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Review: ‘The Nutcracker and The Mouse King’

Forget Tchaikovsky; cartoonist Natalie Andrewson adapts E.T.A. Hoffman’s original children’s story, the one that inspired the holiday classic, and with dancing linework and cartoon visual vocabulary, she transforms it into a diverting comedy of a fairy tale.

Monthly-ish mini-reviews: ‘Crabapple Trouble’, ‘Daughters of Ys,’ and more

A medieval legend, Marvel and DC superheroes and an anxious fruit farmer fill these August releases.

Review: ‘Act’

Olive’s story shows how young readers can make a difference on issues that matter to them.

Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To Camp!’

Sholly Fisch and Marcelo DiChiara send the Titans to summer camp on Apokolips in a new graphic novel that attempts the nigh impossible feat of translating the Teen Titans Go! cartoon into comics.

Review: ‘Animorphs Graphix #1: The Invasion’

Animorphs book cover

Following the success of the Baby-Sitters Club books, Graphix turns another classic chapter book series into a comic with their first Animorphs graphic novel.

Review: ‘Beetle & The Hollowbones’

Goblin witch-in-training Beetle has to figure out to save her local mall in order to save the afterlife of her ghostly best friend who haunts it, and has to figure out if her old best friend is an ally or enemy in Aliza Layne’s debut graphic novel.

Review: When Stars Are Scattered

Today, Esther reviews Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed’s true story of a child’s experiences in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Review: ‘Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer’

Shirley and Jamila are both in danger of losing their summers to camps neither has any desire to go to, but by joining forces they are able to save their own summers…and those of several other neighborhood kids in Gillian Goerz’s fun take on the kid detective genre.

Review: ‘Unrig: The Broken Systems of U.S. Democracy and How to Fix Them’

A thought-provoking look at American democracy today, examining how it was broken and what we can do to fix it.

Review: ‘Kerry and the Knight of the Forest’

Kerry strays from the path and gets lost in a dark and haunted forest, but that’s where the similarities to most fairy tales end in Andi Watson’s surprise-filled new graphic novel.