8 New Junior Comics to Read Just in Time for Winter!

Kia ora kids!

Here are some new junior comics that have just arrived at Wellington City Libraries! Head on down to your local library and grab these awesome reads just in time for winter!

Enjoy!


image courtesy of syndeticsInvestiGators.

Time to get your super sleuth on with the InvestiGators, Mango and Brash, sewer-loving agents on their first mission together, who have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks–or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp? Overall a very humorous read!

image courtesy of syndeticsSnoopy: First Beagle in Space.

“Join Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang as he seeks new milestones in the space race! Even though the first moon landing was 50 years ago, Snoopy has a bold new mission: to be the first beagle in space! Join Snoopy as he sets out on his ambitious quest, while also leading Woodstock and friends as a Beagle Scout and keeping the company of his owner, the round-headed kid Charlie Brown.”–Publisher’s website.

image courtesy of syndeticsCaptain Underpants: George and Harold’s Epic Comix Collection Vol. 2.

Lovable series, Captain Underpants returns with another comic to entertain fans far and wide. “This second collection features even more of George and Harold’s hilarious comix from the first three seasons of the TV show — nearly 200 pages of comics total! Each epic adventure features a brand-new villain from the hit Netflix TV series.”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsRocket Raccoon and Groot : tall tails.

If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you! Join Rocket Racoon and Groot in weird and wacky adaptation of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as you have never seen it before!


image courtesy of syndeticsIllegal.

“Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe Sisters. 1: Just Like Family.

“Meet two wonderful young girls who happen to be sisters-Maureen, and her older sister Wendy. Both are full of personality and a strong sense of independence. So while they may love each other with all their hearts, it’s not always easy for the two of them to be together. After all, when we’re still very young, age differences are much more meaningful. While Maureen may want to hang out with her older sister, nothing could be more embarrassing for Wendy. See how despite all odds, they still manage to get through each day without killing each other… well, at least so far!” — publisher’s web site.

image courtesy of syndeticsThe sisters. 4, Selfie awareness.

Beach vacation with the Sisters! But can their parents stop Wendy from burying Maureen in the sand… permanently?!


image courtesy of syndeticsStig & Tilde. 2, Leader of the pack.

“In their second adventure, Stig and Tilde once again find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious island. This time, after their shipwreck, Stig & Tilde are welcomed by a pack of feral wolves! With only each other as backup, will they make it out unscathed? Find out in the next exciting adventure!”–Provided by publisher.

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Diamonds are a thief’s best friend

Diamonds are a thief's best friendDiamonds are a thief’s best friend, by Hope McLean

i think it’s a awesome book because The Jewels go to New York and the Jewels are trying to figure out which diamond is it then they crack a code and Jasmine is a gem genius and she figures out that the diamond is Martha Washington’s Pair of diamond earrings. So that’s why i think this is a awesome book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lucas: Urban outlaws

Urban outlawsUrban outlaws, by Peter Jay Black

Wow! This book was amazing!
Meet Jack, part of the gang Urban Outlaws with Charlie, Obi, Slink, Wren. From a bunker beneath the city of London live 5 super amazing skilled orphans that go through tough missions to save the poor, they rob bad guys and give all of it to the poor or charity! Their latest mission is going to put them in big trouble. Del Sarto, one of the worlds richest, dirtiest, smartest criminal is right at their feet trying to get them for a computer that you can hack in to anything, according to Jack, it’s all his fault but together they can make it out alive, or can they!…

5 stars

Reviewed by Lucas from Miramar and Seatoun School , 11 years old

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)