New non fiction and comics.

Hey kids! Spring is here, which means there will be more days spent indoors. Why not psring on down to your local library and check some of the new non fiction and junior comics in the children’s collection to keep you entertained.

Enjoy!

New Non fiction:

image courtesy of syndeticsEverything Awesome About Dinosaurs And Other Prehistoric Beasts!

From the creative brain of Mike Lowery, discover the ULTIMATE book about all things prehistoric! Featuring fun facts, dinosaur jokes, comics, timelines and more! Discover the must-have book for dinosaur enthusiasts, a madcap field guide full of facts and humor, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about prehistoric beasts!

image courtesy of syndeticsUltimate eye twisters : a mesmerizing mass of optical illusions.

It’s time to be perplexed by the most eye-twisting and brain-bending of optical illusions! Seeing is normally believing–but not in this book! A feast of optical trickery and mesmerizing puzzles awaits you. Colourful, curious and crazy, you’ll see things you never thought possible. Amaze your friends and family with these awesome illusions!

iamge courtesy of syndeticsBTS: K-Pop Kings: The Unauthorized Fan Guide.

BTS: Kings of K-Pop is the must-have commemorative celebration of BTS, the Korean boy band with a global army of fans.

Playing with Collage.

A how-to guide to making your own collages, brimful of fascinating hints and tips from a master of the genre. Age: 8+

im age courtesy of syndeticsBts: The Ultimate Fan Book: Experience the K-Pop Phenomenon!

BTS are much more than just a K-Pop phenomenon, they are a band acclaimed for their record-smashing, barrier-breaking, trend-setting dance-pop and hip-hop tunes and personal philosophies.

Little kids first big book of pets.

Introduces children to a variety of family-friendly pets, including how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays, and information on animal breeds, characteristics, behavior, and tips for training pets.

David Bowie.

As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll’s all-time greatest artists.

 

New junior comics and graphic novels:

image courtesy of syndeticsThe adventures of Ook and Gluk, kung-fu cavemen from the future.

Kung-fu cavemen from the future? Wow, I think I’ve heard and seen everything! Check out this amazing graphic novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins about Ook and Gluk, the coolest cavemen of the stone age and their epic quest to save the world from an evil corporation from the future, with help from their pal, a baby dinosaur called Lily, who always vomits when she spins, and Master Wong, and his daughter. Barrel of laughs all the way!

image courtesy of syndeticsApollo : the brilliant one.

“Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there’s more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot”– Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsHades : lord of the dead.

Deep in the kingdom of the underworld, countless spirits await the end of time. Hades, the lord of the dire realm waits with them until one day, the lord of the dead takes a wife… or tried to anyway. And then all Hades breaks loose. Want to find out the end? Then pop on down to your local library and grab this comic to find out the epic conclusion to the chaos that ensues when the lord of the dead decides to take a wife.

Poseidon : earth shaker.

Graphically adapts the adventures of the Greek god of the seas, presenting the myth of how Poseidon became the king of the oceans and such stories as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athens.

Cars : engines that move you.

In Dan Zettwoch’s Science Comics: Cars, you’ll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline – or electric batteries, or even steam – make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives.

The croc ate my homework.

A collection of comic strips mocks the foibles of human nature with the antics of egotistical Rat, clueless Pig, intellectual Goat, and letter-writing optimist Zebra.

All Tangled Up.

When Bird and Squirrel are charged with taking care of Bird’s daughter, Birdie, the three decide to have some fun and venture out into the forest in search of the elusive Bigfoot.

Kids’ Club Review by Louie: The ice monster

The ice monsterThe ice monster, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

It was full of surprises, I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It was very exciting. I really liked that it included a prehistoric creature in the Victorian times. I liked how the characters in the story made an extinct animal come back to life with electricity.

5 stars

Reviewed by Louie from Miramar and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Top 10 Children’s DVDs January 2017

So good to have a movie to watch while we deal with Wellington’s crazy summer weather! kuboSometimes playing in the rain can be lots of fun if you have on your Wellies and a dry towel for afterwards. We
have some great books for those of you that enjoy jumping in puddles 🙂  but back to the movies…

Kubo and the two strings is looking awesome! This movie has stop motion sorcery, tiny puppets moved little bit by little bit to create movie magic. This tale of a young Samurai adventurer facing ice age 5mythic odds will keep you on the edge of your seats! Have you tried making a flip book or using stop motion to create a bit of film?  Let us know in the comments 🙂

  1. My little pony, friendship is magic.
  2. Octonauts.
  3. Zootopia
  4. BFGFireman Sam.
  5. Finding Dory
  6. Peter Rabbit.
  7. The BFG
  8. Ice age.
  9. Kubo and the two strings.
  10. Chuggington

 

 

 

Kids’ Reviews by Emily

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #2: Spirit Walker by Michelle Paver

The second book of the wicked series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Spirit Walker unlocks a life changing secret. It has you on the edge of your seat, staring at the book, rushing to read but you are rushing so the words are a big jumble. The scene moves away from the beloved Forest, to the rough-and-tumble Sea Islands. Fantasy breaks its chain and things here are like nothing you could ever imagine. I give a pat-on-the-back to Michelle for this great book. 5 Stars.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #3: Soul Eater by Michelle Paver

Soul Eater brings you deep into the story – fantasy has gone wild! A forest of stone, demons, spirits, and cold fire. It’s like you are really there, forced to break the promise to the World-Spirit and climbing through tunnels smaller than you are, facing freezing temperatures. I love this book! Its chock-full of action: one baddie is not how it seems, a beloved character gets part of him cut off, and there is heart-break and joy. 5 stars.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #4: Outcast by Michelle Paver

Outcast is a brilliant book. It is interesting and sets your nerves on edge. If you like adventure, spine-tingling thrills and something awesome right around the corner, then this book is for you. But you might want to start with the first book in the series, Wolf Brother. 5 stars http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blogs/kids/index.php/2011/05/03/kids-review-by-emily-6/
Reviews by Emily of Newlands

Kids’ Review by Emily

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

It is the kind of book you want to read. It is set ages ago after the ice-age, but before, let’s say, our time. It is the first book in the series and it is really good, with drama and nail-biting tension. It’s the kind of book that you would sit in a chair and read. It’s the kind of book that’s awesome. 5 Stars.

Review by Emily of Dunstan