Skip to main content

From the Blog

October 12, 2017
Teenreads kicked off October in one of the best ways imaginable: heading to New York Comic Con, a celebration of all things bookish, nerdy and just plain awesome. Between editorial coordinator...
October 17, 2016
The Alternative Press Expo in San Jose, California, took place on a beautiful day where the golden light was like something out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. On October 8 and 9, 2016, The San Jose...
October 5, 2016
For the final event in our Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs program series, we lift our eyes up to gaze across the Atlantic at the ever-lively and inventive world of French cartooning. What does the...
July 19, 2016
What do hip-hop culture and comic books have in common? Join Ed Piskor, New York Times best-selling, award-winning cartoonist on hursday, August 4th at 6:30 pm as he discusses his 40-...
July 6, 2016
Join leading comics publisher Francoise Mouly for a conversation about the wondrous possibilities for artistic and emotional expression that comics and visual narratives allow. Art editor...

Reviews

Last Pick by Jason Walz - Graphic Novel
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden - Graphic Novel
Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love --- only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance and an epic quest for love.
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Adapted by Ari Folman from Anne Frank with illustrations by David Polonsky - Graphic Novel

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen --- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of THE DIARY and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. 

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Graphic Novel

In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict. His father is a mystery. Jarrett lives with his grandparents. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. 

It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he’s harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires? When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ’s chance to win over Nia’s affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams.

In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors --- Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we’re learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter’s red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System --- and beyond!

Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu - Graphic Novel/LGBT

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with posession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack --- his very attractive but moody captain.

Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, THE UNWANTED is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic --- dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines and many more. In TREES we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.

Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk - Graphic Novel/Fantasy

Sixth grade was SO much easier for Danny. All her friends were in the same room and she knew exactly what to expect out of life. Now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. What Danny really needs is a new best friend! So when she inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt in which anything she sketches in it comes to life, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect and awesome best friend ever. 

For an assignment in Ms. June Moone's art class, the girls are working on their very own comic books. The character-created comic pages give us a glimpse into each girl's personality. But Harley isn't satisfied with her comics creation and thinks a little of Ms. Moone's special paint will really help her drawings come to life! The problem? Harley's drawings literally come to life!