That’s a Wrap!

Wow – the Summer Reading Challenge is finished for another year. It was fantastic to see so many great review coming in over the last 8 weeks.

We librarians are busy crunching numbers behind the scenes, and will announce the winners in the next couple of weeks.

There are two main prizes (every review you wrote was one entry into this prize draw), and also a prize for the top school.

If you completed the reading bingo challenge and gave us your booklet, then you will receive a book prize too. You’ll hear from your local librarian soon.

And if you want to now… there were 708 reviews written in total. Cool!

But don’t slow down now! You can keep reading and reviewing (and earning prizes) all year long through our online Kids’ Club (…it’s very similar to the Summer Reading Challenge, but without the big prize draws). Check out our booklists and this blog for some reading inspiration.

Kids’ Club Review by Alicia: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I think Fing is an excellent book because it was really funny, I found the different names of the monsters really funny. I rate this book 5/5 because it was so awesome and funny.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Solomon: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

The book Cook’s Cook is about the story of captain Cook’s voyage from the perspective of his one handed cook. The book is filled with real life resapices that cook’s cook made on the voyage. I personally enjoyed reading the book because of the detail and amazing illustrations. I would recommend this book to everybody that likes a story from a different perspective. I think Gavin Bishop is a very talented author.

3 stars

Reviewed by Solomon from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Brianna: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

I think fing was a good book because it was interesting and you got to hear Strange names for the monsters.

5 stars

Reviewed by Brianna from Miramar and Seatoun School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Lyla

LylaLyla, Fleur Beale

I enjoyed this book as I grew up near Christchurch and felt the earthquakes in Timaru when I was 4. I am a big fan of Fleur Beale’s I am not Esther series which is why I chose to read this, but I didnt like it quite as much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Victor: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

It is the adventure of MAX and the MIDKNIGHTS. Max and his uncle go to BYJOVIA, but it is not the same as before, so they set off with the midknights to find the once-thought- dead king and bring him back.

5 stars

Reviewed by Victor from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 10 years old