Books by Tyler Page

A PERFECT VIEW by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A misstep in the series but not so egregious as to completely alienate fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
On a camping trip, Cici finds her stubbornness and magic at odds in this third series outing. Read full book review >
TRUTH IN SIGHT by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A likable protagonist and fantasy elements make this well-trod ground feel fairly fresh. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
A fledgling Latina fairy learns she must use her magic responsibly. Read full book review >
BELIEVE YOUR EYES by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A thoughtful and entertaining mix of fantasy and real-world problems. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Alongside changing friendships and her parents' imminent separation, Cici learns that she is also a hada, or fairy.Read full book review >
A MIDTERM NIGHT'S SCHEME by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Don't bother trying to explain it to your friends. Just tell them it's hilarious. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
Fans of the Chicagoland Detective Agency series have a problem. With each book, the plot gets more and more difficult to explain. Read full book review >
THE BARK IN SPACE by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Relax and enjoy,' counsels Bradley. 'It's like a carnival ride.' (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
There are hundreds of stories about talking dogs, but if this graphic novel is any indication, every book would be better with a dog in it. Read full book review >
THE BIG FLUSH by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Mystery lovers will be perplexed, but fans of the series will line up for the next book, and their grandparents will hope it comes with a vinyl record. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
This mystery should come with sheet music and a dance chart. Read full book review >
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOGS by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No story can justify the presence of haiku, but this comic book comes remarkably close. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
It may not sound like a compliment, but the talking dog isn't nearly the oddest thing in this gloriously odd mystery book. Read full book review >
THE MALTESE MUMMY by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

The Chicagoland Detective Agency returns with another pseudoscientific, near-mystery graphic adventure. Self-absorbed but enthusiastic poet-cum-detective Megan has won tickets to a press conference held by goth-rocker Sun D'Arc; she's written hundreds of haiku dedicated to him and his dark, dreamy, depressing dirges. She asks Raf, self-described boy genius, to go with her, but he gets the flu. Since Bradley, their other partner, is an experimentally enhanced dog, Megan takes Raf's friend William. When Sun and his oddly familiar manager express interest in William and Megan catches Egyptian exchange student Jazmin lurking about the concert hall, she realizes something odd is definitely going on…then William disappears! Does this have anything to do with the mummy exhibit at the museum? Can the CDA solve the case in time to save their friend? Robbins' sophomore preteen detective effort (The Drained Brains Caper, 2010) is a tale that's light on mystery but makes up for it with age-appropriate edgy, sarcastic humor and pop-culture jibes. Page's black-and-white cartoon panels are full of pulpy action and visually exciting cinematography and include several "screen shots" from MyBlogFace. Readers of book one will spot the villain long before the heroes do, making them feel extra smart. Good graphic fun. (Graphic mystery. 7-12)Read full book review >
THE DRAINED BRAINS CAPER by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Thirteen-year-old Megan Yamamura is new in Chicagoland. She had a bit of trouble in her last school when she accidentally set off the sprinkler system (burning a haiku written to a boy who wasn't worth it). Now she attends the Stepford Preparatory Academy, where the kids are a bit too smiley. When Megan, a vegetarian, refuses to eat the swill served in the school cafeteria (and kind of starts a food fight), her father takes her to see psychiatrist Dr. Vorschak. However, Dr. Vorschak's not what she appears to be; soon Megan is in dire need of assistance. Good thing she made one near-friend in Raf Hernandez, who works at his mother's pet-supply store. Together with talking dog Bradley, who learned English from watching detective movies, the newly christened Chicagoland Detective Agency solves the case! Underground-comix icon Robbins pens a passable origin story for the first volume of this new series, and Page's manga-influenced black-and-white panels are a good match. With the setup accomplished, readers can hope that now the actual mysteries can begin. (Graphic mystery. 8-12)Read full book review >