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Links: Wings of Fire to Become a Graphic Novel

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Here’s some big news from Scholastic: Best-selling middle-grade author Tui Sutherland will be adapting her Wings of Fire series into graphic novels, with help from Secret Coders artist Mike Holmes. Sutherland is a graphic novel fan herself—and she enjoys reading them with her children—so when Scholastic asked if she would like to adapt her dragon stories, it was a no-brainer.

In case you missed it, IDW Publishing will be launching an all ages Star Wars series, to be titled Star Wars Adventures, in September. I talked to IDW president and COO Greg Goldstein about those comics as well as their other all ages titles, which include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new Tangled and DuckTales comics.

In a Free Comic Book Day interview, writer Jay Lender and artist R. Sikoryak discuss Spongebob Comics and offer some recommendations for other great kids’ comics.

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Looking for suggestions? Afraid you missed something? Paste Magazine has done the required reading and brings you a list of 50 of the best kids’ comics.

Voting wraps up on June 17 for the Kids Comics Awards, which feature a variety of categories from “Most Epic Adventure” to “Favorite Graphic Novel About Lunch.” Only kids can vote for these awards.

Librarians and GC4K contributors Robin Brenner and Mike Pawuk join comics writers Marjorie Liu and Charles Soule for the webcast Graphically Different: A Discussion on Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels today at 3 p.m. ET. Missed it? You can sign up at the link to get an archived copy.

Reviews

Megan Rupe on 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior, Book 1 (No Flying, No Tights)
Lynn Rutan on The Adventures of John Blake (Bookends)
Jennifer Wharton on Cici: A Fairy’s Tale: A Perfect View, vol. 3 (No Flying, No Tights)
Jennifer Wharton on Evil Emperor Penguin (No Flying, No Tights)
Amy Estersohn on Ms. Marvel, vol. 6: Civil War II (No Flying, No Tights)
Anthony Strand on The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 and #2 (Tough Pigs)
Monica Edinger on Real Friends (Educating Alice)
Sarah Stevenson on Real Friends (Finding Wonderland)
Kelly Fineman on Spill Zone (Guys Lit Wire)
Sarah Stevenson on Spill Zone (Finding Wonderland)
Robin Willis on Spill Zone (Teen Librarian Toolbox)
Shari Fesko on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Beats World (SLJ)
Maria Ahgazarian on The Wendy Project (No Flying, No Tights)
Amy Estersohn on Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (No Flying, No Tights)
Jan Hubert on Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (Reading Rants)

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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