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Review: Terrorist: Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin Who Ignited World War I

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Though it’s been a very long time since I’ve been in school, I don’t think I’m stretching things by saying that World War I is rushed through in history class. That’s one of the reasons I so enjoyed Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood. I basically learned that there was a huge […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All Stars’

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I’ve read a number of short graphic novels about the Alamo. Those books were fine, but they were aimed at a school library market that was looking to cater to libraries needing accessible reads for assignment purposes. By no means did they spark the love of history like the Nathan Hale series generally does. While […]

Review: ‘The Other Side of the Wall’

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Back in December, when I ran my Book Fair, I was surprised this unobtrusive paperback by Jennifer A. Nielsen become an instant best seller. You see, A Night Divided, had the best possible sales rep—an excited and enthusiastic reader. One of the students had already read the book, and he practically sold a copy to […]

Review: Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!

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About a year and a half ago, I had the pleasure of reading the first Stinky Cecil book. At the time, I decided to read the book to my son, then in pre-K, who loved the story and would often ask me when the next part was coming out. Over time he asked me about […]

Roundtable: Happy 10 Year Anniversary, First Second!

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It’s sort of like watching your friend’s kid growing up: You remember when they were born, but now they’re a big kid. They’ve grown up so much! That’s how I felt when I heard that First Second was celebrating their 10 year anniversary. I clearly remember looking at their first catalogs and being very impressed […]

TOON Books Announces Spring Releases

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While much of the East Coast is buried under mounds of snow, it’s heartening to look forward to spring, when it should all be melted away. TOON Books has announced their spring line-up of titles, and there are five new releases that readers will want to see! Two of the titles fall under their TOON […]

What to Read? Check out YALSA and the Cybils

Looking for some good reads? The Young Adult Library Services Association and the Cybils nominating committee have some suggestions for you. For the curious, links are included to our reviews and other coverage. So if you’re in the path of the big blizzard we’re expecting on the East Coast, pick up some of these along […]

Raina Telgemeier Unveils Cover and Preview of ‘Ghosts’

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Raina Telgemeier, who currently holds six spots on the New York Times graphic books best-seller list with her books Smile, Sisters, Drama, and three Baby-Sitters Club adaptations, is hard at work on her next book, Ghosts. Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive cover reveal, and they also posted a preview, which we have embedded below. (Click […]

Cover Reveal: ‘Into the Outlands’

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We’re happy to present the first look at the cover of Into the Outlands: Quirk’s Quest, by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, which will be published by First Second in Fall 2016. You can see more—including the comic itself, which is being posted as a webcomic—at Crutonia.com, but here’s a quick overview: Captain Quenterindy Quirk […]

Review: Little Robot

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As the 2016 new releases start to flood the market, here’s a look at some of the titles we didn’t have a chance to review. Little Robot By Ben Hatke. First Second Books. 2015. ISBN 9781626720800 HC, $16.99. 136pp. Grades 2 and up Little Robot is by the artist best known for Zita the Space […]