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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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Around the World

My friend A~, with whom I share many aspects of taste in books (including getting reading material primarily from the public library), is not generally one for graphic novels. So when she has laid down money for one, and then … Continue reading

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Sisters

I’ve enjoyed both Smile and Drama, and was very excited to see this coming out! (Also, Raina is really nice in person – you should go meet her if you have the chance!) Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix, 2014. Telgemeier … Continue reading

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Target Practice

Target Practice. Cleopatra in Space Vol 1. by Mike Maihick. Graphix, 2014. Cleopatra, before she was queen, was a teenaged girl trying to worm her way out of formal lessons so she could spend more time perfecting her slingshot skills. … Continue reading

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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

We’ve been fans of Zita since the first one came out – I hopped right in line for this one as soon as I saw it in the library catalog. The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. First … Continue reading

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Zeus: King of the Gods

Apologies for the day off yesterday – my daughter had her preschool graduation ceremony, which was both adorable and completely threw off normal routines. Much like young children in general, come to think of it. It seems to be kids’ … Continue reading

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Rapunzel’s Revenge

I’m so glad my daughter’s recent Rapunzel kick pushed me to check this one out – I’d been meaning to read it since it first came out. Speaking of graphic novels, my family all went out to the last day … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Comics

We’d very much enjoyed Nursery Rhyme Comics when we got it, so of course we wanted this one as well. We had to wait for several months, as the readers before us in line apparently liked it too much to … Continue reading

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3 More Cybils MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are the last of of Cybils Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists – at least until next year! I am very curious to see which one wins. There were a couple my son didn’t want to read, but he’s loved … Continue reading

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