Kids’ Club Review by Eve: The magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaurs

The magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaursThe magic school bus. In the time of the dinosaurs, by Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bruce Degen

This book we are talking about is in the Magic School Bus series. The series are about an imaginary and adventurous book. The book starts off that they want to find a Maiasaura. The thing I do not like about it is that there are too many speech bubbles. The thing I like about it is that it has a CD.

4 stars

Reviewed by Eve from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.

Back in the 17th century, it was really hard for a woman to succeed. This was not the case for Maria Merian who was considered to be the first ecologist. Maria was really talented at drawing bugs and her work documented the life of butterflies. I am not a huge fan of non-fiction books but this was really interesting and the book had beautiful illustrations.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: the girl who drew butterflies: how Maria Merian’s art changed science

Syndetics book coverThe girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman.
This is an interesting non-fiction book about an amazing person called Maria Merian who drew bugs from a young age. this is about her life and her contribution to science. She was amazing. I am a huge fan of this book as it is fascinating how a woman back then managed to achieve so much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Hermes : tales of the trickster

Hermes : tales of the tricksterHermes : tales of the trickster, George O’Connor

This book is a part of a series of comic books. This comic is about Hermes, who has been a handful since he was born in a cave because his mother was banished. Even as a little boy, Hermes is causing trouble. I am not a huge fan of comics so I did not really enjoy this book. However, children who enjoy comics may enjoy this one.

2 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

 

I loved the watercolour pictures and the fact the book had recipes – they ate kangaroo, dog, albatross, turtles, stingray and pease porridge! I learnt about where Captain Cook and his people travelled, about the places and the people who lived there, and that they visited other countries too – not just New Zealand.

5 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old