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The Kooky Kids' Club

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Maxine is smart, quirky, and a bit of a misfit. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to a meeting of the "Kooky Kids' Club."

Things are looking bright. It's nice to finally have a real group of friends. Then Maxine's teacher disappears.

Maxine doesn't know what happened to her beloved teacher, or how she can help. But if anybody has the smarts to help Miss Thompson,
Paperback, 109 pages
Published November 4th 2018
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Growing up I was a bit of a nerdy girl, an only child who was a bit too bookish to fit in anywhere, so when I started reading The Kooky Kids Club, I immediately fell in love with darling Maxine, the heroine of the book. Maxine is very smart and a little bit quirky. Making friends isn’t something that comes easily for her. However, one day she receives a mysterious note inviting her to join "the kooky kids club."

Finally a chance for Maxine to begin making friends with kids who are “kooky” like he
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun well told story perfect for anyone who has ever felt a little quirky, a little peculiar, a little kooky!

Do you ever wish you could go back and tell your 10-year-old self that someday you won’t care as much what everybody else thinks? Admittedly I’m almost 50 and I’m still working on this, but wow I’ve come along way since my tweens! I was so all consumed with what everyone else thought and trying to fit in, a book like this would have been helpful in my life.... my kids fortunately have a
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read..
The cutest book which had me feeling the most vulnerable when the scenes from the story clashed with the scenes from the past. School days are not something I visit so frequently, but Robbie Yates’ book had me imagining myself right in the middle of Maxine and the Kooky Kids. They were so rad!

Maxine was alone and different from the rest. She had a full but lonely life living her interests, her best friend being Aunt Izzie. Then came the invitation to join the Kooky Kids’ Club and t
Lili  Marcus
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite

She was baffled but curious. And when the lunch bell rang, she hurried toward the library, keeping her eyes peeled for a boy in green.
I this is the most relatable book I've read this year. And that's saying a lot. You probably think I am exaggerating. I am not. The main character, Maxene, has the cutest name and starts with M, just like my real name. Hehe. (My real name is Maricel Gasga, not a secret but I think only few knows) But no, it's not Maxene's name I found so relatable, bu
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Kooky Kids club is a plot revolving around Maxine. She is studying in her fifth grade but doesn’t have any friends. She considers herself different especially when she describes anything she does different which is usually embarrassing as ‘Maxine moments’.

One day she is mysteriously invited into a club named the Kooky Kids Club. There are three other members Lewis, Reggie and Lisa. They are all good at something like robotics, cooking and such. The club has a guideline book that Maxine is gi
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 Maxi
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Immediately relatable, you will immediately fall in love with the heroine, Maxine, intelligent, quirky, and may have been having trouble fitting in… She had trouble finding her people in school. It seems like the only person who gets her is her teacher Miss Thompson.

On a normal tedious day in school, Maxine receives a note saying that she’s invited in a club that’s for eccentric, kooky kids’. Then she started to feel her belongingness. She met people there whom she became fast friends with. Next
Sarah Perchikoff
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, this was the cutest book I think I’ve read all year! The Kooky Kids’ Club is definitely a book I could have used as a kid and maybe even as a teenager. Without a doubt, I would have been in the club. I related so much with Maxine and was so happy once she was invited in. But before I give too much away, let’s get to the review!

Maxine does not fit in at school. She has what she calls “Maxine Moments” a couple of times a week at least. No matter how hard she tries she always ends u
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why we should read this book? Is it another children's fiction? Or is it something else? Is it way out of your genre , why should you even bother to check it out?

First of all , this book is a smol book but it has the combo effect of all children fic we all probably read. May be not BFG... But stillThe book enhances the importance of friendship .Kooky kids club is basically a club for weird kids in the school who no one wants. We all hated middle school at some point. But this club accepts and en
Ayushi Nair
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The language of the book is simple and lucid easy to understand for any kind of readers. Author has amazing storytelling skills which hooked me till the last page.
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This book is the SWEETEST! Really, I can't express how lovely and reassuring and just utterly, completely sweet it is. The story's not a very complicated one, but it's engaging, and the emphasis is on the characters and what they (especially Maxine, the main character) go through emotionally. Being the weird one is never easy, but it's something way harder when you're a child - especially in primary and middle school. Standing out means someth
India McLeod Kay
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one short sitting. You might say, “India, it’s a children’s book, of course, you read it in one sitting.” However, I find any book – short or long; easy or difficult – put-downable if it doesn’t pull me in. The Kooky Kids’ Club grabbed me by the shoulders and lurched me into a world of relatability and unconventionality. It took me all of a millisecond after reading it to open up Goodreads and award the book a massive five stars and I know I will return to this book again and ...more
Stanley McShane
I just love it when I discover that the real story lies behind the lines of the printed narrative and that's what happens when you read The Kooky Kids' Club by Robbie Yates. It's the lesson to be learned, the moral of the story that sneaks in.

Little protagonist Maxine is struggling with school. She just doesn't fit in and it doesn't help when she tries to fit in as those always seem to lead to "Maxine Moments." The bright light in her life is her teacher, Miss Thompson, and her aunt Izzie. And
Jessica Belmont
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Robbie Yates has done it again. I think The Kooky Kids' Club is my favorite of his books so far, but his ability to write engaging children stories that adults can love to, is something really special.

A story with themes of embracing your weird and kooky, I think this story is hugely inspiring. It's important to find people you relate to, and I identified with Maxine right away.

The Kooky Kids' Club has humor, relatable characters, a bit of mystery and fantastic writing. I could go on and on, but
Natalie Gardner
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the last Robbie Yates book I reviewed and this one did not disappoint – in fact I think it may have been even better!

See my review of One Very Odd Teacher by Robbie Yates

I think one of Robbie’s talents is being able to write in a way that young people will immediately identify with and this is especially evident here.  The feeling of being left out, different, excluded can be so common place for children at school.  This book shows how Maxine starts to overcome those feelings. 
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful read! I loved it with all my heart. The story is about being embracing your uniqueness, specially when you feel like "the weird one". It is also a story of friendship, of finding the right kind of friends that will accept you for who you truly are and encourage you to chase your dreams and passions. It's beautifully written and I identified with Maxine right away! I giggled when she mentioned having embarrassing "Maxine moments" I was like "ohh yep, I know what you mean girl~" l ...more
Shahnila Hassan
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I love the theme.
Robbie yates always presents a bright ideas for kids which is very impressive.
Looking for your more books.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-tour
I was supposed to read this book for a Digitial Blog Tour but I got sick and didn't make my deadline. That's okay, everything is good. This book was absolutely adorable!

Oh my dear, Maxine. I too also have those kinds of moments. My Amanda Moments. I would have said thrifting as well to that question *shopping at thrift stores* but I definitely wouldn't thought of the details you did as to why. Those do sounds like sometime I would say though. 

I remember being in class one day and just blurting o
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Robbie Yates is an author based in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys drawing, the crunch of autumn leaves, and eating tasty snacks from his childhood.

In his free time, Robbie likes to read the stories of Roald Dahl, Paul Jennings and J.K. Rowling. Robbie also likes to go geocaching, play board games, and have water-balloon fights.

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