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    Comic Books for Kids

    I'm still old-fashioned enough to read most comics in hard copy, but some of these might also be available in digital. As always, reading choice depends on the child's interests and sensitivity levels. Some general suggestions: Dogman series, by Dav Pilkey Babymouse series, by Jennifer L...
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    Comic books for 10-year-olds

    Okay, just did a quick walk-though of our J Room graphic novel collection. Let's start with these: Avatar the Last Airbender has three or four follow-up series that take place immediately following the animated series' end. It of course helps if you've seen the show. The Amulet series by...
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    Comic books for 10-year-olds

    I would ask that person what the reader's interests are. Superheroes? Fantasy? Talking animals? General slice of life stories? Historical fiction? Non-fiction? The number and range of graphic novels has exploded in the last 15 years, so there's someone for everyone. I'm not a work at...
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    Captain Marvel

    Finally saw this last month, and while I don't think it was the best superhero movie I've seen, it was certainly not the worst. I liked it enough to own a copy, and to watch a sequel when it comes out. I particularly appreciated the fact that Carol Danvers avoided most of the "are you sure I'm...
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    Social Thread: Invigorating your insides

    I'm still at the same job at the same library, but after almost 20 years, I have a new (much larger) office. With windows and everything. Much of the shelf space (and there is a LOT) is taken up by the Children's Room holiday book collection, as well as various puzzles and other items for...
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    Captain Marvel

    I remember Carol Danvers before she was promoted to captain. :) Back then she was Ms. Marvel (the black leotard, red sash, black boots costume). Now that she's Captain Marvel, there's a new Ms. Marvel, and if you haven't read any of that title, I recommend it. But yes, Captain Marvel is on...
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Despite not getting some of the references (I didn't read Spider-man Noir, and I don't remember... Spider-Ham, was it?), I had no trouble following the movie, and really enjoyed it. I'm now inclined to pick up some of the Spider-Gwen GNs for my library's collection. So, yes, it was a fun...
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    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (New 52)

    I enjoyed the first year on Green Lantern and GL: New Guardians, but I agree the sense of direction seems off now. I think I'm the only person reading this book who's not impressed with the newest Green Lantern, mainly because I think he's just made the Sector 2814 GL's an official cliché: all...
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    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (New 52)

    It looked as though the two rings merged before going off in search of a new Lantern. One of the theories I've seen around the 'Net is that the rings are now looking for replacements who have personalities similar to the previous owners'. The fact that this particular ring keeps emitting...
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    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (New 52)

    I thought Issue #9 felt rushed, despite being a lot of exposition without action. It was awfully easy to destroy the Indigo Lantern battery, and doing so seemed like a really frivolous and wasteful thing to do, after all the time and energy everyone spent recruiting members. And after all that...
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    Modern American Fantasy Suggestions

    If you can get your hands on copies, Mercedes Lackey did two urban fantasy series: The SERRA-ted Edge series and the Diana Tregarde books. The SERRA-ted edge books deal with modern-day elves who race cars (there's an actual reason behind all this), and includes the titles Born to Run, Wheels...
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    Houde's Ultimate Baby Advice Thread

    And both mother and baby are doing all right?
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    Houde's Ultimate Baby Advice Thread

    It's been my observation that any couple expecting a new baby needs handouts. Especially if it's a first child. Seriously, send stuff. You're welcome, Houde. I hope everything goes smoothly. And just as an aside: given my first Driver Education lesson (which was also the first time I'd...
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    Houde's Ultimate Baby Advice Thread

    I've never had children, and I don't really start working with youngsters until they're around three years old, so the baby phase is still a mystery to me. The best I can do for you right now is send or recommend some books. If your mailing address hasn't changed, I might be able to ship you...
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    Comic shop

    Repeated for emphasis. I have to confess, though, it's been years since I felt unwanted in a comic shop. My two local shops treat their female customers well (one is owned by a woman, and the other is frequented by the owner's girlfriend, so that may have something to do with it), but even the...
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