Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

Bolt is an orphan who wants to find his family. A 12-year-old baron wants Bolt to come an while Bolt thinks his is on his way to find his family, The baron is not who Bolt thinks he is and he bites Bolt. Bolt becomes a half boy, half penguin and there is worse to come…..I enjoyed this book as it was funny, easy to read, and enjoyable.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is complicated. On one page, it is about a boring story with a princess and prince. It is full of spelling mistakes and is dull. On the other page, there are funny characters who are making comments about how boring the story is and how glad they are when it is ALL over. I thought this book was funny and the illustrations quirky. It makes you think about how some stories have the same plot. Is it the worst book ever? That’s for you to judge.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The curse of the Werepenguin

The curse of the WerepenguinThe curse of the Werepenguin, Allan Woodrow ; illustrated by Scott Brown

Although this is another book about an orphan trying to find his family, it has a twist. Bolt is invited to Bulgaria by a Baron. thinking he was finally finding out about his family, Bolt discovers that the Baron is 12 and shouts all the time. He also bites and Bolt becomes half boy and half penguin. This is only the start of Bolt’s adventures. I thought this was a readable book, although a bit on the silly side. Children 8+ may like this book.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The bridge home

The bridge homeThe bridge home, Padma Venkatraman

This book is based in Chennai. Two sisters called Viji and Rukku runaway to Chennai but discover that it is very dangerous. They find shelter under a bridge and become friends with two boys. They make a fun life even though they have to search in trash. However, when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk asking strangers for help or keeping the new life they have. I LOVED this book. It is well written and very hard to put down. The characters are well developed too. I recommend this book to children 9+ .

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Sticking with pigs

Sticking with pigsSticking with pigs, Mary-Anne Scott

13 yr old Wolf feels more like a distant friend rather than a family member when his brother Davey is suddenly diagnosed with Addison’s disease. So when uncle Jem agrees to take him on a hunting trip he’s definitely excited. But when the trip turn out to be more than he bargained for Wolf feels uncertain he’ll make it out alive.

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about the most boring (and possibly complicated) book ever. It is dry, uninteresting, and dull. The characters in the book are tired of the author’s boring style so fight against it. One side of the page has the boring story that is poorly written and full of typos, on the other are cute creatures complaining how bad the story is. I liked this book as it was weird and unusual. Small children would love this book as it is funny.

4 stars

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