Book Review: The Giver (Graphic Novel) Adapted by P. Craig Russell

Tweet Both of my daughters loved reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver, a story of a future world where only one person in society takes on the role of keeper, the person who remembers what life used to be like when … Continue reading

Book Review: Science Comics The Brain by Tory Woollcott

Tweet If your middle-schoolers are interested in how the body works, then they’ll probably love the new title in the Science Comics series called The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins. The graphic novel format, … Continue reading

Book Review: Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff

Tweet Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff finds the graphic-novel heroine on an adventure to find a rumored sunken city. The tale begins in Turkey, where Dirk outsmarts a despot in control of a coastal fortress … Continue reading

Book Review: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Tweet Nine-year-old Vera feels like the odd girl out among her friends, who get super-nice toys, have expensive birthday sleepovers, and go away to summer camp. As the daughter of a single-mom Russian emigrant, she lives in a house where … Continue reading

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tweet Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak has been informing teens about sexual assault and speaking up for themselves since it was published to critical acclaim in 1999. Now, Anderson has collaborated with Eisner-Award winning artist Emily Carroll to adapt the story … Continue reading

Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Tweet Thirteen-year-old Bina can’t wait for school to be over and summer to start. But when she finds out her next-door-neighbor and best friend Austin is spending a month at soccer camp, she realizes she won’t be having her usual … Continue reading

Book Review: Robots and Drones by Mairghread Scott and Jacob Chabot

Tweet When I think of robots and drones, ancient Greece doesn’t come to mind. In fact, an early kind of robot called an automaton let Greek people drop in a coin to get water. In the 1600s Japan, a moveable … Continue reading

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