Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The bridge home

The bridge homeThe bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

This book is just amazing. This was written so well by Padma Venkatraman and really got me imagining the story like it was true. Althrough it was like a letter written to Rukku from Viji (the main characters) and was very detailed. The story line was just too good and I loved reading it. This book needs to be read by every single person on the world.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Miki: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

I wonder why he did not do it his way first. I wish I can do bomb too.I like bombing like MANU! I love this story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

This book had a really good message “believe in yourself and persevere”. I couldn’t tell if the main character was a boy or a girl but their Nan continued to believe in them, even though they didn’t. Believing worked and you have to do things in your own original way. This was a nice picture book set somewhere around New Zealand.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I think that the girl Myrtle is a bit of a meanie and her parents are so nice to her and they give her whatever she wants. Spoiler Alert: I was really happy when Myrtle disappeared. The illustrations are really good and I would recommend it to confident readers.

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: To Night Owl from Dogfish

To Night Owl from DogfishTo Night Owl from Dogfish, Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

One day Avery Bloom got an email from Bett Devlin saying that their parents had met at a building expo in Chicago three months ago and now were a couple. Avery just didn’t get she totally didn’t believe what Bett was saying. Slowly with evidence Bett gave her she started to believe her. They both planned to try separate their parents and doing that they didn’t understand but got closer together. When their dads got separated they both were so into being sisters. They were separated from talking but till talked to each other secretly. Secretly they planned to go to the same camp again the next summer. ( Last summer they were sent together on purpose to be better together.) And finally like always the story had a happy ending.

I recommend this book for anyone over 9 to read it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Lauren: How Māui fished up the North Island

How Māui fished up the North IslandHow Māui fished up the North Island, retold by Donovan Bixley ; advised and translated by Dr Darryn Joseph

This book was good and a little bit funny in one part. I didn’t like way the older brothers treated Maui; they didn’t show much respect to him. The cartoon pictures were good and I liked the little bit of Te Reo in it. Maui’s little dog was so cute!!

4 stars

Reviewed by Lauren from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 9 years old