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The Imitation Game by Jim Ottaviani

I saw this book reviewed somewhere online and immediately requested it from our library. I’m intrigued by Alan Turing and wanted to learn more about him.

Subtitle: Alan Turing Decoded

Illustrator: Leland Purvis

Published: 2016

Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography

Length: 234 pages

Setting: England, early to mid-1900s

Summary: Short version: A biography of Alan Turing’s life Continue reading

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Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale

This was one of the graphic novels on the CommonSense Media list of recommended graphic novels. I was looking for something we hadn’t read that I could borrow from the library.

Published: 2019

Genre: science fiction graphic novel

Length: 128 pages

Setting: a random town, present day

Summary: Short version: A group of kids have to save the town from out of control replicators Continue reading

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Battling Boy by Paul Pope

It’s been a while since we’ve read any graphic novels, so I checked out Common Sense’s list of recommended graphic novels for any we hadn’t read that our library had. This was probably one of the first I came across that fit both characteristics.

Colors: Hilary Sycamore

Published: 2013

Genre: fantasy graphic novel

Length: 202 pages

Setting: mostly the city of Arcopolis on a multiverse Earth

Summary: Short version: Battling Boy heads to Arcopolis to fight monsters during his rambling Continue reading

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Compass South by Hope Larson

We were at a different library than our usual one, so I thought I’d scan through their collection of graphic novels and see if they had anything interesting. This was one of the few we hadn’t read.

Illustrator: Rebecca Mock

Published: 2016

Genre: middle grade historical fiction graphic novel

Length: 224 pages

Setting: 1860, Manhattan, Isthmus of Panama, and sailing around Cape Horn

Summary: Short version: Twin orphans get on the wrong side of a gang Continue reading

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Saints by Gene Luen Yang

This is the companion book to Boxers which the family read recently.

Published: 2013

Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy

Length: 170 pages

Setting: China during the Boxer Rebellion, around 1900

Summary: Short version: Boxers told from the point of view of a Christian girl Continue reading

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Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks

I saw this reviewed somewhere on the web and immediately requested it from my library as being perfect from Miss Adventure. And, once it’s in the house, Mr. Curiosity and I will read pretty much any graphic novel.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade science fiction graphic novel

Length: 229 pages

Font: Gargle and Fontspring

Setting: Wilnick Station, in the backwoods of space, far future

Summary: Short version: Hijinks of two tween girls on a space station Continue reading

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Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

This is one of the few graphic novels for older kids listed on this CommonSense post. It’s been a while since we’ve read a graphic novel, so I requested this from the library.

Colors by: Lark Pien

Published: 2013

Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy graphic novel

Length: 325 pages

Setting: Northern Shan-tung Province and Peking, China, 1894-1900

Summary: Short version: The disruption of Westerners on Chinese society in the late 1800s Continue reading

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