The results are in for the highest issuing comics … School antics and fantasy adventures are winners this time round. The school holidays were a really popular time at the library and now the shelves are filling up again as people return their holiday reads.
There is a new smurf comic in the library collection! Five short stories including how Smurflily came across the wall. What wall you want to know? You might have to reserve copy to find out because it’s quite a popular comic book!
Did you know that you can see the miniatures from the Thunderbirds series here in Wellington? Weta Studio Tours will give you an idea of what your comic characters look like in 3 dimensions =)
- Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce
- Pokémon, by Hidenori Kusaka
- Amulet series, by Kazu Kibuishi
- Garfield, by Jim Davis
- Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
- Adventure Time, by Ryan North
- The Smurfs, by Peyo
- Warriors series, by Dan Jolley
- Uncle $crooge and Donald Duck, by Don Rosa
- Thunderbirds, by Gerry Anderson
The hound of the Baskervilles, by Ian edginton
This book is a great read. The mystery murder story is about a giant hound said to haunt the Baskerville Family Hugo Baskerville got killed by the beast now Holmes and Watson need to find an escaped convict, save Sir Henry Baskerville and find out who is behind all these murders and the real criminal. this book is sure a gripping read you dig your fingernails into! (Which mind you isn’very helpful!) So join the adventure in search of the Hound of the Baskervilles! Don! Don! Don!
Reviewed by Talamahina from Tawa and , 9 years old
The hobbit : or, There and back again, by Charles Dixon (1954-)
The Hobbit was a very interesting book.Each chapter had a adventure.My favourite chapter was Fire and Water, when the dragon attacked Laketown and Dale.The protagonist of the story was Mr Bilbo Baggins. Guess which character in the book is in the Lord of the Rings? The premis of the story was that the dwares lost all there gold and now they are going to work together to destroy the dragon and reclaim the gold.I would recommend this book to 6th grade or older,unless a 5th grade person is a really good reader.
Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and , 9 years old
Alice’s adventures in wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898,)
This book has lots vibrant pictures and tell the story perfectly! Way to go Lewis Carroll!
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old
Charlotte’s web, by E. B. White (1899-1985,)
This book is about a girl named Fern who had a pig named Wilbur. They had a friend called Charlotte who was a spider. He was going to the fair. She made webs so Wilbur wouldn’t die. When it was nearly the end she died.
Fern and Wilbur were my favourite characters. I did not like the rat because he was being mean. The bad guys were the people and animals that wanted to turn Wilbur into bacon. I did not like the rotten egg.
I liked all the pictures and I liked it because Wilbur did not die. It was a funny story.
I learnt that some people can do nice things. Charlotte did nice things for Wilbur.
I think the animals seemed real. They talked but humans couldn’t hear them.
It was sad because Charlotte died. If I could give it a different ending it would be that Charlotte could meet her babies and she could survive.
If I could give it a different title it would be Charlotte’s Pig.
This is one of my favourite books. I recommend this book to boys and girls, all ages.
Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old
A collection of Rudyard Kipling’s Just so stories, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
I thought these stories were very similar because they were all about an animal, and most of the stories were telling how that animal got a feature of its body,like how the elephant got its trunk. This book was very much fun to read. I’ve only given it three stars because it was a bit repetitive. My favourite story was about the rhino because it was very humourous.
Reviewed by Sam from Tawa and , 10 years old
A little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
I really love this book! I’s got lots of feeling in it and when I started reading it I couldn’t put it down!!! It’s about a girl who’s father is a famous soldier- Captain Crew. He calls his only daughter his “Little Missus”. When Sara (little missus) get sent to school in England she is treated like a princess because of her money. But she is a sensible child and not spoiled. When her father dies the head teacher Miss Minchin makes her a servant. Can Sara get through this with lots of imagination and a mysterious friend? Read to find out! 10 stars!!! I recommend this book to girls 10+! Hope you enjoy it just as much as me! 🙂
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 11 years old
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
This book was lovely! Roald Dahl really hit the target this time! I love the BFG! He is so friendly! I kind of wish it didn’t have to go back to you, the librarians.I love the illustrations by Quentin Blake! I would recommend this book to Kitty, my sister.
Reviewed by Juliet from Cummings Park and Queen Margaret College , 6 years old
A little princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
It is very good. It is really exciting when Sara sees that her room is changed. When her father died she had to be a servant in her school which was embarrassing. It was a very good moment when her father’s friend found her. I am happy when the headmistress’sister got really angry on her, because she was not fair with Sara. Bad people should always be punished.
Reviewed by Tatiana from Karori and Karori West Normal School , 9 years old
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (1917-2000)
This book is an award winner.
The book is about Miss Rumphius who made the world more beautiful. I understand from this book that you can make the world “more” beautiful. Miss Rumphius made people happy by planting Lupines.
I would do the similar thing. Recommended everyone.
Reviewed by Enerel from Newtown and Newtown School , 6 years old