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Review: ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’

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Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue on their journey to find their friends Riku and King Mickey, who were locked in the darkness. They are detoured along the way by a mysterious hooded stranger who leads them to the ominous Castle Oblivion. There, they may find clues that will lead them to their friends—but at the […]

This Week’s Comics: Sharknado in Riverdale

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Don’t feel awkward about checking out the new comic releases this week! Graphix releases a new all color edition of the first volume of Raina Telgemeier’s Baby-Sitters Club. IDW Publishing pours on the Disney magic with new issues of Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, while DC’s Batman ‘66 brings in […]

Review: Sunny Side Up

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The brother-and-sister team of Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm join forces again, though this time their book is a slight departure from the usual work: No cute squishy figures, no spunky mice. This new story is rooted in reality and takes us back in time, though realistically it could have taken place today. Sunny […]

Review: ‘Steve Jobs: Insanely Great’

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great By Jessie Hartland Schwartz & Wade; $23 The sub-title to cartoonist Jessie Hartland’s comics-format biography of Steve Jobs refers not to his mental health but to his commonly employed catch phrase. “Insanely great!” is how he expressed his approval of something, particularly his various creations that had finally met his own […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Railroad’

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When I was in fourth grade (and again in 5th grade), we had to read a biography and then dress up as the person we read about it to present it to the class. I remember this project well, because I dressed up as Eleanor Roosevelt for two years straight. (I also did my science […]

Review: ‘Awkward,’ by Svetlana Chmakova

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Awkward Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova Hachette Books/Yen Press, 2015 All Ages, $11.00/$12.00 Awkward middle-schooler Penelope “Peppi” Torres has moved to Berrybrook Middle School, and already her first day has been a disaster when she is noticed by the mean kids. After tripping accidentally in the hallway, she’s assisted by Jaime, a shy introverted […]

This Week’s Comics: Wishing Wars

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Make your summertime easy with some of the book from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the next issue of the multi-Eisner award winning series Lumberjanes as well as the first collected trade of Steven Universe. Bongo Comics has the third volume of the Simpsons Comics Colossal Compendium for some tongue-twisting fun, and for […]

Notes from the Best and Worst Graphic Novels for Kids panel at ALA

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As a convener of the Graphic Novels Member Interest Group, I got to be involved in much of the graphic novel programming at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (of which there was a lot). The session that is quickly becoming my favorite is our Best/Worst panel, now in its second year. […]

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

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Here’s our preview of The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade). When six stars fall out of the sky and fall to earth, Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and […]

Raina Telgemeier Announces Her Next Book

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Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters, announced the title of her next book to a room filled with young fans yesterday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The book, which will be fiction, will be called Ghost, and it will be out in fall 2016. Here’s Raina’s quick description: Eleven-year-old Catrina and her […]