Tag Archives: graphic novels

Just Another Day of Books Around the Room

From time to time, I like to compile a list of books my students are reading to see if I can discern any patterns or trends that will help me understand them as readers and possibly diagnose any situations that … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews of Seven 2016 MG/YA Books

Here are a few titles that I’ve enjoyed recently. Those most likely to appeal to older students are near the top, with those geared toward younger readers toward the end. The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner “It’s like I’m … Continue reading

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My 2015 Reading

Before getting too far into 2016, I feel a compulsive need to gather in one place a list of the books I read in 2015. Each book we read changes us a little bit, so this list represents some of … Continue reading

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Thirteen More Graphic Novels for Classrooms and Libraries

This set of reviews includes graphic novels for older readers, younger readers, and those somewhere in between. I’m officially against categorizing books by age, but this set has such a wide range that I’m organizing it roughly by age appeal … Continue reading

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Thirteen More Recent Graphic Novels for Classroom and Libraries!

Here is another batch of recent graphic novels to consider adding to your classroom and library collections. March: Book One by John Robert Lewis March: Book One is a memoir of how John Lewis became involved in the civil rights … Continue reading

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Ten More Graphic Novels for Libraries and Classrooms!

After reading so many graphic novels about regular people who also have superpowers, I’ve been seeing superheroes everywhere! Maybe that’s the metaphor of this genre: We’re all superheroes. Sometimes all it takes is to be needed or noticed in order … Continue reading

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Seven New Graphic Novels for Classrooms and Libraries!

As part of my service as a judge for the 2015 Cybils Awards in the Graphics category, I’ve been reading a lot of YA and middle-grade graphic novels. Here are some thoughts about a few of them. More to come! … Continue reading

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Eight Quick Book Reviews

If Only by A. J. Pine Although romance isn’t exactly my default reading genre, a guy needs to stretch, right? If they’re all as good as A. J. Pine’s If Only, I might dabble in this again. Everything I want … Continue reading

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Review: DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier

Finally, the drama kids get their own graphic novel! Raina Telgemeier, who captured the orthodontia experience in Smile, now gives us Drama, a graphic novel with an appealing cast of characters; crisp, colorful drawings; and a compelling, entertaining storyline. Callie, … Continue reading

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