On the 1st of April 2022, our newest book subscription club is launching...
The Graphic Owl Club is coming your way, and I am so excited! We have been anticipating this day for months. As with all Be Curious Book Subscriptions, we focus on books you don't find everywhere, sourced from around the world.
As this is our launch month, I will reveal to you the two graphic novels we have selected for this subscription so you can see for yourself how fabulous it is.
Why graphic novels, I hear you ask? Graphic novels will improve your child's reading skills as any other book would, and they are fantastic choices for reading outside the classroom. Graphic novels have come a long way. They often have complex plot lines and characters. They are engaging and can support kids through the text. They are usually a prefered genre of reluctant readers or those getting used to chapter book format. Pictures allow for that extra context and clarification for stories they may otherwise not wholly understand. Lastly, they are fun!
So without further ado, here are this month's Graphic Owl Club selections.
We are starting the Graphic Owl Club subscription with a BANG (read that in comic format with an explosion drawn around it)
Our new release graphic novel is Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Teny Issakhanian.
This is the latest book from Marjorie Liu, a New York Times bestselling author. It has just been released in the USA and will be arriving in mainstream Australian bookstores in June. Wingbearer has earnt a starred review from both Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. It is also a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Zuli is extraordinary—she just doesn't realise it yet. Raised by mystical bird spirits in the Great Tree branches, she's never ventured beyond this safe haven. She's never had to until now.
When a sinister force threatens the life-giving magic of the tree, Zuli, along with her guardian owl, Frowly, must get to the root of it. So begins an adventure bigger than anything Zuli could've ever imagined—one that will bring her, along with some newfound friends, face-to-face with an ancient dragon, the so-called Witch-Queen, and most surprisingly, her true identity.
This captivating middle-grade graphic novel, the first of a series, is perfect for fans of the Amulet books and the Wings of Fire series.
Our second book for the Graphic Owl Club is City Of Dragons: The Awakening Storm by Jaimal Yogis and Vivian Truong. This is also the first book in a brand new series by Scholastic and will be available in the Australian market later this year.
When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mum and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school. But when a mysterious old woman gifts her a dragon egg during a field trip, Grace discovers that the wonderful stories of dragons she heard when she was a young girl might actually be real—especially when the egg hatches overnight. The dragon has immense powers that Grace has yet to understand. Dangerous forces become interested in the dragon's power and it is up to Grace and her friends to stop them.
Both of these books are for an audience of eight years old and above. All our subscriptions come gift-wrapped and with extra treats because we believe reading should be presented as a gift.
What do you think? Are you as excited about these books as we are?
Stocks are limited for this month's subscription so get in quick