July 26, 2023 by Betsy Bird
In this book be prepared for laughs, music, snot, baby coffins, live amputations, feats of strength, bad haircuts, and (of course) family, family, family.
December 30, 2021 by Betsy Bird
We don't go halfsies on the comics around here. Here is what may well be called an epic post of comics published for kids in the year 2021.
December 25, 2021 by Betsy Bird
2021 was a marvelous year for memoirs and we're splitting up today's list into picture books, graphic novels, and titles for older readers.
August 21, 2014 by Betsy Bird
El Deafo By Cece Bell Amulet (an imprint of Abrams) $21.95 ISBN: 978-1-4197-1020-9 Ages 9-12 On shelves September 2nd We appear to exist in a golden age of children’s graphic novel memoirs. Which is to say, there are three of them out this year (El Deafo, Sisters, and The Dumbest Idea Ever). How to account […]
June 25, 2014 by Betsy Bird
The Dumbest Idea Ever By Jimmy Gownley GRAPHIX (an imprint of Scholastic) $12.00 ISBN: 9780545453479 Ages 9 and up On shelves now. Is it or is it not a good idea to tell young people that they are special and unique? It’s a legitimate question. When I was growing up the emphasis in school was […]
September 4, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China By Na Liu Illustrated by Andres Vera Martinez ISBN: 9780761365877 Graphic Universe (an imprint of Lerner) $29.27 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. It’s funny to think about, but the fact of the matter is that we’re still in the early days of the graphic novel memoir for children. […]
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