Children - Graphic Novels

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653895
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Published: HarperAlley - October 1st, 2019

Ed and Cinder are back in this charming new adventure between worlds. The two brothers struggle in their new roles and lives, yet are brought back together again when a new threat emerges as the magic in the below world begins dying out. Can the two of them, with the help of their family and friends, save the below world once again?
More than just beautiful illustrations and a moving story, The Changeling King helps us embrace who we are, and teaches us the importance of friendship, family and love. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm - Book Review

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By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338233148
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Published: Graphix - October 1st, 2019

Trying to get groovy points can be hard when you rather play D&D then get Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. As Sunny tries to learn the rules to survive middle school, we see one spunky gal who knows who she is: a human fighter who always remembers to look up for the giant spiders! It just takes a couple rolls of the die to get her there. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Snapdragon (in the tradition of the women in her family being named after their mother’s favorite flower) is a feisty, independent girl who is not like other girls. With her family and new friends behind her, Snap learns that who you are, is already there, you just need to find the outlet. Humor, fantasy and realism wrap up these diverse characters in a fun ages 10 to 14 graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Runaway Princess by Johan Troïanowski - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593118405
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Published: Random House Graphic - January 21st, 2020

Modern language makes this Pippi Longstocking-meets-Swiss Family Robinson-meets Dora the Explorer-meets Tangled (if Rapunzel was an 8-year-old girl) graphic novel an interesting read. Extremely detailed illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Best Friends by Shannon Hale - Book Review

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By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250317469
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Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

This is Hale and Pham’s second relatable graphic novel. Adults and children ages 10 and up can relate to the rules of 6th grade. Just when you think you have it figured out, everything changes. Fast-paced and wonderfully illustrated. Step back in time to 1985, but with a timeless story. ~ 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

Pumpkinheads is a traditional teen love story that has been spiced up to fit the modern readers taste for graphic novels. Deja is trying to help Josiah speak to the girl that he has had a crush on for about four years. Cue the succotash, corn maze, Frito Pie, and an interesting sub plot involving a runaway goat. Our characters have misadventure after misadventure on the path to true love. Recommended for ages 12 and up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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