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Links: Archie babies, graphic novels for teens

Brigid Alverson

Joy Kim lists her favorite graphic novels of 2010, and she suggests some interesting pairs of books from the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list (which she helped compile). Is Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet as scary for kids as for their parents? A father wonders. G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso talks about his life and art at [...]

Review: The Murder of King Tut

Snow Wildsmith
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Tutankhamen captured the hearts and minds of the Western world in a way no other Egyptian pharaoh has. Since Howard Carter’s discovery of Tut’s undisturbed tomb in 1922, people have marveled at the wonders it revealed. But there were many unanswered questions about both Tut’s life and his death, most brought to light because of [...]

Review: Little Lulu: The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse and Other Stories

Snow Wildsmith
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Lulu Moppet lives on Main Street and spends most of her time getting into–and out of–trouble. Lulu and her neighbors Tubby, Annie, Iggy, and Fifi are mischievous, fun-loving, and silly kids and their comic adventures are as enjoyable today as they were when Lulu’s comic books were first issued. This is the 25th volume of [...]

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Snow Wildsmith
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Middle school marches ever onward and Greg Heffley is still caught in its wake. It’s been several weeks since he and his best friend Rowley “broke up” and the candidates for Rowley’s position are few and far between. On top of that there are family issues, puberty, fame, and girls to deal with. With all [...]

Review: Bunny Drop, vol. 1-2

Snow Wildsmith
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Thirty-year-old Daikichi is a bachelor who lives an ordinary life. But that life changes drastically when he returns home for his grandfather’s funeral. It seems that his grandfather had a young lover no one knew about. The woman is nowhere to be found, but she left behind a child. Rin is a quiet little girl [...]

All ages comics and manga for 1/12/11

Lori Henderson
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Publishers must know a lot of kids went back to school this week. They must not want to distract them, so they’re keeping the releases this week to a minimum. Boom! is back with some Disney Duck fun. DC Comics continues it’s popular Batman all ages series, All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold, while [...]

Review: Seiho Boys’ High School, vol. 1-2

Snow Wildsmith
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The young men who attend Seiho Boys’ High School are smart, funny, interesting…and completely frustrated by the lack of girls! With the nearest action fifty miles away, how are they supposed to survive for three whole years? And if by chance a girl does turn up on campus, can they keep from acting like complete [...]

Great Graphic Novels for Teens and other distinctions

Brigid Alverson

The American Library Association Midwinter Meeting was this past weekend, and there has been a flurry of announcements since then. While a number of graphic novels won awards last year, most notably the Geisel award for Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, there was just one this year: Yummy: The Last Days of a [...]

GC4K Book Club: Ghostopolis

Eva Volin
Cover art for Ghostopolis

I’ve read other books by Doug TenNapel and always enjoyed the read.  Monster Zoo was a hit with the Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee a few years ago and I also really liked Flink and Black Cherry (for adult readers).  So I was excited when Ghostopolis arrived on my doorstep.  A book about a [...]

Top Shelf unveils children’s line

Brigid Alverson
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Indy graphic novel publisher Top Shelf, the home of Owly, Korgi, and Johnny Boo, has set up a Kids Club website gathering all their kid-friendly offerings in a single place. This is just the beginning: In addition to the three much-loved series mentioned above, Top Shelf has six new children’s graphic novels and series in [...]