Kids’ Club Review by Sophia: Amulet

Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

It is a comics book. It is like watching a cartoon. I liked it because of the interesting story and pictures. Sometimes, it is a little bit spooky, scary and sad. A the same time, it is a little bit funny – he he he…

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophia from Kilbirnie and Roseneath School , 6 years old

Top 10 Children’s Comics December 2015

Peanuts a.k.a. the Charlie Brown comics a.k.a. Snoopy has been a trusty high favourite in the  rankings. You know that Snoopy has his own christmas song? There’s also the movie! You can supplement your Christmas telly with A Charlie Brown Christmas (it even has a dance routine!).  Have some of your own Christmas routines? Let us know in the comments below.

  1. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
  2. The complete Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
  3. Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
  4. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero
  5. Adventure time, by Ryan North
  6. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
  7. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami
  8. Garfield, by Mark Evanier
  9. Babymouse, by Jennifer L. Holm
  10. Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck, by Don Rosa

 

 

 

Top 10 Children’s comics November 2015

Online comics are now free to stream through ComicsPlus!  There’s a children’s collection to browse through including Top Ten numero uno Big Nate.

Author Lincoln Peirce has Big Nate titles in books and comics. The comics are really popular so if you can’t find one, head over to the fiction shelves for a browse.  The Big Nate website has some corker reviews, most beloved by the author was, “Big Nate Is Going To Blow Your Pants Off!”, a pretty high accolade!

You can submit your own review as part of the Summer Reading Challenge, we’d love to hear what you think.

 

Here’s your Top 10:

  1. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
  2. The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
  3. Pokémon by Hidenori Kusaka
  4. Tintin by Hergé
  5. Garfield by Mark Evanier
  6. Adventure time by Ryan North
  7. Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
  8. Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami
  9. Sonic saga series by Ian Flynn
  10. Asterix omnibus by Gscinny and Udzero

Top 10 Children’s comics October 2015

Charlie Brown and the gang have topped the charts. A winning combination of great characters and cool dialogue this classic comic strip remains a favourite.

Want to find out more about comics and graphic novels? The brother sister team responsible for Babymouse, Matthew and Jennifer L. Holm, have some info and links on their Babymouse website.  If you like their style check out their new title, Sunny Side Up set in Florida.   Jennifer is the writer for Babymouse, and she’s written some great books as well.  She won a Newbery Honor award for a couple of books, we have one of them,  Turtle in Paradise right here.

Jennifer and Matthew Holms’ new comic is really popular so remember its free to reserve on your kids card.  So if you’re looking through the catalogue and you see something you like use your library card number to reserve it to the best branch for you to pick up

 

Here’s your Top 10:

1.   The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

2.   Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

3.   Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto

4.   Garfield by Mark Evanier

5.   Adventure time by Ryan North

6.   Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

7.   Asterix omnibus by Goscinny and Udzero

8.  Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami

9.   Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm

10. Sonic saga series by Ian Fynn

Top 10 children’s comics for September 2015

The comic collection in children’s collection and young adults is exploding with great new titles!

The comic artists bring out the great storylines with their individual styles.  Kazu Kibuishi pens the Amulet series and Copper.  Number seven of the Amulet series is due to be released in spring 2016, take a look at the new cover here.

Do you have a favourite comic that doesn’t show up in the Top 10? Let us know in the comments or write a Kids’ Club review and you may inspire a fellow reader.

1. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

2. Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka

3. The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

4. Garfield by Mark Evanier

5. Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

6. Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami

7. Adventure time by Ryan North

8. Tintin by Herge

9. Warriors by Dan Jolley

10. Asterix omnibus by Goscinny and Udzero

 

Hey! Chi’s sweet home number 12 is headed to the library, a couple enterprising fans have already put reserves on! get cracking and order your copy to be in early when the new copy arrives

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Children’s Comics August 2015

And the results are in… The classic comics power block Charlie Brown, Tintin and Asterix still rank strongly, but coming in at a new 10th place is Sonic! will the boomers (Sonic fans) change up the results table, we will have to wait another nail biting, comic reading month!

Fourth place holder Pokémon is about to get a whole lot more interactive, have you guys seen whats coming out next year?!

1.   The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

2.   Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

3.   Tintin by  Hergé

4.   Pokémon by Hidenori Kusaka

5.   Adventure time by Ryan North

6.   Asterix by Goscinny and Udzero

7.   Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

8.   Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami

9.   Garfield by Mark Evanier

10.  Sonic saga series by Ian Flynn

 

         

Top 10 comics July 2015

As popular as some of the new comic series are (Adventure Time Vol. 6 has just hit the shelves) old favourites like Tintin hold their place in the running.  Long before popular film directors were making cameo appearances in their movies Hergé was adding himself into his comics.  Wondering who the blond guy with the big nose is? See if you can spot the creator in these comics.  Let us know in the comments (page number, title of comic and description of the character) and we’ll see if you agree with the experts

 

1. The complete Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

2. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka

3. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Pierce

4. Garfield, by Mark Evanier

5. Tintin, by Herge

6. Adventure time series, by Ryan North

7. Amulet series, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Chi’s sweet home series by Kanata Konmai

9. Asterix omnibus by Goscinny and Udzero

10. Warriors series, by Dan Jolley

 

Top 10 children’s comics for June 2015

The new Chi’s Sweet Home is here and waiting for you at the library!  I know the grumpy cat on the cover won’t be putting anyone off as it’s already in the Top 10 =)

1. Garfield by Mark Evanier

2. The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

3. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

4. Tintin by Herge

5. Pokémon by Hidenri Kusaka

6. Adventure Time by Ryan North

7. Amulet by Kazu Kibushi

8. Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami

9. Asterix omnibus by Goscinny

10. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar

 

 

Top 10 Children’s Comics in May

Adventure Time‘s original comic characters are all over the internet, screen and paper! There are even infuriating games where the direction keys take you in the opposite direction… thank you Cartoon Network.  Want to be the first person to read the new Chi’s Sweet home? You can reserve it before it arrives into Wellington libraries and be first in the queue!

1. Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka

2. The complete Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

3. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

4. Garfield by Mark Evanier

5. Asterix by Goscinny and Udzero

6. Tintin by Herg­é

7. Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Adventure time by Ryan North

9. Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm

10. Chi’s sweet home by Kanata Konami