Enter the Raina Telgemeier Draw Your Own Graphic Novel Contest for a chance to win a Skype visit with Raina Telgemeier, the author of Sisters, Smile, Drama, and her newest book Ghosts!
Raina Telgemeier announced her next book titled Ghosts coming out in September, 2016.
Eleven-year-old Catrina and her family are moving to the small coastal town of Bahía de la Luna because her younger sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends, but she tries not to complain because she knows Maya will benefit from the clean, cool air that blows in from the sea. As the girls settle in, they learn there’s something a little spooky about their new town . . .
Sounds good, right? Take a sneak peek inside Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier!
If you loved The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, then prepare yourself for another amazing book by Brian Selznick: The Marvels. Brian Selznick visited Scholastic today to tell us about the book and I learned some interesting facts.
The Marvels includes elements of theater, London, and a real house that has been turned into a museum. He actually lived in London for a few months while he was researching this book. It took him an ENTIRE YEAR to draw all the pictures once he got home from London!
I don’t want to give away too much about the story, but there is a tragedy in it based on a true story, and Selznick literally, actually started to cry today when he was talking about it!
Sonja, STACKS Staffer
New El Deafo Book Trailer!
Have you seen STACKS Writer En-Szu’s awesome video for El Deafo by Cece Bell? If you love hilarious graphic novels about unusual superheroes, watch this video!
Tell us what you think in the Comments! Are you already a fan of El Deafo?
Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Sisters (for ages 8-12): a new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier
When she was young, Raina was so excited to become a big sister. She couldn’t wait to have a sibling to play with! She hoped it would be like having a built-in friend who would never have to go home before dinnertime. But when Amara was born, Raina found having a sibling wasn’t quite what she expected. She was a cute baby, but she cried a lot.
Now that Raina is starting middle school, she can hardly get a minute of privacy at home, especially because she’s crammed into one bedroom with her younger sister and her younger brother Will. To keep the peace between Raina and Amara, Mom and Dad decide to do some room rearranging. Raina will get her own room, and Will and Amara will share the big bedroom. Mom and Dad will move to a sofa bed in the living room.
Will these two sisters finally figure out how to get along?
UPDATE: Raina Telgemeier has a new book coming out soon. Take a sneak peek at Ghosts!
Join the discussion and meet other fans of this book in the Reading Buzz Message Board!
Marisa, STACKS Intern
Raina Telgemeier Smile Exclusive
Smile is the true story of how Raina tripped and fell, severely injuring her two front teeth in sixth grade. What follows is a frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth to fix it! But, life doesn’t stop in the meantime. . . Raina still has to deal with middle school, a major earthquake, friend drama, and boys. Read the full review here.
There is one thing Raina left out of the book. . . Novocaine. But, now you can see that right here in Raina Telgemeier’s exclusive comic strip:
UPDATE: Also see Raina Telgemeier’s newest book, Drama.
—Carly H., STACKS Staffer
Copyright 2010 Raina Telgemeier
Missile Mouse Sneak Peek and Writing Prompt
If you read Flight Explorer, then you already know Missile Mouse, who made his graphic novel debut in that book. This new book Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher by Jake Parker is entirely devoted to the adventures of Missile Mouse.
Missile Mouse, secret agent for the Galactic Security Agency, is a risk taker and a rule breaker, which is why he’s in hot water at GSA headquarters. Then RIP, the Rogue Imperium of Planets, kidnaps a scientist who knows about the Star Crusher, a doomsday machine capable of destroying the entire universe. . . Time to let loose the mouse!
Take a look at this sneak peek from the book, and read on for today’s Writing Prompt:
In this panel from the book, Missile Mouse has gotten into a spot of trouble. He’s surrounded by those dangerous looking ant creatures but he can’t kill them because they’re endangered species! How is he going to get out of this situation? Write what you think happens next.
Leave your answers in the Comments.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer