Saturday, May 2, 2015

Top Ten Graphic Novels - #FreeComicBookDay

Woot! Today is Free Comic Book Day! Use's store locator to find a store near you!

If you are looking for some graphic novels to buy, here are the Top Ten Graphic Novels checked out by The Stanley Clark School students (summaries from Goodreads):

Bake Sale by Sara Varon
Cupcake’s life is pretty good. He’s got his bakery, and his band, and his best friend, Eggplant. His days are full of cooking, socializing, and playing music. But lately, Cupcake has been struggling in the kitchen. He’s sure the solution to all his problems is out there somewhere. But maybe that solution is hiding closer to home.

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
From the artist of BSC Graphix comes this humorous coming-of-age true story about the dental drama that ensues after a trip-and-fall mishap.

The Amulet Series by Kazu Kibiushi
Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission. 

The Bone Series by Jeff Smith
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert.

El Deafo by CeCe Bell
2015 Newbery Honor. Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends. 

Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
Something on this island is up to no good . . .

Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley
Jimmy Gownley's graphic novel memoir about the "dumb" idea that changed his life forever!

Naruto series by Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. (technically manga but they love it.)

Trickster: Native American Tales edited by Matt Dembicki
Meet the Trickster, a crafty creature or being who disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself in the process. Whether a coyote or rabbit, raccoon or raven, Tricksters use cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief.

Today is also Independent Bookstore day! So find your local independent bookseller here and go shopping!

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