Kids’ Club Review by Jessie: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

I liked the part when she put her mother’s shampoo into her father’s shampoo and his hair turned white 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessie from Cummings Park and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: House of many ways

House of many ways / Jones, Diana Wynne

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells that Charmain has agreed to look after Great Uncle- William’s house because Uncle William is ill and the elves are going to cure him. Charmain thinks that it is an easy task to but she discovers that the house is all messy. She meets a dog called Waif. She discovers that when she asks a question to Uncle William, his voice comes from the thin air. One day, she meets a new boy whose name is Peter. She went into a room and discovered that there were lots of books in the room and she began to read them. She found a book which has spells and wanted to do a flying spell but she made other spells work and she landed on a valley. She is also is being targeted by a Lubbock. Then an elf comes back with a box of 3 Lubbock eggs and told them that it was in the wizard and that he will be ready to come back in 3 or 4 days mostly. He also told them eggs shouldn’t be touched and it can be dangerous. So Charmain went to the royal mansion to get Calcifer the fire demon. Then, a prince came and said that he wanted to be prince and he had Morgan but Charmain and Sim had evidence so they proved it and he couldn’t be king.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Castle in the air

Castle in the air / Jones, Diana Wynne

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells that there is a carpenter named Abdullah who lived in the south of Ingary. He always spent his time daydreaming. When his father had died, he had left Abdullah money to last his time. One day, a stranger came across him and was selling a magic carpet. Abdullah bought the carpet for 415 gold. He goes to sleep on the carpet but wakes up find himself in a beautiful garden with a young woman, Flower –in –the –night. She never seen a man rather than her father, first believe that he is a woman. One night, when he arrive just as she got taken away by a huge flying djinn. Then Sultan of Zanzib blames Abdullah and throws him in jail. Fortunately Abdullah is saved by his magic carpet and escapes from Zanzib. Abdullah ends in a desert fell on a group of bandits who have a cranky genie who grants one wish a day. In the night Abdullah steals the genie and flees off. He meets a solider on his way and kittens whom solider names Midnight and they travelled to Ingary on the magic carpet. They arrived there and he met Sophie and Sophie and Howl and they went with him to the castle in the air and they found Flower in the night there. They also discovered that the solider was Prince Justin. Then they rescued Flower in the night and they got married and the king allowed them build a house and live in it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

I loved this book from start to end! It’s about a girl called Matilda who loves reading more than anyone. She soon discovers that she has hidden powers. Whenever her mean parents yell at her, she somehow controls it. Matilda practices every day to build up her power. Then she and Miss Honey-her school teacher-go to get revenge on the principal who hates children. My favorite part was the end where Matilda decides to live with Miss Honey.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Johnsonville and Northland School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Dragon captives

Dragon captives / McMann, Lisa

The unwanteds quests book 1 ( dragon captives)
Rated 9 to 15 plus
It has been ten years since the final battle between Artimé and warbler island and the residents have had peace from that battle forward. Until now…. Alex, the head mage of Artimé has his hands full with his twin sisters, Fifer and Thisbe. They inherit a strange destructive magic which Alex must try to stop for the safety of his people and his sisters. It makes Fifer and Thisbes life boring and they always have nothing to do. When pans daughters and brothers ( they are dragons who appear in island of graves and so forward,) come back for their replacement wings because they have outgrown them, Fifer and Thisbe, ( and their friend Seth!) try to help the dragons and that leads them on a journey to the land of dragons. They must find a way out and stay together to keep safe as they find that this place is not safe at all. I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.
THIS BOOK IS BY LISA MCMANN

Ara Wyatt

5 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle

Phoebe and her unicorn : a Heavenly Nostrils chronicle / Simpson, Dana

Phoebe and her unicorn number 1
Get ready for an epic tale about a normal girl and a sparkle crazy unicorn! Phoebe and her unicorn is a well written graphic fantasy that 7 year olds will DIE FOR. Phoebe is a 7 year old who has a normal dweeby life as a part nerd. She gets bullied a lot by a girl named Dakota who is extra fashionable and sort of snotty. The unicorn / Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is a cool, sparkly, bright unicorn who is approximately around 13 years old? Phoebe and Marigold first meet when Marigold is staring into a puddle and gazing at her reflection ‘mesmerised’ by her reflection. This book is a graphic novel and I am going to rate it 3 stars because it was kind of not interesting at some points.

3 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

Matilda
Be ready for a great tale for all ages! This book is about a 7 or 6 year old girl who is very smart but her parents, who are ratbags don’t let her go to school. Matilda’s father sells second hand cars that look like they work but they don’t because they run on sawdust. Matilda’s mother on the other hand just stays at home doing nothing. They think she’s four years old!!! When she goes to school she meets two teachers: Mrs trunchbull and Mrs honey. Mrs honey is Matilda’s teacher in her first year and is amazed at how smart she is. Mrs trinchbull is the evil principle who is Mrs honey’s only living relative. Join Matilda on her journey as she unfolds the mystery of her secret powers and the life of Mrs honey. This book is rated 5 stars
because of how heartwarming it is and the beautiful language.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ara from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Emily: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

When I started reading the book Matilda I found it very funny and there were a lot of different characters which I really liked because it meant there were a lot of different scenes in the book. The book was like no other book. You had to read it and only after that you could put it down. This is an extremely good book and you should read it now!

5 stars

Reviewed by Emily from Wadestown and Wadestown School , 8 years old