February 22, 2018

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What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA February 2018

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 a […]

This Week’s Comics: Dressmakers and Scoundrels

Love is in the air…the love for this week’s new releases! Archie Comics continues their new space adventure series, Cosmo #2. Boom! Studios brings back the kids of Backstagers with a Valentine’s Intermission #1, while Harper Collins Publishers makes being President cool again with their new series Action Presidents, starting with Volume 1 George Washington […]

This Week’s Comics: Trickster W.I.T.C.H.

Chase away the chill with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Dark Horse Comics warms things up with issue #3 of the second Zodiac Starforce series, Cries of the Fire Prince. Seven Seas Entertainment turns up the cuteness with volume 4 of Plum Crazy: Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat while Vertical Comics […]

This Week’s Comics: Waking Rose

Mystery and monsters fill up this week’s list of new releases. Bongo Comics sets super sleuth Lisa Simpson loose in the newest Simpson Comics #242. Lion Forge continues their monster series Wrapped Up #4 with some Kaiju-sized monster action, while Marvel Comics’ own Kaiju Kid has his own sleuthing to do in Monsters Unleashed #10. […]

This Week’s Comics: Ghosts at the Museum

A new year means plenty of new releases on this week’s list. BOOM! Studios continues the adventures of Mech Cadet Yu as the series becomes an ongoing with issue #5. Lion Forge releases a new fantasy series with Dream of the Butterfly Volume 1 Rabbits of the Moon, while Papercutz debuts a new series of […]

This Week’s Comics: Super Janes

Greet the new year with some of the new releases from this week’s comics! Archie Comics sends the two famous girls from Riverdale to meet the famous Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau in Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #259. Boom! Studios rounds out the year with the final issue of Misfit City #8, […]

This Week’s Comics: Fairy Guardians

Make the yuletide happy with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Graphix releases Dogman Volume 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid. IDW Publishing gets together another Disney comic series with Donald and Mickey Quarterly: Treasure Archipelago #1 while Seven Seas Entertainment brings out a classic for tweens with a manga twist, Pollyanna […]

This Week’s Comics: My Little Squirrel Girl

Wrap up some of this week’s new releases for a happy holiday surprise. Boom! Studios releases trades of two of their popular titles, Brave Chef Brianna and Misfit City. IDW Publishing sets a holiday mood with Angry Birds Comics Quarterly Monsters and Mistletoe, while Drawn and Quarterly releases the first Moomin comic strip with Moomin […]

This Week’s Comics: Jet Dimensions

This week’s new releases doesn’t need a jump start to get the fun going! BOOM! Studios starts a new series based on a Nickelodeon property, Rocko’s Modern Life #1. DC Comics releases a new volume of Batman and Robin Adventures, set in the Batman: The Animated Series universe, while IDW Publishing continues their adaptation of […]

A List of New YA Book Release Links for 2018

December is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about 2018 YA Lit releases. I’ve already submitted my first book order for January 2018 titles. Here for your convenience (and really, for mine) is a list of links to booklists put together online so far for 2018. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing […]

This Week’s Comics: Squids Unleashed

What’s better than leftovers? All the titles from this week’s new releases! DC Comics collects the last half of Gotham Academy Second Semester with The Ballad of Olive Silverlock. IDW Publishing brings back the Powerpuff Girls with the new mini series The Bureau Of Bad #1, while Seven Seas Entertainment continues the adventures of the […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA November and December 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 a […]

This Week’s Comics: Day of the Dog

This week’s new releases are as bountiful as a Thanksgiving dinner. Action Lab Entertainment plays a dangerous game of “Simon Says”  in Miraculous #16. Archie Comic Publications give Betty and Veronica a makeover with the new series Vixens #1 while Marvel Comics unleashes their inner monsters with new superhero Kaiju Kid in Monsters Unleashedv #8. […]

This Week’s Comics: Red’s Raven

There is so much to give thanks for on this week’s list of new releases! Action Lab Entertainment releases the second volume of Hero Cats’ lone crusader, Midnight Over Stellar City. Boom! Studios finishes its giant robot series Mech Cadet Yu with issue #4, while Joe Book celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first Disney […]

This Week’s Comics: Halloween’s Last Hurrah

Say goodbye to Halloween with some of the titles from this week’s new releases. Albatross Funnybooks collects the first volume of their all ages spooky series, Spookhouse. Arcana Studio releases Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom ahead of Shout! Factory’s animated film adaptation, while IDW Publishing reunites two 80s franchises for another action-packed crossover adventure […]

This Week’s Comics: Monster Dogs

Before the ghosts and ghouls come to play, stock up on the books from this week’s new releases. DC Comics sends Scooby and the Gang to investigate a whole new haunt in the subatomic world with the Atom in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31. IDW Publishing lets down their hair in Tangled: The Series Adventure Calling trade […]

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA October 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 a […]

Cover Reveal: HOW YOU RUINED MY LIFE by Jeff Strand

Have you read any Jeff Strand? That’s one of my go to questions for anyone – teen or YA reader – who lament that there are not enough funny books in YA. And I get it, the funny is definitely outnumbered in YA, it truly is. But Jeff Strand is a pretty dependable author when […]

This Week’s Comics: Spoooktacular Wrap Up

Keep your spooky spirits up with some of the titles from this week’s list of new releases. Archie Comics piles on the Halloween fun with not one but two titles; Archie Halloween Spectacular #1 and Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual Digest #257 while Dark Horse Comics goes trick-or-treating with volume 8 of Plants Vs Zombies […]

This Week’s Comics: Fugitive Rose

The treats are already piling up on this week’s list of new releases! Lerner Publishing introduces young readers to the fun of following the Whisker Sisters in their first volume, May’s Wild Walk. First Second releases the pun-tastic Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom for middle school readers, while Smithsonian Books takes a fork in the […]