Comic books can be exciting, rewarding reading material for young readers. But for parents who didn’t grow up reading X-Men or going to Comic Con, they can seem confusing and intimidating. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and I’ve had more than one parent ask me, “But how do you READ THEM? Do I go panel to panel? Do I have to read the sound effects out loud? I don’t get it.” And that’s a normal reaction. Continue reading Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books with Your Kid
Check out Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015, a very useful preview of coming attractions for Fall and Winter 2015. The list is sweeping, offering picks in the following genres: fiction, mystery/thriller/crime, sci-fi/fantasy/horror, romance/erotica, comic and graphic novels, memoirs, literary criticism/biography, science, religion, history, politics and music.