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

Top 10 children’s comics for September 2016

Big name favourites are at the top of the list this month!

The lovable fat cat Garfield has been around since 1978! Think you know your Garfield? Did you know that this food obsessed cat has his own TV award? That’s right in 1985 his show bagged an Emmy! Take a look and see!

Our other top cat comic is receiving the 3D treatment, with a spruced up anime version showing in Japan from early next month.

 

1. Pokemon, by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Satoshi Yamamoto

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Garfield, by Jim Davis and Mark Evanier

4. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

5. Tintin, by Herge

6. Adventure time, by Ryan North

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

9. The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo

10. Asterix omnibus, by Goscinny and Udzero

 

 

 

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Kaspar prince of cats

Kaspar prince of cats, by Michael Morpurgo

This book is OUTSTANDING!!! i would give it more the 5 stars if i could. this book is about johnny trott, a bell boy at the savoy hotel in America. he took care of countess Kandinsky and her cat. she died later in the story and kaspar the Kandinsky cat, is very sad. soon this girl comes along and the story starts from there. you people will love this story. good job Michael morpurgo!!!!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown, 10 years old

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 Garfield is sooo comfortable in the middle of the the Top Ten.  Cozily squished between Pokemon and the strange world of Adventure Time.

Has your life been affected by Pokemon Go? The app that has got everyone hunting all around Wellington to add to their collection?

The library is a hotbed for Pokemon activity. The rare Meowth was found at the Central Library only a few days ago! Who have you found at a library? Let us know in the comments.

1. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Tintin, by Herge

4. Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka

5. Garfield, by Jim Davis, adapted by Cedric Michiels

6. Adventure time, by Ryan North

7. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero

8. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

9. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

10. The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo

Children’s DVD Review: Oliver and Company

Looking for a Walt Disney classic of all time? Check out the latest DVD that has been added to the Children’s movie collection: Oliver and Company.

image courtesy of syndeticsI loved this movie when I was a kid, which was released in 1988/89. Nearly thirty years later and on DVD, I love it more as an adult, and especially as a proud fur parent of two cats.

Based on the novel Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, Oliver, the orphaned kitten, is befriended by Dodger, the cool mutt from a New York pack of pickpocked pooches.

Soon, Oliver is lovingly adopted by Jenny, a lonely little rich girl, until tough-guy Sykes and his Doberman sidekicks try to keep Jenny and Oliver apart. Now it’s up to Oliver, Dodger, and all his colourful, street-smart canine pals to outwit the villains and rescue the girl.

Overall , Disney’s wonderfully charming classic “Oliver and Company” is one of the most best animated films you’ll ever see.

It has a fantastic cast, not to mention musical numbers from music icons such as Billy Joel, Bette Midler and Huey Lewis – very popular artists in the 1980s and 1990s – and from your parents’/grandparents’ generation.

This is a film for all the Walt Disney and feline lovers out there.

A well deserved 8/10.

Top 10 Children’s Comics June 2016

These are the all time favourite comics (well, for the last couple of months) from children choosing their reading material from Wellington Libraries! The listing hasn’t changed since last month, so here is a peek into the almost Top 10!

These two blue hued creatures almost made it into this month’s Top 10…

The Smurfs are June’s number 11 and Sonic, a sometime Top 10 listee is in at number 12. The cover for volume 8 Sonic Saga series is up on the Archie comics website.  Did you know that Sonic the Hedgehog holds a world record? Awarded with the accolade of longest running comic book series based on a video game by the Guinness book of World records 2008. Our Sega blue hero was turned blue after breaking the sound barrier.  Want to know more? Find 12 Sonic facts over here.

Do you have some favourite comic facts you want to share with other keen comic fans? You can let us know in the comments below.

1. The Garfield show, by Cedric Michiels

2. Tintin by Herge

3. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

4. Peanuts, by Chalres M. Schulz

5. Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka

6. Garfield, by Mark Evanier

7. Amulet series, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Adventure time, by Ryan North

9. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

10.Asterix omnibus, by Goscinny and Udzero

 

 

Top 10 Children’s Comics for May 2016

Join Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and the rest of the gang in their crazy adventures in and out of school and throughout the baseball season.  Come fly with Snoopy and Woodstock as they battle the Red Barron once again!  Other school capers in Big Nate’s adventures are ready for winter adventures. Prepare your snowball skills online

1. Tintin, by Herge

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

4. Pokemon series by Hidenori Kusaka

5. Garfield, by Jim Davis

6. Adventure time, By Ryan North

7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

8. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

9. Babymouse, by Jennifer M. Holm

10. Asterix omnibus, by Goscinny and Udzero

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Childrens comics March 2016

=^^= The feline world meets the animated in this month’s leader board, featuring Garfield and Chi’s Sweet Home. Garfield is famous for translating our needs for sleep-ins and delicious food, thanks to the talents of Jim Davis.  Davis grew up on a farm in Indiana, USA with 25 cats!. New Writers and other illustrators now help to keep the whole shebang rolling on.  Did you know that Garfield has a world record for being the most syndicated cartoon ever?!

1. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
2. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
3. Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
4. Garfield, by Jim Davis and Mark Evanier
5. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero
6. Adventure time, by Ryan North
7. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
8. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konmai
9. My little pony, by Ted Anderson
10. Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck, by Don Rosa

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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 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