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Links: Papercutz Loses Lego License, Scholastic Adds New Title

Papercutz has been publishing Lego graphic novels based on the Bionicle, Ninjago, and Legends of Chima lines since 2008, and they have been remarkably successful, too, selling over 2 million copies of the Ninjago books, but now the license is moving over to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which will start publishing their own Lego graphic novels by the end of the year.

I wrote a guide to Attack on Titan and its many spinoffs for the Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog.

Scholastic has added a new book to its Graphix graphic novel lineup: Graveyard Shakes, by Laura Terry.

Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce shares his perspective on how kids are reading comics these days, and he should know, as Big Nate is available online, in newspapers, and in book form.

Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, and Hannah Christenson talk about their work on the third volume of the anthology Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, a spin-off of David Petersen’s series.

At Booklist, Sarah Hunter lists her picks for the top ten graphic novels for youth published between March 1, 2014 and February 15, 2015.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, comics-in-education expert Tracy Edmunds presents a list of graphic novels for younger readers that feature female leads.

Here’s what happened when I read part of Sisters to a fifth-grade class.

Previews

James Patterson’s Max Ride: First Flight #1 (Comic Book Resources)
Lumberjanes #12 (Comic Book Resources)
My Little Pony #28 (Comic Book Resources)

Reviews

Johanna Draper Carlson on Abigail and the Snowman #1-3 (Comics Worth Reading)
Nick Smith on Eye of Newt (ICv2)
Drew McCabe on Looney Tunes #223 (Comic Attack)
Greg McElhatton on Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 3 #1 (Comic Book Resources)

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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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