Middle-Grade Nonfiction Round-Up

The beginning of the school year is almost here and it’s time to stock up on meaningful and well-written nonfiction titles for your classroom or library. Here are four recently released or upcoming titles that are inspiring as well as informative: Moonbird by Phillip Hoose (Claudette Colvin; The Race to Save the Lord God Bird; We Were There, Too!). B95 […]

New Graphic Novels for Spring

Greetings, all! I’m back from lush and lovely Portland and am still feeling the effects of the stupendous hike I conquered (sort of) in the Columbia River Gorge. Killer views. Tasty, munchy trail mix. A deliciously gooey cinnamon bread-like roll called “Sin Dawg” (yes, really) with seeds and nuts that’s actually healthy. It was sublime.  […]

Kazzack! Pow! Five Top-Notch Graphic Novels – Holiday Gift Guide

Three days ago on December 5th, a pretty righteous event occurred in the annals of literature where art and prose meet. Fantagraphics, the esteemed publisher of alternative comics, graphic novels, and classic comic-strip anthologies by some of the world’s finest illustrators and cartoonists, launched its much-anticipated, multi-volume collection Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips. This book, subtitled Through […]