5 New Junior Comics to read before Christmas.

Hey Kids!

Head on down to the library and check out the latest shipment of junior comics and graphic novels!

Get your hands on them before Christmas!


Dinosaur Explorers: Lost in the Jurassic.

Joined by a new companion, the Dinosaur Explorers return to the Jurassic period, when the first non-dinosaurs begin to emerge — and start looking for dinner!



George and Harold’s Epic Comix Collection.

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back with original new comic adventures starring the world-famous Waistband Warrior, Captain Underpants! This collection features George and Harold’s hilarious comix from the first two seasons of the TV show.


Miles Morales : with great power.

Nick Fury has declared Miles Morales a super hero; now, it’s time for that super-hero rite of passage: the team-up! But the new Spider-Man’s first team-up couldn’t possibly be with the Prowler, could it? It will be if it’s up to Miles’ Uncle Aaron, who’s not above resorting to threats to get his way. But Miles isn’t going to take such manipulation lying down, setting up a titanic battle of wills between uncle and nephew – with the Scorpion caught in the middle! Miles Morales has the powers. He has the costume. Now, he even has the web-shooters. With aid from Peter’s former girlfriends, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, Miles confronts the dark side of the Parker legacy. And as his life is turned upside down once again, he learns that – for Spider-Man – with great power there also comes great tragedy.

Sonic the Hedgehog. Vol 2. The fate of Dr. Eggman.

Following their last battle, Dr. Eggman’s been mysteriously absent from Sonic’s life. What shocking secret will Sonic discover when he learns the bad doctor’s whereabouts? Plus, Sonic isn’t the only one looking for Eggman–so’s his old frenemy Shadow the Hedgehog! There are twists and turns in the course of this high-speed, action-packed mystery-adventure! But with a little help from his friends–including a new ally–Sonic’s fast enough to overcome any obstacle! Collects issues #5-8 of the ongoing series.


Bigby bear.

Meet Bigby, a curious bear with a big appetite … for adventure! Join him and his furry friends as they explore nature’s wonders and engage in silly experiments of all kinds. Young or old, everyone can learn a thing or two from Bigby Bear and his extraordinary view of the world!

Top 10 Children’s Fiction Summer 2018

Great children’s series with new additions! Author Rachel Renee Russell wrote her first book when she was still at school, she was around 10 years old! It was a birthday gift for her brothers.  The Dork Diaries books are inspired by her daughter Nikki and Erin.  Does one of those those names seem familiar?  Russell credits her daughters in authoring the books. Cool!

Have you ever written a book for anyone’s birthday?  It would be a such a great gift.  Or an terrible one if you wrote awful things. Maybe don’t write terrible things!

But definitely check out these popular authors for some great ideas:


  1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
  3. Storey Treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths
  4. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon
  5. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renée Russell
  6. The World’s Worst Children, by David Walliams
  7. Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J. K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban,  by J. K. Rowling
  9. Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead, by Rick Riordan
  10. The bad book, by Andy Griffiths

Top 10 Children’s fiction April 2016

If you know what it’s like to pick other people’s noses or survive tinned tongue at the dinner table it’s highly likely you’ve read one the David Walliam‘s books in April’s Top 10.

Grandpa’s great escape proves you’re never too old to adventure, take a look at the author reading the book right here.  And when it comes to the trials of Zoe and the safety of her pet Armitage… prepare to be slightly (or maybe a bit more) disgusted by the characters in Ratburger.

Have you ever had to rescue one of your pets from dire circumstances? Let us know your adventures in the comments.


Here’s your top 10:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates. by Liz Pichon

3. Storey-treehouse series, by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie series, by Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate series, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Grandpa’s great escape, by David Walliams

8. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

9. Puppy love, by Rachel Renee Russell

10. Ratburger, by David Walliams

Top children’s fiction authors for May

Here’s a joke: Why did the librarian slip over? Because she was in the non-friction section!! Get it?

No one like falling over, so we aren’t going to talk about non-fiction today. This post is all about FICTION.

We love fiction, you love fiction, everyone loves fiction! So here are the most popular children’s fiction authors for this month, based on how many of their books have been borrowed from the library.


1. Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic, Magic Animal Friends series)

2. Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo and Thea Stilton series)

3. Enid Blyton (classics stories of adventure and bad behaviour)

4. Erin Hunter (Warriors series)

5. Sally Rippin (Billie B Brown and Hey Jack series)

6. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

7. Adam Blade (Beast Quest series)

8. Jacqueline Wilson (amazing stories about different lives and adventures)

9. Liz Pichon (Tom Gates series, and picture books)

10. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series)

11. Roald Dahl (Charlie and the chocolate factory and other funny tales)

12. Andy Griffiths (Storey-treehouse series)

13. Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stick series)

14. Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

15. Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry series)

16. Alan MacDonald (Dirty Bertie series)

17. H. I. Larry (Zac Powers series)

18. David Walliams (Hilarious stories)

19. Jacqueline Harvey (Alice Miranda series)

20. Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries series)

Top 10 Childrens fiction March 2016

There’s a great mix of new and classic authors in the  Top 10 for March. The Fantastic Mr Fox has some cool adaptations in the Library.  The film is available on DVD and…. as an outdoor movie coming up on April 16 at Kahurangi School in Strathmore. Got the Fantastic Fox buzz? if you’re interested in something on the theatrical side there’s the play!  Have you taken part in the play? Let us know in the comments.


Here are your Top 10 for March:

1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Storey Treehouse Series, by Andy Griffith

4. Dirty Bertie, Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Once Upon a Dork, by  Rachel Renée Russell

8. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, J. K. Rowling

9. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

10. Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl

Top 10 Children’s fiction for January 2016

Summer holiday reading has paid off for Liz Pichon who has the potential to knock Diary of a Wimpy Kid out of the top spot with her amazing Tom Gates book series!

Wondering how authors become people who create stories? Lauren Child has a great website with some encouraging notes for those budding authors out there.  Ruby Redfort fans can pit their wits against code cracker for high security info or take the Spectrum test.  And… paper backs, check out the process for the cover shoots for Look into my eyes, Catch your death, Take your last breath and Feel the fear.

Ever redesigned the book cover for your favourite read? Let us know in the comments.


1. Diary of a wimpy kid, by Jeff Kinney

2. Tom Gates, by Liz Pichon

3. Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths

4. Dirty Bertie, by Alan MacDonald

5. Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

6. Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

7. Ruby Redfort, by Lauren Child

8. Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, by Dav Pilkey

9. Demon dentist, by David Walliams

10. Magnus Chase and the sword of summer by Rick Riordan

Top 10 Children’s fiction October 2015

Did you know that these books are banned in some libraries?!  Dav Pilkey’s ninth Captain Underpants book is filled with familiar characters and great illustrations. See what you think George and Harold’s adventures at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. Do you have a favourite part of the adventure? Let us know in a review.  Who knows? the next time the books goes out it may be because someone read your review and thought I like the sound of that.  You may even win a prize.

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid series by Jeff Kinney

2.   Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon

3.   Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

4.   Dirty Bertie series by Alan MacDonald

5.   Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce

6.   Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Dav Pilkey

7.   The 26-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

8.   The 39-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

9.   The 52-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths

10. Awful Auntie by David Walliams


Top 10 Children’s E-Books for February 2015

Download and read your favourite Children’s books, or explore new titles, wherever, whenever

1.    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry Potter Series, Book 1, by J. K.  Rowling

2.    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:Harry Potter Series, Book 2, by J. K. Rowling

3.    Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! by Lincoln Pierce

4.    The Emperor’s New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen

5.    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

6.    A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond

7.    The Maze Runner, by  James Dashner

8.   Dibs on This Chair, by Lincoln Pierce

9.   The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers: Super Diaper Baby Series, Book 2, by Dav Pilkey

10.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry Potter Series, Book 6, by J. K. Rowling





Top 10 Children’s fiction in July

Fire up Children’s imaginations over winter with rainy day reading.  Are one of these your favourite?

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney

2.   Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

3.   Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald

4.   Conspiracy 365. by Gabrielle Lord

5.   Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

6.   Puzzle pirates by Susannah Leigh

7.   Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets by Dav Pilkey

8.   Hide and seek things that go by Dawn Sirett

9.   The BFG by Roald Dahl

10. The great city search by Rosie Heywood

Top 10 Children’s fiction for June

Most popular reads for June, and in perfect time for the school holidays! Grab some holiday reading today!

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff  Kinney
2.   Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald
3.   Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford
4.   Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord
5.   Big Nate by Lincoln  Peirce
6.   The BFG by Roald Dahl
7.   Puzzle pirates by Susannah Leigh
8.   Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets by Dav Pilkey
9.   Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J. K. Rowling
10. Attack of the bandit cats by Geronimo Stilton