Welcome to Funny Friday, kicking off a long holiday weekend in the USA and the Ultimate Blog Challenge (31 posts in 31 days!) all in one fell swoop!
Sneak peak at titles rumored to be on board for future Fun Fridays: The Red Blazer Girls in The Ring of Rocamadour and also The Vanishing Violin, crafty fun At Home With Handmade Books, and a little undead versus living battle in graphic novel Ghostopolis.
Be sure that you've asked your local library or indie bookstore for these recent BooksYALove fun favorites (click title for full recommendation):
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, by Dave Roman - school in space, dinosaur racing, spies = a graphic novel series with a great future!
I Love Him to Pieces (My Boyfriend is a Monster #1), by Evonne Tsang; art by Janina Gorrissen - Baseball, egg-babies, flirting, and a zombie plague! This graphic novel is set in St. Petersburg (be careful on your way to the beach this weekend!) and is first in a series.
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier - yes, you can live through braces, junior high, and high school to come out smiling on the other side! Autobiographical graphic novel with heart.
Cinderella: Ninja Warrior, by Maureen McGowan - choose-your-own-adventure meets fairy tale in this kicking twist on the classic (ninjas! magic! secrets! the worst evil stepmother ever!); first in series.
Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis - mix the straightlaced traditions of Regency England with some irrepressible magic and you'll find Kat in the middle of it, trying to 'save' her siblings from their unhappy futures. Spunky Kat also has to deal with a stick-tight magic mirror, a too-proper stepmother, and a daring bandit on the woods road...
Fish, by Gregory Mone - Pirates, treasure-hunters stealing from pirates, maps and puzzles, and a pirate-to-be who refuses to fight anyone! Such a cast of characters, such a prize - if they can keep it!
Have a fun Friday, and happy reading!