Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The crooked sixpence

The crooked sixpenceThe crooked sixpence, Jennifer Bell

This book is about a girl called Ivy Sparrow and her brother Seb Sparrow. When they see a feather writing a threatening message on the wall, they know something uncommon is happening. Ivy and Seb soon find themselves whisked away by Valian Kaye. to Lundinor, a city of uncommon things.
Adventure lurks around every corner and a dark family secret is one of the main themes. Can Ivy and Seb save Lundinor from a nefarious gang, before it’s to late?
I would recommend this book to 8-12 year olds. Some bits are scary.
This book is a mix of Adventure, Mystery, Magic and some spookiness.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: Rise of the earth dragon

Rise of the earth dragonRise of the earth dragon, by Tracey West ; illustrated by Graham Howells

This book has a good opening.
It is good for less confident kids to gain confidence in reading
It is about a boy called Drake who finds out he is a dragon master.
He is taken to the kings palace and meets his dragon. But can his dragon, who doesn’t want to fly or make fire, save the all in the end?
I liked the plot but for me there were to many exclamation marks! 🙁

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: How to bee

How to beeHow to bee, Bren MacDibble

I really loved this book. It is about a girl called Peony who really wants to be a bee. It is in the future and all the bees are extinct, so they have to use people. Peony lives in a shed on the farm run by the Foreman. Peony’s mother works in the city and wants Peony to come with her. One day Peony is taken to the city. Can she escape?

In the first 2 chapters I had trouble understanding how she talks and some bits were a bit scary.
I would advise 9+to anyone who wants to read it. Peony is a brave character and in reading the book she makes you feel braver.

The book is a mix of Adventure, Love and Friendship.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The world’s worst children. 2

The world's worst children. 2The world’s worst children. 2, David Walliams ; illustrated in glorious colour by Tony Ross

I enjoyed reading this book. I think it is best read about aloud because other people can laugh at the humour in the stories. It is also good because it is not 1 long story about a naughty kid, it is a series of funny short stories about lots of naughty kids. My favourite story in the book was Gruesome Griselda.
I think people from 5-10 would like this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The wishing spell

The wishing spellThe wishing spell, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I liked this book quite a lot. But for me there were too many words that were not needed in sentences which made them confusing to read and I would have liked it more if the challenges to find the ingredients for the wishing spell were harder.
This book is a mix of Adventure, Love, Magic and I think Mystery.
I would recommend this to 7-12 year olds.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: Wakestone Hall

Wakestone HallWakestone Hall, by Judith Rossell

I thought this book was absolutely excellent. The main character is Stella Montgomery. The book is the last in a series of three. The whole series is great. In Wakestone Hall Stella is sent to boarding school. She meets two girls and they all become friends, the grumpy Agapanthus and the timid Ottolie. But then one day one of her friends goes missing. As mysteries unfold will Stella be able to save her friends from the nefarious villain?
I really like the book because it is a mix of… mystery, adventure and friendship.
Some bits in this book are a bit scary. I would advise readers who are 8+ to read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isla: Kiwicorn

KiwicornKiwicorn, Kat Merewether

A cute and adorable book with the famous kiwi staring. So cute!!!!! An adorable kiwi with a rainbow beak what couldn’t be better?!

4 stars

Reviewed by Isla from Central City and Clyde Quay School , 10 years old