Genre: Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel Review: Simon..

Graphic Novel Review: Simon’s Cat vs. the World

Simon’s Cat first started off as a Youtube sensation and this is the fourth book to be released. Flipping through the pages of Simon’s Cat vs. the World, it made me think what a great gift this would make to cat or comic lovers. Simon’s Cat gets in a lot of messes and I loved all of the hilarious pages throughout this book. The artwork is beautiful and I love the full color of the book, lending itself to create some hilarious moments. This is the type of book that you can just pick up to make you laugh and […]

Posted April 18, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The G..

Graphic Novel Review: The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl is a graphic novel that brings the Dust Bowl to life through fantastic graphics. I picked this one up at the library based on the cover alone, and was not surprised to find it already getting quite a lot of praise from librarians everywhere. The cover itself has such a impacting image of what the Dust Bowl looked like in the dirty 30s. Giving a lot of information throughout the book, it makes it an ideal in graphic nonfiction. I didn’t feel stifled by the information, rather it tied in so well with the images […]

Posted April 13, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Hidde..

Graphic Novel Review: Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust

Dounia is a grandmother now and one night her granddaughter sees her up late looking at old photos, so she tells her the story of her youth growing up as a Jewish girl. This story broke my heart and will be a great story to really show a perspective into World War II and the Holocaust for younger children. Dounia is a French Jew and it tells the story of when she first got her star and what it meant all the way to the end of the war and looking for her family. She was one of the children […]

Posted April 6, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The U..

Graphic Novel Review: The Undertaking of Lily Chen

The Undertaking of Lily Chen is the story of Deshi, a man who accidentally killed his drunken brother in a fight at his job at the airbase. His parents send him on a journey to find his brother a corpse bride, an old tradition for men who die without being married. Deshi goes in search of this corpse bride to marry so he is not alone in the afterlife. Unfortunately, complications lead to a corpse that is not suitable and he finds his life even more complicated when he meets Lily Chen. Lily is unhappy at home, where she may […]

Posted March 30, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The D..

Graphic Novel Review: The Dumbest Idea Ever!

I have read at least one Amelia Rules book and absolutely loved it. The Dumbest Idea Ever is a graphic novel memoir about Jimmy and how he came up with the idea for his best selling kids series. I went more blindly into the book, so I didn’t know this was a graphic memoir, but it become obvious pretty quickly. I love graphic novels about journeys and found myself more and more drawn to realistic fiction graphic novels and so this memoir hit the spot. Speckled with humor, Jimmy takes us on a journey through his youth when he was […]

Posted March 9, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Polte..

Graphic Novel Review: Polterguys Volume 1

In Polterguys, Bree is a nerdy college student who is studying to become a doctor, but is a bit awkward when it comes to relationships. When she moves into a house haunted by five guy ghosts, she is a bit put off, but soon learns to live with her new roommates. When a strange man comes out of nowhere and tries to take them through a portal, she promises to help them resolve whatever is keeping them there. The only problem is, they have no idea who they are or what their lives were like before they were ghosts. I […]

Posted March 2, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Adven..

Graphic Novel Review: Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

What always strikes me about the Adventures in Cartooning series is how many laugh out loud moments it has. My students cannot keep their hands off these books. Melding a mixture of how-to with a hilarious story, this third book shows readers how to create their own characters. Our night in shining armor heads off to save the day, only to find that there is a mean film director looking for the right characters for his movie. The illustrations are so much fun in this book, simple but fantastic, showing readers that it can be easy to create your own […]

Posted February 23, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Starg..

Graphic Novel Review: Stargazing Dog

Stargazing Dog is one of the most touching stories I have read. I love books about the loyalty of dogs and having the first story set from the point of view of the dog just tore up my heart as a reader. I am so glad this book was translated and published in America because it translates so well into our society. The owner of the dog loses a lot in his life, but does everything he can to provide for the dog. Having the point of view of the dog really put the book into perspective and was able […]

Posted November 27, 2013
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