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Review: Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

A review of the excellent new graphic novel, ALLERGIC.

Review: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Guts doesn’t need a review to let people know they should read it – fans of her past work are chomping at the bit. But when it’s this good, I can’t help myself.

Review: Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke

Mr. Wolf’s Class By Aron Nels Steinke Graphix (Scholastic) ISBN: 9781338047684 $18.99 Grades 2-4 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Teaching (and school librarianship) is one of the lucky rare professions where every year there is a sense of renewal. New year, fresh start. There is no fresher start than being […]

Review: The Silver Six by AJ Lieberman

The Silver Six By AJ Lieberman Illustrated by Darren Rawlings Graphix (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780545370981 $10.99 Grades 4-7 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Go ahead and take a look at your graphic novel collection. What do you see? Fantasy, definitely. Superheroes galore. Some adventure too. Question: Do you see any science […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2012-13

Sometimes you see a book and go… What follows are the books coming out in December, January, and February that made me do that. Picture Books Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino February 12 | Knopf | Grades K-3 Is ditching technology for real life an emerging children’s lit trend? 2012 standout hello! hello! nicely builds […]

Review: Bird & Squirrel: On the Run! by James Burks

Bird & Squirrel: On the Run! By James Burks Graphix (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780545312837 $8.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores August, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library When the cover of a book looks like the graphic novel equivalent of Angry Birds (an astute observation I can’t take credit for – that was Cindy […]

Podcast Review: Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

This week at Katie Davis’ Brain Burps About Books podcast, I review Bad Island by Doug TenNapel. Katie also interviews Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and the recent Darth Paper Strikes Back, among other titles. Click here to listen.

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2010 (#5-1)

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Beaver is Lost by Elisha Cooper [Schwartz & Wade] What a year for Elisha Cooper. While his very deserving Farm has received more attention (including some from this list, where it landed at #15), he has created another book, Beaver is Lost, that quietly reaches even greater […]