Day: August 27, 2019


Kingdom Has Great Production Values, But Little Else

Kingdom Shinsuke Sato (director), Tsutomu Kuroiwa, Shinsuke Sato and Yasuhisa Hara (screenplay), Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Masami Nagasawa, Kanata Hongō and Takao Osawa (cast) Sony Pictures Japan/Funimation Films April 19, 2019 (international)/2020 America In ancient China, two orphaned slaves, Li Xin and Piao, dream of becoming the world’s greatest generals. They train each…

Three girls stand together

Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is an Unintentionally Helpful Guidebook for Parents of Preteens

Best Friends Shannon Hale (writer), LeUyen Pham (illustrator), Hilary Sycamore (colourist) First Second August 27, 2019 Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is a graphic memoir of her elementary school experiences. The sequel to 2017’s Real Friends, it covers everything from body image issues to crushes, and all the emotional turmoil in between that is the life of…