6 New Comics to Read During Winter

Hey Kids!

Wellington City Libraries has a new shipment of junior comics and graphic novels! Get your hands on them just in time for winter!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsMaker Comics: Grow a Garden!

You can grow a garden — and it’s easier than you think! With the easy instructions inside this book, you can grow lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and more. And you don’t need a backyard to be a great gardener — just a little bit of space and a lot of sunlight. Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! will walk you through each step, from seed to harvest.

image courtesy of syndeticsMarvel action : Spider-Man : bad luck. Book 3.

“Peter, Gwen, and Miles have learned to work together, but a sinister new enemy is about to tear them apart in this middle-grade-friendly graphic novel! After a devastating encounter with the Black Cat and her bad luck powers, the Spidey team is down on their luck and at each other’s throats. Will Peter, Miles, and Gwen learn to overcome their bad luck and work together again, or is this the end of the line for the Marvelous Spider-Trio?”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsPoems to see by : a comic artist interprets great poetry.

This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

image courtesy of syndeticsAstronauts : women on the final frontier.

“The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA’s first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA’s first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman’s place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone.”–Front flap.

image courtesy of syndeticsSnapdragon.

“Snap’s town had a witch. At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online–after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It’s creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it’s kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic–and a connection with Snap’s family’s past.”–Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsKaren’s witch : a graphic novel.

Karen Brewer’s imagination gets the best of her when she decides that her neighbour, Mrs. Porter – who has wild gray hair, wears black robes, and has a garden full of mysterious herbs – must be a witch.

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: The magic school bus at the waterworks

The magic school bus at the waterworksThe magic school bus at the waterworks, by Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bruce Degen

This book is about a strange teacher called Ms Frizzle who takes her class to the waterworks. While this book is informative about waterworks, I did not find it very engaging. I think some children interested in how things work may like this sort of story (even if it is a bit strange as it involves a magi bus).

2 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The wishing spell

The wishing spellThe wishing spell, Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I liked this book quite a lot. But for me there were too many words that were not needed in sentences which made them confusing to read and I would have liked it more if the challenges to find the ingredients for the wishing spell were harder.
This book is a mix of Adventure, Love, Magic and I think Mystery.
I would recommend this to 7-12 year olds.

4 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lopa: The wishing spell

Syndetics book coverThe wishing spell / Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.

If I had to choose a few words about this book they would be: Magical, Mystical, Enchanting, Adventurous, Mind Blasting, Powerful! I would recommend this book, which full of adventures, to the readers out there that like to be a study nerd or being in the brave outdoors.
The twins in the Bailey family are very smart in school! But once her Grandma has given the magical land of stories Alex’s personality changes and she becomes addicted to it. Magically they get into the book and find a map. Since she is smart enough she can guide herself and her brother too! As you can see she is probably smartest her class indeed!

4 stars

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