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Graphic Novels have a lot to offer as literature, educational tools, entertainment and more! Whether you are a teacher, educator, or reading specialist seeking to incorporate comics or graphic novels into the classroom; or a librarian or media specialist looking for assistance with graphic novel collection development, our web site's mission is to provide you with comprehensive information on the latest graphic novel news, interviews with professionals, new release information, GN and manga bestsellers, and events along with useful tools such as reviews and lesson plans.

On Friday, July 25, Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) announced the winners for the 26th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. See inside for all the winners!
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A young girl sets out across a magical landscape to find the witch who turned her parents into rats in Eric Orchard's Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimlewitch, the first in a new kid-friendly series from Top Shelf Productions. See a five page preview here.
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Marvel Comics' cosmic super team will take their quest to new reaches with the August 1 release of Marvel Studios' film Guardians of the Galaxy. We present the graphic novels that act as an entry point for the adventurers.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund offers a valuable resource offering comic creators an inside look at just how libraries deal with graphic novels in Working with Libraries! A Handbook for Comic Creators.
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The honors for Rep. John Lewis' graphic memoir March - published by Top Shelf Productions - continue to build, with March: Book One being chosen for the 2014 Durham Reads, and Rep. Lewis revealing the cover to March: Book Two on CNN.
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The final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards has been released, with winners chosen by comic book industry professionals and announced at the Baltimore Comic Con, September 5-7.
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For librarians and educators looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, BookShelf offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including IDW Publishing's Parker: The Hunter, Image Comics' Rocket Girl Vol. 1, Avatar Press' The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, and Udon Entertainment's Les Miserables.
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Campfire's They Changed the World: Edison-Tesla-Bell, and Graphix' Amulet Book Six, with suggestions for how they could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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For educators or librarians interested to know which graphic novels are bestsellers at your local comic shop, Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale is the best-selling graphic novel in Diamond's Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for June.
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In order for librarians and educators to be informed about what people are buying from local comic shops, BookShelf presents the Top 25 Manga for June, led by Dark Horse Comics' New Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 1.
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English as a Second Language for all grade levels
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Diamond BookShelf #16 is now available. To see what the magazine has to offer, Diamond has made the latest issue - along with the three previous - available for free through Issuu.
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