Kids’ Club Review by Tiana: A tangle of knots

A tangle of knotsA tangle of knots, Lisa Graff

The tangle of knots was a really good book and I would love to have a baking talent like Cady. When I read the review about this book, the peanut butter factory made no sense at all, but then I read the book and found out it did make sense.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tiana from Karori and St Teresa’s School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: The thief lord

The thief lordThe thief lord, Cornelia Funke

Twelve years old, Prosper and five years old, Boniface are brothers being pursued by Victor Getz, a private detective. The boys’ aunt and uncle, Esther, and Max Hartlieb want to find Boniface (Bo for short) to adopt him because the boys’ mother passed away. They only wanted to adopt angelic Bo, and they intend to send Prosper away to boarding school because they believe Prosper is too old to be adopted. Read the book for more! This is a wonderful book and I recommend any age can read this.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte MettlestoneThe extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty ; illustrated by Kelly Canby,

I think that this book is an excellent read, full of adventure and imagination. Bronte has a crazy number of aunts (10 to be exact) and when she receives a telegram to say that her parents were killed by canon fire from the pirate ship the Thistleskull, she is thrown headlong into an absolutely crazy adventure where she must visit all her many aunts. All the adventures, as in the title, are quite inconvenient for Bronte as she has to follow a series of tasks to give gifts to her aunts.
I liked this book because it was full of humour and Bronte was very funny. I wish Bronte was real so I could meet her one day. She is quirky and would have lots to say about everything. I recommend this book for 7+. Bronte is also in an equally great sequel, the Slightly Alarming Tales of the Whispering Wars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: No stars to wish on

No stars to wish onNo stars to wish on, Zana Fraillon

No Stars to Wish on is about a boy called Jack who is accidentally put in an orphanage and given the name 49. He is trying to work out who is the actual 49 and also how to get back home. This is a lovely book to read. Children 9+ would love it too.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Samuel: The slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars

The slightly alarming tale of the whispering warsThe slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars, Jaclyn Moriarty ; illustrations by Kelly Canby

A great book. The fact that it is set in the perspectives of two people who have different opinions about the same things makes it very unique. The slightly alarming tale of the whispering wars is about the start of the whispering wars (obviously) and the orphanage working with a VERY stuck up boarding school to defeat the whisperers and their mind controlled army.

5 stars

Reviewed by Samuel from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Newsprints

NewsprintsNewsprints, Ru Xu

Blue was a news writer. she got into the navy ship but escaped. phew…. After that the navy hunted Blue. Blue was in trouble. I was excited when I was wondering whether she could get out of it

3 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 8 years old