Category Archives: Graphic Novels

Election Week Review: Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Babymouse is doing The Nixon. Babymouse is rocking that podium. There are just no words that can adequately … Continue reading

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Review: Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; Illustrated by Mari Araki

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; illustrated by Mari Araki. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary graphic novel. Face Value: I found it eye catching. The golden graphics reminded me of henna tattoos I have … Continue reading

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Joint Review: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix (Scholastic Imprint), 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic novel, contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: We love this cover because we loved the book, the cover perfectly exemplifies it. Graphic novels often have great covers, because the … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell. Roaring Books Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic Novel Fiction Face Value: What a spectacular cover. The fierce young Medusa on the cover glares right at you from her … Continue reading

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Review: Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2009. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Graphic Novel Face Value: Very charming. It makes me happy to see a well-illustrated cover with a girl character in a triumphant … Continue reading

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Review: Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre

Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. First Second Books, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: I love it. The whole terrific cast of child characters graces the cover, with Claudette front and center, taking the lead. … Continue reading

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Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Let me tell you a little story about when I first met this book. I was moseying through an enchanting little bookstore in Spring … Continue reading

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