Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Howl’s moving castle

Howl’s moving castle / Jones, Diana Wynne

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells about three kids named Sophie, Lettie and Martha. Sophie was the oldest of all the daughters. They lived with their parents in market chipping, a town in the magical kingdom of Ingary but when their mother died, their father married a woman named Fanny. Then their father died and Fanny separated their kids. Sophie would work in a hat shop, Lettie would work in a cake shop and Martha would live with a woman. Then there was a castle that all people were afraid of. It belonged to a wizard called Howl. The people of the town were also afraid of the witch of the waste. One day, she discovers that she is in a horrid spell which transforms her into an old lady. She then decides to see the castle but when she went inside, she meets a new boy named Michael. He is a nice boy. She also meets a fire demon and she decides to strike a bargain to remove the spell. She then decides to help clean the house for Howl. One Day, they also meet Howl’s nephews. Their names were Megan and Mari. Then Sophie has a new dog, which is a dog man. Then, the witch of the waste figured out where the castle so they moved to Sophie’s house and they decided to open a flower shop.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: The word witch

The word witch / Mahy, Margaret

I rated this book 5 stars because it tells about the collection of poems written by Margaret Mahy. Some are short and easy to read aloud like oh, there was an old woman and some poems are longer like A summer Saturday morning .My favourite ones were a summer Saturday morning, the remarkable cake, George’s pet, further adventures of humpty dumpty, sea song, song, unexpected summer soup and 17 kings and 42 elephants.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and Hampton Hill School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ann: The word witch

The word witch / Mahy, Margaret

I like all the poems in this book. My favorite one was On a Summery Saturday Morning, it’s about two kids walking their dogs in the park, and the dogs chase everything! But when they chase the geese, the geese chase back. I would like to recommend this book to anyone who likes poetry.

5 stars

Reviewed by Ann from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Snapdragon

Snapdragon / Leyh, Kat

This graphic novel is about a girl called Snapdragon (Snap). Her town thinks that Jacks, an old, eccentric woman, is a witch, but Snap is not sure that she is. However, when Snap starts helping Jacks she realises that Jacks may have some magical powers and also that there might be a family connection. I LOVED this novel as it had an engaging plot and I wanted to find out what happened. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

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