action and adventure

Batman: Comic Chapter Books

Attack of the Man-Bat!

Capstone Publishing has a new book series for reluctant readers and comic book fans. Children can now read chapter books about their favorite superheroes that include twelve comic pages. One such series revolves around Batman and his crime fighting adventures…

SheHeWe

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SheHeWe is the latest installment of wordless comics for kids by Nordling and Bosch. These comics all follow the same format: one story, told from three points of view at the same time. In this installment, the top row is…

Space Dumplins

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Craig Thompson, who has seemingly conquered the adult market with his bestselling graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, now turns his attention to crafting a story for younger readers in Space Dumplins. Thompson’s stories are known for their gorgeous black & white brush…

Yo-Kai Watch, vols. 1-2

Yo-Kai Watch, volume 1

Nate Adams is a normal elementary school student until he releases a yo-kai named Whisper. Whisper gives him a device called a “yo-kai watch” which allows Nate to see yo-kai and, to Nate’s surprise, Whisper insists on becoming his butler.…

The Wild Piano, volume 2

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Philemon returns in another absurd adventure. In his first story, Cast Away on the Letter A, he finds himself on the crazy islands of the letters that span the map—the “A” of the Atlantic Ocean, to be precise. Now he’s worried…

True Stories of Survival Series

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Capstone usually does a good job with its collection of short, nonfiction graphic stories. Even if they’re not superlative art or literature, they’re readable, contain a good amount of information, and are very popular with readers. So I was quite…

Crystal Cadets, vol. 1

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Zoe has just started at a new school, and bullies have singled her out already. A trio of bold, confident girls stand up for Zoe, but then they start acting weird and rush off, not even talking to her. Things…