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Review: A Devil and Her Love Song, Volume 1

Lori Henderson
a devil and her love song 1

How do you learn to like other people when you don’t even like yourself? Making new friends is hard enough without the added personal issues. But that is Maria Kawai’s dilemma. Expelled from her old school, she must start over at Totsuka High. But fitting in isn’t her strong point, as her razor sharp tongue [...]

Review: Drama

Esther Keller
drama

This afternoon, a sixth grader came into the library and spotted a poster that was drawn by Raina Telgemeir for Scholastic’s Read Every Day Lead a Better Life Campaign. “Do you have it?” she asked breathlessly? “Do you have it?”

“What?” I asked.

“My favorite book in the whole world,” she answered breathlessly. (I promise! True story!)

“Which book?”

“Smile.”

Unfortunately, all my copies were checked out. But I kept thinking if only I had done my book order already, I know she’ll fall equally in love with Drama, Telgemeier’s latest release.

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 [...]