Is Hollywood running out of good ideas? It seems that literature is providing more and more source material for films as time goes by. Case in point: this latest roundup of science fiction and fantasy books that have been optioned for film or television.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl is the first book in a popular young adult series written by Eoin Colfer. The series, now eight books long, follows the titular 12-year-old character who happens to ...
BOOK REPORT for Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Cover Story: Bang Bang
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Straight Up with a Blogger Twist
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Orange County
Relationship Status: Wingwoman
Cover Story: Bang Bang
This cover (and title) is great—it manages to get a key element of Riley’s appearance across without indicating gender identity or pandering. The minimalistic black and white here really works in a world where nothing is simple for Riley ...
Overnight, our tales about the swamp swung from complete fantasy to an infectious reality. Folks are just as likely to talk about the ghosts that their sister/cousin/uncle saw as they are anything else. As much as I’d like to disavow all of it, there are still some things I can’t explain. And far be it from me to discount a thing because I don’t understand it. I wasn’t blessed with a staggering intellect for nothing.
—Behold the ...
<If I stop to think about it, this whole thing is totally insane.>
<Risking my life…>
<...as crazy as it sounds…>
<....for the first time I can remember…>
<...I feel like I’m in control.>
Rori Lane, Ayane, Shirai, and Nikaido are not your average teenagers—in fact, they are superheroes. Among them, these teens have the ability to consume spirits, control emotions, transform matter, commune with cats, and manipulate the very threads of ...
When and why publishing houses decide to reprint older children’s books can be a mystery to readers, but I’m here today to talk about the reissues of some—either on shelves now or about to be quite soon—that make me happy. We’re talkin’ reprints from Roger Duvoisin, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Jeanne and William Steig. This will make the day of many a children’s literature fan.
Let’s start with Donkey-Donkey from Caldecott Medalist Roger Duvoisin. (He won the big ...
This week, I thought I’d take a look at some of the graphic novels I’m looking forward to in the next few months. I’ve already pre-ordered most of these….
Thor Vol 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron, illustrated by Russell Dauterman and Jorge Molina. The announcement that a major superhero in the Marvel Universe would be changing gender made a huge splash last year, and now the collection of the first 5 episodes of Thor: The Goddess of ...
Rachel Isadora's delicious new picture book, I Hear a Pickle: (And Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!), sprung to life not from sitting down to put pen to paper and construct a story—but from drawing and list-making. "One day," she explains, "I sat down and started drawing pictures, even before writing words. I drew a child who smells her blankie, a child who smells pizza, and a child who has a cold and cannot smell. I tried to ...
As the February lineup of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror books will prove, it's not a lack of books that make it difficult to find something to read. If anything, there are too many books to read. Here's a list of books to help you narrow down your selection. I'd say "choose wisely"...but all of these are sure bets. Titles this month include a serial killer, merfolk, human trafficking, illegal magic, a Lovecraftian demon, and more.