For Graphic Novels, A New Frontier: Teenange Girls by George Gene Gustines from The New York Times. Don't miss this article, which among other news of note mentions: "The first Minx graphic novel will be 'The P.L.A.I.N. Janes,' written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jim Rugg."
I had the honor of taking a sneak peek at Cecil's book at NCTE/ALAN, and as a girl who's been loving graphic novels since they were still called "comic books" (age five, actually), I strongly encourage checking out this one.
Read a Cynsations interview with Cecil on Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005) and another on Queen of Cool (Candlewick, 2006).
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Thanks to the Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley for today's successful Santa Knows (Dutton, 2006) storytime and signing. Celebrity sightings included author Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrator Don Tate (interview).