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Teen Titans Go! Series

Author: Merrill Hagan, Sholly Fisch, J Torres Illustrator: Jorge Corona, Lea Hernandez, Ben Bates, Todd Nauck, Larry Stucker Publisher: DC Comics Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Superhero, Humor Special Attractions: Teen Lead Characters, Multicultural Lead Characters, Social Issues Synopsis: Based on the hit new TV show, feast your eyes on this all-new, all-ages comic book series! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hijinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu…so dig in, Titans! Titles in this series: • The first incarnation of Teen Titans Go! ran for 55 issues, […] Read More

Untold Tales of Bigfoot

Author/Illustrator: Vince Dorse Publisher: Grade Levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Fantasy Special Attractions: Webcomic, Anthropomorphic Characters, For adults too Synopsis: Untold Tales of Bigfoot is the story of an adorably inept dog named Scout who gets lost in the woods during an ill-fated camping trip and runs smack-dab into a lonely Bigfoot looking for a friend. Will Bigfoot finally make a friend? Will Scout ever get home? Webcomics Alliance author interview Geek Pittsburg author interview Author page Read the comic here! Awards: 2012 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Divisional Award for Bests Online Comic (Long Form)

Uglydoll series

Author/Illustrator: Travis Nichols, Sun-Min Kim, & David Horvath Publisher: Perfect Square Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Humor Special Attractions: Adaptation Synopsis: For the first time ever, the Uglydolls star in their own comic book adventures, and you’re invited! Join the Uglys as they rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas. Or at least one of them. Titles in this series: Uglydoll Comic Volume 1-Goin’ Places Uglydoll Comic Volume 2-SHHHHHHH! Uglydoll Comic Volume 3- Eat Dat! Uglydoll Comic Volume 4- My Hero?   School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids preview Blog Critics review Sare-endipity Review Author’s series […] Read More

The Thief of Always

Author/Illustrator: Clive Barker, Kris Oprisko, Gabriel Hernandez Publisher: IDW Publishing Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Horror Special Attractions: Adaptation, Child Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters, For adults too Synopsis: Mr. Hood’s Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied… for a price! A graphic adaptation of Clive Barker’s hit novel, featuring full color art by Gabriel Hernandez. Publishers Weekly review Author’s book page Publisher’s book page  

The Ride Home

Author/Illustrator: Joey Weiser Publisher: AdHouse books Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Genres: Fantasy, Adventure Special Attractions: Anthropomorphic Characters Synopsis: Follow the adventures of Nodo The Van-Gnome as he tries to find his lost home on wheels. During his quest he’ll meet sewer dragons, junkyard trolls, and a cow or two. A fun, all-ages romp of a story created by Joey Weiser. Comics Worth Reading review Graphic Novel Resources review Author’s book page Publisher’s book page    

Sardine in Outer Space series

Author/Illustrator: Emmanuel Guibert/ Joann Sfar Publisher: First Second Books Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5 Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Humor Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters, Female Lead Characters Synopsis: In these goofy science fiction adventures, a little girl named Sardine must outwit Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, who is on a mission to make all the galaxy’s kids behave. An exciting series by two of France’s most talented comics authors, Sardine is a feast for the imagination of young readers. Emmanuel Guibert, an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller, takes a turn on the script, while Joann Sfar illuminates the writing with rambunctious, […] Read More

Salt Water Taffy series

Author/Illustrator: Matthew Loux Publisher: Oni Press Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer-long vacation with their family. And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures filled with mysterious government agents, grizzled old fishermen, and giant lobsters. Chowder Bay is far from boring—it’s one of the most mysterious places […] Read More

Rust series

Author/Illustrator: Royden Lepp Publisher: Archaia Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Science Fiction Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters, For adults too Synopsis: Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival. Titles in this series: […] Read More

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Comics

Author/Illustrator: Rudyard Kipling /Pedro Rodriguez Publisher: Stone Arch Books/ Capstone Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Subject: History/Social Studies Genre: Mythology and Folktales Special Attractions: Adaptation, Anthropomorphic Characters Synopsis: Ever wonder how the leopard got his spots? In this comics anthology of Just So Stories, famed author and worldwide explorer Rudyard Kipling travels from the Horn of Africa to the deserts of India and discovers the truth behind some of the world’s wildest beasts. Titles in this series: -Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Comics: Tales of the World’s Wildest Beasts -How the Leopard Got His Spots -How the Elephant Got His Trunk -How the Camel […] Read More

Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune

Author/Illustrator: Sean O’Neill Website: Rocket Robinson Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Subject: History/Social Studies Genres: Mystery, Adventure Special Attractions: Anthology, Child Lead Characters, Webcomic Synopsis: Cairo, 1933. The Egyptian capital is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald “Rocket” Robinson, it’s just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. All that changes when Rocket and his pet monkey, Screech, find a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs which launches Rocket into an adventure more incredible than anything he’s ever seen at the Saturday matinee. Publishers Weekly review Geek Dad review Boing Boing review Awards: – One of the Best […] Read More