Monday, October 31, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Bone


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  

Bone (graphic novel series)
by Jeff Smith
 Goodreads Blurb:
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert.
One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures...
Humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, side-splitting saga. Everyone who has ever left home for the first time only to find that the world outside is strange and overwhelming will love Bone.
These books are a huge hit with almost all readers ages 7 and up. My second grade daughter LOVES them. My high school students dove for them when I brought a few to class (I had to make a sign-up sheet). They're surprisingly popular, and I love it that they are such kid friendly graphic novels. I believe much of the appeal is in the odd but fun illustrations and humor. The reviews on Goodreads are very positive, too.


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 Happy Monday!

17 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

These books are HUGE in my classroom. I have at least 15 copies of the various books and they're very rarely on the shelf! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

So funny your high school students like the series too. It must be fun. Thanks for sharing.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not sure my 11 year old really liked them, but I remember them being a hit for one reluctant reader I know. I'll have to get some for my 9 yo for Christmas. :D

Creepy Query Girl said...

Huh, I love these kinds of suprising books that earn their place all on their own with kids and adults. Thanks for sharing!

salarsenッ said...

OMGosh, Shannon! Finally an MG series I can relate too! Seeing how three of my children are pretty much out of the MG scene--and have been for a few years--I often find new MGs I haven't heard of. BUT not this series. My oldest son (now 18) had every book and he loved them!

Joanne Fritz said...

We sell a TON of these at the bookstore. And I've never read one. Nice to hear they appeal to such a broad age range.

Happy Halloween!

Deb A. Marshall said...

Love these books. They are a huge hit with all my book club kids from the youngest to oldest readers...and all reading interests. It just seems to speak to all interests and needs!

Old Kitty said...

I'm laughing already at the names of the Bone cousins! LOL!! AWwwwwww how utterly adorable!! lovely!! Thanks for the info and review of this totally sweet series of books!

Take care
x

Barbara Watson said...

My son adores graphic novels. I love that even high school kids were drawn to them!

Anita said...

Where have I been? I haven't heard of these books...will seek them out. Thanks!

Julie Dao said...

These graphic novels look like so much fun! I've actually never really read one. I've been meaning to get back into middle grade reading, so I'll definitely have to add these to my to-read list.

Jennifer Rumberger said...

I hadn't heard of them either. They sound like fun!

Michael G-G said...

Bone hasn't touched down in my hideout, I mean, home yet. I'll have to ask my oldest if he's ever heard of them.

Thanks for the review, Shannon.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Cute - bones come to life. I had not heard of this series. I'll have to look for it for my little guy who should be just the right age. Thanks Shannon!

Heather said...

This sound adorable, and perfect for the season!

Myrna Foster said...

These are great books! Thanks! :o)

LynNerd said...

How cool that your high school students love these graphic novels, too! They do sound like loads of fun reading!

There's still 17 minutes left of October 31st, so it's not too late to wish you a Happy Halloween! I hope you had some spooky good fun!

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