WHITMAN COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
“Pet” by Akwaeke Emezi
In a future society, not so different from ours, everyone agrees that all the monstrous have been eliminated. But then a creature emerges from a painting, a hunter from another world in search of a real monster.
Rainbow Rowell’s “Wayward Son: 2 by Simon Snow”
Simon Snow thought his adventurous days were over. So how exactly did he end up in a vintage convertible traveling cross country with his friends? Along the way, they encounter various monsters and get very, very lost. Simon and his friends will they find their way and survive this new adventure?
“The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street” by Lauren Oliver
Cordelia Clay and her father rescue and rehabilitate remarkable creatures around a fantastic Boston at the end of the 19th century. However, they must keep this mission a secret from those who seek to harm the creatures they rescue. One day Cordelia wakes up to find her father and most of their monstrous charges are gone. Now she must find out what happened to her father, deciphering cryptic clues with the help of her friend Gregory, Iggy the Firecracker, a baby dragon and a zombie puppy.
“The Secret Garden, a Graphic Novel” adapted by Mariah Marsden and illustrated by Hanna Luechtefeld
It takes courage to tailor perfection into something completely unique and compelling. The charismatic, dreamy-style graphics are not only aesthetically appealing but also capture the personalities of these beloved characters with a fresh take on them. Whether it’s your first time reading the story of “The Secret Garden” or a chance to fall in love with this classic again. it’s an amazing adaptation that nailed perfection. It is so important to recognize the door that opens for some readers when classics are adapted to graphic novels and that quality rather than quantity is the foundation of these versions, where illustrations are the main scene and the text is reduced. .
“Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Kittycat Club” based on the novel by Ann M. Martin and adapted by Katy Farina as a graphic novel
The “Baby-Sitters” books, both the originals and the graphic novels, are popular books and eBooks and the most recent addition to this series is the “Baby-Sitters Little Sister” graphic novels. In this fourth book, Karen wants to be like her older sister-in-law, Kristy, so she starts a cat-sitting club. Karen learns life lessons about friendship, leadership, conflict resolution and kindness. Sometimes the club you dream of first isn’t the one you need the most.
“Magic Tree House, the Graphic Novel: Dinosaurs Before Dark” by Mary Pope Osborne
Adapted as a graphic novel by Jenny Laird with illustrations by Kelly and Nichole Matthews. “The Magic Treehouse” books have attracted readers since their debut in 1992 and as the series grows, so have adventures and new readers. Now the very first book in the series has been adapted into a graphic novel, bringing action-packed learning, exploration, and magic into a new kind of engagement. Graphic novels are the gateway to reading for so many early readers. This series has introduced mystery, history and adventure to young readers for almost 20 years and we are delighted to see them now join our section of graphic novels.