1. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with a comic!

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    November 1, 2012 by shepla

    It’s National Family Literacy Day! Do you know a reluctant or struggling reader? Or a new English-language learner? Comics or …
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  2. Halloween Classic: John Stanley’s Melvin Monster


    October 31, 2012 by shepla

    If you’re like me and are too wimpy for horror comics, what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a …
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  3. Kaboom!’s Peanuts: Would Sparky approve?


    October 29, 2012 by shepla

    Copyright 2012 Peanuts Worldwide, LLC My all-time favorite childhood comic was Peanuts. I had Peanuts sheets, Peanuts coloring books, a …
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  4. Does gay character spice up Archie Comics?


    October 28, 2012 by shepla

    Archie comics were a mainstay of my childhood. But unlike most people my age, I still read them sometimes. Every …
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  5. Amelia Rules! tween graphic novels feature sometime-superheroine


    October 24, 2012 by shepla

    The Amelia Rules! graphic novel series by Jimmy Gownley was recommended to me by my tween son, and he didn’t …
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  6. Women slowly making gains in comics


    October 22, 2012 by shepla

    While the comics industry is still heavily male, women are making strides, particularly on the creative side. Graphic Novel Reporter’s …
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  7. Review: Magic Trixie

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    October 18, 2012 by shepla

    Candy, schmandy. A better Halloween treat for the elementary-school-age girls in your life is a Magic Trixie book. Magic Trixie …
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