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Costume Change

Robin Brenner
MollyRunaways

Halloween is tomorrow, so young men and women’s thoughts turn to costumes.  Well, my thoughts turn to costumes.  I enjoy any excuse to dress up, and Halloween is the best excuse to create and don a new persona.  I do so every year at work, and love taking the subway in full regalia (you can [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/27/10

Lori Henderson
billy-batson-and-the-magic-of-shazam-21

It’s the end of the month where it’s also the end of some superhero titles at DC, including Batman The Brave and the Bold. It’s Disney and Pixar week at Boom! Studios, and manga kids get two titles, Del Rey’s magical girl Fairy Navigator Runa and Tokyopop’s Animal Academy, which is nearing the end of [...]

Good manga for kids, October 2010

Katherine Dacey
PANDAMANRESCUE

Most of the titles in the VIZKids line fall into one of two categories: manga for younger readers (e.g. BakeGyamon: Backwards Game, Happy Happy Clover, Pokemon) or chapter books based on popular shonen series (e.g. Dragonball, Naruto). Next month, VIZ will be adding a new format to its kids’ line, one that falls somewhere between [...]

Review: Animal Crackers

Snow Wildsmith
animal crackers

Gordon Yamamoto is a bully who has just discovered–because of an alien mind transfer of a sorts–that maybe the geek he’s picking on has even more problems than Gordon does. Loyola Chin is a genius whose ability to choose her dreams leads her to discover that the man of her dreams may not be the [...]

Links: Scary Godmother and lots of previews

Brigid Alverson

Looking for a good kids’ webcomic? Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune looks like a fun, adventurous comic and it’s aimed at readers aged 8 to 12. (Found via Comics Worth Reading.) The collected edition of Scary Godmother is out this week, just in time for Halloween, and Tim O’Shea interviews Jill Thompson about her [...]

Great Halloween Comics for Kids

Katherine Dacey
babymouse

What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with a spooky story about vampires, witches, or ghosts? We assembled a team of librarians and parents to compile a list of the best seasonal comics. Our suggestions are divided into three broad categories — young readers (roughly ages four to eight), tweens (ages nine [...]

Review: Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Esther Keller
dork diaries

When I purchased Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life for my library collection September 2009, I never imagined it would become so popular. The book had an interesting premise. It had a catchy pink cover and it seemed like it would fill a niche.

The Reading Pile – October 25

Brigid Alverson
ScaryBook

Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile, in which your Good Comics for Kids bloggers rummage around their night tables and reveal what they have been reading lately. Feel free to add your own recent reading in the comments section. Brigid Alverson: My nieces wanted some Halloween stories, so I picked up Jill Thompson’s [...]

Preview: Toy Story: Some Assembly Required

Brigid Alverson
ToyStory_V3_TPB_rev_Page_08

Here’s a quick look at the latest Toy Story graphic novel from Boom! Studios, which has been producing a very nice line of comics and graphic novels based on Disney and Pixar properties. Toy Story: Some Assembly Required, written by Jesse Blaze Snider and Jake Black and drawn by Tanya Roberts, Diego Jourdan, and Travis [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/20/10

Lori Henderson
Card Captor Sakura 1

It’s another week of good selection of titles. Ape Entertainment continues with its licensed properties, this time with a prequel to a Dreamworks movie coming out soon. Ducks rule at Boom! Studios with Darkwing and Donald. Papercutz gets into the Halloween spirit with dragons, zombies and crypts. But the crowning jewel of this week’s list [...]