Category Archives: Books + Comic Books

Have You Seen the Stanley Books by William Bee?

One of the joys of being a librarian is having access to an enormous quantity and variety of material. Every now and again I will discover an author and/or illustrator who is new to me and sometimes their work is

Have You Seen the Stanley Books by William Bee?

One of the joys of being a librarian is having access to an enormous quantity and variety of material. Every now and again I will discover an author and/or illustrator who is new to me and sometimes their work is

Teachers & Librarians Affected by Harvey or Irma: Get Replacement Books Here for Free!

Authors, illustrators, publishers, and book distribution centers have banned together to create an efficient way to get new materials to the organizations that need them.  There is currently a large cache of NEW donated books that are looking for homes. If

Teachers & Librarians Affected by Harvey or Irma: Get Replacement Books Here for Free!

Authors, illustrators, publishers, and book distribution centers have banned together to create an efficient way to get new materials to the organizations that need them.  There is currently a large cache of NEW donated books that are looking for homes. If

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans” is a Glorious, Gory, True Crime, Horror, Graphic Novel

Unbeknownst to me, Author and Illustrator Rick Geary has been producing a series of glorious true crime graphic novels since the 1980's. His first series, A Treasury of Victorian Murders included volumes on Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, H.H. Holmes

“The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans” is a Glorious, Gory, True Crime, Horror, Graphic Novel

Unbeknownst to me, Author and Illustrator Rick Geary has been producing a series of glorious true crime graphic novels since the 1980's. His first series, A Treasury of Victorian Murders included volumes on Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, H.H. Holmes

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton