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: The Inkberg Enigma

The Inkberg Enigma / King, Jonathan

This book was ok,I think there could have been a better storyline.One thing I wish could change is Gordan’s character development cause at the start of the book he was a good person and friends with miro’s dad next second he’s working for the bad guys,it just doesn’t seem right.I liked that Mrs. Danforth was finally able to leave the mansion after 50 years.2 stars.

2 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Frida: Hineahuone

Hineahuone / Hall, Xoë

I found it interesting because I have heard quite different versions of it and I really loved the illustrations, colours and patterns. I understand why Hineahuone has little parts cut into shapes of her hair. It’s because she was made out of clay so those gaps Tane mahuta could not fill in. I gave it three stars because I think it could be a bit more interesting and exciting. And her eyes were too big.

3 stars

Reviewed by Frida from Brooklyn and Te Aro School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Frida: Diana, Princess of the Amazons

Diana, Princess of the Amazons / Hale, Shannon

I like this book quite a bit because of the illustrations, action and story in it.
(I’m also keen on the Hale’s Princess in Black series).
I give it 4 stars because I think it could be a little more exciting.
Other then that it was really good!

4 stars

Reviewed by Frida from Brooklyn and Te Aro School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Imogen: Samoan heroes

Samoan heroes / Riley, David

This book is about people in Samoa who are heroes. This is an information book not a story book.
I enjoyed of how there was cartoon pictures and real life pictures.
I would recommend to people who like looking at heroes who changed the world.

4 stars

Reviewed by Imogen from Brooklyn and Cashmere Avenue School , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: The bad beginning

The bad beginning / Snicket, Lemony

I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. It went past my high standards in books especially when they found out that count Olaf had pretended to be related to them to steal their fortune. My favourite character has to be violet because of how much she loves her siblings, she was willing to marry count Olaf (a man 40 years older than her) to save sunny that a pretty heroic thing to do. This series is very underrated and I hope one day it gets the recognition it deserves.

5 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: Hineahuone

Hineahuone / Hall, Xoë

This story is like a Maori version of Adam and eve (I hope that isn’t offensive).Hineahuone represents everything a women does “New life and endless possibilities”.The illustrations are flawless.5 stars

5 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: The promise of Puanga : a story for Matariki

The promise of Puanga : a story for Matariki / Wadsworth, Kirsty

This book is the story of a beautiful friendship and how much one would sacrifice to keep their true friend/friends happy.I thino the part I loved most is when hana and Puanga talked for the last time.Ifew I could give this book another name it would be “The star of friendship”.

5 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old