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Review of the Day – Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese

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Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese By Colleen AF Venable Illustrated by Stephanie Yue Graphic Universe (a division of Lerner) $6.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-4598-5 Ages 4-10 On shelves now This book stars a guinea pig by the name of Sasspants. There. I’ve just told you everything you need to know to enjoy it. [...]

Review of the Day – Zeus: King of the Gods by George O’Connor

Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians series) By George O’Connor A Neal Porter Book First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-431-8 On shelves now. Girl walks into my library. I’m putting her age at around nine, maybe ten. Asks if I have any books on Ancient Greece. Turns out the kid is [...]

Review of the Day: Magic Trixie by Jill Thompson

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Magic Trixie By Jill Thompson Lettered by Jason Arthur Harper Collins $7.99 ISBN: 978-0-060117045-4 Ages 6-10 On shelves now You know how you’ll be prepared to dislike something and then, through no fault of your own, you are forced to take a close and in-depth look at the very thing you were trying to avoid? [...]

Review of the Day: Princess at Midnight by Andi Watson

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Princess at Midnight By Andi Watson Image Comics, Inc. $5.99 ISBN: 978-1-58240-928-3 Ages 8-12 On shelves now I’m always on the lookout for good kid-friendly graphic novels to stock my library’s shelves with. And I am particularly interested in publishers that don’t get as much library face time as they might since the presence of [...]

Review of the Day: Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

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Rapunzel’s Revenge By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Illustrated by Nathan Hale Bloomsbury $18.99 ISBN: 978-1599900704 Ages 10 and up On shelves now A popular novelist may be prone to looking at the whole of their oeuvre. They consider their past works, look to the future, and decide to write a graphic novel. What makes [...]

Review of the Day: Jellaby by Kean Soo

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Jellaby (Vol. 1) Kean Soo Hyperion $9.99 ISBN: 978-142310303-5 Ages 8 and up On shelves now You ever been in love? I don’t mean the passing fancy of a crush or the slight flutter you feel when you’re fifteen and desperately trying NOT to make eye contact with the object of your affection. I’m talking [...]

Review of the Day: Howtoons by Saul Griffith and Joost Bonsen

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Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless By Saul Griffith and Joost Bonsen Art by Nick Dragotta Harper Collins $15.99 ISBN: 978-0060761585 Ages 9 and up On shelves now Just this past summer my brother-in-law and sister-in-law were in town for a brief little vacation. Whenever relatives come to visit you in New York you end up [...]

Review of the Day: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow By Gris Grimly Atheneum (S&S imprint) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1416906254 Ages 5 and up On shelves now You ever get that feeling where a book comes out and your immediate reaction is, “WELL, IT’S ABOUT BLOODY TIME!”? I tend to get this feeling only about books that it never would have [...]

Review of the Day – Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm

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Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow By James Sturm Illustrated by Rich Tommaso Jump at the Sun (Hyperion imprint) The Center for Cartoon Studies ISBN: 978-0786839018 $9.99 Ages 9 and up On shelves now. Graphic novel biographies are touch-and-go affairs.  For example, Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi did little for [...]

Review of the Day: Laika by Nick Abadzis

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Laika By Nick Abadzis First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook Press) $17.95 For ages 11 and up. On shelves now Dead dog books used to be a dime a dozen.  Time was a kid couldn’t walk into a bookstore without getting whacked over the head with “Old Yeller”, creamed in the kisser by “Sounder”, [...]

Review of the Day: Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

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Robot Dreams By Sara Varon First Second (a Roaring Brook imprint) $16.95 208 pages ISBN:978-1-59643-108-9 The wordless graphic novel for children.  Adults, quite frankly, haven’t a clue how to deal with them.  But for those kids intimidated by words, new to the English language, or just fond of visual storytelling, these new forms of literature [...]