Children - Graphic Novels

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781620105634
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Published: Oni Press - April 16th, 2019

Willow tries to keep the promise she made to always be kind, especially to her sister, but it is so hard when her mom is gone. Her feelings are little monsters inside her, whispering mean things, wanting her to say them, wanting her to let them out - the more she keeps them in, the meaner they get. The woods make her calmer - drawing plants, finding mushrooms, and an especially smelling magnolias, her moms favorite flower, make things easier. But the monsters are still there. It takes making a new friend to help her face them... a new friend with monsters of her own, who also happens to be a magnolia tree.
Slightly magical and visually stunning, this is a sweet emotional journey that many children need. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Bloom by Kevin Panetta - Book Review

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By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726413
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Ari is 18, the Big City is calling his name, but his family's bakery is barley scraping by. He agrees to stay the summer and train a new baker before hitting the road - he hires Hector, a talented (and very cute) guy, who loves making bread, cookies, cakes... and maybe, also, loves Ari. Sweet, romantic, with mouth-wateringly beautiful art, pick up this book! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374300289
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Speak: The Graphic Novel keeps to the feel and message of the novel, yet, it is its own story as well. Carroll brings to life the story with her busy black and white art accenting the important points of the story. The mood of both text and art complement each other. Take your time and read both text and illustrations as slowly as you can. Even though, like a good piece of moist chocolate cake, you are going to want to devour this graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


New Kid by Jerry Craft - Book Review

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By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Jordan Banks is a seventh grader starting a new school, not the art school he was hoping for, and also not the one all his neighborhood friends go to. His parents are sending him to a private school known for it’s academic excellence, and he is one of the few kids of color to attend. Jordan has to learn how to find his place, and be true to himself, in both his new school, and with the new dynamic he has with his friends at home.This book tackles many issues, such as racism, bullying, and fitting in, with great style and a lot of humor. It’s a great addition to the graphic novel genre. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781626728301
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Published: First Second - September 4th, 2018

An adorable troupe of highly trained builders attempt to take on the most challenging of construction projects—but nobody will let them work because they are cute kittens! Shrewd and understated, this full-color graphic novel captures the kittens’ collective struggle to be taken seriously in a good-natured, amusing way. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

This memoir is a courageous story about one young man’s experience growing up in a household marked by addiction, secrets, and silence. When Jarrett’s mom prioritizes her drug dependence over her son, Jarrett goes to live with his grandparents—who suffer from addiction in their own way, too. Resonant, heart-gripping, and honest, Hey, Kiddo will inspire young adults to turn to their passions (like comics and art!) to get through tough times. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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