Overdrive Kids: The Wonderful World of Children’s Comics May 2020!

There is at least one more week of being in Level 3 lock-down. Why not make the most of that week by checking out more awesome amazing comics, graphic novels, cartoon strips and manga through our Kids’ Reading Room on Overdrive!  Check out titles such as:


image courtesy of syndeticsFor Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man Volume 7) by Dav Pilkey.
Dog Man has to overcome while having to fight an all-new supervillain! As always Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series delivers on its promise of appealing to  readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.

image courtesy of syndeticsBoy Crazy Stacey (Babysitters Club Graphix Series, Book 7) by Ann M. Martin and Gale Galligan.

Join the Babysitters club in Boy Crazy Stacey.  Stacey’s infatuation with a boy (who seems to not be interested in her) gets in the way of her babysitting duties and friendship with Maryanne. A must read for girls.


image courtesy of syndeticsThe Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel Series, Book 1) by Tui T. Sutherland and Mike Holmes.
The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series takes flight in this first graphic novel edition, adapted by the author with art by Mike Holmes.

image courtesy of syndeticsKaren’s Witch (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel Series, Book 1) by Ann M. Martin and Katy Farina.
Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn’t supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she’s determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny! Mrs. Porter is getting ready to have a special meeting at her house, and Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are they going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away — once and for all? Another delightful graphic novel that girls will enjoy reading.

image courtesy of syndeticsHow to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir.
Hiccup, Toothless, and all their dragon-riding friends from DreamWorks Animation’s acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon films are starting new adventures in comics! Created with the help of the film’s writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois, these graphic novellas will bridge the gap between the second film and the upcoming third film. More adventures, more dragon lore, and more fun! You won’t have to wait years for more dragons; they are coming to you—in comics!

If you want to borrow these amazing comics and more from our collection of kids comics, all you need is a Wellington City Libraries membership — click here if you don’t have a library card and would like to join online.

Overdrive Kids: The Wonderful World of Children’s Comics!

As Wellington City Libraries enters another week of being closed, even more awesome new titles are being added all the time through our Kids’ Reading Room on Overdrive! If you like comics, graphic novels, cartoon strips and manga, why not give our collection of kids’ comics a try? Check out titles such as:

image courtesy of syndeticsChi’s Sweet Home by Konami Kanata.

Read all about Chi, a lovable and curious kitten who adopted by the Yamada family, who gets up to mischief and many adventures while making new friends along the way. A librarian’s choice and a delightful comic for cat lovers!
image courtesy of syndeticsGuts by Raina Telgemeier.

Raina Telgemeier is back, once again bringing us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about tummy problems,  growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — her fears. A delightful and humorous comic and librarian’s choice all the way!

image courtesy of syndeticsArchie Modern Classics Volume One by Archie Superstars.

An oldie but a goodie! Read all about Archie and the Riverdale gang in this collection of the best stories from 2018. One modern classic you don’t want to miss out on! 
image courtesy of syndeticsJohnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the world by James Kochalka.

Read all about Johnny Boo, the best little ghost in the whole world, with Boo Power and his adventures alongside his pet ghost named Squiggle. With ghost races, wild loop the loops and even an Ice Cream Monster, there is never a dull moment in this delightful comic book.


image courtesy of syndeticsStrawberry Shortcake Volume One Issue One by Georgia Ball.

Bring a little Strawberry Shortcake into your life with this amazing comic! Read all about how Strawberry Shortcake’s solution to a tropical dilemma convinces her friends that she’s taking a trip to Luau Island. Sounds like a dream vacation, but in the middle of all of the excitement, the residents of Berry Bitty City forget to check their facts before they bid farewell! Ideal for girls and Strawberry shortcake fans!

If you want to borrow these amazing comics and more from our collection of kids comics, all you need is a Wellington City Libraries membership — click here if you don’t have a library card and would like to join online.

Kids’ Club Review by Luis: the adventures of ook and gluk kung-fu cave men from the future

The adventures of Ook and Gluk, kung-fu cavemen from the future / Pilkey, Dav

this is a story about ook and gluk. the are brothes and there was one sister.there was this bad guy and he is a cheif he is called goppernoper. goppernoper live in the cave man place. there was this teleporter that also had goppernoper there both for differnt year. they ruled all places. well ook and gluk went to a kung fu traing center for 7 years and they defeted the bad people with there kung fu the end

5 stars

Reviewed by Luis from Tawa and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Finn: Smile

SmileSmile, Raina Telgemeier

I like it because I know Raina and also because it has lots of drama. And the art is awesome. My favourite part is when she gets her braces removed. I think other kids will like this because it teaches kids to take care of their teeth.

5 stars

Reviewed by Finn from Johnsonville and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Connor: Dog Man. Fetch-22

Dog man. Fetch-22 / Pilkey, Dav

This is a great comic book to read if you like adventure and comedy. My favourite part is when Dog Man helps 22 tadpoles with superpowers. He trys to stop a tree that has gone totally bonkers because of chemicals. How did this happen? Well go find out by getting this book out from your library!

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gaurav: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book was just too kids it turns out that this book is a simple story. So really don’t judge this book by its cover. I think that this book is hard for five and six-year-olds to read and can’t be in this competition. This book finishes just before it starts and is not even too funny.

2 stars

Reviewed by Gaurav from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is complicated. On one page, it is about a boring story with a princess and prince. It is full of spelling mistakes and is dull. On the other page, there are funny characters who are making comments about how boring the story is and how glad they are when it is ALL over. I thought this book was funny and the illustrations quirky. It makes you think about how some stories have the same plot. Is it the worst book ever? That’s for you to judge.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The worst book ever

The worst book everThe worst book ever, Elise Gravel

This book is about the most boring (and possibly complicated) book ever. It is dry, uninteresting, and dull. The characters in the book are tired of the author’s boring style so fight against it. One side of the page has the boring story that is poorly written and full of typos, on the other are cute creatures complaining how bad the story is. I liked this book as it was weird and unusual. Small children would love this book as it is funny.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jessica: Klawde : evil alien warlord cat

Klawde : evil alien warlord catKlawde : evil alien warlord cat, by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth ; illustrated by Robb Mommaerts

This book was about an evil alien warlord cat and his owner. I liked this book because it was told from two perspectives, one from a cat, and one from a boy. I would recommend this book to people who like cats, space, or anything branching off that subject.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jessica from Miramar and Seatoun School , 8 years old