Pashmina - Nidhi Chanani

Staff Pick

Priyanka Das is torn between two worlds: the complicated social sphere of her American high school and the India of her family history and imagination. Pri can only dream of glamorous India—the samosas, Diwali celebrations and colorful saris—based on fragments of family stories. That is, until she finds an enchanted Pashmina (First Second, $16.99 PB/$21.99 HB) that will change her perspective. As her world grows larger and her horizons expand, she finds unexpected answers to long-standing questions. Graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani shows that self-discovery can be difficult, and sometimes even painful, no matter where you are. Ages 11-14.


Pashmina By Nidhi Chanani Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626720879
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation - Gareth Hinds

Staff Pick

Edgar Allen Poe’s poems and stories are appreciated for their strange darkness and quiet melancholy. In Poe (Candlewick, $22) Gareth Hinds uses the graphic novel format to vivify the eerie images evoked by Poe’s chilling, lyrical prose. The result is a rich and poetic visual accompaniment to Poe’s best-known work, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Raven.” Both long-time admirers and new fans of Poe and will appreciate Hinds’s signature watercolor-and-ink illustrations of these classics. Ages 13 and up.


Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds By Gareth Hinds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763695095
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 1st, 2017

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea - Ben Clanton

Staff Pick

Meet Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (Tundra, $12.99 HB/$7.99 PB) as he and new best bud Jelly deliver a promising start to a new series of graphic novels for beginning readers. While the happy-go-lucky-whale and the slightly cynical jellyfish each doubt that the other really exists—you’d probably think you were imagining things, too, if you’d never seen a narwhal before!— it’s not long before they develop a true and lasting friendship. Each mini-chapter in Ben Clanton’s adorably zany adventure is a story unto itself; book lovers young and old will especially appreciate the cleverness of the final tale, in which Narwhal shows Jelly that all you need to make a bunch of blank pages into the best book ever is a little bit of imagination. Ages 6-9.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) By Ben Clanton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101918265
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2016