Kids’ Club Review by Henry: Extra weird!

Extra weird!Extra weird!, Anh Do ; illustrations by Jules Faber

I like weir’s dad best because of his weird dances and I am interested in why weir is only scared of ladybugs.

3 stars

Reviewed by Henry from Central City and Greenacres School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: Race to the end of the world

Race to the end of the worldRace to the end of the world, A.L. Tait

I thought this was an excellent book because it is full of adventures, a little bit of mystery and fantasy. The main character is a boy called Quinn who is accepted into a special school where they are training to be scribes for explorers. The explorers need scribes so they can make their maps. The reason they need these maps is because the king has made a competition. The first person who can come back after mapping the world will win. Can Quinn become a scribe? Won’t he just fall off the end of the world? It is flat, after all…
I think this book is suitable for 8+ because it has some fighting scenes which younger kids might find scary. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars

The slightly alarming tale of the whispering warsThe slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars, Jaclyn Moriarty ; illustrations by Kelly Canby

I think that this book was great! There are two main characters, Finlay and Honeybee. They take turns one chapter after another to tell the story. It is really funny and it is filled with Shadowmages (people who get their magic from weaving dark thread) like sterling silver foxes, witches and sirens and the Spellbinders who are the only people able to stop the dark magic. There are also good mages like faeries who get their magic from good thread. The whisperers, normally kind people who are also shadowmages, are kidnapping children and supercharging their whispers to lure more people in to their kingdom, but no one knows why. Finlay and Honeybee spot two strange children standing in the town square. Who are they and why are they there? Could that change the course of history forever?
This book follows on from the Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the two books share some of the same characters. You don’t need to read them in order but the second one does give away a few things about the first – so you have been warned!

I would advise this book for all lovers of fantasy, adventure and let’s say, a spoonful of mischief. Age 7+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte MettlestoneThe extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty ; illustrated by Kelly Canby,

I think that this book is an excellent read, full of adventure and imagination. Bronte has a crazy number of aunts (10 to be exact) and when she receives a telegram to say that her parents were killed by canon fire from the pirate ship the Thistleskull, she is thrown headlong into an absolutely crazy adventure where she must visit all her many aunts. All the adventures, as in the title, are quite inconvenient for Bronte as she has to follow a series of tasks to give gifts to her aunts.
I liked this book because it was full of humour and Bronte was very funny. I wish Bronte was real so I could meet her one day. She is quirky and would have lots to say about everything. I recommend this book for 7+. Bronte is also in an equally great sequel, the Slightly Alarming Tales of the Whispering Wars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith:The secret of the old clock

Syndetics book coverThe secret of the old clock  by Carolyn Keene.

This book is about 18 year old girl Nancy Drew. Josiah Crowley has died and all his money has been left to the Tophams. But there are families who claim that they were told they would get money and there is another will. Can Nancy find out who is lying and solve the MYSTERY?
I liked this book because there were lots of exiciting moments when she was about to find it but the will was not there.
The only thing bad about the book was the writing was a bit old fashioned and hard to understand in some places, but it is worth persevering. I would advise for readers of 8+.

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tzipporah: Weir Do

Weir DoWeir Do, Anh Do ; illustrated by Jules Faber

It was very funny. I liked when everyone in Weir Do’s class had head lice. There was nothing I didn’t like.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tzipporah from Central City and Amesbury School , 7 years old