Thursday, February 26, 2009


From the Editor

My group of fourth graders seem much more interested in trade paperbacks and graphic novels than pamphlet-style comic books. I really don’t know why that is and I haven’t run into that trend before, but I find it very interesting.

In other news, I had two boys from another fourth grade class ask to borrow some comics today. One of the boys has asked before. Because of the school-wide spelling bee, I was sort of subbing in their room today so I agreed. The one boy pounded through the first volume of Mail Order Ninja and asked for another. He loved it. The other boy read one of the Star Wars Clone Wars trades. Despite the changes (and those strange days always wreak havoc in the classroom, these two boys read furiously, as if their very happiness depended on it. I love it when literature affects students.

Here is the list of books that came in this week:
  1. Batman: The Brave and the Bold #2
  2. The Dark Tower: Treachery #6 (of 6)
  3. The Man in the Iron Mask
  4. Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #45
  5. Sonic Universe #1
  6. Usagi Yojimbo #118

1 comment:

ELK said...

I think the pamphlet comics are just too short. The story ends too fast.
I finally started ordering comics from my school library and it's not that they don't circulate, but they're not as interested in borrowing the 1 item, when they can get a TP...