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All ages comics and manga for 8/18/10

Lori Henderson
Hodge the Hedgehog

Boom! Comics is back in full form this week with more Disney and Pixar offerings. DC’s dwindling kids line is carried on by the Tiny Titans, and Archie Comics jumps on the Zombie band wagon with Riverdale having its own “Walking Dazed” problem. And the picks this week feature a hedgehog that isn’t blue and [...]

Review: Networked: Carabella on the Run

Snow Wildsmith
carabellacov

Carabella, a blue-skinned alien hiding on Earth, is shocked when her new boyfriend’s shoe design sets off a chain-reaction of privacy invasions–leading to a real invasion from people from her world! Networked: Carabella on the Run Author: Gerard Jones; Art: Mark Badger High School; Ages 14+ NBM/PrivacyActivism, September 2010, ISBN 978-1-56163-586-3 128 pages, $12.99 Comics [...]

Links: Vacation reading

Brigid Alverson

Alex Dueben of CBR interviews Tom Sniegoski, the writer of Bone: Tall Tales. Joe Hennes talks to Roger Langridge about the latest Muppet Show comic at the Muppet fan site Tough Pigs. At The Graphic Classroom, Chris Wilson discusses disability issues in the classroom with particular reference to the graphic novel Skateboard Sonar, which is [...]

Review: How I Made It to Eighteen

Katherine Dacey
howimadeit

Billed as a “mostly true story,” How I Made It to Eighteen is a memoir about mental illness, drug addiction, and recovery. Author Tracy White depicts herself at seventeen, as a recent high-school graduate working a dead-end job, dating a self-involved hipster, fighting with her mother, and feeling hopeless. (“I cried all the time. Even [...]

The Reading Pile – August 16

Brigid Alverson
Kazan

Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile, where the Good Comics for Kids bloggers discuss the books they are reading for work or pleasure. Kate Dacey: I was really excited to read Jason Thompson’s latest House of 1000 Manga column, as I recently began collecting Kazan. It’s an older series that was published by [...]

GC4K Book Club: Twin Spica

Eva Volin
twinspica

Every librarian who does readers advisory has a handful of go-to books at the ready for those kids who don’t like anything or have already read everything.  These are slam dunk, home run, money back guarantee books that turn you into a hero in the eyes of happy readers. For me, Orson Scott Card’s book [...]

All ages comics and manga for 8/11/10

Lori Henderson
Bone Tall Tales

There’s a good variety of titles on the list this week. For the first time in quite some time, Boom! Studios does NOT dominate the list. Archie & Friends starts its two-part story parody of the insanely popular Twilight Saga with “Twilite”. Papercutz releases the second volume in their Disney Fairies series of graphic novels, [...]

Links: It’s been a while…

Brigid Alverson
Ted Naifeh's art from The Good Neighbors 3

I haven’t done a link post in a while, so it’s time to catch up on the latest news, reviews, and interviews. Cute meets super-cute when Little Archie crosses over with DC’s all-ages superhero team the Tiny Titans. At Publishers Weekly, Sally Lodge chats with Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, about The Adventures of [...]

Review: Dengeki Daisy, vol. 1

Snow Wildsmith
DengekiDaisyKyousukeMotom82196_f

Teru’s older brother died, leaving her an orphan. But he didn’t leave her alone. Before his death, he arranged for a friend of his–the mysterious man called “Daisy”–to be on call through Teru’s cell phone. Teru tries not to worry Daisy when she talks to him, but as her life starts to fall apart, she’s [...]

Review: Kith, Book 2 The Good Neighbors

Esther Keller
kith1cvr

Once you know something, things can never go back to what they were like before. That’s how it is for Rue. She’s always known that she sees things differently, but she never knew why. But now she knows that her mother is a fairy. That her father won her mother from Rue’s grandfather. He won her on one condition, that he remains faithful.