Kids’ Club Review by Sophia: The Inkberg Enigma

The Inkberg Enigma / King, Jonathan

An amazing graphic novel with an entertaining and spooky backstory. A little tricky to understand the story at the start (that’s why the four not a five), but so fun when you finally get into it! Two Brave children (Zia and Miro) find themselves trapped in the same normal city but discovering shady unusual secrets. I am definitely recommending this book to my friends! An amazing Jonathan King book!

4 stars

Reviewed by Sophia from Kilbirnie and Roseneath School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

As 8 yr old Barnaby is continuously being spooked he and his older sisters head out on a mission to uncover the truth of the ghosts and their family. This book is definitely suited for older children

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

When Ollie saves a book from being thrown into a stream, she does not realise she is about to become part of a mysterious adventure. The book is about a farm and a girl who has two boys in love with her. when Ollie goes on a school trip to a farm, she discovers that the woman who was throwing away the book actually owns the farm and the graves of the girl and two boys are there. I really enjoyed this book as it was well written and engaging.

4 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

This book is about an 11-year-old girl called ollie. She finds a woman who is going to throw a book in the river so she takes the book. The book is called Small Spaces which is a about a farm. On a school trip. Ollie discovers that the owner of the book owns the farm they are visiting and that the graves of the people in the book are the characters she is reading about…….This is a very enjoyable read that is gripping. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book turned out be better than I thought. The storyline was amazing and the story written just too good.I don’t recommend any age to read it as I didn’t find anything creepy or scary about this.

5 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tiana: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

I thought this was a spooky book but I really liked it. This is one of those books that you read it but you can’t tell what’s going to happen next. I also really liked the idea of the scarecrow.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is 8 years old and he finds out that a person in each generation of his family has supernatural powers and that he might actually be this person. Barney thinks that he is being haunted by his dead uncle and his sister Tabitha is determined to help him out. I really enjoyed this book although it was scary in places. It is well written and it is also a NZ book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Merekara: Small spaces

Small spacesSmall spaces, Katherine Arden

Small Spaces was exciting and thrilling!
Someone called the smiling man who’s magical and evil, turns kids into scarecrows and uses them like puppets. We’re definitely getting the sequel!

5 stars

Reviewed by Merekara from Newtown and Ridgway School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

Barney Palmer is eight years old and he is almost normal. In the Palmer family one person in each generation has supernatural powers. Barney discovers that he is haunted. I really enjoyed this NZ book. It is extremely well written and exciting.

3 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old