February 28, 2020 by Esther Keller
Short takes on three middle-grade books with a supernatural flair.
January 16, 2019 by Esther Keller
'Pandora's Legacy' puts a new spin on the legend of Pandora's box and sets it in modern times, making this a good pick for fans of Rick Riordan's 'The Lightning Thief.'
December 11, 2018 by Johanna
Two apprentice veterinarians for magical creatures work to protect their patients when left in charge of the office.
August 10, 2017 by Johanna
Mega Princess Written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Brianne Drouhard KaBoom! (Boom! Studios), $14.99 Ages 8 and up Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, Hawkeye) brings her energetic, aware writing style to a wide-ranging fantasy adventure for kids. The mega princess of the title is Maxine (who prefers Max). It’s her tenth birthday, which means […]
November 16, 2016 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Abigail and The Snowman Writer/artist: Roger Langridge Boom Studios; $14.99 The first friend that Abigail makes upon moving to a new town is a very unusual one: An impeccably dressed yeti. The yeti, who answers to the name “Specimen 486”, was born in the Himalayas but raised in a secret government facility which he has […]
May 14, 2015 by Lori Henderson
At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed Foxes. Secret Caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or array of supernatural critters get […]
January 9, 2015 by Lori Henderson
The new year starts off on the right foot with some great titles coming out this week. 2015 is the year Marty McFly went to the future in Back to the Future 2, and Scooby-Doo and the gang do too in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8. Papercutz has a new Garfield Show that sends Garfield and friends […]
May 28, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
BOOM! Studios has built up quite a line of all ages comics in its kaBOOM imprint, and The Amazing World of Gumball is a good example of how it works. It’s based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name, and it features the work of a well known webcomics creator—in this case, writer […]
May 16, 2014 by Lori Henderson
There are a lot of great comics out this week. BOOM! Studios continues their commitment to books for all ages with their new series Lumberjanes #2. Disney releases a double dose of graphic novels with original title Space Mountain and an adaptation of the movie Frankenweenie, and Oni Press continues their Special Editions of Courtney […]
February 19, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
Adventure Time celebrates its 25th issue, out today, with a guest artists Dustin Nguyen, Jess Fink, Jeffrey Brown, and Jim Rugg joining the regular team of writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb for a special issue that kicks of with… dinosaurs! And if you haven’t seen it already, check out this […]
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