New non fiction and comics.

Hey kids! Spring is here, which means there will be more days spent indoors. Why not psring on down to your local library and check some of the new non fiction and junior comics in the children’s collection to keep you entertained.


New Non fiction:

image courtesy of syndeticsEverything Awesome About Dinosaurs And Other Prehistoric Beasts!

From the creative brain of Mike Lowery, discover the ULTIMATE book about all things prehistoric! Featuring fun facts, dinosaur jokes, comics, timelines and more! Discover the must-have book for dinosaur enthusiasts, a madcap field guide full of facts and humor, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about prehistoric beasts!

image courtesy of syndeticsUltimate eye twisters : a mesmerizing mass of optical illusions.

It’s time to be perplexed by the most eye-twisting and brain-bending of optical illusions! Seeing is normally believing–but not in this book! A feast of optical trickery and mesmerizing puzzles awaits you. Colourful, curious and crazy, you’ll see things you never thought possible. Amaze your friends and family with these awesome illusions!

iamge courtesy of syndeticsBTS: K-Pop Kings: The Unauthorized Fan Guide.

BTS: Kings of K-Pop is the must-have commemorative celebration of BTS, the Korean boy band with a global army of fans.

Playing with Collage.

A how-to guide to making your own collages, brimful of fascinating hints and tips from a master of the genre. Age: 8+

im age courtesy of syndeticsBts: The Ultimate Fan Book: Experience the K-Pop Phenomenon!

BTS are much more than just a K-Pop phenomenon, they are a band acclaimed for their record-smashing, barrier-breaking, trend-setting dance-pop and hip-hop tunes and personal philosophies.

Little kids first big book of pets.

Introduces children to a variety of family-friendly pets, including how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays, and information on animal breeds, characteristics, behavior, and tips for training pets.

David Bowie.

As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll’s all-time greatest artists.


New junior comics and graphic novels:

image courtesy of syndeticsThe adventures of Ook and Gluk, kung-fu cavemen from the future.

Kung-fu cavemen from the future? Wow, I think I’ve heard and seen everything! Check out this amazing graphic novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins about Ook and Gluk, the coolest cavemen of the stone age and their epic quest to save the world from an evil corporation from the future, with help from their pal, a baby dinosaur called Lily, who always vomits when she spins, and Master Wong, and his daughter. Barrel of laughs all the way!

image courtesy of syndeticsApollo : the brilliant one.

“Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there’s more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot”– Provided by publisher.

image courtesy of syndeticsHades : lord of the dead.

Deep in the kingdom of the underworld, countless spirits await the end of time. Hades, the lord of the dire realm waits with them until one day, the lord of the dead takes a wife… or tried to anyway. And then all Hades breaks loose. Want to find out the end? Then pop on down to your local library and grab this comic to find out the epic conclusion to the chaos that ensues when the lord of the dead decides to take a wife.

Poseidon : earth shaker.

Graphically adapts the adventures of the Greek god of the seas, presenting the myth of how Poseidon became the king of the oceans and such stories as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athens.

Cars : engines that move you.

In Dan Zettwoch’s Science Comics: Cars, you’ll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline – or electric batteries, or even steam – make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives.

The croc ate my homework.

A collection of comic strips mocks the foibles of human nature with the antics of egotistical Rat, clueless Pig, intellectual Goat, and letter-writing optimist Zebra.

All Tangled Up.

When Bird and Squirrel are charged with taking care of Bird’s daughter, Birdie, the three decide to have some fun and venture out into the forest in search of the elusive Bigfoot.

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Puzzle castle

Puzzle castlePuzzle castle, by Susannah Leigh

Puzzle castle is a book with lots of puzzles about castles. I really loved this book as I like nothing better than a good puzzle. Castles are pretty neat too. I think this is a 5 star book and is great if you are bored.

5 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Petra: Puzzle mountain

Puzzle mountainPuzzle mountain, by Susannah Leigh

It was a fun book with a maze or problem to work out on each page. This book is targeted at young readers but I still really enjoyed it and I think everyone should read it and do the activities.

3 stars

Reviewed by Petra from Khandallah and Other , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tyler: Puzzle Christmas

Puzzle ChristmasPuzzle Christmas, by Susannah Leigh

I thought the book was really cool how they had detailed pictures and there was objects you had to find, it was challenging. It all started when a little reindeer called Rio lost his magical bell so without it the bell Rio couldn’t fly back to Christmas land and Rio thought he could pull the sleigh on Christmas Eve. Then they went looking for Rio’s bell. Then Kira helped Rio aboard the boat but it set sail before she could jump off again. Kira got worried if she would be able to come back. Then they hid in some green barrels and after the boat ride then the barrels got loaded on an aeroplane and then on to a train. Then after the train ride they had to pass the broken iceberg path in order to go to Christmas land then they passed the icebergs then they saw some magical lights and then Rio said they are not far from Santa’s house. Then they started to walk among tall pillars of ice and then Kira could see some pillars moving and that was when they were surrounded by polar bears. Then the polar bears came closer and Kira was getting scared but one of them said “Hello Rio”. The polar bears was pleased to see Rio and then Kira and Rio hoped on the polar bears backs and then they slid all the way down to Snowman village. Once they got to snowman village Kira’s Christmas present was there except it wasn’t it wasn’t nearby home. Then they got into teams for the big snowball fight. After the snowball game Kira was breathless and it seemed like she thoroughly enjoyed the game. Then when they were getting close Santa’s house they spotted a small cosy house then Kira and Rio peered through a window and Kira heard that the boy (inside) wanted a seashell for Christmas. Then they came across an elf who has lost his Christmas tree decorations and Kira and Rio helped him find the decorations. Then at the edge of the forest they found a little red train waiting for them. Then they hoped on the train and made their way to Santa’s house. After a while they hoped off the train. Rio said I’ll take you to meet my family before you meet Santa. When they got into the stable everyone was worried about Rio. Then one of the reindeers asked “are you going to see Santa”? Then Kira and Rio went to see Santa then Rio told Santa how he flew off and lost his bell. Later it was one of the best nights of Rios life he got to pull the sleigh. They could see the whole world from where they were and they were on their way to Lucas’s house to give him a shell. Then Santa took Kira home like Rio said but when Kira woke up it was Christmas morning and she spotted a special present from Rio.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tyler from Johnsonville and West Park School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by felix: Puzzle island

Puzzle islandPuzzle island, by Susannah Leigh

I thing this book is fun & the activities are challenging. I like the way that it is a story with puzzles & activities. it is awesome!

5 stars

Reviewed by felix from Johnsonville and West Park School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Puzzle Christmas

Puzzle Christmas, by Susannah Leigh

I really enjoyed finding things and doing mazes. I have read some of this exciting series and I like all of them.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old