Category: Graphic Novel

What We’re Reading – Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

 

Hilo: The Boy who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

Graphic Novel series for middle grade readers (I’m guessing ages 6-12 interest level, 9+ reading level)

 

Robots! Robots that look like kids! A robot that crashes to earth and learns to burp! And then fights intergalactic robot powers with two human kids and a robot sister and a magical cat warrior! Seriously, there is nothing not to like about this series, unless you’re not into fantasy-adventure punctuated with burp jokes. If you’re not into those things, probably this is not the mini-book-review site for you, because my kid and I love mild rudeness, unexpected magic, and drama.  My reluctant-reading rising 2nd grade kiddo does all the sound effects, and is learning to recognize Hilo’s catchphrase (“Outstanding!”), so we call it a team reading effort.  Highly recommend, and don’t think you’ll get away with just having book 1. We absolutely tore through the 6 book series!

Cover of Hilo the boy who crashed to earth by Judd Winick

 

What I’m Reading – Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh

Graphic Novel (FOR ADULTS / older teens) – Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh

Just a warning – this one’s probably not for the little ones, as it’s about drunken mermaids with foul mouths. It’s hands down the funniest book I’ve read this year, and if you know me personally, you’ll know that irreverent potty-mouths are kind of… on brand.  Add it to powerful femmes with magic making bad decisions but making it work anyway, ride-or-die besties (I’m a Scorpio, I dig loyalty) and the beach? Oh, am I here for it.  This book is bright. It’s queer (great for Pride Month!) It will make you laugh, and want to give your bestie a hug.