– Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan (ill.)-
Published 5 September 2023
Another must-have graphic novel to add to your school library shelves. With themes of racism and environmental conservation, this middle-grade graphic novel is relatable and inspiring and something animal-mad young teen readers will love.
– Daniel Clarke, James Clarke, Daniel Snaddon –
Published 6 June 2023
Kariba is a gorgeous middle-grade graphic novel. Based part on true story and part on ancient African mythology, Kariba is the story of Siku.
Pearl of the Sea
– Anthony Silverston, Willem Samuel, Raffaella Delle Donne –
Published 31 January 2023
Pearl of the Sea is a beautiful graphic novel that will have great appeal to a wide range of readers.
Play Like A Girl
– Misty Wilson and David Wilson –
Balzer + Bray
Published 27 September 2022
Play Like A Girl is another fantastic graphic novel memoir. My school library readers snaffle up graphic memoirs as fast as I can get them to them and I know they’ll love Play Like A Girl. I love that this memoir centres around sport and friendship.
– Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (Illustrator) –
Published 18 October 2022
Frizzy is a darling new graphic novel. It will be a must-buy for my school library and I know it will be an immediate hit with my middle grade readers. And what’s not to love about this story about embracing and celebrating what makes you unique and especially you.
Professional Learning Opportunities September 2022
I love professional learning. Being inspired by what others are doing and sharing always gives me that extra kick to keep going. Here is a list of new opportunities to learn about school libraries. I hope this list of webinars, podcasts, resources and articles has something for you.
– Faith Erin Hicks –
First Second Books
Published 16 August 2022
If you are in a school library like me, you probably can’t keep the graphic novels up to your readers. Of if you yourself are a graphic novel reader, you are no doubt looking for your next read. Ride On combines horses and friendship in this delightful middle-grade graphic novel.
Professional Learning Opportunities August 2022
What are you learning about? I’d love to hear what’s caught your interest recently. For me, it’s design learning, innovation and creativity. But, no matter what you’re learning or how you like to learn, I hope this list of webinars, podcasts, resources and articles has something for you.
Professional Learning Opportunities July 2022
It’s time for, yep you guessed it, more PD. Still addicted to professional learning? Still wanting to up skill? Still trying to improve your practice? You sound like a school librarian. And this month, I’ve got you covered with heaps of webinars, articles, podcasts and more to elevate your school library. This month, I’ve been following along on Twitter as librarians around the world travel to conferences. The links and resources below will enable you to experience awesome learning, even if you can’t travel or visit in-person events.
– Danie Stirling –
Published 19 July 2022
Another beautiful graphic novel that will delight and entrance readers. Crumbs is the story of a young seer, not sure what she should do with her unique powers, and a barista who dreams of the stage and music. They meet each day in a bakery where each delicious baked good can cast magic. But falling in love and choosing a future might be hard when their dreams each lead them in different directions.