By Night – book review

March 21, 2019

By Night  vol. 1 by John Allison Comics Science Fiction Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Jane and Heather go way back, but haven’t seen each other since they graduated from college. Now they’re both back in their hometown, Spectrum, where exactly nothing happens ever. Heather has a great idea that’s sure to be fun – the Charleswood Estate, abandoned for years, has officially run out of money to…

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Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy series

January 18, 2018

Drop everything and start reading these graphic novels (there are 2 so far) by Doug Savage about a Moose that shoots lasers from his eyes, and his sidekick/companion, Rabbit Boy and their adventures protecting their forest home from all sorts of dangers! Book #1 – Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy by Doug Savage Funny Graphic Novel Juvenile Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Laser…

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Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

December 22, 2017

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung Biography Graphic Novel Non-fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Debbie Tung is an introvert who likes to spend time alone with books and tea and other comforting rituals.  She gets run down quickly when she has to spend time with other people – social interactions and casual gatherings can be hard for her.  Before she learned that…

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Ms Marvel comics – Librarian Review

September 2, 2017

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are…

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Librarian Review

August 31, 2017

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF Written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare Art by Natacha Bustos Comics/Graphic Novel Science Fiction Superhero * * * * Stars (Great!) 9-year-old Lunella (Moon Girl) is frantically searching for the Omni-Wave Projector so that she can use it to reverse engineer a cure for humans who have been affected by the Terrigen cloud (those who have inhuman genes that change when…

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Flash: Flashpoint

March 1, 2017

Flash: Flashpoint by Geoff Johns Adventure Comics Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Flashpoint” is the story of Barry Allen (the Flash) waking up in a totally different world than the one he had known.  With Aquaman and Wonder Woman clashing, and Batman being an entirely different person, Barry sets out to find how this happened, and how he can return…

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Tintin

March 1, 2017

The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tintin is a wonderful story of a boy and his pet dog, Snowy.  Together they solve some of the most puzzling mysteries known to man.  Tintin has some of the most interesting supporting characters such as Captain Haddock, Thompson & Thomson, and the quirky professor Calculus.  Any mystery…

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Batman: Hush

March 1, 2017

Batman: Hush by Scott Snyder Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Hush” is a great Batman story that actually has a wonderful mystery developing throughout the story.  Hush is a villain that seemingly knows Batman’s every move, and knows where to hit him in all the right places.  Bruce Wayne soon learns that the secrets of his past will soon catch…

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Batman: The Court of Owls

March 1, 2017

Batman: The Court of Owls Scott Snyder Comics Graphic Novel Superheroes Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Court of Owls” is one of the most famous Batman storylines about a mythical group of an underground government called the Court of Owls that watches Gotham’s every move.  Bruce Wayne’s father used to tell him that story when he was a child, but he soon realizes that the…

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Ghosts

October 11, 2016

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Supernatural Cat and her family move to the coastal town of Bahia de la Luna to help with her little sister Maya’s health issues (she has cystic fibrosis). The whole town seems to be obsessed with spirits and Dia de los Muertos is coming up fast!  Maya, too, becomes interested in ghosts – she has questions about death and the afterlife that…

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