Children - Graphic Novels

Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735231245
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Zoe is a super-smart young girl who is well beyond her classmates. One day her parents decide to send her to a special school. The same day Zoe makes a new friend. But one overheard conversation leads to Zoe realizing that she does not need friends. After all, they will only let you down. Hurt you. And robots are cooler anyways. But a few years later, when a ring Zoe finds laying around probably grants her a wish, we get neck deep into the world of movie monsters (or Kaiju) that Zoe loves! But one monster that Zoe finds is more than meets the eye. He might want to eat every building in sight, but he also wants to be Zoe’s friend. With a sentient robot she made and her new friend Chomp, Zoe realizes that sometimes you must do the hard stuff: like ask for help. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Le - Book Review

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By Minh Le, Andie Tong (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401283551
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Published: DC Comics - January 21st, 2020

This is a story that any Green Lantern would have to face: the battle a Green Lantern must face while they still are facing their fear of failure, wondering if they are good enough and why does everyone think they need a babysitter? (Okay, that last part is probably just 13-year-old Tai Pham). Bad puns, a strong support system for the newest (and possibly youngest Green Lantern). There are secrets with twist and turn on every page. While age appropriate, the illustrations are superhero gritty. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316486019
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

This is an interesting, longer graphic novel of gender identity, family and politics. While heavy on the art, the text showing a political coup and finding yourself and strengths unfolds smoothly. Hawke and his twin Grayson must hide in the Communion of the Blue or else, but is safe good enough when their cousin has usurped their grandfathers’ line? Magic and realism blend together in a good new middle reader. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

InvestiGators by John Patrick Green - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250219954
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

Our cracked, uh crack team of InvestiGators, Mango and Brash have mysteries to solve! They must find a missing chef and who stole the scientists Thingamabob. Are the two crimes connected? Who is the person (who wears a raincoat on a sunny day) ordering a cake large enough to hide a dinosaur in? Is the big stove or medium stove missing? And who gets to wear the mustache? With their V.E.S.T’s (Very Exciting Spy Technology) given to them by S.U.I.T. (Special Undercover Investigation Teams) they (and us) will learn this and more. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338541922
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Published: Graphix - June 2nd, 2020

Are you ready for Donut (first name) The (middle name) Destroyer (last name)? This super strength-wielding girl is packed to the top with goodness! Little old Ladies are saved from demons! Libraries saved from chaos! Going to bed early and up early shows character! If only her parents could understand her desire to be who she knows she was meant to be: a hero! But when your parents are the most wanted villains in your land, what is a poor girl to do? And sometimes even doing the right thing, is not so easy as it seems. Kid-jokes fill this aged 8 to 13 graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell - Book Review

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By Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781626721623
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Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

It’s Josiah and Deja’s last night working at the pumpkin patch... and there’s trouble to be had, missions to complete, and delicious fall snacks to scarf down. What will the night bring? How will it end?
I laughed, I smiled, and I read this entire graphic novel in one sitting. It’s charming, it’s sweet, and as I’m sitting here dreaming of trying a pumpkin bomb, I look forward to reading more of Rainbow Rowell’s works. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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