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Younger readers, seeing older children reading “Dog Man” and Raina Telgemeier’s books, also want comics. Here’s a look at some new and upcoming graphic novels for early readers, ages four to eight. The boom in mid-level graphic novels had two consequences that coincided perfectly: publishers were urged to expand the category to reach young readers, …

ROBERT Donald “Bob” Couttie, a well-known British writer, director, actor, journalist, producer, radio playwright and fervent campaigner for the return of the controversial Balangiga Bells in December 2018, has died after a short illness in Balangiga, in the East Samar on Tuesday September 21, 2021. He was 71 years old. Couttie, who was born in …

Director Chris Columbus returns to the children’s fantasy genre with a live-action series based on his House of Secrets books. The Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone director co-wrote the House of Secrets fantastic college book series with the late Ned Vizzini. Now Columbus is teaming up with its 26th Street Pictures partners Michael Barnathan …

It’s the birthday of author Stephen King, the man who gave most of us nightmares with murderous clown Pennywise, evil nurse Annie de Misery, and several other memorable characters (and possibly be terrifying) from his books. For those of us who spent our childhood devouring his novels, the Castle Rock series was a welcome gift. …

Novelist and screenwriter Max Allan Collins has unveiled his next project. The author of Road to Perdition (the basis of the 2002 film) will return with Fancy Anders Goes to War, a World War II mystery with a very famous murder victim at its center. Fancy Anders Goes to War features the titular investigator struggling …

Percival Everett has one of the best faces of poker in contemporary American literature. Author of twenty-two novels, he excels in the flawless execution of extraordinary vanities. “If I can have you believe it, then this is a fair game,” he once said of his books, which range from elliptical thriller to heartbreaking farce; their …

First published SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 Updated 5 hours ago ReadingRoom A South Auckland detective on his writing career I spend my days as a Police detective in south Auckland; I don’t feel the need to write about it too. My books are a variety of action thrillers, spy thrillers, post-apocalyptic thrillers… you get the picture. …

Who is Coldhands? This is one of the many questions that fans of George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire novels are still waiting to learn the answer. Game Of Thrones, the HBO series based on the Ice and Fire books, revealed that his version of the character was actually Benjen Stark, but Martin …

FILE – In this archive photo from Sunday 10 October 2010, Damon Galgut with his book “In a Strange Room” attends a photocall on the stage of the Royal Festival Hal in London. Novels that explore historical injustices, the nature of consciousness and the dizzying impact of the Internet are among the six finalists for …

To-Review’s tottering tower is at risk of falling again and destroying the city, so let’s bring out some graphic novels to relieve the pressure. Theme of the day: books that are out of the ordinary, even according to my criteria. Gareth Brookes story / art; SelfMadeHero (192 pages, $ 20.99) Extract from the description: “Taking …