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Links: Jellaby, Smile, and The Olympians

Artist George O’Connor talks about his upcoming The Olympians at Comic Book Resources. At Graphic Novel Reporter, John Hogan talks to Raina Telgemeier about her new book, Smile. And they have a sneak preview, too! Also at GNR: Fairbanks, Alaska, librarian Greg Hill writes about the Guys Read program, in which volunteers read to elementary […]

Breaking News: Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced their 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list today, and since it’s hard to choose from such an abundance of goodness, they also narrowd it down to a top ten list. And here they are, with links to those that are available in full […]

Breaking News…ALA Youth Media Awards

One of the most exciting days at ALA Midwinter is Monday morning when the Youth Media Awards are announced.  While I could not attend this year, fortunately, I could still view the excitement at home as I watched the ALA live webcast. Of course, I was interested in all the winners, but I always pay […]

ALA: A random walk through the exhibit floor

Graphic novels: Everybody’s doing them!  That’s how it seemed on the exhibit floor of ALA Midwinter yesterday. While only two graphic novel publishers, Viz and Boom! Studios, had stand-alone booths, almost every major publisher featured graphic novels prominently in their display, and even small publishers of children’s books answered my question, “Do you publish graphic […]

ALA: A random walk through the exhibit floor

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All ages comics and manga for 1/13/10

The new year continues on with some winning titles for kids.  Boom! Studios continues its strong line of titles based on Disney/Pixar properties with a new ongoing series based on Cars and the first official issue of the Muppet Show ongoing.  Campfire is a new publisher to the list, that has published several titles based […]

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: […]

Review: Deka Kyoshi, vol. 1

Police detective Toyama has been given a tough new undercover assignment: teaching a fifth-grade class! Their teacher was killed under mysterious circumstances and the police believe that the students are in danger as well. Toyama soon discovers that one boy, Makoto, has the ability to see what others cannot and his horrific visions may be […]

Review: Pigling: A Cinderella Story

Wicked stepmothers and virtuous, long-suffering maidens are a ubiquitous pairing in folktales from around the world, as Pigling: A Cinderella Story attests. This made-for-classroom-use comic offers grade school readers a Korean variation on the familiar story, one enlivened by the presence of talking animals (no need to rely on Disney to imagine them) and a […]

Links: Old comics in antique stores

ALA Midwinter is just around the corner, and I and several other Good Comics for Kids bloggers will be there. Drop us a line at wordballoons (at) if you want to meet up. Straight from the horse’s mouth: Kristy Valenti interviews some actual children about their taste in comics. This made me feel old: […]