Staff Reviews

April 22, 2019

  In a first attempt to review Heartstopper, I had written:

  - Charlie Spring

  - Nick Nelson

  - Soft fluffy boys (+ pup)

  - I CRY

and to be completely honest, I'm not sure if I can beat that description of this wonderful and heartwarming graphic novel, but let's tr...

April 20, 2018

  The Super Rabbit Boy comics hop between a pixelated game world and our world, where a boy called Sunny is guiding Super Rabbit Boy on his quests.

  Three things I love about these books: they play with the conventions of computer games, they celebrate some of the...

October 14, 2017

  Astrid and Nicole have always been best friends, and have always done everything together. That is, until, one day, when Astrid falls in love with roller derby, and Nicole... doesn't. Nicole doesn't want to sign up to the Roller summer camp, she wants to sign up for...

March 10, 2016

  Recently, when scrabbling around for creative writing ideas for our Junior Comics Club, I was drawn to the Story World cards, concieved and written by John and Caitlin Matthews. They lured me in with their beautiful illustrations, by the likes of Jim Kay (n...

November 27, 2015

El Deafo by Cece Bell

A moving graphic momoir about growing up deaf, wanting to fit in and finding a best friend. Cece's alter-ego, 'El Deafo', is the all hearing, all flying problem solver who can make friends but can't keep them. Presented as a narrative cartoon, it t...

October 13, 2015

  ...And so continues our Halloween roundup, with more seriously scary books for junior to teen and young adult readers. For picturebooks through to early reader and dyslexia friendly, see pt. 1. And don't forget, if you're feeling brave we're hosting Halloween st...

June 3, 2015

   The painful process of acquiring braces seems an unpromising subject for a graphic novel, but this entertaining take on a familiar adolescent trauma makes light work of the dental drama.


Raina knocks her front teeth out one night and spends the next four years...

June 3, 2015

   A culinary hero is born! Rutabaga the adventure chef falls in with a bunch of dragon slayers, intent on finding fame and treasure. But all he wants to do is find the choicest ingredients in the land.


Along with his new friends, his fold-out-kitchen-in...

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