Monthly Archives: June 2011

Always come home to me – Written by Belle Yang

Always come home to me, Written by Belle Yang, 2007, Massachusetts: Candlewick, 9780763628994. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website:  http://www.belleyang.com/ Annotation:  A set of twins are incredibly sadden when their father gives away their beloved doves.  They in turn set off to find … Continue reading

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Nightschool: the Weirn Books – Written by Svetlana Chmakova

Nightschool: the Weirn Books, Written by Svetlana Chmakova, 2009, 193 p., New York: Hachette. 9780759528598. Age Range: 13 years and older. Author Website:  http://www.svetlania.com/ Annotation: Alex has always known she was different, and homeschooling is all she has known.  Why … Continue reading

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Cirque Du Freak: Volume 1 – Written by Darren Shan, Art by Takahiro Arai

Cirque Du Freak: Volume 1, Written by Darren Shan, Art by Takahiro Arai, 2009, 198 p., New York: Hachette. 9780759530416. Age Range: 13 years and older. Author Website:  http://www.darrenshan.com/   Annotation: Darren Shan was a normal, soccer playing kid until … Continue reading

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The Plain Janes – Written by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

The Plain Janes, By Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, 2007, 176 p., New York: Minx. 9781401211158. Age Range: 13 years and older. Author Website:  Cecil Castellucci: http://castellucci.wordpress.com/ Jim Rugg: http://jimrugg.blogspot.com/ Annotation: Jane is forced to move after a tragic hometown … Continue reading

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Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 – Written by David Petersen

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Written by David Petersen, 2009, 192 p., Chicago: Archaia. 9781932386745. Age Range: 9-13 years. Author Website:  http://www.davidpetersen.net/ Homepage for the Graphic Novel: http://www.mouseguard.net/ Annotation: The Mouse Guard are facing a long winter ahead with food shortages … Continue reading

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InuYasha: Volume 1 – Written and Illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi

InuYasha: Volume 1, Written and Illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, 2003, 192 p., San Francisco : VIZ Media. 9781569319475. Age Range: 16 years and older. Annotation: This is the story of Inuyasha, a half-demon, and Kagome, a girl from the future, … Continue reading

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Satchel Paige: striking out Jim Crow, Written and Illustrated by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso

Satchel Paige: striking out Jim Crow, Written and Illustrated by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso, 2007, 89 p., New York: Hyperion. 9780786839018. Age Range: 10-17 years. Author Website:  Rich Tommaso: http://richtommaso.com/ Homepage for the Graphic Novel: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/books/paige/ Annotation: For years, … Continue reading

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