I really enjoy how relatable these books are because while obviously none of our kids are animals in real-life they can easily see themselves and their friends in Mr. Wolf’s Class.
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 […]
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?
Andy Hirsch’s does a fantastic job of mixing hard science with a fun story (and adorable narrator) to keep readers invested in his latest Science Comics entry: Cats!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You know you’ve got a hell of a story when Westboro Baptist Church calls you out on it, and that’s exactly what Toe Tag Riot‘s got. Returning for another 4-issues of punk-rock justice, this fantasy band is more relevant than ever given the headlines and growing unrest in today’s world. […]
Title: The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy TalesAuthor: Nathaniel LachenmeyreArtist: Simini BlockerRelease Date: June 18, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Fairytale stories and adorable, colorful illustrations collide in Nathaniel Lachenmeyer & Simini Blocker’s ‘The Singing Rock’. Pegged as a collection of ‘brand-new fairy tales’ this may be one of the most fun, all-ages graphic […]