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Hilo 2 – A Graphic Novel Summer

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!

HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World

by Judd Winick

Genre: Sci-fi / Fantasy

Summary: (sequel to HiLo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) Last time we left Hilo, he had disappeared through a portal leaving his big toe behind. With their friend gone, DJ & Gina begin to discover that the portal Hilo disappeared through isn’t the only barrier between Earth and other parts of the universe. All over the world, portals begin open bringing hosts of strange and crazy creatures; some good, some evil. When the Earth is threatened by greedy, growing, greenery and some big baddies, it’s up to Hilo and his friends to save the “whole wide world”. But how? With warrior cats, bowling, and repeat business!

For kids who like: funny books & graphic novels, especially fans of the Jedi Academy series,  Kung Fu Panda, and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Age group: 7+

This Librarian’s Opinion: The first Hilo book was one of my favorite books of 2015. It’s one of those rare laugh-out-loud funny books that I end up recommending to both kids and adults. Like many of my graphic novel book club members, I couldn’t wait to read this sequel. I was not disappointed. While I didn’t find it as funny as the first book, the humor and heart was definitely still there. This action-packed sequel is a satisfying follow up to the first book, with an ending that will leave kids begging for book three.


Looking for More!


Try the “Jedi Academy” series for a funny, school-age Star Wars adventure.  The newest book in the series, Jedi Academy: A New Class is by Jarret  J. Krosoczka (of “Lunch Lady” fame) and will be published this July.


written by Linnea Moosmann