Kiki writes: You helped before with manga for tweens, now I’m wondering what you can recommend manga-wise for boys who enjoy the Archie and Jughead comics/digests. They don’t necessarily want something Pokemon-ish, just humorous teen-age hijinks.
This is a little tricky, because much of the teenage hijink manga that I can think of is probably [...]
Justin writes: My 6yo. daughter just loves Tanya del Rio’s Sabrina comics, but now that her run is ending, I don’t know where to go next. She’s kind of into some superhero titles–the new Shazam and Supergirl–but I think she’ll like manga more. Got any suggestions?
I know you asked for manga, but the first [...]
I really like doing manga reader’s advisory! If you want suggestions for what to read, go ahead and ask through my contact form.
Here’s a request for suggestions from Lisa, who writes: Hello Tangognat! Can you recommend a manga for my daughter? She (we) have never read one before but would like to try. She [...]
Penny asked me for ideas on manga to give fifth grade girls who don’t like manga with fantasy elements. They want to read realistic stories with drama and romance about high schoolers and college students. They’ve already read and mostly hated Sugar Princess: Skating to Win.
This is tricky because fifth graders are going to [...]
Emma wrote: When is the third book of Inkspell going to be out?
Inkdeath is available for preorder on amazon, with a release date of September 26th, 2008.
Greg writes: I am compiling an annotated bibliography…The topic I am working on is the impact of blogs and what I am calling “web 2.0″ applications on libraries (the behind the scenes aspect with the biblioblogosphere as well as on patrons).
So far, I have the following books:
Clyde, L. (2004). Weblogs and libraries. Oxford: [...]
Juice wrote: Hey, weird tech question, but I notice you have a personalized Tab image that appears when I have your site open in one of many tabs in IE. How does one go about customizing tab images?
This is one of those questions that is hard to answer unless you already know the terminology [...]
Dr. Peter A. Maresco wrote:
Can you tell me if product placement occurs in manga novels. I am interested to learn if specific products are mentioned in the stories and if so how many.
This is tricky. I’m not aware of any studies that have been done about product placement in manga, and in any [...]
Another comics-related question! This time, it’s about anime movies! My library is seriously lacking any besides Yu-Gi-Oh!, and last week I went on a binge and bought a couple of volumes of Full Metal Alchemist and Samurai Seven – what else could I add to our collection?
I think Full Metal Alchemist and [...]
Greg wrote: I recently picked-up Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life and have found it to be a great resource.
On p. 59 “From Iraq” by Greg Cook is recommended.
LOC, OCLC, web searches yield nothing.
I wonder if the book listed is actually Iraq Project, listed as forthcoming from First Second. [...]