Hello and welcome to another Digital Reads Blog Tour! This week we are featuring a kooky novel by Melbourne based author Robbie Yates! All you regular readers of this fine blog may have seen my post last week sharing that I am now an honorary member of the Kooky Kids’ Club and that is an honour I am rather proud of. In regards to the tour, please be sure to check out the other stops on this tour to discover what other kooky readers thought of The Kooky Kids’ Club.
Title: The Kooky Kids’ Club
Author: Robbie Yates
Genre: General Fiction
Age Classification: Children’s
Format: Ebook / Paperback
Release: November 10 / December 4, 2018
Maxine James is not like the other kids in 5T. Maxine is different. Her “Maxine Moments” make her the recipient of snide comments and judgemental looks of her classmates. What Maxine wants more than anything is friends. Then two things happen that change Maxine’s school life.
1. She receives a note from the Kooky Kids’ Club;
2. Her teacher, Miss Thompson, disappears without warning.
This is a great children’s novel about friendship, embracing one’s individuality and helping others. I love that Maxine’s “quirks” were celebrated by the right people and that the story showed there can be a light at the end of the dark tunnel of loneliness. I also really liked the history of the Kooky Kids’ Club and how it connected to Maxine.
Keeping in mind that this book was written for children, I believe this was wonderfully crafted. The language was clear and entertaining and the themes were obvious enough that young readers should pick up on them easily. I would recommend this for children 5+ once they reach the “chapter book” level of reading, especially those who feel they do not fit in.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆
I may not be at school anymore, but this book is something I needed back then. I was one who tried to appear “normal” in order to make friends but failed miserably at both. I am not normal nor am I a good actress, so that was never going to work for me.
Robbie stated in his postscript that it might take a while for you to find your people, but it will be worth the wait. I believe he is very correct. I was twenty when I met my the person I now call my best friend and she was very much worth the wait.
Do you think you would be part of the Kooky Kids’ Club?
Tell me about your quirks in the comments!
Until next time bibliophiles!