OK, guys. For March, something completely different from anything we’ve ever done in TMC Guys Read. We’re going to read graphic novels. But we can’t just read one, because it only takes a day or two to read one. So we’re going to read as many as we can.
Here’s how it will work:
- There are graphic novels a lot of places. Mrs. B has a bunch in the library. The public library has a great collection. And I’ve got a whole bunch I’ve been hiding away all year.
- Check one out from our library or the public library the normal way.
- If you want to check out one from me, just write down the title and your name on the check-out sheet.
- Check it off when you return it.
- Write it down on your tracking sheet so you remember what you’ve read
- Pick another one.
Here are a bunch of graphic novelists that I have in Room 3, their books, and their websites:
- Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Lunch Lady – www.studiojjk.com
- Dan Santat – Sidekicks – www.dantat.com
- Jeff Smith – Bone – www.boneville.com
- George O’Connor – The Olympians – http://olympiansrule.com/
- Shaun Tan – The Arrival – http://www.shauntan.net/
- Matthew Loux – Salt Water Taffy – http://www.saltwatertaffycomic.com/
- Raina Telgemeier – Smile – http://goraina.com/
- Jennifer and Matt Holm – Squish and Babymouse – http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/babymouse/homepage.htm
- M Eaton III – Flying Beaver Brothers – http://www.maxwelleaton.com/
- Doug TenNapel – Ghostopolis, Bad Island – http://tennapel.com/
- Kazu Kibuishi – Amulet – http://boltcity.com/
- Aaron Reiner – The Unsinkable Walker Bean – http://aaronrenier.com/
- David Peterson – Mouse Guard – http://www.mouseguard.net/
- Jimmy Gownley – Amelia Rules! – http://ameliarules.com/
Plus, I found this sweet video with Eric Wight, George O’Connor, and Jarrett Krosoczka about making graphic novels. There are some slow parts, but there are some really cool parts, too!
Here’s another video, with Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Jeff Smith. You can skip the intro, but the Q&A is pretty great.
Have fun with this month, guys! Feel free to keep us updated in the comments section on the books you’ve read!
Meeting: Thursday, March 29, 6:30-7:30 pm