Tag: All Ages Alert

gullstruck island frances hardinge, http://www.iqtoys.co.nz/product/39025/gullstruck-island-book/

All Ages Summer Book Club — August Pick

In the Twitter talk about our June pick, we discussed the prevalence of depressing plotlines in children’s fiction, such as death, disease, and abuse. Many books utilize these themes to give their stories empathetic pull; it’s near impossible to read about a kid dealing with mortality or exploitation without feeling invested. It’s a powerful tool…

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Throwing Popcorn: Justice League

Through the power of Netflix I was recently able to rewatch one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Justice League. The animated DC series—a part of the larger animated universe typically known as the DCAU or DC animated universe—focused on the combined lives of the Justice League members Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Flash, Martian…

Steven Universe banner, Cartoon Network, 2014, created by Rebecca Sugar

August All Ages Comics/Books

Benny and Penny in Lost and Found Geoffrey Hayes (W & A) TOON-Books Release date 8/5 Those two adorable mouse ragamuffins are back at it. This time they get lost! How will they find their way home? This is from TOON-Books, and everything those people touch is guaranteed awesomeness.

dani jones, www.danijones.com, monsters vs. kittens

Interview with Dani Jones

Dani Jones is a graphic artist and writer with a gorgeous portfolio. Her book publications include Monsters vs. Kittens, My Sister the Freak, and Zombie Bunny. Jones’ work maintains a consistent theme of scary things mashing up with cute things, with an end result of everyone ending up adorable. The world needs more instances of…

Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish Jennifer L. Holm Random House Books for Young Readers I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. The Fourteenth Goldfish is about valuing the natural order of life. Youth, puberty, young adulthood, regular adulthood, and old age are each equally as valuable (and awkward) as the rest….

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Interview with Trevor Mueller from Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter

Kids love comic books. Kids love to learn. Introducing comic books to the classroom is a sure-fire way to hold students’ interest and help them retain the information being taught. There are so many ways to incorporate comics into education, and Reading With Pictures is an organization devoted to tackling this idea. Their main focus is…

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July All Ages Comics/Books

Here are the cool books hitting the shelves for the young and young at heart this July. Scooby Doo Team Up #5 Sholly Fisch (W) Dario Brizuela (A) DC Comics Release Date 7/2 Daphne and Velma must complete their Amazon training to help protect Wonder Woman’s homeland from spooky monsters. Zoinks! Squish #6: Fear the…

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All Ages Summer Book Club — July Pick

Our first selection for the All Ages Summer Book Club was Neil Gaiman’s The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, which was re-released last week with artwork by Eddie Campbell. We had our first Twitter discussion on our summer reading pick as well, which I thoroughly enjoyed. We even decided on our next…