‘Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades’ Mixes Mythology and Humor for the Middle Grade Crowd

Title: Nico Bravo and the Hound of HadesAuthor: Mike CavallaroSeries: Nico Bravo #1Release Date: April 23, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Mythology and humor collide in Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades, the first in a new middle grade graphic novel series from Mike Cavallaro. Nico Bravo is the perfect series […]

Amulet’s CW-Based Books Embark on Their Very Own Crossover Adventure with ‘The Flash: Crossover Crisis’

Title: The Flash: Crossover CrisisAuthor: Barry LygaSeries: Crossover Crisis #1Release Date: August 27, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon A couple of years ago Amulet kicked off a pair of CW-based DC superhero trilogies about The Flash and Supergirl. Now, however, author Barry Lyga is taking on the entire Arrowverse with an all-new crossover […]

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 […]

SDCC 2019: Interview with ‘Strayed’ Writer Carlos Giffoni

There are a number of things that I’m exploring here. One is the relationship between a person and their pet. And the other thing I wanted to explore — let me see if I can get this right. It’s a complicated idea, but it’s basically: sometimes, without knowing, you’re put in a situation where you do bad things, and you think you’re doing good things, right?

Inspire A Whole New Generation of Cosplayers with Sarah Myer’s ‘Maker Comics: Create A Costume’

Title: Create A CostumeSeries: Maker ComicsAuthor: Sarah MyerRelease Date: August 6, 2019Publisher: First Second BooksReview Spoilers: N/AGoodReads | Amazon We loved the first two entries in the Maker Comics series and as huge nerds (and frequent convention goers) we couldn’t wait to read Sarah Myer’s Create A Costume. I will admit that I was a […]

Learn All About ‘Cars’ With Dan Zettwoch First Entry in the Science Comics Series!

Title: CarsSeries: Science ComicsAuthor: Dan ZettwochRelease Date: May 28, 2019Publisher: First Second BooksReview Spoilers: N/AGoodReads | Amazon I generally know next to nothing about cars. One of the nice things about the Science Comics series, however, is that whether or not you know anything about a topic beforehand you’ll come away from the books with […]

Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy Embark on A New Adventure Together in ‘Cheshire Crossing’

Title: Cheshire CrossingAuthor: Andy WeirArtist: Sarah AndersonRelease Date: May 28, 2019Publisher: Ten Speed PressReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the heroines of your favorite portal fantasies after they returned home then you’re in luck – Andy Weir of The Martian fame did, too. Cheshire Crossing brings together Alice from […]

‘Rocket to the Moon!’ Brings Young Readers Along on Mankind’s Journey to the Moon

Title: Rocket to the Moon!Series: Big Ideas That Changed the World #1Author: Don BrownRelease Date: March 5, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Big ideas can change the world as the tagline for Amulet’s latest non-fiction kids’ graphic novel series reminds us. Rocket to the Moon! kicks off the series and introduces young readers to […]