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Review: Two New Sports Manga Omnibus Editions from Yen Press

Snow Wildsmith
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I’m not a sports person; I’ll admit that right up front. But there’s something enjoyable about sports manga. Maybe it’s the humor or the drama or the romance. Or maybe it’s just that I’d rather read about a sport than actually watch it being played. Yen Press has come out with omnibus editions (three volumes [...]

The Best Comics for Kids 2010

Katherine Dacey

Once again, we’ve assembled a crack team of experts to compile a list of this year’s best new comics for kids and teens. We tried to strike a balance between comics with literary merit — the “good for you” books that adults sometimes appreciate more than kids — and comics that have obvious kid appeal. [...]

The Reading Pile – December 13

Brigid Alverson
Broadcast

Here’s a peek at what we have been reading this week. What’s on your night table? Kate Dacey: I finally got around to reading The Broadcast, a short but effective story centered around a real event: Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds. The Broadcast takes place in a small rural community, [...]

Review: Amelia Rules! True Things (Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know)

Katherine Dacey
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In the latest installment of Jimmy Gownley’s popular, tween-friendly series, Amelia McBride turns eleven, develops a crush on classmate Kyle, and struggles to improve the frayed relationship between her mother and her Aunt Tanner, who’s facing some personal hurdles of her own. Adding to the confusion is Amelia’s friend Rhonda, who vacillates between being a [...]

Links: Libraries and Graphic Novel lists

Scott Robins

New York Public Library has released a list of children’s books for 2010 called 100 Titles For Reading and Sharing. The list includes a select number of graphic books including  Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Zeus: King of the Gods by George O’Connor and others. ‘Tis the season! – the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s [...]

All ages comics and manga for 12/08/10

Lori Henderson
Canterville Ghost

Inventories are getting low as the holiday season goes into full swing. The list is again just the usual suspects. Archie and Friends find out what happens when Superheroes Attack, and there’s a new Sonic the Hedgehog Archives for fans trying to pay catch up to the long running series. Boom! Studios completes another Muppet [...]

Review: Top 10 Deadliest Sharks

Snow Wildsmith
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Silver Dragon Books, the new children’s graphic novel division of Zenescope Entertainment, launches with its first book: a nonfiction graphic novel about sharks, the first of three being produced in conjunction with the Discovery Channel. Top 10 Deadliest Sharks Author: Joe Brusha Art: Anthony Spay, Shawn McCauley, Marcio Abreu, Agustin Alessio, German Nobile, HG Young, [...]

Links: Interviews and reviews

Brigid Alverson

At SLJTeen, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón discuss their collaboration on Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography. At Graphic Novel Reporter, Katie Monnin talks to Doug TenNapel about Ghostopolis and his other work. Stefan Petrucha discusses his work on the parody Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring at the Papercutz blog. And [...]

The Reading Pile – December 6

Brigid Alverson
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Today is St. Nicholas Day; tonight, my kids will put their shoes out the door and a mysterious visitor will fill them with candy and progress reports from Santa. Here’s a progress report from the Good Comics for Kids team on what we have been reading in the past week. Kate Dacey: I’m working my [...]

All ages comics and manga for 12/2/10

Lori Henderson
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We’re starting to see more trades as Christmas gets ever closer. Boom! Studios has a Finding Nemo, DC Comics has the next Super Friends volume, and Image has one of their few all ages comics collected. Sky Pirates of Neo Terra came out of the summer and all five isses are now available in one [...]