Children - Graphic Novels

Check, Please!: # Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Ngozi Ukazu, a self-proclaimed person who knew nothing about hockey, went about writing Check, Please! Book 1: Hockey! This is a coming of age for a very out, awkward, young man from a small Georgian town. He is at a college known for its LGBT-friendly policies and the moody, handsome captain of the hockey team. Bitty is not unaware of any of this as he does his regular Vlog about life, school, hockey, and baking pies. Ages 14 and up due to language and college life portrayals. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Real Friends by Shannon Hale - Book Review

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By Shannon Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626727854
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

Questions probably everyone has asked are: “Real Friends. Who are they?” And “How do I get some?” Shannon is no different. Growing up as the middle child, she always tried to find her place. Not really close in age to any of her siblings, she never had a friend until Kindergarten. As the years go along, she realizes friends are not easy to understand. In a graphic novel format, Hale and Pham consider the world of one girl who is just trying to get through life. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

A Different Pond by Bao Phi - Book Review

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By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

One word: WOW. While based on his own experiences, it is fiction. The afterwards from the author and illustrator elaborate on the historical context. The amazing text of Bao Phi is compliment by the illustrations of Thi Bui. Both help tell the story. There are hidden gems all over. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

All Summer Long by Hope Larson - Book Review

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By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374310714
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 1st, 2018

Best friends and summer days are the best combination, so when Austin tells Bina he's going to camp for a month, she knows this will be the most boring summer ever.
Bina fills her days with binge-watching and babysitting, until she accidentally makes friends with Austin's older sister, who turns out to like the same music! Maybe the summer can rock, even when your best friend won't text you back...
Relatable modern-life story with fun art and likable characters, great for reading by the pool! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653864
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Published: HarperCollins - August 7th, 2018

Edmund lives a normal life, but he is far from normal.
In fact, he isn't human - he is Fae, his parents, a King and Queen, stole a human child and left Edmund in the World Above. When that human boy appears on Edmund's street with news of betrayal and war, Edmund knows his life has changed forever, but he has to go down back to the World Below. He has to face Hawthorne, evil sorceress, and claim his place on the throne.
Fantastic art and strong story-telling make this an incredible graphic novel, sure to grab everyone who opens it. A stand-alone with hints at a sequel - hopefully! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Anna and Froga: Completely Bubu by Drawn & Quarterly Firm - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781770462922
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 26th, 2017

This graphic novel revolves around an unusual group of cutely drawn friends who get into all kinds of shenanigans together. Pranks, mischief, and sarcasm rule these short nonconsecutive comics. I think any sassy person age 8 & above would love this odd but charming book. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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