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Unshelved strip for 5/3/2015

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a cat who secretly loves to dance, a gigantic, evil beard, exploring abandoned and restricted places, the early days of rap and hip hop, a wandering samurai who takes on the Red Scorpion Gang, and how to be a pro cyclist on the cheap.

A cry for help

Let Kids Read What They Want

We are almost halfway through our Kickstarter for The Best Book. We now have over 250 backers who have pledged almost $8400. That is a very respectable number, but unfortunately it's way below the $40,000 we need. At this point this project is in jeopardy.

It's this simple: if you like Unshelved we're sure you'll love The Best Book. It is very funny, a laugh-out-loud read for adults and children alike. And we're sparing no expense to make sure it is a treat for the eyes. Once you've read and enjoyed it, you can pass it on to your local library, or to your kid's teacher, or to that nice couple down the street who are already showing signs of being a little too bossy about what their children read.

We hope you'll find it in you to pledge to The Best Book today.

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a teen who disappears for five years, hosting the Olympics and the world cup, a young with hearing loss who imagines herself as a superhero, zombie parents with a live baby, Ivy League education, lessons from classroom filmstrips, a young man sent back to the time of the Aztecs, and a vampire cook with a sweet tooth.

Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Our sponsor this week is Dial Books, publisher of Roller Girl by Victoria Jameson. "For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby."

Free Book Expo America VIP Passes

BEA

We still have free VIP passes to BEA 2015 for librarians and library employees who qualify.

This year BEA runs from May 27 - 29 at the Javitz Center in Manhattan. It's a fabulous, fun chance to get a bunch of free books, learn about more, and meet your favorite authors. You can even watch Bill and I create a comic strip live if you'd like.

Here are complete details.

Just email me from your work email address and tell me how you qualify. Be sure to include your name and title along with your library's name, address, and phone and fax numbers. If you do something cool like reviewing books, be sure to let me know that, too.

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Our next appearances

Apr 12 Austin, TX
Austin Public Library
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Apr 14-17 Austin, TX
Texas Library Association conference
Booth 2152 (Gene & Bill)

Apr 18 DeSoto, TX
Best Southwest Book Festival
3pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Apr 24 Omaha, NE
Omaha Public Library staff
Talk (Gene & Bill)

May 24 Surprise, AZ Surprise Public LIbrary 2pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

May 29 New York, NY
Book Expo America
10am Room 1E14 See You In The Funny Pages (Gene & Bill)

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