Happy book birthday to Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani!
Pashmina is heartfelt young adult graphic novel about an Indian-American teen’s attempt to reconnect with her mother’s homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Follow Pri as she realizes that the India of her imagination is not like the real india, and as she learns the truth to he magical pashmina’s origin.
Happy book birthday to the newest book from Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes’ awesome Secret Coders series, Robots & Repeats!
In this forth volume, Robots & Repeats, Dr. One-Zero has added a new class to Stately Academy’s curriculum. But in “Advanced Chemistry,” they only teach one lesson: how to make Green Pop! While their classmates are manufacturing this dangerous soda, the Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper’s missing dad.
Make sure to check this series out and start your journey to being a coding master!
It’s that time of year again, NYCC is just around the corner. Check out all of the First Second creators that we’ll have at the show!
Laurie Halse Anderson
John Patrick Green
Clint and Travis McElroy
David L. Carlson
Happy book birthday to The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi!
Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn story about a young pig who is burdened with saving his village. Pig is the dam keeper: he maintains the ingenious machine that keeps the deadly black fog from invading his village. It’s a job he inherited from his father, who inexplicably ended his life by walking into the fog. Pig’s tireless efforts keep his neighbors safe, but few recognize his sacrifice—in fact, few aside from Fox and Hippo, know he even exists. Pick up this beautiful book to find out what happens when Pig and his friends decide to venture to the world on the other side of the dam!
Happy book birthday to The Hunting Accident by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair!
As a child, Charlie Rizzo had been told that his father lost his vision in a hunting accident. It wasn’t until Charlie found himself in a jail cell for his petty crimes that he learned the truth. Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face while working for the mob. Just a teenager and newly blind, he began his bleak new life at Statesville Prison. It was there that his life and very soul were saved by one of America’s most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold. The Hunting Accident is a moving biography of a remarkable man whose journey from despair to enlightenment mirrored the great works of western literature that ultimately saved him.
Happy book birthday to Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869!
What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In beautiful , steampunk graphic novelCastle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869, we follow Séraphin and his father who build a fantastical ethership to explore the skies. We summon you to pick up this book and take to the skies along them for a fantastical ride!
Happy book birthday to Spinning by Tillie Walden!
Figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. But as her interests evolve, from her growing passion for art to a first love realized with a new girlfriend, she begins to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fits in. Spinning is a poignant and captivating graphic memoir that captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.
Happy book birthday to Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, the final volume of two in a modern-day graphic novel retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King continues the vivid, warm, and sensitive epic fairytale adventure its prequel started. In this volume, the garden behind Jack’s house has gone wild with creatures set loose by the magic beans Jack and Maddy planted. One particularly mean creature has kidnapped Maddy, and now Jack and his neighbor Lilly must rescue her from the dangerous world beyond the vines and stalks.
Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Plagues by Falynn Koch!
In this volume we get to know the critters behind history’s worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity’s ability to contain and treat disease.
Happy book birthday to Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper!
This is the second volume in a hilarious, charming, and sweet new graphic novel trilogy about a little girl who can craft her way out of any situation. Each volume includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities. It’s the perfect book for elementary school readers and a fun, adorable read!