Pix, One Weirdest Weekend is that rare graphic novel that ages 9 and up will enjoy reading for different reasons. It’s rare for a couple of reasons. It’s reprinted by Image Comics, a publishing house that has many great comic books, but almost none that are appropriate for those under 14. Pix was initially printed in 2014 and its reissue from Image certainly fills a void and introduces a character that could easily carry her own monthly series.

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Pix, One Weirdest Weekend is a funny, action packed original graphic novel (that would serve well monthly…) that will hammer ages 8 and up

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Spongebob Comics has been one of our go-to all age comics for years. Spongebob Comics Silly Sea Stories is a graphic novel that any age audience; who is down-or has ever been down the pineapple under the sea will laugh maniacally to while smiling to with buck teeth.

In a way Spongebob Comics is taking a page from Simpsons Comics with this book. Simpsons Comics is monthly, Simpsons Illustrated collects some stories from Simpsons Comics and is published quarterly. Add on to that fact that there are several Simpsons graphic novels that are published annually and you’ve a spikey haired printing industry.

Casual or new fans of Spongebob in comics rejoice-Spongebob Comics Silly Sea Stories is for all

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New all age comics for April 19, 2017

April 17, 2017

Justice League Power Rangers, #4
This is easily one of the best all age comics of the year. The action that happens in Justice League Power Rangers is OK for ages 6 and up, with vocabulary that age 7 and up will be able to read on their own. It’s also refreshing to see the Power Rangers hold their own with a franchise that often steals their limelight.

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Hilda and The Stone Forest is timeless, top tier book/graphic novel

April 16, 2017

Hilda and The Stone Forest is a graphic novel as much as it is a book. It is large and oversized like a book, but its content, art and layout feels like a graphic novel or oversized comic book. There are no chapter breaks, but there are a couple stopping points that any age reader will be able discern. The vocabulary in the book is such that a 7 year old will be able to read it by themselves. Due to its length that age will probably need to break up the book into a couple different readings. Ages 8 will probably devour the book in one reading-and then re-read many times.

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Mosquitoes Can’t Bite Ninjas, simple ninja fun for 6 and under

April 14, 2017

Ninja babies use a ninja teething cookie is another fun fact we learn about these agents of stealth. Although, sometimes ninjas do bite mosquitoes, but that’s by accident when they fly into their peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
That is one of the curves Novak uses to twist things up. Some of the great children’s books throw in an absurd pun, play on words or visual gag to make young readers laugh. Even at 3 years old that age knows that ninjas shouldn’t eat mosquitoes. They also know that ninjas aren’t lurking in their backyard using intricate moves to not get bitten by bugs, but it’s fun to imagine.

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The Secret Project, a most unlikely picture book for upper elementary

April 12, 2017

Upper elementary school students who have started studying World War II will find new areas of interest when they read The Secret Project. By then they might be familiar enough with social studies to have the geography and historical lessons presented in a different manner. The Secret Project is a fascinating book that will lead to some good discussions with young readers about history, war and conflict. This is a children’s history picture book about war, without directly showing the bodies or physical violence associated with it. That’s a fascinating dichotomy that The Secret Project manages to straddle very well.

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New all age comics for April 12, 2017

April 11, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGird your loins because Free Comic Book Day is just over three weeks away. It’s the first Saturday in May, which falls on the sixth this year and it’s a chance to get free comics. We’ll have more on that in the coming weeks. […]

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Smurfs The Lost Village, better than you think and good for the kids

April 10, 2017

This is not a film that will make adult audiences laugh out loud. It does not have the same cross-over appeal as other animates or CGI films that are aimed at the family market. Having said that, it doesn’t have to as it hammers the pre-k through second grade audiences very effectively. Our 5 year old pre-k son was laughing hysterically at many parts of the film. I mean full on, pointing at the movie screen, unable to control his laughter and then telling me about what he had just seen.

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