Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: Samoan heroes

Samoan heroes / Riley, David

I loved all the inspirational people in this book,from the First head of state of independent Samoa to James Johnson.The most inspiring to me is Dwayne Johnson,Hey went from only having $7 to his name into a million dollar empire and a very successful career.5 stars.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: Enola Holmes : the case of the missing marquess

Enola Holmes : the case of the missing marquess / Springer, Nancy

I absolutely love this book,Enola is
a great role model for girls.I think this book is so good because it’s from a different point of view of the Holmes family. I believe that another reason for this book’s success is the plot wasn’t at all predictable.Enola is also not like most book characters I’ve came across in a good way.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Jennifer: Henry VIII’s wives

Henry VIII's wivesHenry VIII’s wives, Alison Prince

This is a book about ALL of king Henry VII’s wives its a VERY interesting book and I highly recommend it
it is a mix between history and fiction as your reading actual facts of history but it’s not boring like a lot of history books!
age 10+

5 stars

Reviewed by Jennifer from Brooklyn and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

I enjoyed this book as I grew up near Christchurch and felt the earthquakes in Timaru when I was 4. I am a big fan of Fleur Beale’s I am not Esther series which is why I chose to read this, but I didnt like it quite as much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: 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 by Joyce Sidman.

This was a good but long book to read. I found it astonishing seeing Maria Merian’s great art. It felt as if the pictures came into reality every time I saw them. What a wonderful hand was gifted to Maria Merian. I think everyone should read this book as the art in it is a must see for everyone.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: 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.

This was a great book in this I learnt about the voyage of the HMS Endeavour and also how it was at the ship. It must have been a long and tough journey for the people in real life. The cook’s cook created many new recipes along the voyage using stuff the crew had hunted. This book was very well illustrated.

4 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old