Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting a new graphic novel Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying, one of our must-read books of 2023.Look inside Hungry ghost →
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Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting a new addition to our World Citizen Comics series, Why the People: The Case for Democracy by Beka Feathers and illustrated by Ally Shwed, one of our must-read books of 2022.Look inside WHY THE PEOPLE here →
Our new Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting Blackwater by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, one of our must read books of 2022.Look inside BLACKWATER here →
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Join George O’Connor, creator of the Olympians graphic novels, for a special preview event with Mackin where he talks with Mark Siegel, Creative Director of FirstSecond Books, about his journey of creating the Olympians series. Book 12, Olympians: Dionysos, is the final book in the Olympians series and is available for purchase March 8, 2022. If you’re looking to complete your collection, the final boxed set of Books 7-12 will also be available!
In the final volume of the New York Times–bestselling Olympians graphic novel series, author/artist George O’Connor focuses on Dionysos, the god of wine and madness.
The Olympians saga draws to a close with the tale of Dionysos, the last Olympian, and maybe, just maybe, the first of a new type of God. His story is told by the first Olympian herself, Hestia, Goddess of the hearth and home. From her seat in the center of Mt. Olympus, Hestia relates the rise of Dionysos, from his birth to a mortal mother, to his discovery of wine, his battles with madness and his conquering of death itself, culminating, finally, in his ascent to Olympus and Godhood.
Mackin Event: Using Comics in the Classroom Case Study: The Olympians
In case you missed it–watch a special event with bestselling, award-winning Olympians creator George O’Connor and First Second Creative Director Mark Siegel as they discuss the value of using graphic novels in libraries and classrooms. Using the Olympians series as a case study, the panelists discuss how graphic novels can supplement curriculums. Greek mythology has never been so action-packed and entertaining! Moderated by Mackin educational consultant Tuan Nguyen.
Click the image below to watch a recording of this Olympians event!Read more praise for the OLYMPIANS series here →
The phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series is purr-fect for fans of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man and Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series, reluctant readers, comic book fans, and cranky cats. Watch a storytime and drawing lesson with creator Nick Bruel and download free resources below!
Bad Kitty Gets a Phone (Graphic Novel) by Nick Bruel
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Bad Kitty will not be good until her owners cave and get her a cell phone in this next, full color chapter book in Nick Bruel’s New York Times bestselling series.
Kitty has everything any cat could want–a warm bed, plenty of fresh litter, a machine that dispenses food whenever she wants! But Kitty isn’t satisfied. She has her eye on something that will make her the happiest, most grateful cat in town.
Something all the other cats have but that her owners refuse to get her!
Something she desperately needs!
Kitty wants…a cell phone. And she can have one if she does all her chores with zero complaints.
But can she handle the responsibility? What do you think?Download free Bad Kitty resources here →
Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani
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Grab some coins for the jukebox, and get ready for a colorful, time-traveling, musical tale about family and courage.
A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen’s only clues to her father’s abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?
Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.Learn more about JUKEBOX here →