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Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil

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Publisher: DC Comics
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File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9015158


Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil by Book Resume:

When Billy Batson follows a mysterious stranger onto the subway, he never imagines heÕs entering a strange world of powerful wizards, talking tigers, kid-eating monsters, political intrigue and mysterious villains. But Billy encounters all that and more when the wizard gives him a magic word that transforms him into the WorldÕs Mightiest Mortal. Now he must use his extraordinary new abilities to face an incoming invasion of alien creatures and to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world! Collects the four-issue miniseries written and illustrated by New York Times best-selling author Jeff Smith.

Savanna Showdown (Race the Wild #4)

Savanna Showdown (Race the Wild #4) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kristin Earhart
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 1145 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7333813


Savanna Showdown (Race the Wild #4) by Kristin Earhart Book Resume:

This amazing race is getting wild! When the teams take on the African savanna, the competition heats up, and Mari starts to feel the pressure. She's never been the strongest or the fastest racer. Sure, she knows almost everything about lions and rhinos and zebras. But facts can only get the team so far. She better keep up, or she might let her friends down. Because the finish line is in sight, and Team Red wants to win! Each chapter in this action-packed adventure series is bursting with totally true facts about wild and wonderful creatures, dangerous habitats, maps, and more!

Black Knight

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Author: Frank Tieri
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
File Size: 663 KB
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Read Count: 7619324


Black Knight by Frank Tieri Book Resume:

What do you do when it's your destiny to be damned? For centuries, that is the grave question that has plagued each wielder of the Ebony Blade -and all of them ultimately succumbed to the sword's curse. Now, as his own addiction to the weapon grows ever stronger, this shocking truth is laid bare to its current owner, the former Avenger Dane Whitman. Will this revelation be the reason he ends up in the strange and dangerous realm known as Weirdworld? Or is there something else? When the Uncanny Avengers hunt him down, will Dane's past actions finally catch up with him? And in the ensuing battle, will his stay in Weirdworld come to a premature end? Collects Black Knight #1-5 and Original Sins #2 (Black Knight story).

The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1)

The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Molly Knox Ostertag
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 769 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 264989


The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1) by Molly Knox Ostertag Book Resume:

From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage -- and magic. In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.

American Born Chinese

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Author: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
File Size: 1355 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3128565


American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Book Resume:

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

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Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
File Size: 1083 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7001749


101 Outstanding Graphic Novels by Stephen Weiner Book Resume:

The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.

The Rise of the American Comics Artist

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Author: Paul Williams,James Lyons
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
File Size: 909 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5422972


The Rise of the American Comics Artist by Paul Williams,James Lyons Book Resume:

Contributions by David M. Ball, Ian Gordon, Andrew Loman, Andrea A. Lunsford, James Lyons, Ana Merino, Graham J. Murphy, Chris Murray, Adam Rosenblatt, Julia Round, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Stephen Weiner, and Paul Williams Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as “graphic novels,” and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution, and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator—either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist—in contemporary US comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception. The book also includes essays on landmark creators such as Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, as well as insightful interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone), Jim Woodring (Frank) and Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). As comics have reached new audiences, through different material and electronic forms, the public's broad perception of what comics are has changed. The Rise of the American Comics Artist surveys the ways in which the figure of the creator has been at the heart of these evolutions.

Jeff Smith

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Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
File Size: 1743 KB
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Read Count: 3958903


Jeff Smith by Frederick Luis Aldama Book Resume:

First with his magisterial fantasy Bone to his mind-bending, time-warping sci-fi noir RASL, Paleolithic-set fantasy Tüki: Save the Humans, arthouse-styled superheroic miniseries Shazam!, and his latest children’s book Smiley’s Dream Book, Jeff Smith (b. 1960) has made an indelible mark on the comics industry. As a child, Smith was drawn to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Carl Barks’s Donald Duck, and Walt Kelly’s Pogo, and he began the daily practice of drawing his own stories. After writing his regular strip Thorn for The Ohio State University’s student paper, Smith worked in animation before creating, writing, and illustrating his runaway success, Bone. A comedic fantasy epic, Bone focuses on the Bone cousins, white, bald cartoon characters run out of their hometown, lost in a distant, mysterious valley. The self-published series ran from 1991 to 2004 and won numerous awards, including ten Eisner Awards. This career-spanning collection of interviews, ranging from 1999 to 2017, enables readers to follow along with Smith's development as an independent creator, writer, and illustrator.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 516 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8270935


Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love by Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel Book Resume:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1166 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7821896


Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition by Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay Book Resume:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
File Size: 1468 KB
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Read Count: 7771736


Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults by Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox Book Resume:

With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.


Pony [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
File Size: 1057 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2573467


Pony by R. J. Palacio Book Resume:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Perfection.” –The Wall Street Journal The bestselling author of Wonder returns with an enthralling adventure about a boy on a quest to rescue his father, with only a ghost as his companion and a mysterious pony as his guide. Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him. R. J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful coming-of-age story about the power of love and the ties that bind us across distance and time. With the poignant depth of War Horse and the singular voice of True Grit, this is one of those rare books poised to become an instant classic for readers of all ages. “A wonderful story of courage. ... It's got the feeling of a modern classic.” —as recommended on NPR by Jorge Lacera

Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings

Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill
Publisher: IGI Global
File Size: 1610 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1940646


Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings by Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill Book Resume:

Literacy and popular culture are intrinsically linked as forms of communication, entertainment, and education. Students are motivated to engage with popular culture through a myriad of mediums for a variety of purposes. Utilizing popular culture to bridge literacy concepts across content areas in K-12 settings offers a level playing field across student groups and grade levels. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally responsive, the connections between popular culture and disciplinary literacy must be explored. Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings is an essential publication that explores a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to popular culture. While highlighting a broad range of topics including academic creativity, interdisciplinary storytelling, and skill development, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrative officials, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 885 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5607737


Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] by M. Keith Booker Book Resume:

The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes

The Read-Aloud Handbook

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Author: Jim Trelease
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 688 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6272057


The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease Book Resume:

A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

iOS Unit Testing by Example

iOS Unit Testing by Example [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jon Reid
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
File Size: 1710 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3066642


iOS Unit Testing by Example by Jon Reid Book Resume:

Fearlessly change the design of your iOS code with solid unit tests. Use Xcode's built-in test framework XCTest and Swift to get rapid feedback on all your code - including legacy code. Learn the tricks and techniques of testing all iOS code, especially view controllers (UIViewControllers), which are critical to iOS apps. Learn to isolate and replace dependencies in legacy code written without tests. Practice safe refactoring that makes these tests possible, and watch all your changes get verified quickly and automatically. Make even the boldest code changes with complete confidence. Manual code and UI testing get slower the deeper your navigation hierarchy goes. It can take several taps just to reach a particular screen, never mind the actual workflow tests. Automatic unit testing offers such rapid feedback that it can change the rules of development. Bring testing to iOS development, even for legacy code. Use XCTest to write unit tests in Swift for all your code. iOS developers typically reserve unit tests for their model classes alone. But that approach skips most of the code common to iOS apps, especially with UIViewControllers. Learn how to unit test these view controllers to expand your unit testing possibilities. Since good unit tests form the bedrock for safe refactoring, you're empowered to make bold changes. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes Swift programmers make with the XCTest framework. Use code coverage to find holes in your test suites. Learn how to identify hard dependencies. Reshape the design of your code quickly, with less risk and less fear.

Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1935 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8752644


Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes] by Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith Book Resume:

This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Book Crush

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Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
File Size: 890 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5262341


Book Crush by Nancy Pearl Book Resume:

From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.

Reading Comics

Reading Comics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mila Bongco
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 834 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9895020


Reading Comics by Mila Bongco Book Resume:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stephen Weiner,Will Eisner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
File Size: 1107 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8998854


Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel by Stephen Weiner,Will Eisner Book Resume:

Graphic novels have exploded off bookstore shelves into movies, college courses, and the New York Times book review, and comics historian and children’s literature specialist Stephen Weiner explains the phenomenon in this groundbreaking book—the first history of graphic novels. From the agonizing Holocaust vision of Art Spiegelman’s Maus to the teenage angst of Dan Clowes’s Ghost World, this study enters the heart of the graphic novel revolution. The complete history of this popular format is explained, from the first modern, urban autobiographical graphic novel, Will Eisner’s A Contract with God, to the dark mysteries of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, the postmodern superheroics of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight, and breakout books such as Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis. It’s all here in this newly updated edition, which contains the must-reads, the milestones, the most recent developments, and what to look for in the future of this exciting medium.

Deeper Writing

Deeper Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robin W. Holland
Publisher: Corwin Press
File Size: 1433 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9125357


Deeper Writing by Robin W. Holland Book Resume:

Your best tool for building fluent writers Make your classroom's writing time really count, with smart and compelling texts designed to enhance the instruction you're already providing. Whether you teach 4th grade, 12th, or anything in between, you'll foster authentic writing every day, building fluency and teaching students to write for a variety of purposes—top priorities in the Common Core. Look for: 45 quick writes in an easy-to-use framework with suggested grade levels Carefully selected mentor texts that provide models and inspiration Guidelines for crafting your own quick writes, tailored to your students’ needs

More Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers

More Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bette DeBruyne Ammon,Gale W. Sherman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
File Size: 1519 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6224191


More Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers by Bette DeBruyne Ammon,Gale W. Sherman Book Resume:

Introduces forty contemporary books aimed at readers in grades 5 through 12, giving information about the author, a plot summary, suggestions for introducing the book to students, and a section on additional activities.

Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory

Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: American Library Association
File Size: 1430 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4572316


Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory by Michael Sullivan Book Resume:

Based on more than twenty years’ experience working to get boys interested in reading, Michael Sullivan now offers his first readers’ advisory volume.

Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More

Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack Phoenix
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 623 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4800533


Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More by Jack Phoenix Book Resume:

This unique guide offers fresh insights on how graphic novels and comics differ from traditional books and require different treatment in the library—from purchasing, shelving, and cataloging to readers' advisory services, programs, and curriculum. Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library provides creative and proven solutions for libraries of all types that want to get comics into the hands of fans and promote readership. The author describes how libraries would benefit from an in-house classification system and organization that accounts for both publishers and series. In addition, acquiring comics can often be tricky due to renumbering of series, reboots, shifting creative teams, and more—this book shows you how to work around those obstacles. Shelving and displays that reflect comic readers' browsing habits, creative programs that boost circulation of comics and graphic novels, and how comics can play a vital role in educational institutions are also covered. • Addresses common challenges librarians face with comics and graphic novels collections, and shows how to surmount them • Offers a solutions-focused approach • Describes how comics can be used to better engage your community and to educate youth • Fills a gap in the professional literature, covering topics not touched upon in the existing literature • Serves as a vital resource for public, academic, and school libraries

Graphic Encounters

Graphic Encounters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Dale Jacobs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
File Size: 1655 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8251814


Graphic Encounters by Dale Jacobs Book Resume:

With the recent explosion of activity and discussion surrounding comics, it seems timely to examine how we might think about the multiple ways in which comics are read and consumed. Graphic Encounters moves beyond seeing the reading of comics as a debased or simplified word-based literacy. Dale Jacobs argues compellingly that we should consider comics as multimodal texts in which meaning is created through linguistic, visual, audio, gestural, and spatial realms in order to achieve effects and meanings that would not be possible in either a strictly print or strictly visual text. Jacobs advances two key ideas: one, that reading comics involves a complex, multimodal literacy and, two, that by studying how comics are used to sponsor multimodal literacy, we can engage more deeply with the ways students encounter and use these and other multimodal texts. Looking at the history of how comics have been used (by churches, schools, and libraries among others) will help us, as literacy teachers, best use that knowledge within our curricula, even as we act as sponsors ourselves.

Comics as Communication

Comics as Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Paul Fisher Davies
Publisher: Springer Nature
File Size: 499 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6503740


Comics as Communication by Paul Fisher Davies Book Resume:

This book explores how comics function to make meanings in the manner of a language. It outlines a framework for describing the resources and practices of comics creation and readership, using an approach that is compatible with similar descriptions of linguistic and multimodal communication. The approach is based largely on the work of Michael Halliday, drawing also on the pragmatics of Paul Grice, the Text World Theory of Paul Werth and Joanna Gavins, and ideas from art theory, psychology and narratology. This brings a broad Hallidayan framework of multimodal analysis to comics scholarship, and plays a part in extending that tradition of multimodal linguistics to graphic narrative.

Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ryan J. Novak
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1263 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9236190


Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Ryan J. Novak Book Resume:

Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout the history that chart the evolution of graphic literature from superheroes to award-winning novels like Maus. Chapters 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and essay topics. Chapter 9 is the culminating project for the book, allowing students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance from the writing process to creating the art. Grades 7-12

A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics

A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Scott Robins,Snow Wildsmith
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 1938 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4827567


A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics by Scott Robins,Snow Wildsmith Book Resume:

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Author Emilie Buchwald Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child. Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful. Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.

Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jennifer Downey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1461 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth by Jennifer Downey Book Resume:

A fascinating and informative read for librarians, library staff, and MLIS students, this book offers practical information and professional guidelines to examine current issues in censorship and libraries while also enabling readers to consider their own opinions about intellectual freedom and censorship. • Helps librarians and students better understand the intellectual freedom issues and controversies most common to public libraries and put them into the context of real-world situations • Challenges readers to examine their professional and personal feelings on controversial topics fairly and thoughtfully, with the intent of evolving the library profession • Offers a big-picture approach covering the many facets of censorship (including the seldom-discussed issue of self-censorship) and presents information on alternative review sources and publishers in order to develop well-balanced collections • Serves as a continuing education source on a rarely discussed but often-encountered topic

The Big Book of Boy Stuff

The Big Book of Boy Stuff [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
File Size: 871 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8542707


The Big Book of Boy Stuff by Bart King Book Resume:

After Bart King interviewed hundreds of the wisest guys and smartest alecks for The Big Book of Boy Stuff, something awesome happened: the book became a classic! Hailed by critics and kids alike, it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and even won awards. In this updated and redesigned tenth anniversary edition, hijinks and hilarity are still front and center. Within these pages, boys can find a myriad of things to do, things to laugh at, and things they didn’t know. Bart King, the veteran of many water balloon wars, taught middle school for many years. He’s written other cool books, including The Big Book of Superheroes, The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff, and The Big Book of Gross Stuff. Visit his website at www.bartking.net.

Exploring Critical Digital Literacy Practices

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Author: Jessica Zacher Pandya
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1844 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 489761


Exploring Critical Digital Literacy Practices by Jessica Zacher Pandya Book Resume:

In this book, Jessica Zacher Pandya examines the everyday videomaking practices of students in a dual language, under-resourced school in order to explore the ways children interrogate their worlds, the kinds of identities they craft, and the language and literacy learning practices that emerge from digital video production. Focusing on vulnerable populations who are often left out of innovative in- and out-of-school digital media projects—including English language learners, immigrants, and children with special needs—this book offers an expanded understanding of children’s critical digital literacy practices, and shows how videomaking in the regular curriculum affords opportunities for redistributive social justice. Weaving together pedagogical, methodological, social, and political concerns into her examination of a real-world context, Pandya offers a practical and informative analysis of making videos in schools; examines the impact of videomaking on students’ language use and agency; and adds significantly to current theorizations of digital and new literacies.

Understanding Children's Books

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Author: Prue Goodwin
Publisher: SAGE
File Size: 339 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 234427


Understanding Children's Books by Prue Goodwin Book Resume:

Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
File Size: 1135 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3750466


Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives by Robert G. Weiner Book Resume:

To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

Les mystères de Monkey Island

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Author: , Nicolas Deneschau
Publisher: Third Editions
File Size: 1725 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1859588


Les mystères de Monkey Island by , Nicolas Deneschau Book Resume:

Le mythique studio Lucasfilm a fait rêver plus d'un enfant... Nicolas Deneschau nous offre un retour sur l'une des histoires les plus passionnantes du jeu vidéo. Lucasfilm GamesTM puis LucasArtsTMdeviendra un développeur légendaire, entre autres parce que c’est dans ses locaux qu’en 1990 fut créé The Secret of Monkey IslandTM. Le plus connu des jeux d’aventure Point & Click, qui doit sa réputation à son univers de pirates bariolés, délicieusement anachronique, à son humour tout droit hérité des Monty Pythons, mais aussi, tout simplement, parce qu’il a révolutionné un genre. Le présent ouvrage se veut un hommage aux aventures de Guybrush ThreepwoodTM, pirate de génie. Mais il souhaite aussi, avec beaucoup de prétention, vous expliquer pourquoi Monkey Island représente une étape décisive dans la manière de raconter une histoire à travers un jeu vidéo. Il sera par ailleurs l’occasion de revenir sur l’histoire tumultueuse de LucasArts, de Telltale Games, de découvrir quelques recettes de grog vaudou, d’apprendre des chansons interactives de reggae pirate, de briller lors d’une soirée mondaine entre geeks quadragénaires et de découvrir des répliques aussi aiguisées qu’un sabre d’abordage (utiles pour les duels ou les anniversaires). Ce livre explique tout un monde construit par des pixels qui a chamboulé la vie de tant de jeunes. On y découvre des anecdotes, détails et secrets de la fabrication de chaque épisode de la saga Monkey Island aux autres jeux de la série, chacun doué d'une réelle personnalité. Cet ouvrage vous fera rebasculer dans le passé et redécouvrir tout un monde. EXTRAIT L’île aux Singes fourmille de petites anecdotes. Guybrush y découvre la tête géante du singe qui sert d’entrée vers la caverne de LeChuck. À l’origine, Dave Grossman voulait en faire un robot géant, une idée qui sera reprise bien des années plus tard dans Escape from Monkey Island, le quatrième épisode. Devant la tête du singe, des idoles sont disposées au sol, dont une est à l’effigie de Sam and Max34. Pour ouvrir l’accès, il lui faut utiliser une clef en forme de coton-tige géant que notre héros doit subtiliser aux inoffensifs cannibales. Ces derniers attrapent Guybrush pour l’emprisonner non sans lui dire « C’est une banane que tu as dans ta poche ou bien tu es content de nous voir ? »35, une référence à la citation « Là, dans ta poche, c’est ton revolver ou t’es juste content de me voir ? » de l’actrice Mae West dans le film She Done Him Wrong36. Citation qui sera elle-même reprise en 2009 dans Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves, le jeu de Naughty Dog, dont les développeurs assument leur amour inconditionnel de la série Monkey Island37. Il est amusant de noter que lorsque Guybrush s’échappe de la hutte des cannibales et y revient, l’entrée en est de plus en plus renforcée jusqu’à devenir une véritable forteresse futuriste à code d’accès. CE QU'EN DIT LA CRITIQUE "Dès lors, attendez-vous à sourire pendant cette lecture décidément conseillée. Aussi, sachez que l’ouvrage contient plein de bonus qui ne pourront que plaire aux amateurs de la série, comme les fameux duels d’insultes, ici retranscrits. Pour terminer, signalons que le très qualitatif travail de Third Editions (L’Ascension de The Witcher, Les Mémoires de Final Fantasy 7) , concernant l’objet, est toujours au rendez-vous : papier solide, couverture sublime signée Steve Purcell, et signet bien utile. Du tout bon !" - Mickaël Barbato sur Culturellement vôtre À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Omnivore gavé de Kaiju-Eiga, de films de SF en noir et blanc et de romans de piraterie, Nicolas tente encore de retrouver son poulet en caoutchouc avec une poulie au milieu. Passé par la case cinéma avec Cinegenre.net avant de traîner sa plume sur le site Merlanfrit, il collabore aujourd’hui avec Third Éditions. Il est notamment le co-auteur du livre Uncharted. Journal d’un explorateur.

Starting from Scratch: Building a Teen Library Program

Starting from Scratch: Building a Teen Library Program [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sarah Ludwig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 606 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3444065


Starting from Scratch: Building a Teen Library Program by Sarah Ludwig Book Resume:

Create a successful, vibrant, and youth-centered teen services program with this practical, comprehensive guide—even when resources are limited. • Provides invaluable information that will help teen librarians successfully face the common challenges of running a YA department, such as communicating with teens, budgetary and space limitations, theft, and lack of staff support • Includes bibliographic information in each section, such as useful related works, booklists, and additional reading material

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

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Author: Blanche Woolls,David V. Loertscher
Publisher: American Library Association
File Size: 798 KB
File Format: Pdf
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The Whole School Library Handbook 2 by Blanche Woolls,David V. Loertscher Book Resume:

This new edition of an ALA bestseller remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Articles from dozens of respected authors and experts, culled from popular journals such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Journal, cover everything of interest to the contemporary school librarian, including Professional development and career guidance Information on collection development and school library resources such as books, periodicals, e-mail discussion groups, databases, websites, and more Programming, partnering, promoting, and collaborating for student success Innovative ways to use technology like social networking and e-books in service of education Tips for analyzing and strengthening ongoing programs Building and maintaining healthy relationships with stakeholders Covering a wide range of important information in one handy volume, this stimulating handbook is a must-have for every school librarian.

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1743 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2853381


Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition by Sylvia M. Vardell Book Resume:

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Index to the 1800 Census of Pennsylvania

Index to the 1800 Census of Pennsylvania [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jeanne Robey Felldin
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
File Size: 1622 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1363815


Index to the 1800 Census of Pennsylvania by Jeanne Robey Felldin Book Resume:

This is an index to the 1800 federal census of Pennsylvania, in effect an alphabetical list of the 100,000 heads of households residing in Pennsylvania at the time of the second census of the United States.

American Buffalo

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Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Random House
File Size: 1629 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5343539


American Buffalo by Steven Rinella Book Resume:

From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.” A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds—there’s only a 2 percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful—Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the West, Americans are faced with the challenge of how, and if, we can dare to share our land with a beast that is the embodiment of the American wilderness. American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a “bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china; and even to an abattoir turned fashion mecca in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, where a depressed buffalo named Black Diamond met his fate after serving as the model for the American nickel. Rinella’s erudition and exuberance, combined with his gift for storytelling, make him the perfect guide for a book that combines outdoor adventure with a quirky blend of facts and observations about history, biology, and the natural world. Both a captivating narrative and a book of environmental and historical significance, American Buffalo tells us as much about ourselves as Americans as it does about the creature who perhaps best of all embodies the American ethos.

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1679 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8500541


Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by M. Keith Booker Book Resume:

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics