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.

Disney Frozen and Frozen 2: The Story of the Movies in Comics by Alessandro Ferrari and Massimiliano Narciso 

The official retellings of Disney’s movies Frozen and Frozen II.  Discover anew the story of Elsa’s wintry powers and why she was born with them.

Creative Sky says: “I love this comic because the colors and drawings are beautiful. It has a great storyline and is exactly like the movie. Plus it also includes the first movie Frozen.”

Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

Tyler has been hanging out with Emmie and the art crowd more, but his basketball friends are making fun of him.  Meanwhile, Emmie, who is still crushing on Tyler, is wondering whether his friends think she is cool enough to be with him.  Should she change her look and ditch her old friends?  Why can’t middle school ever be easy?  Book five in the Emmie & Friends series.

Ms. Krysta says: “Terri Libenson expertly captures the trials and tribulations of the middle school experience once again.  Tyler loves basketball and art, but sometimes it seems like his friends and family only want him to think about sports.  He will need to reflect on what he values in life, and whether he is ready to announce to everyone that he’s more than just a basketball guy.  Libenson’s sense of humor, as well as her sensitivity to what it feels like to be growing up and finding one’s self, shine through in this latest installment in the Emmie & Friends series.”

White Bird by R. J. Palacio

In this graphic novel from the author of Wonder, Julian’s Grandmère tells the story of her youth growing up in Nazi-occupied France.

Ms. Faith says: “This is an excellent book that shouts a reminder that when we forget the past we are doomed to repeat it. Beautifully illustrated, White Bird tells a fictional story of a real time in history full of tragedy and heartbreak,while urging us to take a stand for what we believe in. But, don’t stop when the story is over, please. There are many pages of back-matter that should be read and taken very seriously.”

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds & Pablo Leon

Miles is still getting used to the whole being Spider-Man thing, and he is finding it difficult to juggle school, friends, and family along with his secret identity.  Then a classmate’s dad goes missing.  Can Miles help his new friend find her dad, support his family’s fundraiser for Puerto Rico, and turn in his art project on time?

Ms. Krysta says: Miles Morales: Shock Waves is the perfect introduction to Brooklyn’s new Spider-Man.  A fast-paced plot, bold illustrations, and plenty of humor blend to create a story readers will not want to put down.  The best part?  The ending leaves room for a sequel.”

Bolivar by Sean Rubin

No one notices that Bolivar is a T-rex in New York City.  No one except his neighbor.  Then a parking ticket sends Bolivar on an exciting adventure through the city.  Is it time to let all his neighbors see who he truly is?

Ms. Faith says:Bolivar is a super cute graphic novel about a dinosaur who lives in NYC and goes unnoticed until his curious little neighbor starts to make a big deal about him. Bolivar’s life turns into mayhem until that same peculiar neighbor helps to save the day…and his reputation. A very cute story with amazing illustrations.”

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Born on Eventide, Morrigan Crow is blamed for all local misfortunes and doomed to die on her eleventh birthday.  But when the hour of her death approaches, Morrigan finds herself in the magical city of Nevemoor.  The catch?  She can only stay in Nevermoor if she joins the elite Wundrous Society.  And to do that, she will first need to pass four dangerous trials.  The first prose novel in Jessica Townsend’s Nevemoor series.

The Doctor says:The Trials of Morrigan Crow is about a girl named Morrigan Crow. She is destined to die on her next birthday due to a curse. She doesn’t die, however, instead escaping death by going with a mysterious man into the magical hidden city of Nevermoor. The Trials of Morrigan Crow is great if you like fantasy, excellent worldbuilding, and just a bit of mystery and suspense. “

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