Tag: Kids Comics

A young girl in a black skirt and orange top with light brown skin and black poufy pigtails walks towards the camera. She is wearing a slight smile and she is holding on to the straps of her backpack. Behind her are other children standing in front of lockers talking

INTERVIEW: Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal Explore Mental Health and Middle School in Just Roll With It

Having a middle schooler myself and watching her navigate all the fun and exciting and overwhelming and frustrating things that come with busting into teenhood and preparing for high school makes Just Roll With It really hit home. The debut graphic novel from Lee Durfey-Lavoie and the second graphic novel for illustrator Veronica Agarwal, Just…

4 Paranormal children step out of a swirling portal, following little white bunnies with big read eyes

INTERVIEW: Stephanie Cooke Unleashes Cute Chaos in ParaNorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse

When Abby saves her sister from bullies, her magic accidentally opens a portal into another realm that unleashes troublesome bunnies into the quaint supernatural torn of North Haven. Written by Stephanie Cooke and illustrated by Mari Costa, ParaNorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse is a warm-hearted middle-grade adventure about friendship, facing the challenges of growing…

Ailis and Naya surrounded by astrals and a creepy masked face floating above a creepy house

Svetlana Chmakova Goes Back to Nightschool With The Weirn Books: Be Wary of The Silent Woods

Award-winning creator Svetlana Chmakova goes back to nightschool with a new series, The Weirn Books: Be Wary of The Silent Woods. The first story, available now from Yen Press’ middle grade graphic novel imprint, JY, introduces us to Ailis Thornton and her cousin, Na’ya Leiburne-Thornton. Ailis is a 12-year-old weirn — a witch bound to…

A girl in a mask and tutu runs across buildings, smiling. Below, upside down, a girl with long white hair blowing in the wind has her arms folder. She looks annoyed

Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, and Maca Gil Bring Two New Heroes to Gotham in DC Kids’ Anti/Hero

Piper is a super hero-in-training who has a lot to learn about taking the law into her own hands. When she stumbles on Sloane mid-crime, their paths continue to collide and intertwine in unexpected ways. Through a Freaky Friday-esque switch up, Anti/Hero explores the gray areas of heroics and villainy, class struggles, family life, family…

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LibraryCon Summons “All Book Nerds, Librarians, and Fans of Graphic Novels, SF, and Fantasy”

Returning for its third year, LibraryCon opened its virtual doors for one day on November 6, welcoming book nerds, librarians, educators, and fans of comics and speculative fiction. Offering live webcast talks and ample networking opportunities, LibraryCon is a “celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and…

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…