Tag Archives: First Second Books

Science Comics Brings Us ‘Bats: Learning to Fly’

Science Comics Brings Us ‘Bats: Learning to Fly’

Bats: these nocturnal mammals are under appreciated and misunderstood. In this new graphic novel from the Science Comics series for grade-school, learn about these necessary pollinators and insect eaters from around the world. Read More

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This One Summer: Beauty in Realism

This One Summer: Beauty in Realism

This One Summer is a new graphic novel by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. It is a YA book that transcends the genre into where most adult novelists wish they could go: honest and nuanced characters in that familiar world you forgot to cherish. The details of a summer beach town, and two girls on the brink of teen, may not be your memories, but the yearnings, confusion, and relationships certainly will reveal half-buried reminisces. Read More

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

I have to admit, when I was sent a review copy of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, a YA graphic novel by Prudence Shen and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks, I wasn’t as excited as I could be. In Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong Hicks was only doing the art.
But I should have trusted that Hicks wouldn’t collaborate on something unless it was worth her mad skills. I, and my two teens, very much enjoyed it. Amusing dialogue, great art (duh), and characters that have fun with their stereotypes, tossing or flaunting them at a whim. Read More