Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham’s ‘Best Friends’ is the Perfect Back-to-School Pick for Middle Grade Readers!

Title: Best FriendsAuthor: Shannon HaleIllustrator: LeUyen PhamSeries: Real Friends #2Release Date: August 27, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with this stunning sequel to their autobiographical take on Hale’s childhood, Real Friends. Picking up where the last book left off, Best Friends covers a particularly tumultuous […]

Explore “Red’s Planet” in Eddie Pittman’s Charming Middle Grade Graphic Novel Series!

I’m a sucker for cute middle grade graphic novels and that perfectly describes Eddie Pittman’s series, Red’s Planet. Throw in some kooky, sci-fi themes and you’ve got me hooked. Red’s Planet is a fun series about a young girl known to most as “Red,” who finds herself abducted by aliens […]

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal Tackle the Cold (and Cave Bears) in Their Latest Adventure, ‘The Stone Cold Age’

Title: Lucy & Andy Neanderthal – The Stone Cold Age Series: Lucy & Andy Neanderthal #2 Author: Jeffrey Brown Release Date: August 29, 2017 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Review Spoilers:  Low GoodReads | Amazon By this point, it’s clear to everyone that I’m a huge Star Wars fan so it should come […]

SDCC 2017: We Caught Up With Mike Lawrence to Talk About His Star Scouts Series!

A few months ago we reviewed Mike Lawrence’s latest graphic novel, Star Scouts, and spoiler alert: we loved it. How can you not love a kid’s graphic novel about alien scouts earning ridiculous sci-fi inspired merit badges? It’s an incredibly fun adventure about friendship and determination — and also finding […]

Benjamin Renner’s ‘The Big Bad Fox’ is a Surprisngly Cute Story About a Fox Who Just Wants to Eat Chickens

Author: Benjamin Renner Release Date: June 20, 2017 Publisher: First Second Review Spoilers:  Moderate GoodReads | Amazon  The Big Bad Fox is a surprisingly touching story for a book about a fox raising baby chicks up so he can eat them. Translated from it’s original French, it’s a really fun book that reads more like a […]

Video Games Come to Life in Christopher Eliopoulos’s “Cosmic Commandos”

Author: Christopher Eliopoulos Release Date: July 4, 2017 Publisher: Dial Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon Video games and graphic novels are the perfect combination in Christopher Eliopoulos’s brand new book, Cosmic Commandos. When a young boy accidentally brings his favorite video game to life, he has to rely on his […]

‘Making Scents’ Ends With A Strong Message But Doesn’t Focus As Much on Dogs As We’d Hoped

Author: Arthur Yorinks Artists: Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline Release Date: June 27, 2017 Publisher: First Second Review Spoilers:  High GoodReads | Amazon  Dogs and quirky kids are a staple in middle grade fiction. Whenever you put the two together shenanigans seem to inevitably ensue. Making Scents is a graphic novel that starts off with the […]

‘One Trick Pony’ is a Unique Sci-Fi Graphic Novel Read

Author: Nathan Hale Release Date: March 14, 2017 Publisher: Amulet Books (ABRAMS Kids) Review Spoilers:  Low GoodReads | Amazon  Nathan Hale has made quite the name for himself with his middle grade graphic novel series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Informative and fun, they are a graphic novel retelling of various events throughout history. Topics that Hale has […]