Tag Archive: First Second

New Middle School Graphic Novels

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A collection of new graphic novels for middle school students which have come out in April and May that I think deserve a place in every school library serving this age group. In… Continue reading

How Great Books Can Foster Students’ Voices

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Many students across the county have recently demonstrated to the world that teenagers have the power to use their intelligence, passion, and voice to bring attention to issues important to them and to… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Elementary

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I have recently been seeing a lot of new graphic novels coming across my desk this season. These are always exciting for me to take a look at and see what could possibly… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for High School

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Two graphic novels have come out recently that have really grabbed me with their stories and artwork that I wanted to share them with you. I have also added an interior shot for… Continue reading

Diverse Graphic Novels

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A few months ago I received a request to search for graphic novels with  diverse characters. In my searching, I was surprised by the lack of titles with this criteria, especially with the… Continue reading

Imaginary Worlds: A Guest Post by Drew Weing

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We may be trying some new things on Books in Bloom this year as you saw in Zack’s post last week, but one thing is certainly staying the same: regular author/illustrator guest posts.… Continue reading

Review-Tetris: The Games People Play

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Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown. 9781626723153. 2016. Gr 9-12. Tetris, on its surface, is a very simple game. Blocks made up of four cubes are rotated and stacked to fit… Continue reading

Review: The Nameless City

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Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. 9781626721562. 2016. Gr. 4-7. Nameless City is the first book in a new trilogy by acclaimed graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks. The core of the story revolves… Continue reading

George v. George: The Interview: A Guest Post by George O’Connor

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Today’s author guest post by George O’Connor covers a lot of ground in a unique format. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! For the record, he really is a… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for the Youngest Readers

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Graphic Novels are a great resource for every reader to explore. They are very accessible for the struggling readers, but can be read by a reader of any reading level because of their… Continue reading