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Links: ‘Drama’ Among the Most Challenged Books—Again

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The American Library Association released its list of the 10 most challenged books of 2017 last week, and this year, there was only one graphic novel: Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, which has become sort of a perennial. Some important takeaways from this year’s list is that more than ever, books for children and teens are being […]

Exclusive: Ryan Ferrier & Roger Langridge Team Up on ‘Criminy’

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Big news from Dark Horse this week, and we’ve got the scoop: Roger Langridge (Snarked!, Abigail and the Snowman, The Baker Street Peculiars) and Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, D4ve) are teaming up on a new middle-grade graphic novel, Criminy: Criminy follows Daggum Criminy as his peaceful life is suddenly interrupted when pirates invade his […]

YALSA Releases Great Graphic Novels for Teens List

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The Young Adult Library Services Association, a.k.a. YALSA, has posted its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. This year’s list includes 115 titles, selected from 190 nominations, and it’s quite wide-ranging. Here’s the top ten: The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh (BOOM! Studios) Black Hammer, vol. 1: Secret Origins, by Jeff […]

DC Comics Reveals 2 New Imprints for Young Readers

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This weekend, the New York Times reported that DC Comics will be starting two new imprints aimed at young readers. DC Zoom will be geared to middle school readers and DC Ink will focus on stories for young adults. The first books in each imprint will be released in the Fall of 2018. While regulars […]

Links: Cybils Finalists Announced

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The nominees for the Cybils, the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, have been announced, and here are the finalists in the graphic novel categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani Real Friends, by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Suee and the Shadow, by Ginger Ly and Molly Park The Big Bad […]

Exclusive: Dark Horse to Release New Edition of ‘House of Night’

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Back in 2012, Dark Horse published House of Night: Legacy, a graphic novel written by P.C. and Kristin Cast, set in the same world as their House of Night prose novels. The story takes place after the first volume, and it consists of the characters telling stories about vampyres (that’s how they spell it) taking […]

Archie Comics Launches Two New Series

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Archie Comics has two new series under way, plus some big news about a new Sabrina show that is going straight to Netflix. Here’s a quick look at their latest announcements. First of all, Archie is bringing back the superhero team The Mighty Crusaders. The first issue, The Mighty Crusaders #1, debuts on December 6 […]

Guest Post: Thoughts on NYPL/NYCC and the Sanctuary of Stories

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Today I am happy to welcome Peter Gutierrez back to the site. Peter is a writer and media consultant who has a lot to say about comics and literacy, and he is reporting today on the New York Comic Con sessions at the New York Public Library. With a couple of weeks to reflect, I’m […]

NYCC News: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Dinosaucers’

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New York Comic Con, which took place last weekend, was the last big comic con of 2017, and publishers finished out the season with plenty of news and announcements. We already posted about First Second’s Maker Comics, but here are a few more NYCC announcements. Dark Horse announced that Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of […]

NYCC News: First Second to Make Maker Comics

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Following on the success of their Science Comics line, First Second announced at New York Comic Con that they will launch a new line of how-to comics for middle-grade readers. The first one will be a book on baking by Falynn Koch, creator of Science Comics: Bats and Science Comics: Plague Germs (GC4K readers got […]