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The Return of the WWAC Weekend Review

The new year is well under way and, while it’s always important to look forward, reviewing the past can be helpful too, especially if you missed something great here at WWAC. And while you’re at it, take a walk through our archives with Melinda Pierce’s This Week in WWAC History! On Monday… There’s bad news…

Yo-Kai Watch Wallpaper, Nintendo, 2016

Yo-Kai Watch Toy Review

Back in October, Ardo and I were invited to a breakfast at New York Comic Con that was celebrating the launch of Yo-Kai Watch products for North American audiences. The anime was debuting, along with a multi-faceted push that spanned from a tie-in manga to video games to toys. We were contacted to review some of the toys we saw that day,…

A Child's Book of Poems, Gyo Fujikawa, Sterling, 2007

Picture This: Gyo Fujikawa

I picked up my first Gyo Fujikawa book as a teenager in a used bookstore, because the cute, gentle artwork caught my eye. Titled simply Mother Goose, it was a hefty book containing many traditional folk and nursery rhymes and an equally impressive number of illustrations. The pages alternated between delicate pen-and-ink spots and cheerful…

The Thursday Book Beat: Sarah Shahi Cast as Nancy Drew

Hello readers! Much like the snow that blanketed Toronto last night and delighted my puppy, there’s been a rather interesting wave of bookish news this week. Let’s get started! It is with huge sadness that we can confirm the death of our much loved author and friend, Louise Rennison. — HarperCollinsUK (@HarperCollinsUK) February 29, 2016…

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