Raina Telgemeier is at the top of her game with new book, Guts

Thank you to Scholastic Canada for the Advanced Reading Copy. Guts by Raina Telgemeier will be published on September 10, 2019. This review contains spoilers, and is written from the perspective of a children’s librarian. It’s been 5 years since Sisters, the sequel to Smile, was published. From my experience working in libraries, interest in… Read More Raina Telgemeier is at the top of her game with new book, Guts

Marvel vs. DC Graphic Novel Display

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this display earlier! It’s such a simple concept. Some kids and teens might not grasp the difference between superhero universes, so this is a cool way to get them thinking about the differences between their favourite heroes. I used coloured printer paper (red for Marvel, blue for DC)… Read More Marvel vs. DC Graphic Novel Display

3 Best Librarian Characters in Fiction

This month as I begin my career as a public librarian at two different libraries, I’m doing a few things. I’m moving to a new city and buying a car. I’m memorizing piles of important information about the different systems. I’m meeting dozens of new (amazing) coworkers. I’m trying to master the “neat” bun hairstyle.… Read More 3 Best Librarian Characters in Fiction

What I Loved This Week #2: Sarcastic Graphic Novels, Game of Thrones, Haruki Music, Eggplant, and Coffee Beans

Last week I started a new blog series to practice my annotation skills by writing glowing recommendations for the things I am in the midst of loving. So here is Week #2 of what I read, watched, clicked, cooked, and sipped. What I Read Rather than join the lengthy Hold waitlist for MaddAddam (or buy it for $33… Read More What I Loved This Week #2: Sarcastic Graphic Novels, Game of Thrones, Haruki Music, Eggplant, and Coffee Beans

Gateway Graphic Novels for Teens – The Creation of a Virtual Display

I created a “Gateway Graphic Novels” display that will guide new teen graphic novel readers towards highly engaging items, and will likely spark a further interest in the genre. The target audience of my display is teens aged 15-19, however, many younger teens and adults will also benefit from it. Graphic novel collections are becoming… Read More Gateway Graphic Novels for Teens – The Creation of a Virtual Display

YA Book Review: Black Hole by Charles Burns: a fast-paced sci-fi horror hybrid for the masses

Welcome to suburban Seattle in the 70s: where a mutation based sexually transmitted disease is transforming teenagers into monsters. Although sometimes housed in the adult graphic novel section, Black Hole by Charles Burns is certainly a story for teens sixteen and up. Through the perspective of several high school students, the reader witnesses a sweeping… Read More YA Book Review: Black Hole by Charles Burns: a fast-paced sci-fi horror hybrid for the masses