March 22, 2022 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
An unlikely adventure for best friends Anna and Tess begins when they plant a packet of seeds and meet a magical gnome who shrinks them down to her size in Renée Kurilla's The Flower Garden.
December 28, 2021 by Johanna
Cold War Correspondent tells the story of the first phase of the Korean War through the eyes of correspondent Marguerite Higgins.
May 20, 2021 by Johanna
In The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, Laura Lee Gulledge weaves solid advice into a story about dealing with depression.
December 27, 2019 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
With Mammal Takeover, the third and final installment of Abby Howard's Earth Before Us series, the cartoonist (and her in-story alter ego) have given readers (and their stand-in Ronnie) a brief but complete history of life on Earth. We spoke with Howard about the creation of the series, and the challenges of this particular installment.
November 8, 2018 by Johanna
Lafayette by Nathan Hale Amulet Books, $13.99 Ages 8-12 The latest installment (the eighth!) of the popular graphic history series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales returns to the setting of the first book, the US Revolutionary War. Spy Hale is still telling stories to prevent being hanged by the Hangman and a British redcoat. This time, […]
September 13, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Ocean Renegades Writer/artist: Abby Howard Amulet Books; $15.99 It was just last year that cartoonist Abby Howard released Dinosaur Empire, her book-length comic detailing the latest scientific understanding of dinosaurs and their Mesozoic Era contemporaries, couched in a comedic story about a super-enthusiastic time-traveling scientist and her reluctant student. Twelve short months later comes the […]
September 18, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Dinosaur Empire Writer/artist: Abby Howard Amulet Books; $15.99 What are two of the most awesome things to ever exist in the entire history of the planet Earth? If you answered dinosaurs and comic books, then you and I are on the same wavelength, dear reader, and I therefore feel quite confident in recommending Dinosaur Empire […]
March 29, 2016 by Esther Keller
I’ve read a number of short graphic novels about the Alamo. Those books were fine, but they were aimed at a school library market that was looking to cater to libraries needing accessible reads for assignment purposes. By no means did they spark the love of history like the Nathan Hale series generally does. While […]
October 29, 2012 by Esther Keller
Readers who missed the first volume of Hereville should run out and find a copy, but even so, it won’t be a problem picking up this sequel and jumping right into Mirka’s latest adventure. This volume gives readers enough background knowledge of the first story so that they don’t feel lost, and it will make […]
January 3, 2012 by Brigid Alverson
The finalists for the Cybils—the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—are up, and here are the nominations in the graphic novels categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists, by various authors Sidekicks, by Dan Santat Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick […]
by Steven Engelfried
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
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