On Friday we tucked our animals in safe & sound for a peaceful sleepover in the library. You’ll never guess what we saw when we checked our cameras the next morning!
How I came upon this book is a story of a fortuitous staff mistake. Someone MISTAKENLY put Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk on hold for one of our patrons, who is an avid reader and read the book anyway. She loved it so much that I had to read it. And it was great. It is a hidden gem, as it is beautiful writing by a debut author (I can’t wait for more from Lauren Wolk). (more…)
When it comes to children’s book honors many people have heard of the Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to the “most distinguished American picture book for children”, and the Newbery Medal, awarded to an author for their “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”, but what about awards for the best comic books/graphic novels for children? This year the graphic novel, “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson received a Newbery Honor. In 2014, another graphic novel, “El Deafo” was honored as well. Here in the library, the graphic novel section is a popular go-to spot for many of our young patrons. As graphic novels move more into mainstream (legitimate) children’s literature, children and parents will want to know “what’s good?”. So, I keep an eye out for the Eisner Awards.
For many children summer time means bug bites, ice cream, and CAMP! For the character in this graphic novel it means, Camp Midnight; a seemingly ordinary summer camp that’s actually a ghoulish getaway for ghosts and monsters. Check out this new silly and scary addition to our graphic novel collection!
It’s official! School is out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for Summer Reading Game! But what to read? For graphic novel fans, I have a few suggestions. First up, Hilo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World by Judd Winick, an action-packed adventure with warrior cats, burp jokes, and evil vegetation!