Kids’ Club Review by Mastani: #Tumeke!

#Tumeke! / Petherick, Michael

I think #Tumeke! is a very funny book for everyone. I rate it 5 stars because it has a very cool and funny story I love how it includes lots of different points of view, from different students.

5 stars

Reviewed by Mastani from Miramar and Worser Bay School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe Alves: #Tumeke!

#Tumeke! / Petherick, Michael

It was quite interesting. It’s about a town and what’s happening in the town. There’s this person selling dirt at a festival and dunk the teacher! It’s mainly about the person who just moved there and all the events.

4 stars

Reviewed by Zoe Alves from Johnsonville and Cashmere Avenue School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: Wildlife of Aotearoa

Wildlife of Aotearoa / Bishop, Gavin

I learnt so much about the wildlife of New Zealand that I never knew before I read this book.I loved the illustrations they are accurate and beautiful. My favourite creature in this book is the blobfish because its ugly and eats whatever get in the way (we have alot in common).one of the most interesting fact I learnt from this book is that the first brown trout to hatch in New Zealand was in Christchurch in the 1860s.

5 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Nardous: The Inkberg Enigma

The Inkberg Enigma / King, Jonathan

This book was ok,I think there could have been a better storyline.One thing I wish could change is Gordan’s character development cause at the start of the book he was a good person and friends with miro’s dad next second he’s working for the bad guys,it just doesn’t seem right.I liked that Mrs. Danforth was finally able to leave the mansion after 50 years.2 stars.

2 stars

Reviewed by Nardous from Brooklyn and South Wellington Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Frida: Hineahuone

Hineahuone / Hall, Xoë

I found it interesting because I have heard quite different versions of it and I really loved the illustrations, colours and patterns. I understand why Hineahuone has little parts cut into shapes of her hair. It’s because she was made out of clay so those gaps Tane mahuta could not fill in. I gave it three stars because I think it could be a bit more interesting and exciting. And her eyes were too big.

3 stars

Reviewed by Frida from Brooklyn and Te Aro School , 7 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