Reading with Pictures is a new non-profit organization that plans to research the best ways to use comics in the classroom (and outside it) and work with teachers to implement them. This inspired Calista Brill of First Second Books to write an excellent essay on comics and literacy, so go, read!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days came out this week; here’s a video interview with author Jeff Kinney in which he discusses this latest addition to his oeuvre. (Via Teaching Graphic Novels.)
Is David Small’s Stitches really a young adult novel? There seems to be some question.
At The Graphic Classroom, Tracy Edmunds alerts us to a documentary that’s in the works about comics and literacy and includes a link to a trailer.
Sadie Mattox has some thoughts on Betty and Veronica.
A retailer praises Boom! Studios’ line of Disney comics as more "kid-friendly" than the old Gemstone editions but urges Boom! to drop its alternate covers, which are causing confusion on the part of parents.
Out from the Comics Shop lists this week’s new kid-friendly comics.
Indefatigable Capt’n Eli artist Jay Piscopo will be touring Pennsylvania next week.
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Fairy Idol Kanon (Manga Jouhou)
Kevin Hodgson on Hansel and Gretel (The Graphic Classroom)
Ed Sizemore on Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dragon Players (Comics Worth Reading)
Chris Wilson on The Monster of Lake Lobo (The Graphic Classroom)
A Library Girl on The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
John Seven on The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (Reverse Direction)