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September 16, 2014

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DC announces new Wonder Woman series

DC announces new Wonder Woman series

Back in March, Allison Baker wrote about her love of Wonder Woman and her chagrin that there was no Wonder Woman comic that her daughter could enjoy. Well, DC has some good news: In August, they will launch Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, a digital-first anthology of stand-alone stories that will not depend on the [...]

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Preview: Scribblenauts #8

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming issue of DC’s Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination, their digital-first comic based on the Scribblenauts game. Written by Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja) and drawn by Adam Archer, these short comics feature the game characters Maxwell and Lily interacting with a huge range of characters from DC [...]

Carolyn goes to the White House

Carolyn goes to the White House

It’s not every day a teacher librarian is invited to the White House. Last week, our own Carolyn Foote spent a day there as a Champion of Change. In her reflection, Carolyn contends that leadership begins with sharing your voice, with being connected: Any one of us can lead–any teacher– any librarian–any administrator and any [...]

Review: Superman Adventures

Superman Adventures: Men of Steel By Paul Dini, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin Superman Adventures: Distant Thunder By Scott McCloud, Rick Burchett and Terry Austin Captson/Stone Arch; $15.95   In looking for DC back issues to mine for hardcover reprints, Capstone stuck a particularly rich vein in Superman Adventures, the 1996-2002 series based on the  [...]

Exclusive Preview | The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold—Small Miracles

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All the Robins—past, present, and future—have to rally round to save Batman in this exclusive preview of The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold—Small Miracles, which collects Batman: The Brave and the Bold #15 and #17 and The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13-16. And there’s more: This 128-page, all-ages trade paperback [...]

Review: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld #1-12

Amy Winston is just a normal girl, until she receives a gemstone for her 13th birthday—an amethyst. Almost immediately her life is turned upside down as she is taken to another dimension where time passes differently and magical isn’t just real, but as normal as breathing. While there, she learns that she might not be [...]

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

I love playing video games in the limited free time I have in between being a librarian and a parent of young children. Time is fleeting, but if I can play a game by myself for 30 minutes here and there or with my seven-year-old son, it’s great to have the opportunity to play. Video [...]

DC Public Libraries Serve Up Books—and Lunch, Too

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Literacy isn’t the only thing Washington, DC, public libraries are offering kids this summer. They’re also serving up some lunch.
“We wanted to make sure they had a reason to come,” says Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the District of Columbia. “Sometimes the kids will come for the lunch, and sometimes they come for the program.”