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Review: Making Friends

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Just in time for back to school, another middle grade story about friendship and the woes of middle school hits the shelf. But this story isn’t autobiographical and it has a magical twist. Making Friends By Kristen Gudsnuk. Graphix. 2018. ISBN 978133813922 hc, $24.99. 272pp. Grades 4 and up When Danielle’s great aunt passes away […]

Audio Comics? ‘Invisible Emmie’ in Audio vs. Print

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I was checking out the Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel list and saw this title which I hadn’t heard of. I found the title on Brooklyn Public Library’s website and saw that there was both a print and audio version and I put a hold on both. Every so often I see an audio […]

Review: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High’

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High Written by Shea Fontana, illustrated by Yancey Labat, Agnes Garbowska, and Marcelo DiChiara DC Comics, $9.99 For ages 8-12 The fourth graphic novel starring the DC Super Hero Girls expands the “kids in superhero school” premise (as seen in Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths) […]

Review: ‘Spectacle’ Book One

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Spectacle Book One by Megan Rose Gedris Oni Press, $15.99 Recommended for ages 12 and up Spectacle sets out to be a murder mystery, but its strongest appeal comes in the atmosphere Gedris creates. Anna and Kat are twin sisters, traveling with a down-at-heels circus. Kat is a talented knife-thrower, while Anna pretends to read […]

Review: ‘Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World’

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World Writer/artist: Pénélope Bagieu First Second; $24.99 Last year, Pénélope Bagieu released California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas, a comics biography of the young woman who would grow up to become the famed singer and entertainer. This year Bagieu follows it with not one, not […]

Interview: Aron Nels Steinke on ‘Mr. Wolf’s Class’

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Today’s interview is a guest post by Alex Dueben, an accomplished comics journalist who will hopefully be a frequent contributor to Good Comics for Kids. Aron Nels Steinke is the Eisner Award winning creator of The Zoo Box (2014) and the new graphic novel series from Scholastic’s Graphix imprint, Mr. Wolf’s Class. The new book […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Hex Vet’

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We broke the news about Hex Vet back in May, and now we’re happy to bring you an exclusive 20-page preview—the first look at this super-cute new graphic novel by Sam Davies, creator of the webcomic Shutterhug. It’s a story about magical veterinarians who care for supernatural animals, and it will be published by BOOM! […]

Interview: Kim Dwinnell to Do Book Two of ‘Surfside Girls’

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More news from the floor of Comic-Con International at San Diego: The publisher Top Shelf announced today that it will publish a second volume of Kim Dwinnell’s Surfside Girls, to be subtitled The Mystery at the Old Rancho. Dwinell will meet fans and sign Surfside Girls at Comic-Con International today, Friday July 20th, from 10am-11am […]

Comic-Con: Gurihiru, Leigh Bardugo, Shannon & Dean Hale Join DC Ink & DC Zoom Lineup

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At its industry breakfast at Comic-Con this morning, DC Comics announced more titles and artists for its two new graphic novel imprints, DC Zoom (middle grade) and DC Ink (YA), which will launch in April 2019. In the DC Ink line, DC announced that best-selling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) will write […]

Review: ‘Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity’

Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity

Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity by Anne Drozd and Jerzy Drozd First Second, $12.99 Ages 9-13 The Science Comics series is generally outstanding, but this volume is one of the best. An exciting subject is made understandable though our charming hosts, a series of educated animals with connections to space exploration. The first chapter covers […]