YA Graphic Novels like whoa, part 2

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman Overall: 1 out of 5 stars (unfinished) I had to stop reading this one because it gave me a headache. I mostly picked it up on a recommendation from a colleague, and because Roman was married to Raina Telgemeier (not just gossip – this GN spree was brought […]

YA Graphic Novel Reviews like whoa

After repeated requests from a very picky second grader for “books like Smile and Drama” (full-color, realistic, about girls), I decided it was time to get more acquainted with our YA graphic novel section so I could more easily pull out things for her (we have a couple of second graders who read in that […]


by Hope Larson Overall: 2 out of 5 stars Discussing Smile and Drama with coworkers led to musings of read-alikes and we discovered that our library doesn’t have many realistic fiction graphic novels for 5th graders. One that we do have, though, is Chiggers. Chiggers tells the story of a girl, Abby, who is back […]