Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spotlight On Graphic Novels

Our January book is a graphic novel and the Children's Department has a terrific section of graphic novels for kids. Here are a few graphic novels that I've enjoyed that you might want to check out!

Binky, The Space Cat by Ashley Spires

Binky's blast-off into outer space (outside) to battle aliens (bugs) is delayed when he realizes he's left something behind--and it's not the anti-gravity kitty litter.

Amelia Rules 1, The Whole World's Crazy by Jimmy Gownley

A collection of comic stories featuring nine-year-old Amelia, who has moved from Manhattan to a small town in the wake of her parent's divorce, and her fourth-grade friends, the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals, otherwise known as G.A.S.P.

Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper

After a stack of fashion magazines falls on Kiki Kitty's head while she is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, Kiki turns into Fashion Kitty, a feline superhero who saves other kitties from fashion disaster.

Magic Pickle by Scott Morse

Meet the world's greenest, bumpiest, briniest superhero, the Magic Pickle. With his feisty sidekick Jo Jo Wigman, the Magic Pickle faces his worst nightmare, the Brotherhood of Evil Produce. Will he save the world from those foul fiends, or will the world be conquered by vegetables gone wild?

Bone, Vol 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith

After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter, Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them and their adventures are only just beginning!

The Collected Alison Dare Little Miss Adventures, Vol 2 by J. Torres

Alison Dare is back in this new collection of stories! Thrill as Alison and her boarding school friends journey into the "Heart of the Maiden!" Shriek with girlish glee at the adventures of the costumed avenger The Blue Scarab! And laugh and learn as world renowned archaeologist Dr. Alice Dare teaches a thing or two about museum mayhem! All your favorite adventurers are here in tales by the dynamic duo of J. Torres & J. Bone!

Amulet. Bk 1, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Lured into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals, they face the most terrifying monster of all.

Babymouse. 11, Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm

An imaginative mouse who likes to read heroic fantasy novels finds herself on the school math team as it prepares to compete for the coveted Golden Slide Rule.
To find out more about graphic novels and what to read next, check out the amazing site, No Flying No Tights: Sidekicks.

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