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Review: ‘The Breakaways’

Cathy G. Johnson introduces a diverse cast of middle-school soccer players who learn that you don’t necessarily need to play a sport to be a team in this engaging graphic novel.

Interview: George O’Connor

Esther Keller talks to George O’Connor as his Olympians series draws to a close.

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.

Books in Brief: A Hodgepodge

Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story

I’ve been reading such a Hodge Podge of books. There’s no rhyme or reason to what I’m reading. There are review copies coming to my doorstep that interest me and books arriving in new shipments and books I hear about finally available at the library. So here’s a few random titles…

Third Star Scouts Book Announced

Star Scouts: The Invasion of the Scuttlebots

A new Star Scouts book is coming later this year to finish the series.

Next Maker Comics Cover Fan Activities

Maker Comics logo

Two new Maker Comics are coming this fall from First Second.

Review: ‘Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice’

Science Comics: Polar Bears

The latest installment of First Second’s excellent non-fiction graphic novel series dives deep into the life of one of the world’s most distinctive animals.

Review: ‘The City on the Other Side’

Are you looking for an engrossing story? One that will take you to another world? Do you want to read about fantastical creatures? Wars? The imminent demise of planet Earth? That and more is all in this little graphic novel by Scott and Robinson. The City on the Other Side By Mairghread Scott. Robin Robinson […]

Ghosts: A Not-So-Scary Roundup

It’s that time of year, when we start thinking about ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of comics and graphic novels with ghosts in them, but not all are scary. Here are some great reads that happen to have spirits in them. Ghosts by Raina […]

Sequel to ‘Real Friends’ Announced

Best Friends

The award-winning graphic memoir Real Friends came out last spring from First Second. Shannon Hale tells a heart-wrenching story of seeking popularity in grade school, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. It’s about the hard work of figuring out what friendship means and the loneliness of feeling on the outs. Now the sequel, Best Friends, has been […]