We talk about children's literature, kidlit, all age comic books, movies and more.
Dead Flip is tween-aimed, mglit about a haunted pinball machine that has enough creeps mixed in with the retro teen ways of the 80s and 90s.
This week in all-age comic books, Star Wars, Big Nate, Spider-Man, Zits, Dragon Puncher and lots of graphic novels!
My Dog, Hen is an illustrated book whose illustrations and clever text combine to make it smart and refreshing for those early elementary ages who want to read about dogs.....which is pretty much every kid that age.
This week in all-age comics books check out Gustav & Henri, My Travels in Japan, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Cupcake Diaries and more. 00:00 Midtown Comics in NYC, 01:39 Previews World, 01:55 Gustav & Henri on Red Comet Press, 02:51 Batman Returns One Dark Christmas on Insight Editions, 04:05 My Travels in Japan on Tuttle Publishing, 05:33 Moon G…
In light of the Batgirl fiasco, we were reminded of a great book on the creative business of movies. Under Exposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made is a fascinating look at cinematic projects that made sense, but didn’t see the light of day.
This week in all-age comic books has Sonic, Usagi, Peach and Plum, Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, The Art of Mamoru Hosoda and more. There’s also a new Scooby Doo Where are You?, Ultraman mini-series and other books to hook in readers.
Wally the World’s Greatest Piano-Playing Wombat is an illustrated book that says a lot about children’s confidence and teamwork, without saying a lot.
Consider the Octopus is an upper elementary book that puts the fun in fiction, as well as, a side of STEM, crushing and lots of laughs.
The new all-age comic books for the week of August 10, 2022 include The Ghoul Agency, Amazing Spider-Man, Hammer, Moon Girl, and more.
The Midnight Children is realistic fiction that’s wonderful enough to make readers’ imaginations stretch past what they’re accustomed to.
Crocs is realistic fiction that’s loaded with action and smarts that very few in this genre can match. It’s also jammed with STEM and real-world Florida vibes.
Thor: Love and Thunder, if you liked Ragnarok and wanted it more confusing, with less action and humor, then this is your ticket.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is entertaining for elementary school ages, but spoils quickly for those over 10. Call it the curse of Baby Muppets, beware of films that are 90 minutes or the second prequel to two sequels-it is Those kids 10 and under will enjoy it and those parents who have to take them there will just draw the short straw this time.…
There are a handful of great all-age comic books that are new this week. We’re highlighting Sonic the Hedgehog, The Amazing Spider-Man, Artemis Fowl: Eternity Code, Curse of the Chosen Volume 1, Sisters of the Mist, and Teen Titans Go! Undead graphic novel.
My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! is the perfect intersection of art and story in a picture book about patience, perception, and creativity. This is as silly as it is funny as it is creative and deep. Any kid who is four or older will love this picture book and completely understand it.
The Sweetest Scoop is a picture book on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, the flavors, their business, the ethics, and walking the walk. It manages to be entertaining, educational and teach multiple lessons, all without raising a wary eyebrow from those young readers (or adults) who are just looking for a great book.…
Sorceline is a mysterious, gorgeously illustrated graphic novel, sprinkled with manga that’ll attract girl readers aged 9 and up.
Baseball Around the World takes a look at the game through 13 countries, how it got there, famous players and more. It's a disarming book that doesn't offend those who don't know the game, yet adds details to those who know lots about it. This is done by dozens upon dozens of blurbs, a wide variety of illustrations, photographs and graphics.…
100 Things to Know About Inventions has nugget paragraphs of little-known facts on things that you see every day, perfect for all elementary school ages.
A Dinosaur Named Ruth is the story that you think that you know, but instead is a patient tale about knowing what you have. This is an illustrated book that ages four and up will love, but also has lessons for those middle and upper elementary readers who love to discover things.
Classic Adventures Treasure Island presents the classic book in an intelligent way for ages seven and up to experience on their own. This imprint from Starry Forest Books doesn't get in the way of kids wanting to read them. They're engaging and bring an abbreviated version of the classics that doesn't baby the content down, yet presents it in a way…
Harriet’s Ruffled Feathers is the story of how the Audubon Society came to be, via a woman who realized that the plumes in her hat came with a birdly price.
Song For Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix, is an illustrated book like no other. It tells a story in poetry, demands time to do so, and rewards young audiences with stunning art and verses they normally wouldn’t dig, or read.
Nana Loves You More is the fourth in the Jimmy Fallon series that seems driven more out of obligation and sales than a yearning to tell a story.
The Woman Who Split the Atom, the true story of Lise Meitner is presented and constructed in an irresistible way for readers aged 10 and up.
The Stories Behind The Stories looks at the people and events that created some of the children’s books that every kid in elementary school knows.
Mermaid Dance is an interactive board whose quality and durability is equaled only by its enjoyment by those young readers. Moreover, its construction will wow those parents who long for a board book that'll last a very long time.
The Kid’s World Factbook is a no-nonsense look at every country in the world, their main stats and things kids need to know.
Everything You Need to Know When You Are 10 is a very effective and entertaining book for those who are turning 10 and need a fun, educational check on their to-do list. Here we chat with a 10YO to see what they know and what they think of the book.
The Great Stink is an illustrated book that details engineer Joseph Bazalgette and his quest to solve London’s poop pollution problem in the mid-1800s. In this podcast we chat with a typical 12-year-old and what he thought of the book.
Spy School The Graphic Novel is a textbook graphic novel that can inspire kids to read more novels. As a graphic novel, it's great and will hopefully give younger readers the confidence to read the source material.
City Spies: Forbidden City continues this must-read kidlit series for upper elementary through middle school and up. In this podcast, we talk with a middle school student who loves to read but doesn't talk much.
This week in all age comic books has Lumberjanes #75, Star Wars Adventures, Marvel Action Avengers #2, Looney Tunes #257 and more.
This week in all age comic books has Power Rangers, Archie & Friends, TMNT, Hilda and more.
This week in all age comic books has Disney, Star Wars, Sonic, Spidey, Pizza and Taco and more.
This week in all age comic books has Buffy, Churchill, Spidey, Catwad, Bird & Squirrel, Star wars and more.
This week in all age comic books has My Little Pony, Cosmo, The Little Mermaid and the heir apparent to Dog Man….InvestiGators
This week in all age comic books has new Plants vs. Zombies, a Bruce Lee graphic novel, Disney, Owly and Hilo: The Pieces Fit.
This week in all age comic books has Superman, Star Wars, Charlie Brown, Scooby Doo, Unpopular and Unplugged, Doctor Who and more.
This week in all age comic books has lots for ages 7 and up, Scooby, Looney Tunes, Moon Girl, Blastosaurus and much more.
This week in all age comic books has Laser Moose Catwad, Guts, The Red Zone, Teen Titans Go! and two series for emerging readers.
This week in all age comic books has the new Dog Man, Science Comics: Cats, some cool Spider-Man books, Squirrel Girl and Dunkirk for middle schoolers.
This week in all age comic books has Archie, Frozen, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ben 10 and much more.
This week in all age comic books has Plants Vs. Zombies, Spider-Man, Goosebumps, Squirrel Girl, Disney and much more.
If you've been to an elementary school library you've seen his work. Tom Angleberger is one of the staple authors in elementary school. Origami Yoda is a fabulous middle school book series. Inspector Flytrap and now, Didi Dodo, Future Spy are perfect for those elementary school readers. We chat with him about all of these books and more.…