New Non fiction and comics!

Hey kids! The School holidays have ended. Winter is around the corner, which means there will be more days spent indoors. Luckily, Wellington City Libraries has some new non fiction and junior comics in the children’s collection to keep you entertained while indoors. Head on down to your local library and grab hold of these books… before someone else does!

Enjoy!

New Non Fiction!

image courtesy of syndeticsA pharaoh’s manual for ruling his lands.

Want to know how to rule the world? No better way to learn than reading about how a pharaoh of Egypt rules his lands. Funny, witty and full of useful information on the history of Ancient Egypt… and how to be a world leader.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe LEGO movie 2 : the awesomest, most amazing, most epic movie guide in the universe!

Everything is the awesomest, most amazing in the universe with The LEGO movie 2 movie guide. Holds information about the characters, vehicles, and locations featured in The LEGO Movie 2.

You may also like Emmet to the Rescuee: The Lego Movie 2!

image courtesy of sydneticsJoin Emmet, Lucy, Batman and Unikitty from THE LEGO MOVIE 2 on their new adventures in this exciting book for children learning to read. Packed with images of THE LEGO MOVIE 2 sets and minifigures, this book will get young fans hooked on reading.

image courtesy of syndeticsFearless and Fantastic! Female Superheroes save the world!

“Meet the amazing Marvel Super Heroes who use their powers to help others and save the day. How does superstar pilot and space explorer Captain Marvel protect Earth from alien threats? Why did genius inventor Moon Girl form a crime-fighting duo with a T. rex named Devil Dinosaur? And how did Gamora become the deadliest woman in the galaxy? Discover the amazing stories of all these female heroes and many more, including Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Squirrel Girl, Shuri, Quake, Black Widow, America Chavez, and Storm.”– Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of sydneticsEgyptian Myths.

Discover the Egyptian gods and goddesses and the powers they used to control and change the world. Dramatic photos and illustrations, along with sidebars, facts and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of ancient Egypt.

image courtesy of syndeticsGreek Myths.

Make the mythology of ancient Greece come to life through stories of adventure, magical powers and the powerful mighty force of the Greek gods and goddesses who controlled and changed the world forever.

image courtesy of sydneticsRoman Myths.

Discover the Roman Gods and goddesses who used their extraordinary powers to control and change the story forever.

 

New Junior Comics!

im age courtesy of syndeticsHephaistos God of Fire.

Read all about Hephaistos, the god of fire, the latest in the Olympians series by New York Times bestselling author, George O’Connor.

Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heavens, but he was not treated as an equal-his brothers and sisters looked down at him for his lame leg, and even his own wife, Aphrodite, was disloyal. In this installment of George O’Connor’s bestselling Olympians graphic novel series, witness Hephaistos’ wrath in God of Fire as he creates a plan that’ll win him the respect he deserves.

image courtesy of sydneticsMickey Mouse and the fire Eye of Atlantis.

Come along with Mickey, Goofy, and explorer extraordinaire Eurasia Toft for an action-packed adventure, hot on the dangerous trail of an uncharted world! But where there’s action there’s trouble, and our heroes find it with the megalomaniacal Horde of the Violet Hare! Along the way, they’ll uncover new mysteries: Did Earth once have a second moon? Did ancient Atlantis save the planet from a deadly interstellar collision? And, the greatest mystery of all – will Mickey, Goofy, and Eurasia get out of another scrape alive?

image courtesy of syndeticsScooby- Doo Team Up Volume 6.

Scooby Doo and the gang team up with Batgirl, Black Canary, and others as they travel the galaxy solving a number of mysteries.

Kids’ Club Review by Connor: Mummy Cat

Mummy CatMummy Cat, by Marcus Ewert

I read this book with my nana when she was babysitting me, and I found it really interesting. I loved most the mysterious ending when the cat was asleep next to his true loves coffin. It ended with the arm coming out of the coffin but didn’t say what happened next! It was amazing….

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabelle: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Theodosia and the Serpents of ChaosTheodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, by La Fevers, R. L. (Robin L.).

Theodosia(also called as Theo)lives in a Museum in London. Her mother and father can’t see the Black magic that still clings to the artifacts unlike Theo. Sneaking around her mother’s and father’s backs Theo uses old all most forgotten magic to remove all of the the cures and magic. Then the Heart of Egypt an artifact her mother found at latest dig goes missing. Will Theo find the artifact … before it is too late?
This book is good for people from 8-11 who like Egypt.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabelle from Karori, 10 years old

New Non Fiction: Horrible Histories, Lost and Found and Shipping Disasters.

Story of the Titanic illustrated by Steve Noon.

Interested in boats and ships, especially history of famous shipping disasters? Then this is the book for you. This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage on April 13th 1912. Find out all you need to know about the Titanic from when the Titanic was built on 10th March 1911 to its untimely end. You will also find out what happened on the night it sank, why the Titanic sunk so quickly? and how many people were saved and how many lives were lost.

 Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: Egyptians.

Tony Robinson has written a lot of books about Ancient History. He has now done it again with his latest book on Ancient Egypt. Why did the gods look so strange? Why tomb raiding was a bad idea? Why they loved cats? How to make a mummy in eight easy steps?You will find out all the answers to these questions and more in this action packed read.

   
From the Lost and Found  series:

Tutankhamun and other Lost Tombs by John Malam.

Interested in History and archaeology? Want to read about tombs that to be lost but now found, for example the tombs of Tutankhamun, King Phillip II and Liu Sheng? Then this is the book for you. You will read and uncover the secrets behind the world’s lost towns, tombs, shipwrecks and treasures, and find out how archaeologists discovered them.

 The Titanic and other Lost Ships by John Malam.

If you enjoyed Story of the Titanic, then you will love this book! You will find out all you need to know about ships lost and found around the world. Read all about the sinking of the Titanic to the discovery of its resting place, the recovery of a treasure filled Spanish galleon and much, much more. Great if you are interested in boats and ships.

 The Terracotta Army and other Lost Treasuresby John Malam.A fantastic read that describes the historical circumstances that led to treasures such as the Terracotta Army, Trojan treasure, the Dead Sea scrolls and the gold of El Dorado being lost or hidden and the archaeological discoveries that found evidence of these treasures.
From the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary:

 Dark Knights and Dingy Castles. Ever wanted to know why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger? The revolting truth about a gong-farmers job? What went on in gruesome castle garden robes? Then this is the book to read. Discover all the answers to these questions and foul facts that make the history of knights and castles so horrible.

 Cruel Kings and Mean Queens. 

Ever wanted to know which king died after falling off the toilet? Why people thought King John was a werewolf? Why Queen Anne’s feet were covered in garlic? Then this is the book to read. Discover all the answers to these questions and details of some of the more obscure facts and habits of British monarchs and much, much more.


More Horrible Stuff

If you are a fan of Terry Deary and the Horrible History series then you might like to take a look at this new book  Egypt A High-Speed History. This is a really cool book set out in comic-strip form with ten stories full of dreadful deeds, foul pharaohs and plenty of mummies. But be prepared – you go through these stories at hair-raising speed! You will have to move fast to see them all.

Move over ancient Greek gods

Rick Riordan author of the amazing Percy Jackson series is now writing about Ancient Egyptian mythology.

The first of The Kane Chronicles is The Red Pyramid. In which Carter and Sadie Kane discover who their parents really were,  get slightly possessed by Isis and Horus (two Egyptian Gods) and have to save the world from being turned into burning chaos. Along the way they get to travel to London, Paris and New York, perform magic, indulge in some kick butt fight scenes, and hang out with a groovy knife wielding cat goddess. What is there not to love about a book like that?