Tag Archives: youth graphic novels

Little Robot

I finally made it to Ben Hatke’s last graphic novel – just in time for his next one, Mighty Jack, to come out on September 6. Little Robot by Ben Hatke. First Second, 2015 This nearly wordless graphic novel follows … Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here’s me trying hard to have read all the Cybils finalists before the winners are announced February 14.  I’m failing in most every category – somehow life never just lets me sit down and read the way I’d like it … Continue reading

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Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds

Taking a quick break from my own middle grade speculative fiction Cybils reading to talk about the book I nominated for the elementary/middle grade graphic novel category. Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds by Rob M. Worley and Joshua Buchanan.    … Continue reading

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Roller Girl

Here’s a Cybils-nominated graphic novel that I really enjoyed. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Dial Books, 2015. It’s the summer before middle school, and Astrid is just about to learn what a bumpy ride that will be.  After watching a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Otis Frampton with Oddly Normal Blog Tour with Giveaway

[Edited 10/30/15 to add] I am updating this to include it in Mother Daughter Books Giveaway Linky Party, and extending the giveaway deadline to 11/3/15.  Please leave a comment to enter the giveaway! And head on over the Mother Daughter … Continue reading

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Nimona and Lumberjanes

Is there a universe where I could read everything I want to that sounds good? Can I live there, please? It took me longer than I wished to get to these (and many other titles) because there’s so much else … Continue reading

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Dragons Beware!

I was very excited to find this on the shelf at my home library on a summer visit with the kids – we all loved the first book, Giants Beware! Dragons Beware! By Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado. First Second, … Continue reading

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Interstellar Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Robots

Here are two recent STEM-friendly sci-fi fairy tale retellings for young readers – one from the library and one my love found at our friendly local comic book store. Interstellar Cinderella. By Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Meg Hunt. Chronicle Kids, … Continue reading

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Cybils Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists

I read four of the seven finalists in the 2014 Cybils Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels category – the other three were not available through my libraries. Here’s a rundown of them: El Deafo by Cece Bell. Amulet Books, 2014. This … Continue reading

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