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Make Your Own Super Easy Superhero Book Display

Make Your Own Super Easy Superhero Book Display

Cindy: School librarians and teachers know that it sometimes takes superpowers to survive those last few weeks of the school year. When the lazy August days of Pinterest planning for creative displays are a dim memory, I start looking for quick and easy displays for my library. Today, Scholastic and Dav Pilkey get a big […]

Sheroes: Female Superheroes Are Legion

Sheroes: Female Superheroes Are Legion

At this year’s ALA annual conference in San Francisco, I will be debuting a 200-plus book collection on female superheroes at the Children’s Plus booth. We at Children’s Plus hope that this list, titled Sheroes: Female Superheroes from Amelia to Zita!, will serve as a valuable shopping tool for our school and library customers looking to expand and diversify their […]

Webcomics Wednesday: The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies
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Webcomics Wednesday: The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies

When a series of animated Superman shorts from the 1940s entered the public domain, artist and writer Brian Fies used one as a launching pad for this Eisner-nominated webcomic about the Inventor, an aged villain, and his protracted plan to wreak vengeance on his enemies. The original Superman cartoon forms the backstory—Superman and Lois Lane […]

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The Gecko & Sticky: Villain's Lair by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Gecko & Sticky: Villain's Lair by Wendelin Van Draanen

Cindy: Here’s a fun new series for elementary and younger middle school readers. In volume one, The Gecko & Sticky: Villain’s Lair (Knopf, 2009), Dave has a talking pet gecko named Sticky, who gets him involved with a dastardly, demented villain due to a magical Aztec wristband Sticky has stolen that Damien Black (said villain) […]