Author Archives: Amy

WEEK 2. Comics Club – realistic comics + depicting movement

We are back for Week 2 of Comics Club! This spring, I am leading an after-school Comics Club for 4th and 5th grade students as well as sharing book recommendations and comics creation activities here. I hope that Comics Club will … Continue reading

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WEEK 1. Comics Club – humorous comics + creating cartoon characters

As I mentioned last week, I am leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students. (Last week, I wrote about why it’s valuable to encourage kids to read comics.) While I’m at it, I thought I would quickly … Continue reading

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Comics Club: Why encourage kids to read and create comics?

I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I’m very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Delightful Children’s Books. For the in-person version … Continue reading

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New! Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty offers readers a peak into the life of a wonderful jazz musician by the same name. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years and had the pleasure of hearing Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews play back when … Continue reading

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New! Emmanuel’s Dream

In Ghana, West Africa, a baby boy was born: Two bright eyes blinked in the light, two healthy lungs let out a powerful cry, two tiny fists opened and closed, but only one strong leg kicked. So begins Emmanuel’s Dream, … Continue reading

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New! Bird and Squirrel on Ice (+ A Few Questions for James Burks)

Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks is the perfect graphic novel to put in the hands of kids who think they don’t enjoy reading. This graphic novel has fast-paced action, humor and irresistible characters. While Bird & Squirrel on Ice is the … Continue reading

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2015: The Year of the Comic

The annual American Library Association (ALA) book awards were doled out yesterday, and, for those of you who missed the award show, the big winner was…. comics! For the first time, a comic — El Deafo by Cece Bell — garnered … Continue reading

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