January 16, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

C2: Collecting Comics for September and October 2017 with Ally Watkins

Today, librarian extraordinaire Ally Watkins begins her new monthly feature where she talks to us about comics and graphic novels to help us all with our collection development. Thanks Ally! Do your young students and patrons love comics? Are you constantly on the hunt for more? Here are some suggestions for comics and graphic novels […]

This Week’s Comics: Graveyard Treehouse

Take a break from raking leaves to rake in some titles from this week’s new releases. Remember Regular Show? BOOM! Studios does as they release the title’s 9th trade. IDW Publishing starts a new Samurai Jack series with Samurai Jack Quantum Jack #1 while Vertical Comics finishes up their surreal slice-of-life series Nichijou with volume […]

This Week’s Comics: Sunny and Shadow

As autumn started to creep in, so do the new releases from this week’s comic list. Action Lab Entertainment starts the second series of Shinobi Ninja Princess with The Lightning Oni #1. DC Comics gets fans of all ages ready for Batman Day with Batman His Greatest Adventures while IDW Publishing finished up their mini-series […]

2017 Flame Con Celebrates Queer Heroes and Representation in YA Lit

Year three of the increasingly popular Flame Con, known colloquially as “queer Comic Con,” offered an excellent array of programming at the bustling New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge from August 19–20.

Wonder 2017: Exploding the Canon

Everyone loves the classics; that is why they are classics! However, there is nothing wrong with a little something new. This panel explores high-interest texts and mediums to engage readers deeply across standards, disciplines, nations, and worlds. The world is moving into the 21st century. Shouldn’t your reading list go with it? Keep your big […]

Wondercon 2017: IDW’s Hey Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel

Editor’s note: GC4K writer Lori Henderson attended this year’s WonderCon, which took place on March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. This week we will publish several writeups of the panels she attended there, which featured editors and comics creators from different publishers discussing their work. Sunday at Wondercon is Kids Day and is always filled […]

Wondercon 2017: Boom! Studios: Discover Yours

Editor’s note: GC4K writer Lori Henderson attended this year’s WonderCon, which took place on March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. Over the next few days, we will publish several writeups of the panels she attended there, which featured editors and comics creators from different publishers discussing their work. Since its humble beginning in 2005, BOOM! […]

This Week’s Comics: Faire Planet

Celebrate National Read A Book Day every day with some of the titles from this week’s new comics! Amulet Books releases the fourth and final volume of the Poptropica series. BOOM! Studios brings Mouse Guard to emergent readers with the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book, while IDW continues the Star Wars love with Star Wars Adventures, […]

Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Publisher’s description Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Jack Awakens

Celebrate the fruits of the labors of others this long weekend with some titles from this week’s list of new releases. Graphix releases the second volume of Dog Man, the new series from the creator of Captain Underpants. Titan Comics prepares for its next mulit-Doctor event with Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Alpha #1, while […]

This Week’s Comics: Moving Out

This week’s list makes up for last week’s famine with a feast of new releases. Arcana Studios makes pizza scary with Pizza Tree from the Poulton father and son team. BOOM! Studios premieres a new series for tweens with Hi-Fi Fight Club #1, while First Second releases the next Science Comics; Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield. […]

This Week’s Comics: World of Fantasy Sports

The Dog Days of August hit this week’s list of new releases, but despite the meager selection, there are still some good titles to check out. BOOM! Studios extends their BOOM! Box title Misfit City to six issues, giving readers more time with this exciting series. IDW Publishing releases the legacy numbering of Uncle Scrooge […]

This Week’s Comics: Dinosaur Academy

It’s the time of the year parents love most; back to school! Make the transition easier with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Boom! Studios collects the princess turned detective with Mega Princess, Volume 1. First Second releases the next volume in Crafty Cat series with Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp […]

This Week’s Comics: Surfside Mech

It’s the last days to enjoy sun, sand, and surf with the new releases from this week’s new comics list. Dynamite Entertainment brings out the snarkiest crossover ever with Grumpy Cat Garfield #1. IDW Publishing brings back the best character in Skylanders with Spyro and Friends Quarterly Full Blast #1 while Super Genius puts a […]

The People’s Comics: Using the Graphic Format To Teach About Current Events

Graphic creators’ take on politics, from immigration to women’s rights.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

This Week’s Comics: Not-So-Secret Pal

Hit the genre highlights with some of the new releases from this week’s list. BOOM! Studios goes behind the scenes to look at the personal story of the original Power Rangers with Go Go Power Rangers #1. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to the old west as they team up with Jonah Hex […]

This Week’s Comics: Moonstruck Batman

Pass the time between San Diego Comic Con Live Streams with some comics from this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment introduces Miraculous Adventures, the first original illustrated story of Ladybug and Cat Noir. IDW Publishing releases the massive Amelia Cole Omnibus, which features all 30 issues in one book, while Viz Media completes their […]

10 Graphic Novels That Are Not Quite of This World

“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson rounds up her top picks of graphic novels for teens publishing in fall 2017, which run the gamut from fairy-tale princesses taking over the kingdom to a boy falling in love with a ghost.

This Week’s Comics: Fly Time

Penultimate issues abound in this week’s new releases. DC Comics prepares to end Gotham Academy Second Semester with #11. BOOM! Studios nears the end of their quest with Misfit City #3 while IDW Publishing winds up another My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic story arc that features Spike and Pinkie Pie trying to stop an […]

Jason Reynolds On “Miles Morales,” Spider-Man, and His Secret Superpower

SLJTeen Live! panelist Jason Reynolds talked with SLJ about superpowers, how he fleshed out the Afro-Puerto Rican webslinger’s backstory, and his favorite superhero.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.