Kids’ Club Review by Ethan: Middle school, the worst years of my life

Middle school, the worst years of my lifeMiddle school, the worst years of my life, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Laura Park

During the holidays, I have been reading Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life. It is about this boy who has been bad his whole life and has been expelled from lots of schools. Now he has one last chance to prove himself, or he will be sent off to Military School. I have enjoyed reading it at night. The character I have enjoyed the most is the principal. Because it has taught me a lot about how middle school’s (Year 6-8) are in the USA. The movie is quite good too, but I would prefer the book.

Thanks For Reading
Ethan K

4 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Calla: Best book day ever! (so far)

Best book day ever! (so far), by Liz Pichon

I loved this book! It is a super fun read, for all ages and all genders! I really like all the tom gates book but this one just floated my boat! Tom Gates and His best Friends Derek are the main characters in this book but there are other side-line characters. It is book week at Toms school and all is well until costume day… This book is super funny and has cool doodles as if it was a real diary. I highly recommend this book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Calla from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by finlay: Extra special treats (–not)

Extra special treats (--not)Extra special treats (–not), by Liz Pichon

This book would be good for 7 year olds and over its about a boy named Tom Gates who is really in to drawing and goes to school with a really annoying person named Marcus. Who always brags about his star pupil badge one day at school they get snowed in and Marcus has to come home with Tom. Marcus is so annoying to Tom when Marcus goes Tom is so happy he’s gone.

3 stars

Reviewed by finlay from Tawa, 11 years old

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers.  The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin.  Does one of those those names seem familiar?  Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!

Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday?  It would be a such a great gift.  Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!

But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:


  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths

Kids’ Club Review by Calla: Family, friends and furry creatures

Family, friends and furry creatures, by Liz pichon

I love Tom Gates books! They are funny and wacky all in one. In this one Tom Gates (the main character) has school project and through out the story in explains how he makes the project and the challenges he goes to. As a bonus you get to see the finish project in the story. I highly recommend this book to all readers and especially ones aged 6-12.

5 stars

Reviewed by Calla from Tawa and , 10 years old