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Julia's House For Lost Creatures

"Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke is charming and adorable but barely qualifies as a comic book.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Ben Hatke
Artists:
Ben Hatke
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 15th, 2014

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey

When the Endurance is stranded in the ice, the crew must find a way to survive -- and find help in Nick Bertozzi's "Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey."

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Nick Bertozzi
Artists:
Nick Bertozzi
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 30th, 2014

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Ben Hatke's engaging superheroic trilogy following Zita the Spacegirl comes to a close with "The Return of Zita The Spacegirl."

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Ben Hatke
Artists:
Ben Hatke
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 26th, 2014

This One Summer

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's magnificent "This One Summer" is a beautiful and emotional look at one summer in the lives of two young friends slowly growing apart.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Mariko Tamaki
Artists:
Jillian Tamaki
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 15th, 2014

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

"The Undertaking of Lily Chen" by Danica Novgorodoff is a dark but often funny "boy meets girl" story about the intersection of two families and a grave robber due to the demands created by a rural Chinese custom of "corpse brides

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Danica Novgorodoff
Artists:
Danica Novgorodoff
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 31st, 2014

The Cute Girl Network

Utterly delightful, M.K. Reed, Greg Means and Joe Flood's quick-moving rom-comic "The Cute Girl Network" transforms a dirty hipster love story into something genuine and relevant.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
M.K. Reed, Greg Means
Artists:
Joe Flood
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 22nd, 2013

Fairy Tale Comics

Some of the greatest and most innovative comics creators come together to re-imagine classic Fairy Tales in traditional and non-traditional ways in Chris Duffy's "Fairy Tale Comics."

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Chris Duffy, Bobby London, Emily Carroll, Gilbert Hernandez, Vanessa Davis, Gigi D.G., Ramona Fradon, Jaime Hernandez, Luke Pearson, Brett Helquist, Joseph Lambert, Raina Telgemeier, Charise Mericle Harper, Graham Annable, Jillian Tamaki, Karl Kerschl, Da
Artists:
Bobby London, Emily Carroll, Gilbert Hernandez, Vanessa Davis, Gigi D.G., Chris Duffy, Jaime Hernandez, Luke Pearson, Brett Helquist, Joseph Lambert, Raina Telgemeier, Charise Mericle Harper, Graham Annable, Jillian Tamaki, Karl Kerschl, David Mazzucchell
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 30th, 2013

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Tony Cliff's "Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant" is a rollicking adventure for all ages.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Tony Cliff
Artists:
Tony Cliff
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 29th, 2013

Primates

"Primates" by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks investigates the connections between Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Maris Wicks, so naturally it has plenty of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans on the pages in between.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Jim Ottaviani
Artists:
Maris Wicks
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2013

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong" by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is an excellent graphic novel and first collaboration. The story begins with a friendship and culminates with a light-hearted but suspenseful gladiator-style robot competition

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists:
Faith Erin Hicks
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 10th, 2013

Relish

"Relish" is Lucy Kinsley's book of autographical essay-style pieces about food and family. Foodies and non-fiction readers will be pleased with Kinsley's stories, which are doused heavily with food lore and recipes and lightened with

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Lucy Kinsley
Artists:
Lucy Kinsley
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 3rd, 2013

Friends With Boys

Faith Erin Hicks' latest graphic novel is a thoroughly engaging and beautifully illustrated coming of age story with a supernatural twist.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Faith Erin Hicks
Artists:
Faith Erin Hicks
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 7th, 2012
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