‘New Kid’ by Jerry Craft is a graphic novel that is perfect for middle grade and young adult readers who are finding their place in the world

  In "New Kid," Jerry Craft introduces Jordan Banks, a wanna-be artist and seventh grader who is starting at a new school, a fancy private school. It's called Riverdale Academy Day School (RAD) and it's exclusive, prestigious, and filled with mostly rich white kids, all of which Jordan is not. Each new student gets a … Continue reading ‘New Kid’ by Jerry Craft is a graphic novel that is perfect for middle grade and young adult readers who are finding their place in the world

Children’s chapter book round up: From graphic novels to roadkill – a year in review

  Start the new year right -- get some of 2018's (and one 2019 new release) middle grade books for the young reader in your life. There is a wide range of titles that will appeal to many different readers. Graphic novels are high in interest and many children who aren't interested in reading text-only … Continue reading Children’s chapter book round up: From graphic novels to roadkill – a year in review

Summer Comic Books that Will Keep You (and Your Kids) Learning: ‘Action Presidents’ Series

  Shhh. Don't tell the kids, but when they start reading and laughing out loud at the humor in the "Action Presidents #1: George Washington" and "Action Presidents #2: Abraham Lincoln," they will be learning a bunch of history at the same time. Real history -- history presented in a graphic novel format that's humor-filled … Continue reading Summer Comic Books that Will Keep You (and Your Kids) Learning: ‘Action Presidents’ Series

‘Marty Pants: Keep Your Paws Off!’ by Mark Parisi Perfect for Young Readers

"Marty Pants: Keep Your Paws Off!" by Mark Parisi is the perfect book for readers who enjoy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." And, of course, every boy between the ages of seven and seventeen loves the "Diary" books, so this book should be an easy sell. In this second book in the series, Marty thinks … Continue reading ‘Marty Pants: Keep Your Paws Off!’ by Mark Parisi Perfect for Young Readers

‘Dog Man’ graphic novel by Dav Pilkey will entertain young readers big-time

Dav Pilkey is notorious for books that young boys adore, and with "Dog Man," he cements his place of honor as the author who can lure even kids who don't like to read and get them to read. In fact, they will devour "Dog Man" in one sitting. Really. One seven-year-old boy who would rather play … Continue reading ‘Dog Man’ graphic novel by Dav Pilkey will entertain young readers big-time

‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson: Gripping graphic novel for young adult readers

Rating: 5 stars "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson is her debut graphic novel based on the popular web comic series. One caveat first, this reviewer rarely reads graphic novels. In fact, when this one arrived in the mail, it went in a bag for reading several months in the future. But one day, I opened it to … Continue reading ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson: Gripping graphic novel for young adult readers