Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Ramona the pest

Ramona the pest / Cleary, Beverly

This story is about a girl called Ramona who is starting kindergarten. She absolutely loves it but others at the kindergarten think she is a bit of a pest. I really enjoyed this book because it was entertaining and humorous. I think children 7+ would really enjoy it.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Becoming Brianna

Becoming Brianna / Libenson, Terri

Brianna is Jewish and her mother wants her to have a bat mitzva which is a Jewish ceremony that marks the entry into adulthood. She has to learn Hebrew and she has stage fright. Will she ready for this important celebration? I enjoyed this graphic novel as it was about something I was not familiar with. i rated it 4 stars.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The bad beginning

The bad beginning / Snicket, Lemony

This book is the first in a series of books about three children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. When they are orphaned by a terrible fire, they are sent to live with Count Olaf. Count Olaf wants to steal their inheritance so a whole series of unfortunate events begin……I absolutely love this series as it is witty, well written, and very engaging. I rate it 5 stars.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Arapū toi

Arapū toi / Wairama, Moira

This simple picture book is about the Maori alphabet. It has poems for each letter. While i cannot speak Maori, I found that I could understand a lot of what was written. This book is a brilliant way to learn Maori.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Wildlife of Aotearoa

Wildlife of Aotearoa / Bishop, Gavin

As the title says, this book is about all the varieties of wildlife that live in Aotearoa. It covers native and introduced wildlife. This book is interesting, detailed, educational, and brilliantly illustrated. I think most children would enjoy this book and I give it 5 stars.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Castle in the air

Castle in the air / Jones, Diana Wynne

This novel is about a man called Abdullah who bought a magic carpet from a merchant. His family want to find him a wife but one night he falls asleep on his carpet and wakes up in a garden and falls in love with a princess called Flower-in-the-night. However, an evil djinn steals the princess and Abdullah has to find her. I thought this was a great book as it was engaging and had adventure. I rated it 4 stars.

4 stars

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

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

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

Enola is the sister of Sherlock Holmes. Her mother mysteriously disappears so she goes on an adventure to try and find her. Arriving in London, however, becomes an exciting adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Enola is a great, feminist character and the story is exciting and well written. I give it 5 stars.

5 stars

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