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Links: The storm over The Storm in the Barn

Is The Storm in the Barn, recent winner of the Scott O’Dell award, really historical fiction? Monica Edinger says yes, J.L. Bell says no, and he has further commentary here and here.

Comic Book Resources has a nice 18-page preview of Lola: A Ghost Story, which Snow reviewed here last week. Also up at CBR: A preview of Sky Pirates of Neo Terra, accompanied by an interview with Sean Megaw, the creator of the game on which the comic is based.

Out from the Comics Shop has this week’s new kid-friendly releases. The Robot 6 bloggers name their picks from the Wednesday batch, and there are a surprising number of kids’ comics in the mix.

Heading to ALA? A bunch of us are going to be there; check our Twitter feed for updates.


Sterg Botzakis on Bad Boy Trouble (Graphic Novel Resources)
Abby the Librarian on Calamity Jack (Abby (the) Librarian)
Jared Gardner on vol. 3 of Chickenhare (Guttergeek)
Shaenon Garrity on The Eternal Smile (The Comics Journal)
Noah Berlatsky on The Fir-Tree, by Lily Carre (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Sean Kleefeld on Malice (Kleefeld on Comics)
Jennifer Hubert on Mercury (Reading Rants)
Sigrid on Mercury (Fantastic Fangirls)
Kelly Fineman on The Young Inferno (Guys Lit Wire)
Elizabeth Bird on Zeus: King of the Gods (School Library Journal)

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.


  1. Hey Brigid, thanks for the link! This is a great roundup of graphic novel reviews and I’ll definitely be checking them all out!

  2. Thanks Abby! Glad you like it! I’m enjoying your blog too!

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