– The Great Library Card Collection
A 15-year-old boy in Suisun City, California has amassed over 3,000 library cards from all 50 states in the US as well as 74 countries. However, he has only managed to scan in library cards from Northern California, Southern California and Western United States. Not too sure if he has one from MPOW.
– No more ginger beer as Famous Five updated
The good old days of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five have been changed forever. They drink ginger beer when they meet up or eat cream buns. They have moved on to pizzas and mobile phones. Even the make-up of the Famous Five have been updated to fit the more contemporary look of our world now with a more international cast of characters. Even te storyline has been updated to the more current issues such as pirate DVD operations.
– Teachers are using comics, now called ‘graphic novels’, to captivate reluctant readers
If you think graphic novels are just full of superheroes, then think again. There are now graphic novels of every subject including the complete works of Shakespeare as well as many other classics. Even in MPOW the demand for our graphic novels far out-stripped supply. But I guess we need to bring in more than just superhero-related ones. One of my personal favorites is the Bone series by Jeff Smith. I’ve got the 1000-page tome of the entire Bone series that was released a couple of years back though I’ve also got the single issue ones when it was re-published by Image Comics.
(via Library Stuff)
– Bookhunter by shigabooks
A webcomic about Bookhunters searching for a priceless book that was stolen from the Oakland Public Library in the year 1973. Very interesting storyline!