Kids’ Club Review by Liam: Percy Jackson and the lightning thief

The lightning thief / Riordan, Rick
A creative, thrilling, beautifully descriptive book. Packed full of adventures, life and death experiences, godly powers, and a whole lot of monsters. Percy Jackson has a normal life, until he vaporises his math teacher. Then everything gets a whole lot more real and Percy has to face the truth of his existence , and save everyone from the wrath of the gods and a full blown war…
Anyone who loves a thrilling adventure should absolutely read this!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Liam from Cummings Park and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Elise: Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

The sea of monsters / Riordan, Rick

Following on from the first Percy Jackson book, Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters is a fantastic read, this time jammed full of cyclops, an enemy building an army of beasts, Circe, unfortunate males turned into guinea pigs, and a satyr friend in the clutches of Polyphemus, a cyclops hungry for goat . Can Percy save everyone and stop Kronos from rising?

5 stars

Reviewed by Elise from Cummings Park and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: Hug a tree, Geronimo

Hug a tree, Geronimo / Stilton, Geronimo

This story is about Geronimo Stilton. In this story, his grandfather tells him to work work work! Geronimo cannot find inspiration so he goes to the countryside and finds a sign that says ‘Farm house and farm for sale’. He decides to buy it but he doesn’t know that someone else wants to buy it too. He pedals to the office of Fixer Upper Realty. He tells the owner that he saw the sign and would like to buy it. Fortunately for Geronimo, he was the first one to come to the office so he got to keep the farm. He went back to New Mouse City and told is friends and family to come to Stilton Farm so that they could renovate it. His grandfather told Geronimo that e had a great idea. His idea was that Geronimo would go to the farm while is grandfather stayed at the office. They worked day and night, summer, fall and spring. When winter hit, they were finally finished. When Geronimo woke up, he decided to take a nice walk. On his walk he found a stone by the great oak tree. When he went back to the farm house, he saw a leopard print car. He recognised it straight away! The car belonged to Madam No!!!!! She said ”You already stole the farm away from me, so stay away from the great oak tree!!” Madam No started an auction and Geronimo entered and won!!! Now every summer they come to the Stilton farm and write down a wish and put their wish on the great oak tree. Geronimo’s wish was the same every year. His wish was:
I think it was one of the best books I have read.

4 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Harshit Kumar: Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets

Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : another epic novel / Pilkey, Dav

I rate this book 5 stars because this story is about two boys named George and Harold who are best friends. They loved to do pranks. One day when they came out of the gym class, they saw a notice on the board. They saw that it was the notice for the invention convention. They had memories of last year’s invention convention. Then, Mr. Krupp showed up. He thought that they were up to no good. George and Harold said that he was not. They said that they will win first place and become the principals of the day. Mr. Krupp said that they are not allowed to enter. He said that they will be in study hall on the day. Then at night. George and Harold went to the gymnasium. They saw Melvin working there. They went to Melvin and asked him about his invention. Melvin said that he made some major adjustments to a photocopy machine which transferred 2D images to 3D life. Then, they went back to work. They messed with the other inventions. Then on the day, George and Harold went into the study hall. When the convention began. It began as a disaster and got worse and finally, it got cancelled. Mr. Krupp asked how it happened. Then, Melvin told him that George and Harold had appeared in the gymnasium last night. Then, Mr. Krupp went into the study hall and said that George and Harold were in big trouble. George said that he had no evidence. Then Mr. Krupp called Melvin and he said that George and Harold were responsible for this. Then, after school, Mr. Krupp pulled George and Harold into the detention room and wrote a sentence on the chalkboard. He said that the boys will spend 2 hrs every day after school writing the sentence “I will not do anything that angers my handsome, charming principal Mr. Krupp ever again. Then, Mr. Krupp also said that if he caught any of them leaving the room for any reason, then he will suspend both of the boys. Then after Mr. Krupp left the room, both of the boys each grabbed a wooden rod and inserted a chalk inside each of the holes. Then, they wrote the sentence on the board. In 3 ½ minutes every blackboard was filled with the sentence. Then George and Harold made a new comic book called Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets. Then, they sneaked out of the room to the copy machine. They saw that there were teachers in the room. Then Harold said that they should use the Patsy 2000 in the gymnasium. They went to the gymnasium and placed the front cover on the Patsy 2000 and pressed start. Then after all the noise. Then, there was a small ding. A toilet appeared out and then another appeared, then another and then another and then another. All the toilets were very hungry and began to come towards them so George and Harold closed the door and they both ran. Mr. Krupp saw them and said that they are suspended. George tried to explain but Mr. Krupp didn’t listen. He said to both of the boys to get out. Then the news spread quickly and all of the teachers decided to have a party in the gymnasium. Both of the boys tried to explain that there is a bunch of talking toilets in the gymnasium but the teachers didn’t listen and opened the gymnasium door. Then, one of the toilets ate up Mr. Meaner. Then all the teachers ran out screaming while the toilets came out and began eating the teachers. Then George, Harold, Miss Ribble and Mr. Krupp stood there as the toilets came closer. Then Miss Ribble snapped her fingers and said to go away at this moment. Then she ran away. Then George and Harold saw that Mr. Krupp was just standing there with a heroic smile. George said that did Miss Ribble snap air her fingers? ,. Harold said that Mr. Krupp has turned into Captain Underpants. Then he ran to get a cape and both of the boys followed him and George said that why did Miss Ribble need to snap her fingers. They both went to get some water but when they arrived, Captain Underpants was running outside so they grabbed his clothes and hair and followed him and the toilets chased them. Then a boy said that a guy in his underwear is collecting all the underwear and two boys are following him and are being chased by an army of evil talking toilets. Their mum didn’t listen to them. Once Captain Underpants finished collecting the underwear then he ran back to the school with George and Harold. There, all the children were running helter skelter and the last teacher got eaten up. Then, the toilets came towards them. Then captain Underpants shot underwear at the toilets but the toilets swallowed it whole so George and Harold thought about what to put in there. Then they thought about cafeteria food. They found cream chipped beef. Then, they brought the tray of cream chipped beef. Then, Harold started running with the tray while George and Captain Underpants shot the cream chipped beef. Then, George and Harold became tired. Then George saw that the toilets were puking and then they died. Then, the leader of the toilet army, The Turbo Toilet 2000 came and said that he may have defeated his army but will defeat them so Captain Underpants had a war with him but he got eaten so George and Harold designed a robot and placed it in the Patsy 2000. Then the robot came out and told him to defeat the robo plunger. After the fight, all the teachers were rescued and Captain Underpants came out but he turned back into Mr. Krupp. Then George and Harold gave him his clothes and hair and he dressed back. Then Mr. Krupp said that he might lose his job if he doesn’t get the school fixed. George and Harold said that they would solve the problem if he let them be principals of the day and cancel their suspensions. The next day, there was an announcement through the intercom that there are no tests or homework today and everybody gets an A + on their tests. They also said that they will be hosting a full day recess with free pizza and ice cream. Then they went out as well as the kids. They both got a slice of Peperoni Pizza and went to the detention room. All the teachers were there writing sentences on the board. Mr. Krupp asked how they would pay for the full day recess. They said that they sold the antique chair and the desk. Then they hurried out of the room as fast as they could. Then Miss Ribble snapped her fingers and told the boys to come back. George said that did Miss. Ribble snap her fingers and Mr. Krupp turned into Captain Underpants and told the boys to come back.

5 stars

Reviewed by Harshit Kumar from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by James: The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me

The giraffe and the pelly and me / Dahl, Roald

I liked this book because it is really funny and exciting. My favorite character is the Duke of Hampshire House because he has a sword hidden inside his walking stick. I laughed when a toilet came flying out of a building!
I really loved reading about all the different kinds of sweets. It made me want to eat one and I wish I had one.

This book is for ages 7+.

5 stars

Reviewed by James from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by James: The BFG

The BFG / Dahl, Roald

The BFG (a funny story).

This story is about the BFG* kidnapping Sophie, the orphan, and taking her to his cave in Giant Country. The BFG mixes up words a lot. He also speaks rubbish like this: ” I is not guzzling human beans.” and “I has seen the trees a lot.”
But my favorite part of the book is when the BFG does a wizzpopper by drinking a fizzy drink called frobscottle. Be warned, it fizzes the wrong way!

This book is for ages 7+.

* The Big Friendly Giant.

5 stars

Reviewed by James from Tawa and , 8 years old