9 New Junior Comics and Graphic Novels at Wellington City Libraries!

Comicfest may be done and dusted for another year. However the comics and graphic novels still keep coming at Wellington City Libraries. Wellington City Libraries has some new comics and graphic novels in the children’s collection. Come on down to your local library and borrow them before they’re all gone!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsMeg, Jo, Beth, and Amy : a graphic novel.

A modern retelling of Little Women! “Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are having a really tough year: Not only is their father overseas with the military and their mother working overtime to make ends meet, but each girl is struggling with her own unique problems. Whether it’s school woes, health issues, boy troubles or simply feeling lost, the March sisters all need the same thing: support from each other. By coming together — and sharing lots of laughs and tears — these four young women find the courage to discover who they truly are as individuals… and as a family.

image courtesy of syndeticsGarfield Homecoming.

Garfield the loveable fat cat returns in Homecoming, an all new adventure where Garfield explores what life is like outside of the friendly confines of Jon’s house.

image courtesy of syndeticsLucy : A Peanuts collection.

Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts continue with brand new adventures and classic tales! Featuring a best of collection of Lucy’s comic book adventures. The Doctor is in. Celebrate Charles M. Schulz’ Lucy with this jam-packed collection of stories starring everyone’s favorite older sister! Follow Lucy as she continues to be a model student and “helps” her fellow kids of the neighborhood. Don’t take your eye off the football–this is a round of tales spanning across all eras of Schulz’s masterpiece that you won’t want to miss.

image courtesy of syndeticsWings of fire : the graphic novel. Book two, The lost heir.

She can’t believe it’s finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami’s triumphant return doesn’t go quite the way she’d imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen’s heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target. The dragonets came to the SeaWings for protection, but this ocean hides secrets, betrayal, and perhaps even death.

Catch up on the Wings of Fire story by reading the first book in the series –

image courtesy of syndeticsWings of fire : the graphic novel. Book one, The Dragonet prophecy.

Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Loud house. #5, After dark.

A sleepwalking sister! Space dreams and scientific surveys! A sudden surge of songwriting inspiration! Slippery, silent worm hunting and the stealthy seeking of a warm bath! The search for a sticky ghost! There is no such thing as sweet slumber in the Loud House. Witness what kind of antics the Loud kids – Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, Lily, and Lincoln (plus best friend Clyde) can get up to in the wee hours! One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a long, long night!

image courtesy of syndeticsBig Nate : payback time!

Continues the adventures of Nate Wright as he develops a mysterious allergy to Mrs. Godfrey, wages a snowball fight, and has a disastrous run-in with Randy.

image courtesy of syndeticsMickey Mouse : the pirates of Tabasco Bay.

From cowboy capers at “Yesterday Ranch” to the fan-favourite mystery of “The Vanishing Railroad!,” there are seven Mickey stories in all — all newly restored in the colours of the original comic books!

image courtesy of syndeticsThe breakaways.

When a popular student encourages her to join the soccer team, Faith signs up even though she has never played the game and learns about loyalty and friendship.

image courtesy of syndeticsCatwad : it’s me.

Meet Catwad. He’s blue, he’s a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a happy-go-lucky cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers to love and happiness, this burball has a funny take on just about everything, and he’s not afraid to share it. It’s an all-new, laugh-out-loud series that will make even the grumpiest of grumblers smile!

Awesome New Fiction to read

Looking for a warm winter read? Here are the latest hot books we have added to the library. Grab one before they get cold1

Monster and Chips; Food Fright By David O’Connell

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby’s diner – the third book in this innovative series from incredibly talented author and illustrator, David O’Connell.
Somewhere hidden in the city is a very special diner. What’s so special about it? Well it does the best chips anywhere and the customers are monsters  (Goodreads.com)

 

 

 

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Pamela RushbyImage Courtesy of Syndetics

It’s 1900. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job – very reluctantly – as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there’s worse to come. Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague – the Black Death – arrives in Australia. Issy loathes both rats and her father’s four yappy, snappy, hyperactive rat-killing terriers. But when her father becomes ill it’s up to Issy to join the battle to rid the city of the plague-carrying rats. (Goodreads.com)

 

 

 

Brave by Wendy ConstanceImage courtesy of Syndetics

13,000 years ago. Wild Horse has been sent to prove his bravery by bringing a runaway girl back to her tribe before she’s taken by wolves. But Blue Bird doesn’t want to be found, and persuades Wild Horse to join her and a rescued sabre-tooth cub. It’s the greatest adventure of their lives, and they must fight with spear, tooth and claw to survive.

 

 

 

 

The Dark Wild by Piers Torday (sequel to The Last Wild)Image courtesy of Syndetics

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies.  And soon Kester realises: he is the only one who can stop them.
Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too? (Goodreads.com)

 

 

 

Exile by Shannon MessengerImage courtesy of Syndetics

Sophie is settling in nicely to her new life in Havenfield. She’s getting to spend time with rare, precious species– including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her. Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope. But the secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memories remain, and before long she’s back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her…

 

Funny New Fiction

Have a laugh or two while enjoying these new funny fiction books!

Alien Schoolboy’s Z-A Guide to Earthlings by Jeremy Strong

Flowkwee while helping his dad study Earthlings by disguising himself as a schoolboy, puts together a guide to help other bamboozled aliens get to grippers with this primitive planet and its hideous inhabitants.

 

 

Fluff the Farting Fish by Michael Rosen

‘One day Mum went out to get Elvie a puppy.  What?!!! Really???? A Puppy??? Well, actually, er…no….. a fish.  But Elvie, desperate to fulfill her dream of having a performing pet, trains Fluff the fish.  Fluff can’t sit, she won’t bark on command, but she does have a very special fishy talent all of her own!’ (taken from book cover).

 

 

Sumo Granny Smackdown by Dave Hackett

Sumo Granny is a large old woman with revenge on her mind, and this is the toughest situation the SUCS team have faced so far. Not only does Sumo Granny like to wear funny undies while wrestling, it seems she is also out to destroy the City of Sucktropolis. It’s SUCS against SUKS (the Sucktropolis United Knitting Squad) in their efforts to bring down the large lady.

 

 

Pizza Cake and other funny stories by Morris Gleitzman

Ten funny stories to make you giggle:

Saving Ms Fosdyke — Pizza cake — Charles the Second — Secret diary of a dad — Can’t complain — Draclia — Tickled onions — Stationery is never stationary — Big mistake — Harriet’s story.

 

 

How to Build an Abominable Snowman by Dominic Barker

In this Guide to Trouble, Max and Molly will show you, cleaver reader:

1. How to get snowed in with only EMERGENCY BEANS for tea.

2. How to snowplough the street so Mum can buy PIZZA  instead.

3.  How to accidently also-at-the-same-time build a real life ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN! (from book cover)

 

 

 

Diary of a Cricket God

My name is Marcus Atkinson, and I am nine years old.

Dad wants me to play cricket.

Isn’t a cricket some sort of insect?

I’m stumped why anyone would want to play this stupid game!

Today is the worst day of my life ever.

Poor Marcus – his dad thinks he has a future in sport and wants him to play cricket, but Marcus thinks that playing cricket would be even worse than the day the school bully hid his clothes after swimming and he had to go to class in his speedos.

Oh no what is Marcus going to do? Check out Diary of a Cricket God to find out!

Kids’ Review by Jordan

Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths

Just Doomed is a funny and awesome book, especially the chapter “Just Nude”. If you don’t read the Just Series you should give it a go, even if you are not too sure. I have really enjoyed reading the Just Series. Another great chapter is “Andy’s Action Math Program” (don’t look on the TV just because it says “program”).
 
Review by Jordan of Hataitai