New all age comic books for February 15, 2015

February 14, 2017

We’re big fans of Patrick McDonnell, the creator of Mutts. His art and words melt your soul and warm your heart. Darling, I Love You is a team-up with poet Daniel Ladinsky as they explore the human/pet relationship. It’s the classic Mutts characters set to a more poetic than usual background and will be great for ages 4 and up.
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #4 is out and this mini-series is utterly fabulous. It’s super hero action with two great franchises that will be entertaining for ages 5 and up. This is one of the all age comic books that are a great example of exactly how entertaining and impactful they can be to young readers. It has great action and humor, plus enough reading to make it something that enhances the story. Get this comic book for any aged reader and they’ll promptly ask for the previous three issues.

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Win a family 4-pack of passes to World of Coca-Cola

February 13, 2017

Maybe you’re a local and you want a cool place to spend a couple of hours with the kids? Whatever your category this giveaway is for you!
We visit World of Coca Cola about three times a year and the kids absolutely love it. Granted their favorite area is the Tasting Room, where they can sample hundreds of different Coca-Cola products from all over the world, but thankfully that’s at the end of the tour. They also like to see the robot arm, vintage Coca-Cola products, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and more. For a seemingly simple tourist destination we always spend 2.5 hours there-and we’ve been dozens of times.

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Bird & Squirrel: On Fire, a go-to graphic novels for kids (and adults)

February 10, 2017

Bird and Squirrel: On Fire is an absolute joy to read-and I say that as an adult. Children in elementary school and will jump into the graphic novel and eagerly thumb through it laughing along. Older readers will also enjoy it for the more advanced humor and subtleties that younger readers won’t catch.
There are wry eye glances, droll comments and moments of true friendship that will resonate with middle to high school students. For readers in the age group Bird & Squirrel will be more along the lines of reading comfort food

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The LEGO Batman Movie review: it builds on the family fun

February 9, 2017

There are so many ways that Batman has been represented over the years and this film manages to love, embrace and poke fun at all of them. The film is rated PG and manages to do the rare thing that films with avoid films that have this rating. It’s as entertaining for kids 5 and up, as well as the adults who would take them to the theater.
The LEGO Batman Movie is all about Bats learning to work with other people and creating quality relationships. On paper that doesn’t sound entertaining. However, when you look at the way that Batman has been portrayed on film it sets up the table to perfectly satirize the character. Not only that, The LEGO Batman Movie points out and laughs at the character, as well as movie problems that have been part of the greater DCU.

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Coaches Vs. Cancer, teaming up to defeat a common foe #CoachesVsCancer

February 8, 2017

My treatment was far simpler than the path of some survivors. I consider myself quite lucky. The thing about Cancer is it’s a paradigm shift that makes that cliché boardroom term appropriate in a real-world setting. Even after you beat it, the specter of its presence leaves a mark on you in some manner. It could be the bi-annual trips to the doctor or those photos that were taken as you being prepared for surgery. However, those photos or that doctor visit means that you beat it, so go on and put that feather in your cap.
If you’re a basketball fan all you have to do is visit Coaches Vs. Cancer. From there you can find your favorite team, check out the conference rivalries and decide who you’d like to support. Once you pick your team just go to their page where you’ll see how much money they’ve set up as a campaign goal. Then decide whether you’d like to make a pledge for each 3-pointer made for the month or contribute a one-time flat donation. For you folks invested in conference rivalries, the ACC is dominating everyone right now. Much like their basketball games, the PAC-12 teams are but a faint glimmer in Wake Forrest’s rear view mirror.

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What Do You Love About You? offers lots of picture book to love

February 7, 2017

The giraffe’s long neck allows them to see the stars, yet it’s a very obvious trait that some mean animals might try to belittle.
Our son’s school has a very large special friends program. For a period of time he was the youngest student in that program. Every spring they have a special friends program where each class has a song or couple of song that they present. It’s a 45 minute program that allows those special students a chance to shine. Moreover, the attitude of acceptance permeates the student body all throughout the year.
What Do You Love About You? has a message that any child can relate to and needs to hear. The content of the book is intended for the picture book audience and will be good for ages three through six. Its art is simple, large and warm, with varied background colors and a variety of settings. This is pre-k book comfort food that they’ll enjoy reading over and over.

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Win a pair of passes to see #Newsies in Atlanta, #NewsiesForever

February 6, 2017

On Thursday, February 16 at 7PM, Saturday, February 18 at 12:55 and Wednesday, February 22 at 7PM Newsies will be at your local movie theater. For three showings on the big screen only you can catch the Broadway rendition of the classic cult film.
We’re giving away a pair of passes to each show. These tickets are for movie theaters in the Atlanta area, but Newsies will be playing all over the country on those days.

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New all age comic books for February 8, 2017

February 6, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are some great new all age comic books this week. There are also some jamming new graphic novels, as well as trade paper backs out. What’s the difference between a graphic novel and a (TPB) trade paperback? It’s a subtle difference that is […]

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