Thursday, January 24, 2013

Girls of every sort

I do hate breaking these posts up for different genders, but I wanted to let people looking for books for their boys know they could check the blog on Wednesdays, and those looking for books for girls could check the blog on Thursdays.

But stereotypes stink (really, Lindsay? Yes, really). So we are breaking away from Emily of New Moon today (as wonderful as it is), and I'm going to tell you about a spooky book of short stories told in Graphic Novel form and a series of hysterical books from long ago, that are so, so, so funny. Boy-humor funny, but funny for everybody.

Explorer: the Mystery Boxes by Kazu Kibuishi
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Seven stories with the same mystery at heart: What's in the box? One of my favorite graphic novel artists, Raina Telgemeier, who wrote Smile and Drama, has a story in here. A great, quick read.

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The funny series is called Soup by Robert Newton Peck. I'm not even going to put the covers on here. They are TERRIBLE. And old. And boring and you might as well rip off the cover before you give them to your daughter (or son, of course), but they are hysterical. Start with Soup in Love and they will be hooked.

Speaking of funny, give your daughter, Exiles in Love and she will be hooked on funny and Hilary McKay forever. (Again the old, American covers are sooooo bad. Here's a newer, UK cover. These books have stayed in print for a very long time because they are soooooooooo good. Note the amount of o's I used for emphasis...)
The Exiles trilogy

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