2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Children

This is Why I LOVE Papercutz: They have a #Diverse Hero named Sanjay!

Papercutz always seems to be on the cutting edge of silliness. That’s why I love them. Here’s one more reason to love Papercutz: they have a new comic with a Southeast Asian/Indian character named Sanjay!

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Just like you I’m sure you’re worried about perpetuating stereotypes. I’m totally against stereotypes and if NickMag and Papercutz can pull this off, I will be more than happy! Let’s take a look inside as well.


Ok so from looking at the first page, not only are the authors keeping the characters authentic looking, the food seems to be authentic as well. I know I’ve had my share of yummy samosas.

I also know that kids are fussy eaters and it looks like our Sanjay and his sidekick Craig (whatever species he is) are no different.

You know what? #diversity for the win. Add this to your 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge list.


Books Children

Papercutz Presents Nancy Drew

If you’re like me, you loved Nancy Drew as a girl.  Interestingly when I visited with Lisa Scottoline recently, she also enjoyed reading Nancy Drew as a child.  There’s something about Nancy’s pluck and feminism that makes her likable. Of course, Lisa Scottoline liked Nancy because Nancy was in charge of the cool car. Whatever the reason, if you like the young detective, you might enjoy her as a graphic novel from my friends at Papercutz:

Nancy Drew

A while back we had a tea party featuring Nancy Drew and it was so much fun! This Nancy Drew, however is not for little girls. It’s a little more sophisticated!

Nancy Drew is no ordinary teen; she’s the best detective in River Heights!Nancy uses her incredible intelligence and seemingly endless knowledge to solve the mysteries that trouble her town, and her smarts are only matched by her bravery. Nancy stops at nothingto right wrongs and protect the innocent, even when she’s put in harm’s way herself. Good thing she has her loyal friends Bess, George, and Ned to help her out of someserious scrapes!

I love everything about this series.

Are you a Nancy Drew fan? What’s your fave title?



Have you heard of Rabbids by Papercutz?



Rabbids is the latest thing from my pals at Papercutz. If you like rabbits you’ll love these guys. Personally, thanks to Bunnicula and the bunny from Monty Python, I’m scared of these reckless demons but that’s just me.

You will prolly love them. Here’s why;

We don’t know where they came from. We don’t know how they got here. But we do know this: they’re here to play! Rabbids are curious little creatures that have invaded Earth, and they’re on a mission to have tons of fun. Whether it be playing with plungers or canoodling with cows, these little Rabbids love causing chaos wherever they go. When trouble is afoot, you know these furry fiends are never too far away!

Wait, is that my iPhone cord they’re wrapped up in?


Ninjago. Because I secretly Want to be a Ninja.

Ok so maybe it’s no secret that I want to be a ninja. I mean, who doesn’t want to sneak up on the bad guys and exterminate them?


NINJAGO: Comet Crisis

If your kiddos are all things LEGO here’s a graphic novel just for them from my pals at Papercutz!

Set between episodes of the TV series, it tells the untold story of what happened to the team after they were stranded on a comet by Cryptor. Let’s just say that not everything was what it seemed!

I love getting the backstory, don’t you? It feels like part of the IN crowd!

What’s your fave LEGO character?


Got Boys? LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA #1: “High Risk” is HERE!

If you’ve got boys at home then you’ve undoubtedly heard of CHIMA! I’ve snuck into their world and brought back a few advanced copies of their latest book. I hope you enjoy this sneaky peeky of



LEGO Legends of Chima #1: High Risk!



LEGO Legends of Chima #1: High Risk!

Whaddaya think? Pretty neat, huh?

Many thanks to my friends at Papercutz. Check out their website for more fun and for Pete’s sake, tell them PammyPam sent ya!


Books Feature Friday

Feature Friday Clubhouse Thea Stilton Revenge of the Lizard Club

 Feature Friday clubhouse

INTRO: Fridays are special days around here because it’s the day we get to share our friends with you and who doesn’t like to make new friends?  Welcome to our Feature Friday Clubhouse, a place where we share guest posts, interviews, mini reviews and other fun bits from our friends!


As we all learned in their first graphic novel adventure, the Thea Sisters are a really smart bunch; not only are they the best and brightest of Thea Stilton’s journalism students at Mouseford Academy, but they’re also tough problem-solvers who super-sleuth their way to fixing serious ecological messes. While the second volume of the new THEA STILTON graphic novel series opens with an ordinary competition for class president, it quickly snowballs into something a lot more dangerous! A ghostly ship, seals covered in a sticky pink ooze, and a mysterious bicycle accident all provide clues to a mystery that may determine the fate of Whale Island forever. THEA STILTON chapter books have sold over 6,000,000 copies worldwide to date, and Papercutz, the comics publisher for kids, is thrilled to keep the craze going in these beautifully illustrated graphic novel mysteries.

Here is a sneak peak inside . . .


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Now that you have had a little taste, I am sure you will want to check out the whole book. Go get it and enjoy!

Thanks for popping by to visit; see you next time!




Books Feature Friday Young Adult

Star Doll by Papercutz

New York, NY — Fans of Stardoll, the online social gaming phenomenon with more than 200,000,000 members worldwide, will have a new way to dive into their virtual world this Fall. Stardoll has inked a deal with Papercutz, the industry’s leading children’s graphic novel publisher, to publish an ongoing series of books featuring five best friends trying to make it in the fashion world. Much like Stardoll’s real-life members, the stars of the series are budding young fashion moguls with big dreams of success and a flair for creative expression.  
“We are excited about our partnership with Papercutz and expanding the Stardoll brand through their creative graphic novels,” said Carla Masters, Stardoll Head of Licensing.
The Stardoll community is all about fame, fashion, and friends, and bringing this credo to life in a story required a formidable imagination and a good deal of fashion sense. Papercutz called on veteran comics illustrator and designer JayJay Jackson to tell the tale, and Jackson created a rich backstory that mixes teen high school drama with mysterious paranormal elements. The five girls at the center of the series have unique secret powers that counterpoint their latent creative talents.   
“When Papercutz asked me to come up with a concept for graphic novels based on the beautiful and fun Stardoll fashion web site I couldn’t have been more excited,” Jackson said. “I set out to create a place like ours, but with some twists, and to come up with characters that have a mythical, supernatural edge who, nonetheless, live mostly normal lives. Now I can spend every day in the magical and fantastic world of the STARDOLL graphic novels; I only hope readers will have as much fun hanging out there as I do.”

STARDOLL #1: “Secrets & Dreams,” the first full-color 64-page graphic novel, releases on September 17, followed by STARDOLL #2: “The Secret of the Star Jewel” on December 17. The tween-targeted series will continue with four new volumes each year.    
Popular with reluctant readers and gifted readers alike, Papercutz graphic novels cover a wide range of genres, reading levels, and favorite characters including The Smurfs, LEGO® NINJAGO, Geronimo Stilton, Nancy Drew, and many more. Papercutz is proud to be the largest standalone publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels, with books available at all major retailers, bookstores, and comic book stores, and e-books available on comiXology and all e-reader devices.
Stardoll is a fun-filled social game for teen girls and young women, who love fashion, shopping, decorating, creativity and making new friends from around the world. +200 million MeDoll avatars have been created to date with two new players joining every second, making Stardoll the largest online dress up games for girls in the world! The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in US and UK. It is backed by two of the world’s top venture capital firms: Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures.
Books Children

Benny Breakiron #1 The Red Taxis (Papercutz)

Here’s another great story from PaperCutz; if you loved The Smurfs and Peyo, you’ll love Benny Breakiron.

In this new ongoing graphic novel series, Benny works hard to right wrongs, rescue his friends, and run the bad guys out of town with the help of his super-speed, super-strength, and a purity of purpose that sometimes only kids can display. Peyo’s cartooning mastery is at its peak here, with action, mystery, humor, and heartstrings all expertly balanced in his timeless, whimsical lines.

Here’s a sneaky peeky!

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Thea Stilton #1: The Secret of Whale Island

I’ve said it before and I’ll run the risk of repeating myself: I lurve me some Papercutz! They always have the best graphic novels that tap into what kids (and big grown up kids) want to read.  Their latest is no different.  I’m loving Thea Stilton #1: The Secret of Whale Island because it involves environmentally friendly activities: the mice are trying to save the world for polluters.  Who doesn’t love that? Think Carl Hiassen’s Hoot meets Wonderwoman.  Sorta.

Anyway, I have a treat for you, here’s a sneaky peaky at the new book.

You’re welcome.







This a great story folks, I’ll be waiting for you on dry land to solve this problem!

Reviews Young Adult

Graphic Novels Make Great Gifts!

Can you say graphic novels make great gifts 5 times? Let me hear you…

Wow that was great!

And d’you know why graphic novels make great gifts? Cuz they do!

Graphic novels are great because they encourage non readers to try a book (less intimidating than a traditional book), they’re fun, and graphic novel updates of your fave novel are another way to keep the story going!

So, if you’re like me and you love Power Rangers, check out the new Power Rangers novel, Terrible Toys. Here’s a sneaky peaky inside:


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Pretty fun, huh? You can buy these fun novels anywhere; my friends at Papercutz  sell them as well as at local independent bookstore.

I’m going to speak to my friend Jesse at Papercutz and see if I can become part of the Power Rangers, maybe as Plaid Ranger: Defender of the Written Word.