Children - Graphic Novels

Shark Summer by Ira Marcks - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780316461443
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

A delightful story about a group of young aspiring filmmakers who spend their summer uncovering the mysteries of Martha's Vineyard. Does a very good job of capturing the je ne sais quoi of tweens exploring their autonomy. All the characters have realistic strengths & flaws that make things feel far more organic than many other "young detective" books, and the relationships that develop in the story feel natural and cathartic. Very New England; very heartfelt; very good! ~ Reviewed by David Gray-Smith


Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy by Jonathan Hill - Book Review

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By Jonathan Hill, Jonathan Hill (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536216509
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Published: Walker Books US - September 27th, 2022

The story of being different takes on a bit of a turn and a whole lot of crazy seventh grade antics. Dealing with typical teen issues of siblings/older sisters, first day of middle school, friendships, romance, and being a lizard person (okay that one might not be typical) this relatable, humorously told graphic novel is for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Dog & Hat and the Lost Polka Dots: Book No. 1 by Darin Shuler - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781797206882
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2022

Dog and Hat go on an underground adventure to find the polka dots that have fled Dog's favorite shirt! A completely out there kids comic that is brazenly colorful, energetic and full of wild little details. Darin Shuler is an incredible underground cartoonist and his first kids comic is out of this world. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel (Bunnicula and Friends) by James Howe - Book Review

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Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel (Bunnicula and Friends) By James Howe, Andrew Donkin, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534421622
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel is what you loved as a kid now in a graphic novel format. The beloved story is just as wonderful as when you first read it back in the (oh the third number might have started with an eight) but has been adapted for the modern reader. All the puns, fun and giggles are there. Our heroes and their family are as wonderful as ever. New readers will fall in love, and we mature readers will fall in love again. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Wait Till Helen Comes Graphic Novel by Mary Downing Hahn - Book Review

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Wait Till Helen Comes Graphic Novel By Mary Downing Hahn, Meredith Laxton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358536895
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Published: Clarion Books - September 20th, 2022

A classic book now in a graphic novel is still the story we loved as kids. A review I found had the person wanting to grab a scrunchy and their dunkaroos. I was already wearing my scrunchie (the classics never go out of style), and neither does Hahn. The story is part mystery, part-thriller, part ghost story, part siblings story, and hard to put down. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Meesh the Bad Demon #1 by Michelle Lam - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593372869
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 21st, 2023

Meesh is an adorable little demon who puts herself wholeheartedly into what she loves (which are fairies, princesses, flowers, and her grandmother) But you see, Meesh is a demon, and they are not supposed to like fairies, princesses, or flowers (thankfully grandmothers are okay to like). It is as bubbly as the Bub-Lava drink the demons love to consume. It is filled with mystery, mayhem, bullies, new friends, wonderful family, misunderstandings, and a little magic. And it all comes into play as Meesh, who we know is a superbly different kind of demon, finds a way to save not only her village from a mysterious illness, but find out who she really is. This is a nice story about being different. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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