April-May Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Castle (in the Trove).
Grades 3-6
The third book for the GNBC has been chosen: Bunnicula: the graphic novel by James Howe.
Registration required. Register here.
Copies of the book are on hold at the Compass desk (the Trove) to check out.

“In this graphic-novel adaptation of the 1979 book, two intelligent house pets investigate a suspiciously vampirelike bunny living among them. The story, introduced as Harold the dog’s manuscript for publication, begins on a dark and stormy night. Harold’s owners, the Monroe family (mother, father, two young boys), adopt a mysterious rabbit affectionately named Bunnicula after his discovery at a screening of the movie Dracula. Chester the well-read house cat notices parallels between Bunnicula’s behavior and the classic vampire. Convinced that the little rabbit’s arrival spells doom, Chester leaps into action while a befuddled Harold tries to keep up. Suspicion and bias have as much to do with anything supposedly supernatural going on in the Monroe household. Harold and Chester are the only two animals who converse and are the protagonists of the story. Layouts are generally made up of four to eight panels of varying sizes, with dialogue among the whole family and theatrically verbose first-person narration from Harold. Full-page and two-page panels are used to heighten a dramatic reveal or give a wholesome moment time to hang in the air. Visual fourth-wall breaks, such as Harold looking directly at the reader or working on the manuscript as it is being read, give readers an inviting angle to the hilarity.” – Kirkus

Grades 3-6
Monday, May 15th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Castle (in the Trove).
The book for this meeting is SPARKS! by Ian Boothby & Nina Matsumoto.
Copies will be available for check-out at the Compass desk.
Registration required. Register here.
Here are more Graphic Novels to check out:

Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan
Library catalog, ebook
Natalie has never felt that she's enough — athletic enough, stylish enough, or talented enough. And on the first day of middle school, Natalie discovers that things are worse than she thought — now she's not even cool enough for her best friend, Lily! As Natalie tries to get her best friend back, she learns more about her true self and natural talents. If Natalie can focus on who she is rather than who she isn't, then she might realize she's more than enough, just the way she is.

Nico Bravo and the Hounds of Hades by Michael Cavallaro
Library catalog, ebook
When Eowulf, the pint-sized descendant of monster slayer Beowulf, decides to slay Cerberus, young Nico, Lula the sphinx, and Buck the unicorn must stop her or face the zombie apocalypse.
Girl Goddess – Artemis the brave #4 by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Library catalog, ebook
Everyone sees Artemis, goddess of the hunt, as the bravest goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. What her classmates and best friends don't realize is that sometimes she isn't as courageous as she seems. And, when Orion–a foreign exchange student from Earth–enters the picture, she is even more nervous than usual! Can Artemis prove to her friends, and herself, that she can live up to her name?
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