September 27, 2016

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This Week’s Comics: Take Over the World Time

“Fall”ing behind on your weekly releases? Pick up some of the trades out this week! Action Lab Entertainment lets the dogs out with the first trade of Action Lab Dog of Wonder. DC Comics collects their digital first series Adventures of Supergirl for fans of the TV series, and Marvel Comics releases their huge trade […]

This Week’s Comics: Presidential Ghosts

As the days grow longer and the air gets nippier, this week’s new releases bring the comfort of fresh comics to warm the soul. DC Comics continues their critical hit Gotham Academy with Second Semester #1 starting a new arc. Marvel Comics doubles the Guardian goodness with Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #12 and Rocket […]

Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews: THE FIXES, ENTER TITLE HERE, SEVEN DAYS OF YOU, THREE DARK CROWNS and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

It’s time once again for a new installment of Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews. The Teen reads a book from her TBR pile and leaves it on my desk with her Post It Note review. It’s a very sophisticated process. I always like to know what actual teenagers think about books and since I am […]

This Week’s Comics: Crazy CatBird Princess

This week’s list has gone to the dogs! And cats, and lots of monsters. Dynamite Entertainment continues to adapt internet animal sensations to comics with the release of the first issue of Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog. First Second releases a new take on the Jack the Giant Killer fairy tale with Mighty Jack, and […]

Setting a New Default for Readers and Myself: A Guest Post by LABYRINTH LOST author Zoraida Cordova

Today we are very honored to host a guest post by LABYRINTH LOST author Zoraida Córdova. Labyrinth Lost is book one in the Brooklyn Brujas series published by Sourcebooks Fire. It is the story of Alex, a girl who wants to reject her magical destiny and in doing so banishes her family to another plane […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA September and October 2016

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). Know of a title I missed in this list? Or know of a forthcoming title that should be on my […]

This Week’s Comics: Prehistoric Edition

So much good stuff is coming out this week, it’s hard to know where to start—or stop! DC Comics releases the first annual for Gotham Academy, in which a case threatens to break up the detective club. First Second has the second volume of Secret Coders, titled Paths and Portals, a great introduction to programming. […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Morphin Atomic Robo

Heroics abound on this week’s list of new comic releases. Action Lab Entertainment rounds out the Hero Cats‘ world tour in Asia with issue 12. Marvel Comics brings together superheroes and computer science in Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11, and IDW Publishing brings the most requested Disney superhero to US comics with Duck Avenger #0. The […]

This Week’s Comics: Backstage Stitch

Catch up on your favorite titles with new trades out this week. BOOM! Studios brings out Clarence, Vol 1, which collects the first series. DC Comics releases the Looney Tunes Greatest Hits, Vol 1: What’s Up Doc, while IDW has two collections for any reader’s bookshelf: Jem and the Holograms, Vol 3: Dark Jem, and […]

Why I Write What I Write, a guest post by THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH author Peter Hoffmeister

For a brief period of time when I was in middle school, we lived in a trailer park. Technically, my dad’s girlfriend lived in a trailer park and we just spent a lot of time there. If you know anything about trailer parks, you know that there is a lot of stigma attached to living […]

This Week’s Comics: Zodiac Labyrinth

Beat the doldrums of summer with some of this week’s new releases. Amulet Books releases the second volume of their series Poptropica,The Lost E xpedition. Oni Press gets closer to completing the miniseries Another Castle with the release of issue #4 while BOOM! Studios continues their mega crossover with DC Comics in the third issue […]

This Week’s Comics: The Obvious Picks

Whether heading back to school or celebrating the last weeks of summer, the new releases this week are sure to put a smile on every reader’s face. Action Lab Entertainment starts the jump scares early with #3 of Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead. IDW Publishing debuts the return of the Adventures of Augusta […]

This Week’s Comics: Miraculous Cats and Lady Bugs

Need to cool down from all this summer heat? Pick up some cool books from this week’s new releases. Joe Books gets the coolest with Frozen #1, an ongoing series featuring new adventures in Arendale. BOOM! Studios starts a new series, Adventure Time Comics, letting cartoonists have their way with the Land of Ooo and […]

#ARCParty: July 2016 New #YALit Releases

 Here’s a look at some new #YALit releases coming out in June, July and August of 2016. Storify by TeenLibrarianToolbox Thu, Jul 21 2016 20:13:46 Edit #ARCParty for July 2016 #YALit Releases We are getting to go through July #yalit ARCs #arcparty TeenLibrarianToolbox · Mon, Jul 11 2016 19:24:31 “There is nothing innocent about Shadow […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Friends

Need to hide from the heat of another scorching summer weekend? Pick up some cool comics to read in between even cooler SDCC announcements! Bongo Comics lets Lisa loose in the latest Simpson Comics #231. Lion Forge finishes their mini series for the 80s property Madballs, while Vertical Comics wallows in cuteness with the third […]

This Week’s Comics: Mighty Friends

Need to hide from the heat of another scorching summer weekend? Pick up some cool comics to read in between even cooler SDCC announcements! Bongo Comics lets Lisa loose in the latest Simpson Comics #231. Lion Forge finishes their mini series for the 80s property Madballs, while Vertical Comics wallows in cuteness with the third […]

This Week’s Comics: Powerpuff Dragons

Stock up on summer reading with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. BOOM! Studios closes out their girl detective series Goldie Vance with issue #4. Joe Books continues the adventures of Disney’s Finding Dory with an all-new comic series featuring new tales, while IDW adapts award-winning Disney animated shorts in Mickey Mouse […]

This Week’s Comics: Mega Peanuts

The summer days will fly by with so many great comics being released this week. Papercutz releases the first graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Titan Entertainment celebrates another year of Doctor Who comics and the 50th anniversary of the Cybermen with its latest event “Supremacy of the Cybermen,” […]

This Week’s Comics: Super Hero Dreams

A long weekend, BBQ, and fireworks can only be topped off by some books from this week’s new releases. Arcana Studio releases the “Totally Pawesome Edition” of Cat Named Haiku with lots of special features. Graphix goes super silly in Gary’s Garden, while Space Goat Publishing goes back to school with Monster Elementary. The List: […]

This Week’s Comics: Out and About

Retreat from the first of summer heat with some of the cool new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics finishes up another run of Aw Yeah Comics with Action Cat And Adventure Bug #4. Dynamite Entertainment gives Grumpy Cat and Pokey their Pinky and the Brain moment in issue #5, and Joe’s Books has cinestory […]