May 21, 2018

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This Week’s Comics: A Festival of Mummies

Highlights from this week’s new releases include Fruit Ninja Volume 1 Frenzy Force, from Andrews McMeel’s Amp imprint, which tells the story behind the popular game. First Second travels to The Melody Kingdom in the third volume of the Cucumber Quest series, while Kids Can Press lets the dogs out in their companion series to […]

This Week’s Comics: Fungal Field of Dreams

Highlights from this week’s new releases include BOOM! Studios heading down to Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock for issue #1 of a new story. Lerner Publishing Group continues their wordless series Game for Adventure with volume 3 Chavo the Invisible while Random House for Young Readers releases the second volume of 5 Worlds, The Cobalt Prince. […]

This Week’s Comics: Cats and Myths

This week’s new releases have gone to the dogs! (And cats.) American Mythology Productions releases issue #3 of the old school superhero series, Underdog. BOOM! Studios has two new original graphic novels of Garfield, while DC Comics and Marvel Comics release new issues of their dog-centric comics Scooby-Doo Team-Up #67 and Lockjaw #3. The List: […]

This Week’s Comics: Heroes and Legends

Highlights from this week’s new releases include a new Casper series from American Mythology Productions, where everyone’s favorite friendly ghost teams up with other Harvey pals, starting with Wendy, the Good Little Witch in Casper and Wendy #1. First Second releases a new graphic novel about finding your place with Be Prepared while Lion Forge […]

This Week’s Comics: Monster Hedgehogs

With so much going on this week, it’s hard to pick just a few titles to highlight! First Second releases another Science Comics, this time featuring Nature’s Perfect Hunter, Sharks. Little Brown Books for Young Readers has not one, but two new volumes of Catstronauts, while Rodale Kids drops a new volume in the Team […]

This Week’s Comics: Mega Goosebumps

Highlights from this week’s new releases include box sets of popular titles DC Super Hero Girls from DC comics and Raina Telgemeier Collection from Graphix. Check out the a collection of British comics with the Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection also from Graphix while Boom! Studios kicks off their event series “Shattered Grid” in Mighty Morphin […]

New and Forthcoming New and forthcoming YA and MG to know about

Books, books, and more books! All of the books I get end up going back out the door in some fashion—to teen readers I know, to classroom libraries of friends, to my own school, or in giveaways. I can’t read/review every book I get, but it’s fun to be able to sift through boxes and […]

This Week’s Comics: Stretching Folklore

Highlights from this week’s comics include the start of the new mini series from Action Lab Entertainment’s Ghoul Scouts, I was a Tweenage Werewolf #1. Archie Comics releases the first trade of their new Classic Archie series, Your Pal Archie, while Toon Books continues their “Laugh and Learn” series, this time looking at the slowest […]

This Week’s Comics: Cats Trolling Dogs

Highlights from this week’s new releases include Marvel Comics giving the Inhumans’ giant teleporting dog his own series with Lockjaw #1. Tundra Books gives younger readers a super read with Narwhal and Jelly Volume 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, while Viz Media gives everyone playful kitties with Neko Atsume Kitty Collector: Where Am I […]

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 […]