Children - Graphic Novels

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Cardboard Kingdom is a graphic novel that follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical costumes as they explore life, family, friends and themselves. Realistic themes but geared for ages 8 to 10. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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

Realistic and slightly humorous, this graphic novel is a coming of age story that most can relate to. It deals with growing up, sexuality and family vs friendships. Due to context of the themes, ages 14 to adult. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Book Review

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

Powerful graphic memoir. Beautiful, gritty and a testament to what love, strength and even a not so traditional family makeup can accomplish. Realistic look at life, love, addiction and family. This book will stay with you long after you close the cover. Ages 14 to adults. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Spinning by Tillie Walden - Book Review

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By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626729407
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Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

Tillie Walden didn't grow up wanting to be a competitive figure skater, but its reassuring routines are what's keeping her young self together until she figures out what else life has to offer. The Ignatz-Award-winning cartoonist has now turned her coming of age into one of the best graphic memoirs in years. Told in purple-hued imagery that takes in both athletic grace and the unforgiving florescence lights of the skating rink, Walden recounts the petty jealousies and occasional triumphs that kept her involved in the sport, even as she felt herself pulling away. Those expecting a straightforward "Cutting Edge"-style saga of triumph on ice might be confounded. Those looking for a real story suffused with hope and other pleasures should save a spot on the podium for "Spinning." ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Book Review

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

Krosoczka is a writer-illustrator best known for his popular kids series Lunch Lady and Platypus Police. His graphic memoir, however, is a powerful story that will appeal to all ages. At a young age Krosoczka was abandoned by his heroin-addicted mother, leaving his ornery grandparents to pick up the slack. He grows up amid an atmosphere of cigarette smoke, casual barbs and endless cocktails, all the while seeking to express the turmoil of emotions inside. What could be bitter is sweetened by Krosoczka's adult understanding of the family tensions that produced his situation and the delightful art that proves to be his liberation. Great stuff. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson - Book Review

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By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062484963
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

Like Raina Telgemeier? Read all of Telgemeier? Then read this! Follow Izzy and Bri as they go through the trials of middle school, life at home and the labels we get stuck with. With a surprise ending, you’ll be on the edge of your seat watching the drama unfold! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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