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The Good Comics for Kids 2014 Gift Guide

Esther Keller
sisters smile box set

It’s that time of year again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone. But there’s still time to find the perfect gift for your loved ones or friends. Our bloggers have suggestions so that you can pass on the gift of (comics!) reading. Scott Through the Woods by Emily Carroll For slightly older readers [...]

What to Read Next: Raina Telgemeier

Esther Keller
Sisters

While Raina Telgemeier has been extremely popular over the last few years, this year I cannot keep any of her books on the shelf. I have multiple copies of each of her titles, and all of them are checked out with waiting lists. In a day, I have five to six requests for her books. [...]

A “What to Read While You’re Waiting for Faith and Rainbow’s Book to Come Out” Reading List

Eva Volin
To read a fun, geek-out filled interview with Rainbow and Faith, visit http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/01-author-on-author-interviews/rainbow-rowell-faith-erin-hicks-qa/

Last Thursday, First Second sent out a press release announcing that Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park, Landline) and Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) are teaming up to create a graphic novel together. But, because they are both currently working on other projects, it’ll be quite some time before said [...]

The Good Comics for Kids 2013 Gift Guide

Brigid Alverson
Benjamin Bear

The holidays are a great time to give the gift of comics! Once again, our bloggers have a big bag of suggestions of comics for a variety of ages and interests. Let the reading begin! Brigid For early readers who like a good puzzle: Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas is a fun book for children [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Friends with Boys…

Robin Brenner
AnyasGhost

Last time we discussed the many charms of Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys, recognized this year as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013.  Readers who relish Hicks’s story of family, hauntings, and navigating a new school should turn to these recommendations for their next title. Anya’s Ghost by [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Trinity…

Robin Brenner
Feynman

We have had our discussion of the graphic history of the atomic bomb, Trinity, and now we’re suggesting more for your nonfiction graphic novel junkies. Curious about science, politics, history, and genius? Check out these titles. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón Why? For those who enjoyed the [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Ultimate Comics Spider-Man…

Robin Brenner
Young-AvengersUltimate

From our discussion last week, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is clearly one of our recent favorite superhero titles, featuring the beloved superheroics as well as a refreshing non-white lead character.  We eagerly anticipate the series as it continues. So what’s a reader to do when they’ve finished this volume?  Check out these titles we recommend for [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If you liked My Friend Dahmer…

Robin Brenner
GreenRiverKiller

My Friend Dahmer is a strong example of the power of an engaging nonfiction narrative in illuminating the darker side of human nature. For teens interested in more insightful, hard-hitting works, check out the following titles.  Given that My Friend Dahmer skates the line between teen and adult in terms of collection, please be aware [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If you liked Drama…

Robin Brenner
KevinKeller

As promised, this week we’ll be featuring the top ten read-alikes for the recently discussed award-winner Drama by Raina Telgemeier.  You can read us investigating just what makes this title great in last week’s post, but this week is about finding more titles for your Drama fans to love. Read on for our contributors picks! [...]

Sweet Indulgences: Guilty Pleasures 2008

Robin Brenner

In the spirit of indulging in less than “good for you” things over the holidays, here are the answers to a question I tossed out to the group: what’s been your guilty pleasure this past year in terms of graphic novel reading?  Is there a title or series that, even though you know it’s not [...]