Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet Book 1 is about a girl Emily from the modern world going into another world with magic and weird creatures. In book one we learn about what has recently happened in her past and she enters into the world with her mum and brother. When they first arrive at her maternal grandfather’s home, the next day they do a big clean. When Emily was going through one particular room she found a some odd things and called for her mum. Her mum said to her that her maternal grandfather named Silas was an inventor. Emily discovers an Amulet and puts it on. This is the beginning of one of her great adventures.

My favourite bit about the book is the start, with Emily beginning her adventure.
I recommend this book to people that like adventure, comics and fantasy.

3 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen Gittos: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – The Stone Keeper’s Curse is book 2 in the series. Emily meets some new friends that are awesome, funny and adventurous. This book has more action than book 1. I suggest you read book 1 before book to so that the book makes sense.

My favourite bit in the book was when Emily meets the elf Lugas, the bad stone keeper that looses control of his amulet. One thing I’d like to change at the end is how Emily and her friends meet the Balan. Instead of meeting Balan on the street I would have him in the hospital as he is a doctor.

3 stars

Reviewed by Stephen Gittos from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – The Cloud Searchers is book 3 in the series. Emily is meeting more friends and having more alliances with old enemies. She is starting to have dreams from her amulet. Emily is making more enemies by the day. This book is second most complex book in the series. The story keeps switching between characters and scenes.
My favourite bit in the book is when Emily and her new friend Leon go into a bar and try to find a pilot to take them to Alledia. The only thing I’d change in the book is when Emily keeps on having dreams at night. I would have Emily having visions during the day and night as it would be more interesting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – The last council is book 4 in the series. Emily is getting older and more control of her amulet. This book is probably the most violent of the series in my opinion. In this book Emily meets some arch enemies. She meets eight other stone keepers and they and Emily have been sent on a quest. to find the mother crystal. However, the other stone keepers and the council are destroyed by Max, one of the eight stone keepers. As a reader I became more anxious for Emily because there were lots of fights between the stone keepers.
I found this book confusing, but I still enjoyed it.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – Prince of the Elves is book 5 in the series. The Elf King and Max have now become allies. This will effect the book 5 and 6 of the series. Max has stolen the mother crystal so he and the Elf King can get the ancient creature from the mountains to become another allie. This ancient creature will be able to boost the Elf King’s army’s power. Max succeeds in getting the ancient creature out of lutucia’s ice prison. Emily and Vigo try to stop Max from destroying the towns and cities, and to bring balance to the Council and to stop the Elf war.
My favourite bit was how Max got into the ice prison and his destruction of Lutucia. If I had to change something in the story I would have more time on how Max and the Elf King got into the ice prison and have more guards there and more of a battle.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – Escape from Lucien is book 6 of the series. Max and the Elf King are now going to destroy the Amulet rebellion agains the Elf King. Emily and Vigo will now take the key role in controlling the rebellion army.
This is my second favourite book in the series. I have two favourite bits. The best is I like the big battle between the Elf King and the rebels. My second favourite is when Max tries to convince Vigo to help destroy his stone spirit – the curse for all stone keepers. The only thing I would change is how Max dies. I would have Max live and decides to ignore the stone and to help the rebellion.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Amulet

AmuletAmulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (1978-)

Amulet – Firelight is book 7 in the series. This is my favourite book but also the most saddest in the Amulet series. Emily is starting to have dreams about her past. She is slowly remembering it. Emily starts to loose control of the stone, which is the saddest bit about the book because Emily turns into a fire Phoenix and almost destroys Vigo and the elf helper.
My favourite bit is when Emily finds the elf helper and learns that it was a bounty hunter that tried to kill her. The bounty hunter slowly turns to good. The bit I didn’t like is when Emily turned into the fire phoenix and almost kills Trelis, Vigo and the elf helper. The bit I would change is when Emily turns into the fire phoenix, because I don’t want Emily to turn bad. It ruins her being good.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Top 10 Children’s comics December 2016

Summer is here! So it’s time to take a pile of comics, find a big shady tree and spend some time letting the gentle breezes turn the pages for you. What would you take with you? Pages of Pokémon? Will you giggle at Garfeild and Titter at Tintin? Some more serious adventuring with Amulet?

There are other really cool titles with great illustrations, we have new titles coming in all the time so come in for a browse or have a look with ComicPlus online.

If you use a tablet or other device you can download so you can read them when you’re you’re out of wifi range or stream them while you’re connected.

1. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Garfield, by Mark Evanier and Jim Davis, Cedric Michiels

4. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

5. Adventure time, by Ryan North and Chris Hastings

6. Tintin, by Herge

7. The Smurfs, by Peyo

8. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

9. Asterix, by Goscinni and Udzero

10. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

Top 10 children’s comics for November 2016

The Pokemon phenomenon continues…

The animation, comic and app have captured the hearts and minds of many, so if you’re coming to the library for comics, reserve your copies to make sure you won’t be disappointed.

Did you know that Lord Evil has written an Adventure Time Encyclopaedia?!  Anything you want to know from about the land of Ooo (from the perspective of Lord Evil) can be found in it’s pages.  Luckily Finn, Jake and Marceline have put notes in the book when Lord Evil gets a bit over the top!

 

Here’s your November Top 10:

1. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka and Yamamoto Satoshi

2. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

3. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

4. Garfield, by Mark Evanier

5. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero

6. Tintin, by  Herge

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Adventure time, by Ryan North

9. Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami

10. My Little Pony, by Ted Anderson

 

 

Top 10 Children’s Comics for October 2016

Springing into action –  Pokemon the stand out favourites in the comic section.  Did you know that for the school last school holidays over 7000 comics were issued from Wellington Libraries!  You guys really love comics, huh? The first Monday of the holidays was a massive day for the comic collection when over 500 went out on the one day.

 

Here’s your Top 10 list for October 2016:

1. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka

2. Tintin, by Herge

3. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

4. Big Nate series, by Licopln Peirce

5. Garfield, by Mark Evanier

6. Adventure Time, by Ryan North

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero

9. Chi’s Sweet Home, byKanata Konami

10. The Smurfs Anthology, by Peyo