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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.

Review: Dragon Hoops

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Gene Yuen Lang’s ‘Dragon Hoops’ was getting a lot of buzz even before it was published, and Esther tells us why!

Review: Maker Comics Draw a Comic

The latest title in First Second’s Maker Comics series is a Maker Comic about making a comic!

Middle School. The Worst Years of My Life.

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Esther Keller looks at five graphic novels about navigating the highs and lows of middle school.

Review: Science Comics: Cats, Nature and Nurture

First Second’s line of Science Comics looks at the not-so-humble cat, from prehistory to the domestic breeds of today.

Review: ‘Science Comics: Bats, Learning to Fly’

First Second’s Science Comics line looks at the flying fuzzies that are anything but rodents; the Bat.

Review: Science Comics: Dogs, From Predator to Protector

Dogs are known as man’s best friend. A dog named Rudy is here to explain how and why that is.

Review: ‘The Breakaways’

Cathy G. Johnson introduces a diverse cast of middle-school soccer players who learn that you don’t necessarily need to play a sport to be a team in this engaging graphic novel.

Interview: George O’Connor

Esther Keller talks to George O’Connor as his Olympians series draws to a close.

Coming Attractions: Graphic Novels at Book Expo 2019

Sunny Rolls the Dice

NYC Book Expo 2019 has come to a close. And while it ran for 3 days, piggybacked by Book Con, at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC, I was only able to attend 1 day. I would have surely enjoyed another day, and would have probably seen so much more, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came home with piles of books to read.