Cities of the Fantastic: The Invisible Frontier, Volume 1, by Francois Schuiten and Benoit Peeters, (NBM Publishing, 2003)

A tangled bureaucracy. A young cartographer. The encroachment of new technologies and new ideas. A strange woman whose body is marked with lines that may represent a map of some sort. This is the world of Sodrovno-Voldachia, a land which … Continue reading

Babu the Buffalo, Book 1: Old Friends, by Beatrice J. Corry, illustrated by Carol Heyer (Babu Books, 2002)

This is the inaugural volume of a new series of picture books starring Babu the Water Buffalo, a young hero who gets involved in all sorts of adventures while learning about life and growing up in India. Meet Malla the … Continue reading

Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale and Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury, 2008)

In this extremely entertaining retelling of Rapunzel, the titular character is a feisty, take-no-prisoners girl who uses her extraordinarily-long braids as whips, lassos, and ropes. Together with her new friend, the roguish Jack, she sets out to battle the evil … Continue reading

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon and Schuster, 2005)

This is the long-awaited capstone to the bestselling, highly popular Spiderwick Chronicles, and is actually a replica of the book which carries much of the story’s plot. In the books, the three Grace children find their uncle’s Field Guide to … Continue reading