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Coming Attractions: Graphic Novels at Book Expo 2019

Sunny Rolls the Dice

NYC Book Expo 2019 has come to a close. And while it ran for 3 days, piggybacked by Book Con, at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC, I was only able to attend 1 day. I would have surely enjoyed another day, and would have probably seen so much more, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came home with piles of books to read.

2019 Eisner Nominations

While I was on Spring Break, the Eisner nominations were announced. The Eisner Awards, which is in its 31st year, are named for famed graphic novelist/artist Will Eisner.

‘Sheets’ Sequel Due Next Year

The Lion Forge Free Comic Book Day giveaway comic contains a new story by Brenna Thummler with the same characters as her graphic novel Sheets. In A Sheets Story, Marjorie, her father, and her younger brother visit her grandmother, who wants to sew with her. Her ghost friend Wendell has tagged along as well. It’s […]

Berrybrook Middle School Continues Alphabet With Diary

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The Berrybrook Middle School series by Svetlana Chmakova continues with a fourth book.

Exclusive: Art Baltazar Gets Sketchy in ‘Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles’

We’re ending a busy week with some big news: Art Baltazar, half of the Art-and-Franco team who gave us the Tiny Titans and lots of other super-cute all-ages comics, is going solo with a trilogy of graphic novels titled Drew and Jot, to be published by BOOM! Studios under their kid-friendly KaBOOM! imprint. The first […]

Guest Post: Jim McClain on How to Go to a Comic Con

A teacher and comics creator shares some tips on how to have fun at a comic con.

Comics News from Snow White to Harley Quinn

Convention season has begun, and that means the comics news cycle is heating up. Here are some news flashes from around the comicsphere. First Second has been breaking some news lately: They did a cover reveal for their book Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigaration at Paste Magazine, and they gave the AV […]

‘Witch Boy’ Series Continues!

The Midwinter Witch

The popular and acclaimed Witch Boy series by Molly Knox Ostertag will continue!

And The Awards Are In!

January has always been an exciting time of year in the book world. Monday of ALA’s annual midwinter conference is dedicated to the Youth Media Awards. In addition to the many well-known honors, such as the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Medals, there are many other awards and selection lists that a tireless team of librarians work to compile. The work is exhaustive and exhilarating. Keeping up with the review copies and the non-stop reading is intense.

YALSA Announces 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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The YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list has a top ten.