Kids’ Club Review by Siona: The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

The hunger games is one of those books you get lost in for hours. It’s nail biting action and emotional romance really hooks the reader in. Overall I think the hunger games is a book I will definitely read again.

4 stars

Reviewed by Siona from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Naomi: The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games takes place in a shattered world, where America has been split into 12 districts, all lead by The Capitol. As punishment for the nuclear war, The Capitol created a compulsory tournament called the Hunger Games, in which 12 boys and 12 girls are taken to fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister’s place, saving her from certain death. Will Katnis be able to survive, or will the odds not be in her favor?

5 stars

Reviewed by Naomi from Miramar, 12 years old

Top 10 eBooks for August

Lots of Hunger Games and Harry Potter this month. Here are the most downloaded eBooks for August

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins,

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

6. City of Ashes by  Cassandra Clare

7. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

8. Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.  Rowling

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling


Kids’ Club Review by Mia: Catching fire

Catching fireCatching fire, by Suzanne Collins

If action is your middle name. This would be perfect for you. Katniss and Peeta are alive and happily thinking that they aren’t going to get chosen. Every 25 years they have a “Quarter quell” which is like the hunger games but one rule they add. This years “Hunger games” is the 75th so it is a “Quarter quell”. What will the new rule be? Who will get chosen?

Series book 2 out of 3

4 stars

Reviewed by Mia from Wadestown, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Mia: The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

If your an action lover, this book would be great for you. It’s about a girl called Katniss (age: 16) who is poor, and lives in district 12 (a district is like a town district 1 is the richest and district 12 is the poorest) so to keep her family alive she has to hunt for food. Every year there is what they call “The Hunger games” where two people(tributes) from each district fight to the death. There’s 24 tributes but only one comes out. Who will it be?

5 stars

Reviewed by Mia from Wadestown, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by sophie: The Hunger Games

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games, by Collins, Suzanne.

it is great book about teens between the age 12 and 18 if u were those ages or between u would have to write your and if u got picked u would have to fight for you distict

5 stars

Reviewed by sophie from Brooklyn, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anika: Mockingjay

MockingjayMockingjay, by Collins, Suzanne.

this last book to the hunger games series is awesome. katniss has become the rebles mockingjay for the fight against the capitol. all the remaining tributes from the quater quell have been captured by the capitol except for katniss and finnick. gale and a few others have to go rescue the remaining tributes. katniss finds that peeta has been hijacked so his memories of katniss are scary and her doesn’t love her anymore. prim comes up with the idea of hijacking peeta back. Spoiler Alert: at the end the capitol is finished and president snow is dead. katniss lives with peeta and her two childeren.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anika, 10 years old

Archery at the Olympics

Did you know that archery is the proper name for Katniss Everdeen’s special skill with the bow and arrow in The Hunger Games series? Archery has been a popular competition sport since ancient times. The Chinese, Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Persians all used a bow and arrow for hunting, warfare and competition. Archery was very popular in medieval England, and archery tournaments were held. Robin Hood, as well as being a famous outlaw, was also known for being an excellent shooter with a bow and arrow.

Archery first became an Olympic sport in 1900, but it stopped being an Olympic sport for 50 years before being reintroduced in 1972. Archers compete on an outdoor range, and have to shoot 72 arrows at targets 70 metres away. Each target is 122 centimetres in diameter, and has 10 rings inside it, each 6.1 centimetres wide. Each ring increases by one point, until you get to the centre, the bull’s eye, which is worth 10 points.

Men and women both compete in archery in individual, and in team tournaments. The female competitors from South Korea are very good; they have won every women’s individual gold medal from 1984 to 2000. The South Korean women’s team have won every team event since 1988 as well.

You can learn about every single Olympic sport in the Macmillan encyclopedia of Olympic sports.