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Review: Sunny Side Up

SunnySideUp

The brother-and-sister team of Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm join forces again, though this time their book is a slight departure from the usual work: No cute squishy figures, no spunky mice. This new story is rooted in reality and takes us back in time, though realistically it could have taken place today. Sunny […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Railroad’

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When I was in fourth grade (and again in 5th grade), we had to read a biography and then dress up as the person we read about it to present it to the class. I remember this project well, because I dressed up as Eleanor Roosevelt for two years straight. (I also did my science […]

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

ZODIAC #1 PG 07 Colors

Here’s our preview of The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade). When six stars fall out of the sky and fall to earth, Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and […]

Raina Telgemeier Announces Her Next Book

Ghosts

Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters, announced the title of her next book to a room filled with young fans yesterday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The book, which will be fiction, will be called Ghost, and it will be out in fall 2016. Here’s Raina’s quick description: Eleven-year-old Catrina and her […]

Oni Press Announces New Comics by J. Torres, Natalie Nourigat

Oni Press, the publisher of The Crogan Adventures and Terrible Lizard, announced three new children’s comics at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego today. Good Comics for Kids got the scoop, and we will be running previews of all three over the next three days, so stay tuned! The three new titles are […]

Book Expo America 2015 (Part II)

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On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. I walked up and down the Convention Floor for five hours without a break. I only felt it when […]

Book Expo America 2015 (Part I)

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On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. The first thing I noticed when walking into the exhibit hall at BEA was that Star Wars was everywhere. […]

Kids Vote on Their Favourite Graphic Novels

Cleopatra in Space Book One

Award programs like the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choice Book Awards and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards give kids the opportunity to read and vote on their favorite books. Both programs do an amazing job of generating excitement around reading and make kids feel like their opinions on books are important. Luckily, […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Olympians: Apollo

Apollo Cover reveal

Here it is: Our exclusive first look at the cover of George O’Connor’s Apollo, which will be the eighth book in his Olympians series. Here’s the description of the series: In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama […]

Review: Lost in NYC

lost in nyc

When I first caught a glimpse of Lost in NYC, I was attending the NYC School Librarian Conference. It was back in November, and I only had the opportunity to flip through the book, but my immediate thought was that the artist had certainly caught the frenetic pace of the NYC Subway system. Now that […]