September 15, 2022 by Brigid Alverson
Today we have a preview of a graphic novel about the short but eventful life of a 19th-century woman who left home, put on men's clothes, and took to the sea.
June 22, 2022 by Brigid Alverson
Avery Hill is a small publisher that is based in the UK and has an eye for good comics: They published Tillie Walden’s debut graphic novel, The End of Summer, as well as the two that followed. Most of their graphic novels lean toward literary and adult, but Suzanne, by the Edinburgh-based creator Tom Humberstone, […]
September 2, 2021 by Esther Keller
In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers recounts the events of September 11, 2001, weaving personal stories into the factual account.
January 29, 2019 by Esther Keller
January has always been an exciting time of year in the book world. Monday of ALA’s annual midwinter conference is dedicated to the Youth Media Awards. In addition to the many well-known honors, such as the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Medals, there are many other awards and selection lists that a tireless team of librarians work to compile. The work is exhaustive and exhilarating. Keeping up with the review copies and the non-stop reading is intense.
November 14, 2018 by Esther Keller
True story: When my son was in first or second grade, I gave him Kevin McCloskey’s The Real Poop on Pigeons and my son refused to believe that he was reading a nonfiction title. McCloskey has a knack for showing interesting tidbits to make a topic come alive in a wacky sort of way. He […]
May 15, 2018 by Johanna
The Beatles Story Written by Angus Allan, illustrated by Arthur Ranson Rebellion, $17.99 It’s an amazing period we live in, one where great comics from all eras are reprinted in book format and much more easily available than they used to be. The flip side of that boom in collected format is that a lot […]
June 9, 2016 by Esther Keller
This title offers young readers a glimpse of a turbulent region that is in another part of the world—but it’s not for sensitive readers. Child Soldier: When boys and Girls are used in War By Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine. Claudia Davila Kids Can Press. 2015. ISBN 9781771381260 hc, $17.95. 48pp. Grades 5 and […]
May 17, 2016 by Esther Keller
The children I work with on a day-to-day basis have no real memory of an event that has changed the course of our country’s history. While for those of us sitting in New York City and in many other cities in the United States (the world!), Hurricane Katrina was far away, but with the TV […]
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