Kids’ Club Review by Mastani: A wrinkle in time

A wrinkle in time / L’Engle, Madeleine

I think A Wrinkle in Time is a interesting book about how people never expect things that happen and how some people are suspicious, some you can obviously trust, and how some people might trick you, some will help you. I rate it 3 stars because it has a very creative story, full of surprises. And you get to know the characters very well.

3 stars

Reviewed by Mastani from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: The bad beginning

The bad beginning / Snicket, Lemony

I rated this book 4 stars because it tells about three kids who lived with their parents. The names were Violet, Sunny, Klaus. Violet is the oldest of all and she likes to make inventions. Klaus likes to examine creatures in tide pools and sunny likes to bite on things. But when their parents perish in a fire. They live with an evil man named Count Olaf. He treats the kids very badly and forces them to do all the house chores but at a play, Mr Poe, the bank manager says that Count Olaf has to be arrested because he was an evil man but he and his men’s escape so Mr Poe is going to call the police to find them so the kids live with Mr Poe now. I learnt that you should not trust mean people.

4 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Snapdragon

Snapdragon / Leyh, Kat

This graphic novel is about a girl called Snapdragon (Snap). Her town thinks that Jacks, an old, eccentric woman, is a witch, but Snap is not sure that she is. However, when Snap starts helping Jacks she realises that Jacks may have some magical powers and also that there might be a family connection. I LOVED this novel as it had an engaging plot and I wanted to find out what happened. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Guinea dog

Guinea dog / Jennings, Patrick

I rated this book 5 stars because it is about a boy named Rufus in fifth grade who wants a dog. His best and worst friend has one. His neighbours had one too but his dad says no because he thought that it stinks, it brings fleas into the house and dad works from home so it will annoy him. One day, his mum buys him a guinea pig which he named Fido. They make a deal that it’s Rufus’s responsibility to take care of Fido. But one time Fido is found in his backpack at school so he tries to hide Fido from the kids but at recess she comes out and starts chasing Rufus which made a school recess parade that was funny.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Olivia: Captain Whiskers

Captain Whiskers / Strong, Jeremy

I loved this book because it was a little gem book which is specially designed for kids with dyslexia. I loved the book because it was short and sweet. The storyline was interesting. The pictures were nicely illustrated and I loved every single cat out of the 101 cats and the cat names were funny. I loved captain whiskers the most.

4 stars

Reviewed by Olivia from Khandallah and Wadestown School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isobel: The ersatz elevator

The ersatz elevator / Snicket, Lemony

I rated this book four stars because it was BRILLIANT because i learnt a ton of new words like ersatz and wretched. but the tv series was very boring. I liked the how Lemony Snicket wrote it so when they got caught in the net at the bottom of the elevator I felt sad but when Sunny climbed up the side I felt hopeful.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isobel from Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay School , 9 years old