Category Archives: graphic novel

Review: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

Series: Locke & Key (Book 1) Paperback: 152 pages Publisher: IDW Publishing; Reprint edition (August 18, 2009) ISBN: 978-1600103841 Source: Library The Locke family’s life is shattered after their father is murdered by a high school student. The three children – Ty, Kinsey and Bodie- are uprooted, moving to New England to live in Mr. Locke’s […]

Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Age Range: 8 – 12 years (3-7th grade) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: GRAPHIX (August 26, 2014) ISBN: 9780545540605 Source: Publisher Raina wanted nothing more in the world than to have a little sister. When her wish is finally granted and her sister Amara is born, life isn’t exactly what she thought it would be. Amara makes it pretty obvious that […]

Review: Stumptown Volume 1 by Greg Rucka

Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Oni Press (April 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 1934964379 Source: Personal copy Dex is a private investigator in a bit of a slump. Not only is business slow, but she in debt with the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast to a tune of $18,000. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino, offers […]

Guest Review: Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli

Age Range: 7 – 12 years Series: Amp! Comics for Kids Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2013) ISBN-10: 1449435483 Source: Publisher Today, I’m excited to welcome my youngest son, Justin (8), for a guest review! He’s only reviewed a few books for me but, as he gets older, he’s interested in […]

Mx3 Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Reading level: Young Adult Paperback:224 pages Publisher:First Second (June 7, 2011) Source: Library copy Anya is a student at a private school. She’s not proud of her Russian heritage; her family moved to the United States when she was five and Anya’s worked quite hard to get rid of her accent.  When introducing herself to […]

Review: The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho

  Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: HarperOne (November 23, 2010) ISBN-10: 0062024329 Source: Publisher Santiago is a Spanish shepherd boy who sells his herd of sheep to pursue a dream of discovering treasure in the pyramids of Egypt. He leaves everything he knows behind in order to pursue his dream.  He meets several people on his trek including […]