Children - Graphic Novels

Stories of the Islands by Clar Angkasa - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780823455737
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Published: Holiday House - October 31st, 2023

Themes of family, love, greed, jealousy and more unfold in gorgeously illustrated, feminist-twist folktales based in the author's culture. Each story unfolds in detailed and expressive illustrations showing the damsel might be in distress, but she is able to overcome it by herself. The original tales are given at the end, along with an afterwards by the author where their inspiration for the ones chosen as well as why they took a liberation turn. Some mature themes/images included. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Haru: Book 1: Spring by Joe Latham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524884734
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 12th, 2024

Our two main characters take a cleverly created odyssey into the world of come of age. Some images and situations are intense, therefore this is not for sensitive readers. Fantasy and adventure elements are prominent. Fantastic illustrations tell the story as much as the text, becoming its own character. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Viewfinder by Christine D.U. Chung - Book Review

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Viewfinder By Christine D.U. Chung, Salwa Majoka Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735268753
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Published: Tundra Books - February 13th, 2024

This wordless story is a somber, yet hopeful, look at how one Earth-like world (or Earth itself) has drastically changed. A young space explorer lands on a planet void of life, except for plants and eventually a few animals. They find an old time capsule with a "viewfinder" toy, that shows the world before (in sepia tones) and how it is now in the beautiful, boldly colored and detailed illustrations. The climax is clever and unique. Great for most ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Wildful by Kengo Kurimoto - Book Review

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781773068626
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Published: Groundwood Books - February 6th, 2024

A beautifully illustrated journey about discovering and rediscovering the magic of the world around us. Perfect inspiration for young artists, nature explorers and bird watchers. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds - Book Review

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By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763642686
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2010

The beautiful illustrations and the graphic novel format help make this classic more accessible to a new audience. ~ Reviewed by Emily Rapp Eddy


Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora Dåsnes - Book Review

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Cross My Heart and Never Lie By Nora Dåsnes, Matt Bagguley (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nora Dåsnes, Matt Bagguley (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781662640575
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Published: Hippo Park - September 19th, 2023

An interesting book in a diary format that makes coming-of-age fun and fresh. While set in Norway, we see that no matter where we are, we are the same with our ups and downs when it comes to the growing pains of our preteen and teen years. The romance aspect is handled tastefully and the characters are mostly realistic. The clever artwork keeps a serious theme blanched with a lighter and colorful look. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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