Graphic Novels

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently announced its 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens online and in Booklist. Both YALSA and Booklist are extensions of the American Library Association. These titles are reviewed and selected by YALSA committee members for providing quality literature and teen appeal.

Listed below are nonfiction and fiction highlights from the list of 112 titles. See the Top Ten here.

Non-Fiction

GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2015

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2015. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

Gene Luen Yang appointed 2015-2016 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Congratulations to graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang for being appointed as the 2015-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

What does this title mean? This position was created “to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.” (www.read.gov/cfb/ambassador/about.html)

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is co-sponsored by Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and the Every Child a Reader Foundation. To see past ambassadors and other information, visit here

Tokyo Ghoul

For horror fans who like their daily dose of frights fast and dirty, Tokyo Ghoul might be just the ticket.

2015 Staff Favorites in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Earlier this week we shared staff picks suitable for Children and Teens. Today's post highlights staff favorites from our Adult Graphic Novel Collection. Feel free to share in the comments any favorites you've read this year! 

2015 Staff Favorites in Graphic Novels, Part One

Welcome to our fourth annual Graphic Novel Staff Favorites! Listed below are titles HCPL staff have read this year and recommend. Titles include graphic novels and comic book volumes suitable children and teens and can be enjoyed by adults, too. Feel free to add in the comments any favorites you've had this year!

Juvenile Picks

Cleopatra in space El deafo Little robot

Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015

2015 is coming to a close whether we want it to or not and you know what that means -- lots of Best of lists are being compiled and published throughout the internet.

Recently The Beat, an online newsource for all things comics and graphic novels, featured Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015. In addition to the comics list, some graphic novels made the cut in other categories including Best Young Adult and Best Middle Grade. Below are highlights from these lists that you can request through HCPL.

The Spooky Halloween Mega Post of Madness (and Laziness)

Hey, readers!

Sooo, it’s pretty much Halloween, and I was thinking that instead of doing my usual three posts/month reviews, I’d just make one mega-post this month with a large variety of books to discuss for your pleasure. But in, like, a more abridged than usual sort of way. Because this Insidious 3 movie ain’t gonna watch itself.

Brain food for zombie lovers

Can't get enough of The Walking Dead graphic novels or TV show? Or perhaps you just need a little horror to get you in the mood for Halloween. Check out these zombie-centric graphic novels and manga:

Biomega Daybreak empire of the dead

Wytches

Something is in the woods surrounding the quiet town the Rook’s family has settled into. Something ancient. Something relentless. And it is oh so very hungry...

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