One thing I’m looking forward to as my kids get older (they are almost three now) is introducing them to some of the books and comics I like. Right now their reading tastes tend towards wanting to be read various Thomas the Tank Engine stories over and over again, which is fine. But I’m [...]
Power Pack Classic Volume 1 by Louise Simonson and June Brigman
This is a title I read as a kid that I’m excited to see in print again. Although Power Pack has had new adventures, this trade paperback reprints the first 10 issues of the series from 1994. Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power [...]
These wordless books for young readers are whimsical and imaginative, providing a great introduction to the comic book medium.
Polo and the Magic Flute by Regis Faller
Polo is a little dog who lives in a tree surrounded by the sea. He goes out on his boat to catch some fish but a whale [...]
One piece of information coming out of BookExpo America that I thought would be interesting for public and school librarians is the announcement that Viz is going to produce Naruto chapter books. They could be just the thing for ninja-crazed reluctant readers.
Here’s the description for the books coming out in October:
#1: NARUTO: THE [...]
Matisse Dance for Joy by Susan Goldman Rubin (amazon)
I’m always happy when I get a new board book. My twins enjoy being read to and I don’t have to worry about them lunging over and tearing the pages. Matisse: Dance for Joy does an admirable job of matching active words to Matisse’s colorful collages, [...]
Swinging for the Fences: Hank Aaron and Me by Mike Leonetti and David Kim (amazon)
Swinging for the Fences is story of a young fan and baseball player named Mark watching closely as his idol Hank Aaron attempts to break the home run record. Mark gradually learns how to improve his own baseball game as [...]
Kaput and Zosky by Lewis Trondheim (amazon)
Kaput and Zosky is a thoroughly delightful comic book for young people about inept space invaders. Kaput and Zosky travel from planet to planet looking for a world to rule but they never seem to manage to pull it off. They land on a planet where the inhabitants [...]
Here’s the list of winners.
The Professor’s Daughter and Artemis Fowl won the graphic novel category.
My Mommy’s Tote by P. H. Hanson (amazon)
Thankfully my children are too young to be walking around, grabbing my purse, and emptying the contents on the floor. If your children are old enough that you fear for your personal possessions, My Mommy’s Tote may serve as a simulacrum of your handbag. This board book [...]
Bath Time! by Sandra Boynton (amazon)
Sandra Boynton is the queen of board books, but does her appeal translate to a different format, namely plastic floating books? Bath Time! tells the story of a little pig who goes on an epic quest for cleanliness after getting messy from a mysterious painting project. The pig must [...]