Holiday Gift Guide: Disney Villains, The Evilest of Them All

Bad is in. Who do you consider the most evil, wicked, abhorrent, vile? Candidates include Evil Queen (Snow White), Jafar (Aladdin), Mother Gothel (Rapunzel), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Scar (Lion King), Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Malificent (Sleeping Beauty), Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Hades (Hercules), or Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)? Told from the first person perspective, the devilish thoughts of these scoundrels make for a different read. Book:  Disney Villains, The Evilest of Them All Hardcover: 112 pages Publisher: Studio Fun (2018) Language: […]

Holiday Gift Guide: The Call Of Cthulhu, A Graphic Novel

This short story about an uncharted island and a cult is a stunning full-color read. Book:  The Call OF Cthulhu, A Graphic Novel Author: H. P. Lovecraft Illustrator:  Dave Shepard Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics (2018) Language: English ISBN: 97816841211014 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 11-18; grades 6-12 Price: $15.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Release: H. P. Lovecraft’s story of supernatural monsters deep in the Pacific, told in graphic novel format, will keep you on the edge of your seat. More than 100 pages of illustrated horror and adventure await! Henry Wilcox can’t ignore his dreams of an enormous green monster […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Dark Tales, Beauty and the Beast, a Modern Retelling

Do you know that some of our favorite fairy tales have been inspired by stories of horror?  In earlier times these stories were meant as lessons.  Next time you finish reading or watching your favorite, think about how the telling affects its audience?  Universal classics are just that because they have been told and retold from generation to generation. Book:  Dark Tales, Beauty and the Beast, a Modern Retelling Author: Jeanne-Marie Leprince Illustrator:  Pete Katz Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781684120994 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 11-18; grades 6-12 Price: $15.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Release: This […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Dark Tales, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Graphic Novel

Do you know that some of our favorite fairy tales have been inspired by stories of horror?  In earlier times these stories were meant as lessons.  Next time you finish reading or watching your favorite, think about how the telling affects its audience?  Universal classics are just that because they have been told and retold from generation to generation. Book:  Dark Tales, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Graphic Novel Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Illustrator:  Dave Sheppard Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classicsl (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781684121007 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 11-18; grades 6-12 Price: $15.99 Purchase: Online […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Dark Tales: The Snow Queen, A Graphic Novel

Hans Christian Anderson’s Snow Queen is much darker than Disney’s Frozen Ilsa. It was meant as a lesson in life. How about taking another look at this fairy tale? It is about heroes and heroines who demonstrate virtue and resilience in adversity. Book: Dark Tales, The Snow Queen, A Graphic Novel Author: Hans Christian Anderson Illustrator: Emilie Majarian Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics (2018) Language: English ISBN: 97816841211021 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 11-18; grades 6-12 Price: $15.99 Purchase: Online Publisher’s Release: Seven vignettes in a graphic novel format make up Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, which […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars The Last Jedi Wars, Bomber Command by Jason Fry

Star Wars the Last Jedi Wars showcases heroes–both male and female–so this is not a strictly girl book. Consider it an adjunct not a sequel to Rose Tico. It stands alone in readability and interest.   Book:  Star Wars The Last Jedi Wars,Bomber Command Author: Jason Fry Hardcover: 112 pages Publisher: Studio Fun Innternational (2018) Language: English ISBN: 97807944400848 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-7 Price: $11.99 Purchase: Online Publicity Release: Complete with stories, bomber schematics, and personal profiles, Paige Tico’s journal will immerse readers in the world of the pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron. Discover secrets and […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars The Last Jedi Wars, Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter by Jason Fry

Girls love diaries so this one particular one Rose Tico:  Resistance Fighter  is a quick read,  Its art and fold-outs are the kind of additions writers includin their journals.  The first person narrative journals draws the reader in. Book:  Star Wars The Last Jedi Wars, Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter Author: Jason Fry Hardcover: 112 pages Publisher: Studio Fun Innternational (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9780794441050 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-7 Price: $11.99 Purchase: Online Publicity Release: As an engineer in Cobalt Squadron, Rose Tico invents life-saving solutions that protect her colleagues, and she eventually finds herself on the frontline of […]