New Children’s Books for Summer Reading 2017

The OISE Library has some new children’s books including graphic novels that are sure to make a great addition to your summer reading.

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, Andy Warner, 2016

In Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, comic artist, Andy Warner has compiled illustrated histories of commonly used objects. Through humorous and entertaining illustrations, Warner presents the fascinating histories of objects including toothbrushes, canned fruit, and Post-it Notes. This graphic novel organizes objects by where they are found around the home and in our daily lives. Warner brings objects to life by revealing their histories, and also shines light on how the introduction of objects has impacted the lives of those who used them.

Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes, Robin Ha, 2016

Learn how to cook Korean food at home with this colourful and easy to follow illustrated graphic novel cookbook. Illustrator and author, Robin Ha presents sixty traditional (and some not-so-traditional) recipes in a humorous and highly informative style. The prologue to each section includes insights on Korean culture. Each recipe is presented on one to three pages. Recipes include Easy Kimchi (Makkimchi), Sweet Potato Noodles (Japchae), and Korean Burgers (Kimchi Galbi Burger). Jal meokkesseumnida! (Bon apetít!)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea!, Ben Clanton, 2016

When an outgoing, happy narwhal befriends a serious, cynical jellyfish, the ocean is suddenly filled with many possibilities. Through their new friendship, Narwhal and Jellyfish discover what they share in common, such as eating waffles, having parties, and seeking out new adventures. This graphic novel is authored and illustrated by Ben Clanton, and contains three short stories that focus on the values of friendship and working together. Through their shared adventures, Jellyfish discovers the joys that come from using one’s imagination.

Over the Ocean, Tarō Gomi, 2016

In this illustrated book, originally published in 1979, a young girl looks into the horizon and imagines what lies in the ocean and beyond. Author and illustrator, Tarō Gomi invites readers to wonder about the familiar, and not so familiar things and people that lie in far away places.

Underground, Shane W. Evans, 2015

Underground introduces young readers to the experience of the estimated thirty thousand people who travelled the Underground Railroad to escape slavery during the 1800s. Author, Shane W. Evans uses dramatic illustrations with few words to convey the risks taken by brave women and men to find freedom.

You can find these books and other new additions to the library’s collections on the “New Arrivals” shelf, located near the reference desk on the ground floor of the OISE Library.

About Marcos Armstrong

Graduate Student Library Assistant at OISE Library | Master of Information 2017, University of Toronto
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