Kids’ Club Review by Ara: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

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

Kids’ Club Review by Nikhil Raavi: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

Matilda loves reading books when she was four she read all children’s books in the library. She can move things with her mind . This story is a mix humor , adventure and mystery.

4 stars

Reviewed by Nikhil Raavi from Tawa and Greenacres School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: A wrinkle in time

A wrinkle in time / L’Engle, Madeleine

Charles and Meg’s father has disappeared many years ago. They meet Mrs Which but she is no ordinary old lady. Together, with Meg’s friend Calvin they travel through a wrinkle in time to search for their Dad. I loved this book as it is well written and engaging. It is really hard to put down. Children 8+ would enjoy this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Miki: Matilda

Matilda / Dahl, Roald

I thought that Matilda was very clever with the times tables.
I also thought that Miss Trunchbull was very very bad.
I wish that I was very clever like Matilda.

3 stars

Reviewed by Miki from Johnsonville and Rewa Rewa School , 8 years old

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

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

This book is hilarious from start to end, it’s about a girl called Phoebe who skipped a rock across a pond and hit a unicorn in the face. This resulted in a forever lasting friendship between Phoebe and the unicorn named Marigold. My favorite part was when on Halloween, Phoebe met the candy-breathing dragon Todd who spits candy out of its mouth.

4 stars

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