Monday, September 23, 2013

It is Monday... September 23

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The Bud and I listened to the Emerald Atlas and the Fire Chronicle as audio books in the car driving back and forth to school. 
After finishing the second installment we both wanted to know when we would be able to know what happens next.

I didn't find anything official, but it seems we will be waiting some time before we find out what happens to Kate, Michael and Emma. ~sigh~ It's a common plight of series lovers, I know.

Sheer storytelling genius! An adventurous cow tells this story using only one word: Moo.

I love Bluffton and Around the World, but until this week I had never read Matt Phelan's first graphic novel The Storm in the Barn. The Book trailer emphasizes a creepy element in the story, but it is a great selection for the younger end of the spectrum of middle grade readers too.

Follow Matt Phelan on twitter: @MattPhelanDraws

Also this week I listened to the latest Kid's Comic Revolution Podcast which featured Matt Phelan talking about what it is like to be part of the Artist Alley at the ALA Annual conference.

Kid's Comics Revolution is hosted by the fabulous duo Jerzy Drozd and Dave Roman, and is one of my favorite podcasts. Click the image above to give this episode a listen.

The Bud chose this as our next audio book for the car.
So much flatulent fun, it really is a gas!


  1. Love the title of the book you are currently reading! I met Matt at ALA and had read his first graphic novel previously. So good!

    The Monster Report

  2. Oh I have to check out Moo! It looks so adorable. Kind of reminds me of the book Ball by Mary Sullivan from the way you describe it.

  3. The Storm in the Barn looks like a perfect book to feature for our current creepy theme. Will look for that one, thanks for the recommendation!