Monday, September 26, 2005

Graphic novels for the younger set

Goddess of YA Literature, Dr. Teri Lesene is talking about a new series of graphic novels for younger readers. Finding graphic novels for elementary libraries is an ongoing challenge. I adored Jennifer Holm's Our Only May Amelia. She and her brother are the creative team behind the books.

Jennifer Holm (Newbery Honor medalist for OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA) and her brother have teamed up with this nifty set of stories about BabyMouse and her arch enemy Felicia Furrypaws. Graphics are mostly black and white with touches of pink, BabyMouse's signature color, and rather reminiscent in this way of Olivia by Ian Falconer. BabyMouse loathes mornings, math, and mean people, and her homeowrk eating locker at school. She fears dodge ball and not being invited to Felicia Furrypaw's slumber party. Her best friend is Wilson the Weasel who manages to comfort her when she is down. This book contains two stories in format similar to traditional graphic novels: back to front. BabyMouse, Queen of the World and BabyMouse, Our Hero will delight young readers with their wit and wackiness.


Mental multivitamin said...

I've been searching in vain the blog and entry in which a graphic novel for young people was recommended. Reading Book Moot today, I wonder now if I was you...

The novel (if my very vague recollections serve me) featured a young schoolgirl, and the style seemed to be something not Japanese.

Any ideas here? I know I haven't given you much to go on. (*wry grin*)



Camille said...

I have a title flitting around in the back of my mind and I thought I would recognize it if I checked No Flying No Tights...but I do not see it...Check their site to see if anything rings a bell. I have a link to their home page under "Book Talks/News" plus try this link for their "core" lists.
If you find it let me know.

Mental multivitamin said...

Thank you! I'll take a look.