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Links: And the Glyph Award goes to…

Katherine Dacey

Earlier this week, Rich Watson unveiled the 2012 Glyph Award nominees. Among the kid- and teen-friendly titles that made the cut were Princeless (Jeremy Whitley and Mia Goodwin) and Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli). Now in their seventh year, the Glyph Awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and [...]

Cybils nominations are up!

Brigid Alverson
NurseryRhymeComics

The finalists for the Cybils—the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—are up, and here are the nominations in the graphic novels categories: Elementary/Middle Grade Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists, by various authors Sidekicks, by Dan Santat Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick [...]

Review: Wonderstruck

Esther Keller
Wonderstruck-Cover

Fans of The Invention of Hugo Cabaret have long waited to see what author/illustrator Brian Selznick would do next with his ground breaking format. Could he meet or exceed reader’s expectations? Finally, his latest release has been released and will it receive the same accolades as before

Review: Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

Mike Pawuk

Bad Island Created, Written, and Drawn by Doug TenNapel Scholastic Books/Graphix Imprint, August 2011 Ages 10+, Grades 5+ August 2011, 220 pages ISBN 978-0-545-31480-0 (softcover) $10.99 ISBN 978-0-545-31479-4 (hardcover) $24.99 A family vacation on a boat turns into an adventure like no other as the castaways have to work together to get off the strangest [...]

Review: Sidekicks

Katherine Dacey
sidekicks

What do pets do when their masters are at work? If you belong to Captain Amazing, defender of Metro City, the answer is watch your owner fight crime on the six o’clock news. Tired of being ignored by Captain Amazing, his pets — Roscoe the dog, Fluffy the hamster, Shifty the gecko, and Manny the [...]

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine

Eva Volin

The first time I ever read a Baby-Sitter’s Club book was during my Young Adult Literature class in library school.  Sure, I’d known about the series for years, but I was already too old for them when they were first released in 1986, so I never had a reason to pick one up.  I’d made [...]