Children - Graphic Novels

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith - Book Review

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$12.99
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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$9.99
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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$14.99
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)
$17.99
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


Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha - Book Review

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By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

This lovely memoir of becoming not just Korean or not just becoming American but becoming both at the same time and through that, finding yourself. This graphic novel reads as a fiction story, though based on Ha’s life. The details of the story itself help give it a freshness to it and the graphic novel aspect helps bring the characters to life. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Catherine's War by Julia Billet - Book Review

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By Julia Billet, Claire Fauvel (Illustrator), Ivanka Hahnenberger (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780062915597
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Published: HarperAlley - January 21st, 2020

A Holocaust story with a twist. A young, French-Jewish girl, Rachel, goes into hiding but does it in the open. She (and other children) do not stay in any one place too long (usually not by choice). They sometimes are only one step ahead of the Nazis at any point. Things move quickly, text wise, but the illustrations help show the changing time. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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