Top 10 children’s comics for July 2016

 Garfield is sooo comfortable in the middle of the the Top Ten.  Cozily squished between Pokemon and the strange world of Adventure Time.

Has your life been affected by Pokemon Go? The app that has got everyone hunting all around Wellington to add to their collection?

The library is a hotbed for Pokemon activity. The rare Meowth was found at the Central Library only a few days ago! Who have you found at a library? Let us know in the comments.

1. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

2. Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

3. Tintin, by Herge

4. Pokemon by Hidenori Kusaka

5. Garfield, by Jim Davis, adapted by Cedric Michiels

6. Adventure time, by Ryan North

7. Asterix, by Goscinny and Udzero

8. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

9. Chi’s sweet home, by Kanata Konami

10. The Smurfs anthology, by Peyo

Top 10 Children’s non-fiction November 2015

Star Wars is causing a bit of sizzle in the air at the moment.  Always popular in Children’s non-fiction there is a special anticipatory feeling around the new movie.  The summer reading challenge has joined the buzz with the Central Library activity featuring make a light saber, visit the children’s desk for materials and instructions.  Visit all the libraries and complete the other activities to go in for a prize.


Other movie characters are explored in the Minions seek and find book, full of great illustrations.  November Rugby World Cup fever reached the top ten with rugby related material whisking out the door. Minecraft and rugby? How does that work you might ask?  Well Rotorua Intermediate gave it a go.

Have any of your own block work you want to show off? Let us know in the comments

  1. The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters by Megan Miller
  2. Minecraft by Stephanie Milton
  3. The LEGO ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz
  4. Star Wars by David West Reynolds
  5. Star Wars by Adam Bray
  6. Minecraft by Nick Farwell
  7. Minecraft by Matthew Needler
  8. Minions by Trey King
  9. The story of the All Blacks by Kevin Boon
  10. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft

Kids’ Choicest 2010


We want to know which was the most fantastic book you read this year. You can vote  online here or by filling in a voting form at your local library.

We’ll make up a list of the top reads of the year as voted by YOU!!

AND if you give us your library card number you also go in the draw to win a book!

Ever wondered who’d win in a battle between Percy Jackson and Harry Potter?

How about between the BFG and Owly?

The Year 5&6 kids at Russell Street School in Palmerston North have asked these questions; and they’ve written down what they think could happen if these characters ever met and had to battle it out. You can read all about it here.

The battles are:

Hermione vs Matilda

Zac Powers vs Nancy Drew

Percy Jackson vs Harry Potter

BFG vs Owly

You can vote for your favourite character.  How cool is this?

Which sport do you like playing the most?

Sports are cool, there are lots to choose from and they’re fun to play. We want to know which sport you think is the most fun to play (or watch). So vote on our poll and tell us what you think. If your favourite sport isn’t on the poll then send us a comment telling us which sport you enjoy watching or playing the most.


If you’re looking for sports books in the library you can just go straight to the 700s in the children’s nonfiction area, or search our kid friendly catalogue.