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YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Tiger and Bunny, vols. 1 and 2

Lori Henderson
Tiger and Bunny 1

Superpowered humans known as Next appeared in the world 45 years ago. Today, some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show HERO TV—but not all Next use their powers for good. Veteran hero Wild Tiger has years of fighting experience but has been [...]

Review: March, Book Two

Esther Keller
March 2

Sometimes when I finish reading a book, it takes me a few minutes to pull out of the world I was engrossed in for hours. It’s because a book was so powerful that while I was entrenched in its pages, I only saw and heard what was in the book. Lately, books that evoke this [...]

This Week’s Comics: Seki Gone Adrift

Lori Henderson
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BOOM! Studios explodes with the new releases this week: They have four regular titles, including Bravest Warriors and Steven Universe, as well as a new Adventure Time mini-series. Dark Horse releases the collection of Plants vs Zombies Timepocalypse, while Titan Comics has the third volume of Dragons: Riders of Berk. It’s perfect timing with How [...]

Review: Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue

Esther Keller
stinky cecil

Though it certainly exists, finding a comic that connects to the sciences and contains a funny and engaging story for elementary age students isn’t all that easy. But AMP Kids’ latest original graphic novel will certainly have multiple links to the science curriculum and continue to entertain readers all the way through. Stinky Cecil in [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Vinland Saga Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Vinland Saga 1

Thorfinn is a teenage boy and a member of a mercenary crew of Vikings that raid towns in France and England and return to their home base in Denmark. But Thorfinn isn’t interested in battle or treasure. As a boy he dreamed of sailing on a long ship and becoming a Viking warrior. Now he [...]

Review: Orphan Blade

J. Caleb Mozzocco
orphan blade

Orphan Blade Written by M. Nicholas Almand Drawn by Jake Myler Oni Press; $19.99 This is a somewhat difficult book to discuss, as a fact regarding its creation, once known, hovers over it and colors one’s reading of it (if you don’t know it going in, however, you won’t find out until the first of [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53

Brigid Alverson
ScoobyDoo_53_coverds

Scooby-Doo and his Mystery, Inc., colleagues head south of the Mason-Dixon line in this week’s preview of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #53. Here’s the scoop: When Scooby and the gang head down to Georgia to investigate a haunting in a stately Southern mansion, their investigation is interrupted by a ghost-hunting reality show created to solve [...]

This Week’s Comics: Feathered Snowmen

Lori Henderson
abigail_and_the_snowman_001_a

The new year starts off on the right foot with some great titles coming out this week. 2015 is the year Marty McFly went to the future in Back to the Future 2, and Scooby-Doo and the gang do too in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8. Papercutz has a new Garfield Show that sends Garfield and friends [...]

2014 Cybils Finalists Announced

Esther Keller
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It feels like just last year that the Cybils Award was first announced, but time flies: This week the shortlist for sixth annual Cybils Awards was released. The Cybils are an award given out by bloggers for the best children and young adult literature titles. In her post describing the process, Anne Boles Levy discusses [...]

Review: NNewts

Esther Keller
Nnewts 1

Doug TenNapel does it again: With a mix of creepy, bizarre, and endearing, another book series comes to life. Young readers will be transported to a world of amphibians, magic, and adventure. Nnewts: Book One. Escape From the Lizzarks By Doug TenNapel Scholastic, 192 pp. January 2015. ISBN 978-0-545-67647-2 hc $19.99, 978-0-545-67646-5 pbk $10.99 Recommended [...]