March 28, 2017

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This Week’s Comics: Animal Crackers and Global Guardians

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some female-led titles from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios rounds out another story arc of the Lumberjanes with issue #36, while IDW Publishing releases issue #3 of Jem and the Misfits. Joe Comics has more of everyone’s favorite sisters Anna and Elsa with Disney Frozen #6, and Marvel Comics […]

Recently in Book Mail

Books, books, and more books! My neighbors probably wonder what exactly goes on over here at the house where UPS of FedEx stops nearly every day. The following are the books that have arrived here in the past few weeks. I will be reviewing many of them in the upcoming months on TLT. See something […]

This Week’s Comics: One Trick Scout

Your friends will be green with envy as you spring into some of this week’s new releases. First Second releases the next volume in the Olympians series with the nature-loving goddess Artemis. Oni Press collects their balancing-of-nature series Mighty Zodiac while Viz Media returns to Hyrule for the third volume of the Legend of Zelda […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA March 2017

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.  The titles I’m including here have LGBTQIA+ main characters as well as secondary characters (in some cases parents), as well as anthologies that include LGBTQIA+ stories. Know of a title I missed in this list? Or know of […]

This Week’s Comics: Secret Deviations

Prepare for more daylight hours with some of the titles from this week’s new releases! BOOM! Studios completes another Jim Henson’s The Storyteller series with Giants #4 which features an Arabic tale. Joe Books will keep the pirate love alive until the new movie comes out in May with Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #4, […]

This Week’s Comics: Love Guaranteed

March into some exciting titles from this week’s new releases. Action Lab Entertainment continues to bark up the fun with issue 6 of Action Lab Dog of Wonder. If you missed out on the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover, Boom! Studios! is releasing the collected trade. And, after a nearly two year hiatus, Cardfight! Vanguard from Vertical […]

This Week’s Comics: Myth and Science

This week’s new releases are ready to take you on a journey through time and magic. BOOM! Studios releases the official sequel to the original fantasy film with Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #1. First Second Books sets out to sweep readers through time with Time Museum Volume 1, while Marvel Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Myth and Science

This week’s new releases are ready to take you on a journey through time and magic. BOOM! Studios releases the official sequel to the original fantasy film with Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #1. First Second Books sets out to sweep readers through time with Time Museum Volume 1, while Marvel Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Your Dragon is in Another Castle

On this week’s list of new releases, it isn’t so bad being second in line. Dark Horse Comics releases To Castle Catula, the second volume of Angel Catbird. Hyperion Books keeps the Olympic tradition going with graphic adaptation of Heroes of Olympus Volume 2: The Son of Neptune, while IDW Publishing releases Volume 2 of […]

This Week’s Comics: Steven Madness

Don’t look for love in all the wrong places—you can find it here on this week’s list of new releases! Graphix releases the second volume of Bunny Vs Monkey, now with a laser-firing hovercraft, kitten cannon, and hamster mobile. Marvel Comics has a new issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17, with thrilling scenes of students learning […]

This Week’s Comics: Myths and Magic

The shortest month starts out with a short list of new releases this week. Goldie Vance takes on her rival Sugar Maple in a new story arc starting in BOOM! Studios’ Goldie Vance #9. Jem and the Holograms gets a superhero makeover in the 2017 Annual from IDW Publishing, and just as Peter Capaldi announces he will […]

Recently in Book Mail

Books, books, and more books! My neighbors probably wonder what exactly goes on over here at the house where UPS of FedEx stops nearly every day. The following are the books that have arrived here in the past few weeks. I will be reviewing many of them in the upcoming months on TLT. See something […]

January #ARCParty – A look at some new YA lit releases

The Teen, The Bestie and I gathered together to discuss some January 2017 and upcoming YA releases recently. Here’s a brief look at what we looked at and how the teens felt about them. Because we did it on Instagram (we often talk books and Teen MakerSpace on the TeenLibrarianToolbox Instagram page, though fair warning, […]

This Week’s Comics: Voltron ’66

Pick up some YALSA 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens-inspired titles from this week’s new releases. It’s little surprise that BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes returns with two volumes that are continued in this week’s issue #34, but IDW’s Jem and the Holograms debuts with their first volume while issue #23 finishes up the latest story arc. […]

This Week’s Comics: Peculiar Rebels

It’s a soft week in new releases this week, but there are still some outstanding standouts. Action Lab Entertainment continues Miraculous with some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey elements. IDW Publishing releases the first issue in a new Angry Birds Comics, Game Play, while Titan Entertainment Group has its own transtemporal mystery tour with the ongoing Doctor Who […]

Exclusive Deleted Scene from UNDEFEATED by Steve Sheinkin

For 10 years, I worked at the Marion Public Library in Marion, Ohio. This is significant to this story because one of our branches was in LaRue, the home of Jim Thorpe and the pro-football team which featured the Oorang Indians. We had entire programs built around Jim Thorpe. But it still always tickles me […]

This Week’s Comics: Legend of the Deep

A new year means new beginnings, including titles on this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comic Publications releases a trade of all the first issues of their Archie Comics reboot as a prelude to the TV series debuting on the CW, Road To Riverdale. Titan Entertainment Group starts new seasons of Doctor Who with […]

This Week’s Comics: Archie, I Choose You!

Releases for all ages books have really matured over the last several years. Just a few years ago, making a list around New Years would have been a chore. Now, there’s no problem making a well rounded list! Even the youngest of readers can find something. Golden Books has jumped on the comics bandwagon with […]

Take 5: Book Links of Interest for January 2017

It’s 2017! Which means it’s time for new books. Here is a list of some links to new YA coming out this year, and a couple that focus on this month. 15 of the Best YA Books for January 2017 : Bustle 60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017 – Bookishness and Tea […]

This Week’s Comics: Lumberjanes Team-Up

Meet the new year with some of this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios releases the penultimate trade of Bravest Warriors with volume 8. Joe Books has the first volume of Darkwing Duck Comics from the recent reboot, and Tokyopop lets loose the second volume of Disney Manga Stitch. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Princeless Raven […]