Dragging bags and bags of “goodies–” I mean books– around the Javits Center all day (in the first heat wave of the season no less!), probably means I’ll wake up with a charlie horse in the morning. I walked around the convention hall, concentrating on children’s book publishers, hoping to notice some sort of trend [...]
Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been [...]
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.
If you listen to the talk amongst YA librarians, they’ll tell you that the Twilight phenomenon has passed. And for the most part it has. So it makes one wonder how well the 2nd volume of the Twilight graphic novel will do. But there is still a pocket of teens and preteens who are interested in the series.
Retailer Brian Hibbs posts the complete 2011 Bookscan list and — surprise! — kid-friendly titles like The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Bone, Dork Diaries, Pokemon: Black and White, and Dragonbreath are among the strongest graphic novel showings. In her analysis of the Bookscan numbers, Heidi MacDonald notes the bookstores, not comic book shops, are [...]
New York Comic Con celebrated its sixth anniversary this year with capacity crowds, big stars, and big announcements. Wondering how NYCC will impact you and your library collection? We at Good Comics for Kids rounded up the weekend’s biggest news in kids’ and teens’ comic publishing. COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Marvel announced a unique crossover [...]
Did you know that Riverdale’s favorite teen is big in India? CNN takes a closer look at a new Archie story line that transplants the gang from their home turf to Mumbai, where their friend Raj Patel is recruited to direct a movie. Though reporter Jhilmil Motihar is critical of the project, likening it to [...]
The Reading Pile is back this week with an eclectic assortment of titles that run the gamut from video-game tie-ins (Mega Man) to fairy-tale spoofs (Beauty and the Squat Bears) to sports manga (Cross Game). As always, we encourage you to join the discussion by telling us what kid- and teen-friendly titles are on your [...]
Good news for Ted Naifeh fans: not only will Oni Press publish a new installment of Courtney Crumrin Tales in May, Oni also has a second volume of Polly and the Pirates in the works. Naifeh dishes the dirt on both series with Sequential Tart’s Wolfen Moondaughter, and offers readers a tantalizing glimpse of a [...]
Gabby is a shy vegetarian whose hobbies include recycling, gardening, and playing the tuba. Gator is, well, an alligator whose passtimes include blogging and snacking on housepets. Both feel lonely and misunderstood, she for having “uncool” interests, he for capitulating to his hunting instincts. When a bully steals Gabby’s hat and mocks her, Gator intercedes [...]