Tween Comic Club is a place for comic lovers ages 9-14 to discuss what they are reading each month.  Here is the latest list of the books we’ve been talking about and that our tween readers recommend!  Follow the links to check out a copy for yourself.  And don’t forget to join a Tween Comic Club meeting if you would like to learn how you can submit your own recommendations to our feature!  We typically meet on the third Tuesday of each month.  Find our next meeting on the events calendar.

The Moth Keeper by K. O’Neill

The night moths pollinate the plants that feed the people of Anya’s village.  And Anya is honored to be chosen as the next Moth Keeper, an individual who must walk alone each night to see that the moths are fed and then returned home safely.  But when Anya starts wondering what it would be like to walk in the day, she risks both the moths and the future of her village. From the author of The Tea Dragon Society.

Ms. Krysta says: “Another heartwarming story from K. O’Neill!  This one is all about personal responsibility, but also the responsibility the community owes to individuals.  When Anya’s dreams of seeing the daytime endanger the moths that help keep the village alive, her friends must choose either to condemn Anya or help her shoulder her heavy burden. Though the topics covered are serious, the story itself feels lighthearted–and the tone is matched perfectly by the beautiful illustrations, colored in dreamy blues and yellows to reflect the nighttime atmosphere.  Highly recommended for fans of The Tea Dragon trilogy.”  

Wallace the Brave by Will Henry

Spend a year with Wallace and his friends in Snug Harbor as he navigates elementary school and hangs out with his best friend Spud and new girl Amelia.

Ms. Faith says: “This was a fun new comic that I’d never heard of but, as it turns out, there are quite a few in the series. Wallace is hilarious, his friends are weird, his little brother is a wild animal, and his parents do a great job of adding even more humor to the stories. Very cute and I highly recommend it for all ages.

Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy, et al

A group of friends heads off to investigate one of the most haunted places in America, fully expecting simply to get enough footage for decent social media likes.  But when one of them becomes possessed by a demon, the group must figure out how to save their friend.

Mr. Jude says: “The art is awesome and reminded me of The Owl House.  A ghost hunting camera crew investigates a town, but one of the characters becomes possessed.  The crew goes deeper into the town’s history only to find out not everything is what it seems.”

Dog Man’s nemesis, the cat Petey, decides to clone himself for a super villain team up.  Instead, his clone becomes friends with Dog Man!  What’s a villain to do?

Skylan B. says: “It was so funny!  I loved the illustrations.”

Box: Book One by Patrick Wirbeleit

Matthew loves to build things, so when he finds a box outside his house, he thinks it is a good sign.  But, then the box starts talking!  Matthew longs to find out why, but, when he does, his parents end up frozen.  Now Box and Matthew have to team up to save Matthew’s parents.

Ms. Faith says: “This was cuter than I thought it would be when I first started reading it. The box is alive– weird! But, between the adventure, the loveable characters, the quickness of the read, and the potential for more cuteness in the future, this is a good read.” 

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