Category Archives: childrens

The Spell of Whirldungen by A.J. Madelin

Sadly, this book really failed to connect with me at all. Problematic writing with a storyline that felt like a Harry Potter fanfiction after the writer binge watched Lemony Snickett; it was hard to get through. Chris Spratt is happy … Continue reading

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Space Cat Visits Venus by Ruthven Todd

Written in 1958, this is a beloved book to many for a good reason: it is beautifully illustrated, has a fun story, and the author put in as much as was known about space travel at the time (remember, no … Continue reading

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Tiny Fox and Great Boar 1: There by Berenika Kolomycka

This is what you would expect from a children’s illustrated book: a solid but easy to follow story, engaging characters, lots of questions for children to think about, and beautiful illustrations. The story comes in several parts and they all … Continue reading

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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1 by CLAMP

Much of the original CLAMP touch is evident in this sequel to the original Cardcaptor Sakura series; seeing the characters again was a true joy. But this first volume was light on plot and centered more on bringing the characters … Continue reading

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Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson, Jung Gwan, Rubine

This story nicely hits a sweet spot of its target audience – grade school kids looking for a bit of mindless adventure and some humor. While definitely not on the same level as e.g., Avatar, it’s a fun little romp … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Princess and The Frog Manga by Nao Hidaka

This is a manga version of Disney’s The Princess And The Frog and it follows the animated movie closely. We get some nice discussions from the animators that give a bit more depth to the story as well as some … Continue reading

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Avatar The Last Airbender North and South Library Edition

It would be hard to find something to criticize about this wonderful Library Edition of the North and South arc. We have a complete story, it marks the final, five-year run of Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, and it brings … Continue reading

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