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Review: Bake Sale

July 14, 2011


Bake Sale By Sara Varon First Second August 2011 160 pages Cupcake owns the Sweet Tooth Bakery and plays drums in a band with his best friend, Eggplant and some other delicious creatures. Eggplant plays the trombone. Life is swell until Cupcake finds out about Eggplant’s upcoming trip to Turkey to meet the great chef, […]

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Vampire

May 21, 2010


Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: Because the Undead Have Feelings Too By Tim Collins Michael O’Mara Books, Ltd May 2010 224 pages If the title sounds familiar it’s because this hilarious new graphic novel is Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Twilight. As vampires go, Nigel Mullet is so pathetic even the squirrels in the […]

Review: A Home for Mr. Easter

May 6, 2010


A Home for Mr. Easter By Brooke A. Allen NBM Publishing June 2010 197 pages In the most popular graphic novels, a social outcast develops extraordinary abilities and performs heroic deeds. Tesana is a tubby teen who is all caught up in her own little comic book hero fantasy world. In her real world she […]

Review: Malice

February 1, 2010


Malice By Chris Wooding Illustrated by Dan Chernett Scholastic Press October 2009 384 pages It began as an urban legend. Find a copy of the underground comic book, “Malice”. Gather the necessary potion ingredients, set them on fire, and repeat six times, “Tall Jake, take me away!” Then the sinister comic book villain, Tall Jake […]

Review: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder

January 11, 2010


Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder By Jo Nesbo Illustrated by Mike Lowery Aladdin December 2009 272 pages The word fart in the title and a Norwegian author – what’s not to love? And there is so much to love about this book. When tiny, 10-year old Nilly moves into the neighborhood wild antics erupt. He meets […]

Review: Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid

December 1, 2009


Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid By Stefan Petrucha, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, John L. Lansdale, Jim Salicrup Illustrated by Rick Parker, Miran Kim, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook Papercutz  November 2009 96 pages This graphic novel is a collection of four stories, “Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid” Parts 1 and […]

Review: Kung Fu Kitty

November 16, 2009


Kung Fu Kitty By Lauri Bortz Illustrated by Marianne Nowottny Abaton Book Company  September 2009 112 pages In the Monkey Kingdom, all cats live as slaves of the monkeys. Wu Zhua was born with five claws into a family of six-clawed cats. The Monkey King denounces her and demands she be drowned. Her mother, Ma […]