Category Archives: Graphic Novels

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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Review: The Baby-Sitter’s Club – Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin & Raina Telgemeier

The Baby-Sitter’s Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier & Ann M. Martin. Graphix (an imprint of Scholastic), 2007. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: There is major attitude on this cover. A close look … Continue reading

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Review: Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2005. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: This cover is vastly different from the typical primary colored, muscle man covers that you usually … Continue reading

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Review: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg. DC Comics, 2007. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Bold and incredibly cool, this cover is hard to miss. There is a mix of graphic and photographic. We have … Continue reading

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