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Graphic Novel Resource for Librarians and Educators

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 and graphic novels into the classroom; or a librarian or media specialist looking for assistance with graphic novel collection development, our website's mission is to provide you with comprehensive information on the latest graphic novels, interviews with creators and professionals like you, along with useful tools such as reviews, lesson plans, bestsellers and more.

Taking place October 8-14th this year, Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative. BookShelf will be giving away a Teen Read Week Prize Pac, including Faith Volume 4 (Valiant), Monstress Volume 2 (Image), Ocean of Secrets (Tokyopop), Paper Girls Volume 3 (Image), and Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 2 (Oni Press). See all the details here!
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Social Studies teacher Tim Smyth provides an overview of historical fiction graphic novels for the classroom including Dreaming Eagles from Aftershock Comics and Nat Turner from Abrams.
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Tim Smyth
Popular children series Harry Moon has teamed up with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to raise funds to fight pediatric cancers.
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Ted Snow
Netflix and DreamWorks have released the first trailer for the fourth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender. See the full trailer here!
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Dr. Katie Monnin reviews IDW's Underwater Welder, providing lesson plan suggestions for how it could be used in a classroom or workshop setting.
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The Ignatz Award recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The 2017 award winners have been announced, including Johnny Wander: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us – Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota from Oni Press. Check out the full list here!
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At twelve noon Central Time in Paxton, Illinois, eleven-year-old Caiden Riecks, Captain of this years’ Harry Moon’s Good Mischief Contest, announced the one hundred global finalists. Children representing global communities including USA, China, Canada, France, Scotland, England, Paraguay, Serbia, Bosnia and Australia go on to participate. See full list of finalists here!
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Releasing February 2018, check out our interview with Canadian manga illustrator Sophie-chan about her upcoming new manga Ocean of Secrets Volume 2.
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Ashley Kronsberg
Stranger things are happening for fading literary star Patrick Pike, which includes the ghost of his brother. In this exclusive interview with Jeff Lemire, we drive into Royal City Volume 1: Next of Kin, available October 2017!
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Vince Brusio
Writer Donny Cates talks to Halloween ComicFest about Aftershock's Babyteeth and what it takes to tackle the Antichrist for the event.
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Revisit the greatest tales of horror comics' most iconic heroine with the following stories, each crafted by a legendary team of writers and artists! Preview Best of Vampirella Masters Series here! Available October 2017
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MK Reed, creator of the young adult fantasy graphic novel from Lion Forge Castoffs, discusses the upcoming second volume and inspiration behind the magical series.
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Shorts and tank tops are replaced by sweaters and jackets, school's back in session, and the change in season brings more graphic novels for readers to enjoy! Check out a list of graphic novel highlights released from September through December 2017.
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Take a look at the Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for August. Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 3 from Image Comics was the month's best-selling graphic novel.
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To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Manga titles for August. VIZ Media's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 2, based on the best-selling video game, was August's best-selling manga title.
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