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Review: Graphic Spin: Rudyard Kipling Stories

Esther Keller
how the camel

I admit, I never read Kipling’s Just So Stories, but as soon as I read the first page of How the Leopard Got His Spots, I put down the comic and went Online to find a full text version. (Thank you Project Gutenberg.) And my instincts were correct… making me like these adaptations even more.

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volumes 6-7

Lori Henderson
Yu-Gi-Oh-GX 6

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the first sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! It takes place approximately 10 years after the events of the first series. Dueling is now a professional sport, with academies dedicated to teaching students to become professional duelists. The story follows Jaden Yuki, a boy who aspires to become as good as his idol Koyo Hibiki, [...]

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

Mike Pawuk

I love playing video games in the limited free time I have in between being a librarian and a parent of young children. Time is fleeting, but if I can play a game by myself for 30 minutes here and there or with my seven-year-old son, it’s great to have the opportunity to play. Video [...]

Review: Tall

Esther Keller
TSall

We all grew up on stories of Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed.  This anthology brings together four fabulous comic renderings of some well-known stories, told by some better known artists and authors and some who are up and coming.

Review: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Esther Keller
ali baba

This retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is one of the 4 titles in the Graphic Revolve: Arabian Nights series put out by Stone Arch (an imprint of Capstone), aimed at young readers, reluctant readers, and ESL students.

Review: The Secret of the Stone Frog

Esther Keller
book_NYT_cover

Those readers familiar with Toon Bok’s comics for emergent readers will be pleasantly surprised by their latest release. Geared to a slightly older and literary audience, this latest release is a masterpiece.

Review: The Clockwork Girl

Esther Keller
clockwork girl

The Clockwork Girl, a fantasy-adventure for middle school readers, originally ran as a six-issue comic. Arcana Studios collected those issues into a single volume in 2008, which is now being reprinted through HarperCollins. As its publishing history suggests, The Clockwork Girl continues to find new audiences among readers looking for a fanciful yet heartwarming tale. [...]

Review: Take What You Can Carry

Esther Keller
take_carry

Take What You Can Carry is the story of two boys. The first is Ken, a Japanese American boy. During World War II, Ken is sent to live in a relocation camp while his father is in government custody.  In order to help his mother and sister survive, Ken turns to stealing. The second is [...]

Review: Witch & Wizard

Esther Keller
WITCHWIZ_1

Sometimes, I feel like my students are slow to catch onto fads. The Witch & Wizard series by James Patterson has been around for some time in novel form, but it’s only this year that the series has become a hot – something everyone wants to check out. So the addition of two graphic novel series to this franchise will only excite already devoted readers.

Review: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Movie Trilogy

Lori Henderson
Pokemon Darkrai

Pokemon is a franchise that has been going strong for nearly 15 years in the US. What started as a video game RPG has become a merchandising empire with a TV series, movies, toys, a trading card game, and comic books and manga. The manga is further split between two continuities; the Pokemon Adventures, Diamond [...]