Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Graphic Novel Versions of Your Favorite Fiction

I was reading Graphic Novel Reporter this week, and there a great series of interviews with comix creators, including a couple with Frank Beddor and Laurie Faria Stolarz, two novelists who have recently adapted their books into graphic novels. There's a lot of these adaptions out there, and if you love a book so much that you cry when you finish the last page every time you read it, perhaps you can turn to the comic version to experience a colorful version of your favorite book's universe. Maybe the pictures will look like the pictures in your head, or perhaps they'll inspire you to see the book as you never have before.
Frank Beddor's re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland, The Looking Glass Wars, is now also the vivid and surreal Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars. Join Hatter Madison, the red queen's bodyguard as he searches for Princess Alyss through a sinister and bizarre world.

Laurie Faria Stolarz's dark series about witchcraft is now Black is for Beginnings.

Other Young Adult authors that have gone graphic include Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Holly Black, Ellen Schrieber and many more. And comix go the other way too. There are novelizations of series such as Vampire Hunter D, Trinity Blood, Batman and more! Whether you read primarily fiction, non-fiction or comix, you can always find an easy path into something new, if you know where to look, or if you ask your friendly librarian.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon Freebies in the YA Room!

Whether you are sparkly or furry,
come one and come all in a hurry.
Get in here fast,
for while supplies last,
we're in a New Moon swag give-away flurry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

National Gaming Day: A Gathering of the Ages

Calling all generations: Celebrate the American Library Association's National Gaming Day at the library on Friday, November 13.

Teens, grab your siblings, parents, and
Grandparents! Grandparents grab your grandkids to mingle and play at the

Join us for Board Games, Bingo, Chess, Nintendo Wii, and swing dance and music.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Killer Unicorns and Plant People

Sixteen year old Astrid is a regular teenager, babysitting and hanging out with her boyfriend, when a little unicorn approaches her, bows to her, oh, and then impales her boyfriend. Her mother has always ranted about her family's heritage as unicorn hunters, but no one actually believed her. Now Astrid is thrown into a new world, where unicorns are evil human killers on the brink of an uprising. Astrid, whose family line and her virginity earmark her as the right material for unicorn killing, finds herself in Rome, training with other acceptable girls for her birthright. For adventure, girl power, and fantasy try Diana Peterfreund's Rampant.

Laurel thinks she's a typical teenager, who prefers to only eat raw fruits and veggies, walk barefoot, and wear tank tops even on the coldest days of the year. Then she gets a bump that grows and grows on her back and then blooms. Yep, she's a plant of sorts, albeit a highly evolved one. Now someone's after her, her father's sick, and she has to figure out how to conceal her petals. Perfect for readers who love fantasy, a little romance and a mystery --Wings by Aprilynne Pike.



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