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 Curie Society by Janet Harvey, et al

Simone, Taj, and Maya are recruited into the secret Curie Society, a group founded by Marie Curie and dedicated to supporting women in the sciences. Soon they are on top-secret missions, but they will need to learn to work together to be successful.

Skylan B. says: “I liked how the story is mainly about girls in science. I wish there were more fiction books like that. The art is very graphic and I liked how the three protagonists didn’t get along that much, but then their friendship started to grow. There is also a cool glossary and a map in the back.”

Do a Powerbomb by Daniel Warren Johnson

Lona’s mother Yua died in the wrestling ring. But Lona has heard there is a way to resurrect her. So she teams up with Cobrasun, the man who accidentally killed Yua, to join the Deathlyfe wrestling tournament and, hopefully, win the grand prize: her mother.

Mr. Jude says: “Hands down one of the best comics I have ever read. The art is almost animated. You can feel each impact and every dramatic moment. The daughter of the Japanese wrestling champion must enter a Mortal Kombat-style tournament to bring her mom back to life.”

Unfamiliar by Haley Newsome

Kitchen witch Planchette finds out her new house is haunted, and must team up with some of the local witches to exorcize the ghosts.

Victoria S. says:Unfamiliar is about a girl who gets a haunted house on discount. When she first moves into the house, it seems okay on the outside. But when she moves into the house, it has a lot of ghosts. She looks around for herself and in the town she finds a bunch of misfits to help her.”

Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friends by Francine Pascal, et al

Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield have always done everything together. But middle school threatens to tear them apart. Elizabeth wants to write for the school newspaper, while Jessica is more concerned about gossip and boys–and joining the popular girls in the Unicorn Club. Can the two find their separate identities, but remain friends?

Ms. Krysta says: “Fans of the Baby-Sitters Club series will fall in love with this new graphic novel series adapted from the popular Sweet Valley books. Twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield bring all the familiar drama as they navigate entering middle school and finding their separate identities. Readers will be on the edges of the seats as they await answers to important questions such as whether the girls in the popular Unicorn Club will ever get their comeuppance, or if Bruce Patman will ever ask Jessica out. Nostalgic for older readers and fun for new ones!”

A Man & His Cat, Vol. 1 by Umi Sakurai

No one wants the cat at the pet store, even as the price keeps dropping. Then a widower comes in. Could the two find a home with each other?

Ms. Faith says: “This was such a nice story and a shorter series (only 11 for now) that I may actually continue with. This story is about so much more than a super cute, grateful cat. It’s also about a very kind man who likely has a past that is worth exploring in future books. In any case, the man and his cat make an adorable, happy pair that was fun to read about and worth continuing in this series.”

Wings of Fire, Book Three: The Hidden Kingdom (The Graphic Novel) by Tui T. Sutherland and Mike Holmes

Glory might not be destined to be a hero, but she resents being called a “lazy RainWing” and is determined to prove that the RainWings care about Pyrrhia and the war, too. So she is devastated to find a bunch of RainWings who do not even care that other RainWings are going missing. But Glory can’t sit around and do nothing, and the RainWings might be forced to choose sides in the war as a result.

Iz Beachwood says: “This book is Glory-ous. The illustrations are perfect. The lighting in the book is almost like a real sunny day. The tsunami of colors unlocks more to each of the dragon’s personalities.” 

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