Monday, October 21, 2013

Graphic Novels My Kid Loves

As I've been warning for some time, I've decided to taking my blogging in another direction. If you've been reading me from the beginning, you know that I launched this blog a million years ago when my son was a baby. It started as a way to connect with other people about all the wonderful books I was finding for and sharing with my son. It ended up that I wasn't the only mom looking for the vintage awesomeness of an old book. Loads of like-minded folks were looking for past picture books to share with their kids. Illustrators were looking for inspiration from the past. And TONS of people were just randomly Googling the key words they could remember about a book they loved long ago and lost. (Hi there!)

Way back then, I was a stay-at-home mom on hiatus from working, and had way more time and energy to funnel into this labor of love. Now, I'm back working in publishing, and though I still do love the thrill of finding a treasure here and there and sharing it on the other blog, my son's literary passions sit elsewhere. He hasn't yet become the voracious reader I had hoped for but he still loves books, but more appropriately, graphic novels or anything of the cartoon variety. He adores any story told in images as drawing is his number one passion. More than anywhere else nowadays, you'll find us in the graphic novel section at Half Price Books digging to find the handful of things age-appropriate for an eight-year-old who loves animals, anime, and Doctor Who.

So here I am, starting a new blog when I should be doing a million and one other things.

Welcome, Graphic Novels My Kid Loves, banner by the Ben, fabulous creator of Zita the Spacegirl.

I hope you'll come visit me over there, and know that I'll still be here, posting on new things I find.

For example, the annual Great Holiday Give is ready to go for the start of the November, so tune in to win!

Happy reading kids, and, as always, thanks for riding along!

Also by:
The Hungry Thing
The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head

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14 comments:

Zack said...

Awesome idea, best of luck with the new site!

Lucy Mitchell said...

This is perfect timing for me - graphic novels are swapped, hidden under pillows and argued over amongst my boys. Although I did order my eight year old Eloise this morning - I think as long as its nestling beside an Amelia or one of the Olympians, he will be happy to get it on Christmas morning. (yes, I am stockpiling already.)

Unknown said...

Bergin: Yay! I am so excited to read your new blog. My kids love graphic novels and, as I've never been much of a fan, I don't have as much knowledge/guidance there as in other areas of kid lit. I welcome the chance to learn more following along on your new blog.

daslasmama said...

Best luck with your new blog. I love the idea and I will step by very often.

Andrea said...

Awesome! I've just recently discovered graphic novels myself, and my seven-year-old boy loves the graphic novel version of The Wizard of Oz.

Anonymous said...

great idea! Will there be a separate facebook page/feed?

Esme Raji Codell said...

Best wishes on this wonderful new endeavor, and thanks for all you share.

Tim Hamilton said...

I have book marked it!

Tim

Claire said...

This is an awesome new direction. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. We are crazy for Bone, by Jeff Smith, and TinTin, but can't wait to see what other treasures you find to share with us.

Laura Ottina said...

I am definitely going to miss my usual fix of lovely finds here, but at the same time I surely sympathize, since I clearly remember the time when my girls' fascination moved from illustrations to manga and comics! Now they are young adults, and the oldest is trying her hand at both illustration and graphic novels, showing that nothing was wasted...
Best of luck with your new creative endeavour!

Michelle E. said...

I'll play along! I tried to comment on the other blog but it wouldn't let me do it as a Name/URL (not an option).

Gould said...

http://dessinweb.jp/SHOP/CH-0080.html

Gould said...

Japanese magazine special issue on Children's Books :
http://magazineworld.jp/casabrutus/165/read/

As usual, the Japanase are the best!

Kimberly said...

I'm very excited about your new graphic novel review site! My oldest son, in particular, has embraced graphic novels in a big way this past year, and I'm eager to read your further recommendations. Like someone else mentioned in a comment here, I tried to leave a comment on the new site, but didn't because the Name/URL option isn't available.

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