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ALA Youth Media Awards 2020

Jerry Craft’s ‘New Kid’ breaks new ground as the first graphic novel to win a Newbery Medal, and a host of other graphic novels were also recognized at this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards.

Review: InvestiGators

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‘Kitten Construction Company’ creator John Patrick Green sends two goofy gators off to solve a mystery in his new book, InvestiGators.

Review: ‘Diana: Princess of The Amazons’

Diana, the little girl who will grow up to be Wonder Woman, tires of being the only kid on an island of immortal women, so she decides to try to literally make a new friend. Complications ensue, and lessons are learned in this new book by Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying.

Review: White Bird

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R.J. Palacio’s ‘White Bird’ needs to be read, says Esther Keller, and it’s a natural pick for fans of her novel ‘Wonder’

Review: Artemis Fowl

My 5th grader read this and was begging me for the next installment.

Review: I Survived. The Graphic Novel

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I have a confession to make. I have not read any of the I Survived series. In fact, for a very long time, I resisted buying them for my library, because I thought they were young a little young for middle school. But I caved due to the number of students asking if we had the series. If they asked for it, I thought it would be a good idea to have it. Today, there are many joyous faces when the students find a copy on the library shelves. So when I heard there was a graphic novel adaptation and then got my very own preview, I was thrilled to get a taste of the book.

Review: ‘The Okay Witch’

Moth Hush never felt like she fit in, and now she’s just discovered one reason why that might be: She’s descended from a line of powerful witches. Moth must learn what to do with that information in Emma Steinkellner’s better-than-okay first graphic novel as writer and artist.

Review: The Crossover

In 2015, Kwame Alexander “picked up” a Newbery award for his groundbreaking title, The Crossover. The book had everything in it. Verse, basketball action, heart and soul. It was really no wonder it was chosen for the most esteemed award in children’s literature. But I wondered how this title would look as a graphic novel.

News: Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Series Expands

Six more Baby-Sitters Club books and a spinoff series are on the way.

News: Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ Series Continues With Third Book

Olive, the high-spirited heroine of Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ and ‘Camp’ graphic novels from HMH Books for Young Readers, will return in a third installment next year.