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Review: The Crossover

In 2015, Kwame Alexander “picked up” a Newbery award for his groundbreaking title, The Crossover. The book had everything in it. Verse, basketball action, heart and soul. It was really no wonder it was chosen for the most esteemed award in children’s literature. But I wondered how this title would look as a graphic novel.

News: Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Series Expands

Six more Baby-Sitters Club books and a spinoff series are on the way.

News: Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ Series Continues With Third Book

Olive, the high-spirited heroine of Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ and ‘Camp’ graphic novels from HMH Books for Young Readers, will return in a third installment next year.

Middle School. The Worst Years of My Life.

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Esther Keller looks at five graphic novels about navigating the highs and lows of middle school.

Review: ‘Pumpkinheads’

The long-awaited collaboration from the super-team of Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks is finally here, and it’s a winning romantic comedy set among the autumnal kitsch of a commercial pumpkin patch.

Review: ‘Superman of Smallville’

Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, and for Superman, that somewhere was Smallville. Art Baltazar and Franco reintroduces us to the Man of Steel when he was still just a boy in their new original graphic novel, Superman of Smallville.

Review: Science Comics: Cats, Nature and Nurture

First Second’s line of Science Comics looks at the not-so-humble cat, from prehistory to the domestic breeds of today.

Review: ‘Operatic’

Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler reveal the music genre best-suited to provide the soundtrack to the lives of teenagers in their innovative and excellent Operatic

Review: ‘Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir’

Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John MuirWriter: Julie BertagnaArtist: William GoldsmithYosemite Conservancy; $17.99 One of the most challenging aspects of writing a biography must be deciding what to leave out. It must be doubly so when the subject has had a particularly long, full and influential life, one replete with compelling, must-tell anecdotes and an […]

Review: ‘Dracula, Starring Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Frankenstein, Starring Donald Duck’

Bruno Enna and Fabio Celoni cast Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Dracula and Frankenstein, the strongest offerings yet from the Dark Horse-published Disney adaptations of works of classic literature.