10 New Junior Comics and Graphic Novels.

Hey Kids!

Wellington City Libraries has some new comics and graphic novels in the children’s collection. Why not spring on down to your local library, during the last couple of weeks of August, and borrow them before they’re all gone!


image courtesy of syndeticsMs. Marvel : metamorphosis.

“Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala may not be allowed to go to the school dance — but Ms. Marvel is! Which is bad news for… Loki? Then, when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with — a crush! Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! Plus: see what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school! And Ms. Marvel shares her first amazing, spectacular team-up with Spider-Man! But when the Marvel Universe enters its last days, can Kamala summon the will to keep on fighting the good fight? Maybe with a pep talk from her idol, Captain Marvel!” — Back cover.

image courtesy of syndeticsI am Neil Armstrong.

“A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.”– Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsTeen Titans Go! Falling Stars.

The latest adventures of the Teen Titans include Robin hoping that his dental routine saves him from making a dreaded trip to the dentist and Raven and Cyborg creating a pair of spooky-looking leggings from a pattern in one of Raven’s arcane books.

image courtesy of syndeticsSnoopy Party Animal.

A collection of Peanuts comic strips featuring Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

image courtesy of syndeticsNathan Hale’s hazardous tales [2] : big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown.

“Big Bad Ironclad! covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War. From the ship’s inventor, who had a history of blowing things up and only 100 days to complete his project, to the mischievous William Cushing, who pranked his way through the whole war, this book is filled with surprisingly true facts and funny, brave characters that modern readers will easily relate to”–Publisher’s web site.

image courtesy of syndeticsBe Prepared.

A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Smurfs 3 in 1: The Purple Smurfs, The Smurfs and the Magic Flute and the Smurf King.

Collects the first three Smurf graphic novels in one volume.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Smurfs 3 in 1: The Smurfette, The Smurfs and the Egg and the Smurfs and the Howlibird.

The beautiful and enigmatic (not to mention blue) Smurfette makes her debut in this collection of the original Smurfs comics by Peyo. Known in America primarily for the hit 80s animated TV series and the hit movies, many Smurfs fans don’t realize that the Smurfs originally appeared in comics. Now the Smurfs are back in SMURF-TASTIC comic adventures. Featuring the classic stories “The Smurfette”, “The Smurfs and the Egg”, and “The Smurfs and the Howlibird” and many more!

image courtesy of syndeticsBig Nate A Good Old Fashioned Wedgie.

Nate endures a series of middle school hijinks and adventures while dealing with his crush on his baseball team’s new pitcher.

image courtesy of syndeticsMagic Jack and the Goblin King.

“Like a bolt from the blue, Jack’s little sister Maddy is gone – carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything… except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters – as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!” –page [4] of cover.



Kids’ Club Review by Akane: 100 things to know about space

100 things to know about space100 things to know about space, written by Alex Frith, Alice James, & Jerome Martin ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen

Today I would like to tell you some facts about space. The earth spins around at a rate of 1670km/h that’s 3 times faster than the fastest train. It also orbits the Sun at a steady 107,000km/h.
If you want to be an astronaut you must be able to speak and read Russian. you have to be able to swim. You must be 157 to 190.5cm tall. You must be trained in wildness survive. You need a university degree in science or mathematics. You have to be able to pilot a jet plane.
The ancient Maya were expert astronomers. They could predict cyclical movement of the Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets. The Maya discovered that the start of the 365-day earth year coincided with the start of 584-day Venus cycle once every eight years. The Maya would have considered this a good time to raid arrival city.

I have learnt those things from this book. This book is very interesting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Akane from Karori and Thorndon School , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: 100 things to know about space

100 things to know about space100 things to know about space, written by Alex Frith, Alice James, & Jerome Martin ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen

This book is very interesting. Let me tell you some facts. The solar system is 800,000km/h(5000,000mph). There are 10 million superclusters in the universe. This means 100 billion galaxies, bringing the total number of stars to well over 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.000. The Milky Way is made up of at least 200 billion stars. From one side of the earth, it’s only possible to see millions of stars with a had telescope. Ten large objects the space between Mars and Jupiter were discovered in the 1800s.
Scientist have learnt much more about what happened during most of the first second of time but what happened during the very first 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 second ( that’s 24 zeroes after the decimal point0 is a still big mystery. The first astronauts were fruit flies in 1947. Lunched to a height of 109km (68 miles) in V-2 rocket, they were recovered alive. Scientist think that astronomer Frank Drake equation is a useful starting place. Here’s how it works; R*x fp x ne x fl x fi x fc = N

More than a million earths could fit in the sun. If you see look in the sun directly it can damage your eyes.

In my country Japan people think rabbits live in the moon, if you see the moon. Mum said that’s romantic to try to find a rabbit in the moon.

Nobody gone beyond the moon. 536 have reached space. 216 have been to the internal space. 24 have flown around the moon. 12 have walked on the moon.
A wormhole could sack you a million years later.
It would take 1,500 lifetimes to travel to the sun’s nearest star.

If you discover a comet it will be named after you.

I have learnt so many things about space which is awesome.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: 100 things to know about space

100 things to know about space100 things to know about space, written by Alex Frith, Alice James, & Jerome Martin ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen

This book is about space. From what people left on the Moon to what black holes are made of and how they started. This has almost everything to know about space. I enjoyed this book a lot because I like space.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lopa: 100 things to know about space

Syndetics book cover100 things to know about space / written by Alex Frith, Alice James, & Jerome Martin ; illustrated by Federico Mariani & Shaw Nielsen.

Who knows if you can steer an asteroid? After reading this book filled with surprising space facts it amazing to know that yes you can steer it by painting it white. This book is suitable for anyone want to know amazing adventures about space. I really enjoyed it!

4 stars

Reviewed by Lopa from Johnsonville and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 11 years old