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Friday, January 22, 2016

Comics Squad: Lunch Blog Tour


I'm so excited to have the Comics Squad: Lunch Blog Tour stopping by today! Each tour stop will be featuring a panel excerpt one of the comics in the book...

Comics Squad #2: Lunch
Jan. 26, 2016
Random House BFYR
WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE LAUGHTER AND POSSIBLE SILLINESS.
Don’t miss COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! an all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics that includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s (and, let’s be honest, every adult’s!) favorite time of the day—lunch!

This book has a dream team of bestselling authors and timeless series, including Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son and Jedi Academy), Jennifer Holm (three-time Newbery Honor winner and author of Babymouse), Jarrett Krosoczka (two-time Children’s Choice Award winner for Lunch Lady), and The Peanuts, along  with Cece Bell (Newbery Honor and Eisner Award–winning author of El Deafo), Nathan Hale (Eisner Illustrator of the Year nominee for Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack), Matthew Holm (Eisner Award winner and illustrator of Babymouse), Jason Shiga (author of Meanwhile and Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Cecil Castelucci and Sara Varon (author and illustrator of Odd Duck).

Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose? Look no further than COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! Lunchtime can be fun, wild, terrifying, yummy, or downright disgusting. And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! is the second installment of the Comics Squad series. The first book in the series, COMICS SQUAD: RECESS! Quickly garnered acclaim among kids, parents, librarians, and educators, and was praised as “lively, upbeat, and all-around-awesome” in a starred review from Kirkus. Fans of COMICS SQUAD: RECESS will devour COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH!


Praise for Comics Squad: Lunch

“A second helping of tasty treats.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Comics Squad: Recess
Publishers Weekly starred review, April 28, 2014:“The orange two-color artwork lets the artists’ distinctive styles shine; readers can only hope more such collaborations are on the way.”

Kirkus starred review, June 1, 2014:More fun than the playground at recess!

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, September 2014:
A terrific introduction to the styles of [the] individual creators, inviting [graphic novel] newbies to wander through in search of a series that hits their own comic sweet spot.

Panel Excerpt from Lunch Bomb by Nathan Hale



Comics Squad: Lunch Blog Tour Schedule
January 18: Curling Up With A Good Book, Panel from Cecil Castellucci/Sarah Varon
January 19: As They Grow Up, Panel from Jarrett Krosoczka
January 20: The Reading Nook Reviews, Panel from Cece Bell
January 21: Kid Lit Frenzy, Panel from Jason Shiga
January 22Word Spelunking, Panel from Nathan Hale
January 23Mel's Shelves, Panel from Jennifer L. Holm/Matthew Holm
January 24Imagination Soup, Panel from Jeffrey Brown





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