Thursday, August 2, 2007

Librarian: Babymouse leading the pack!

A great feature in the latest Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf newsletter, "What We're Circ'ing", gives mad props to Babymouse:

Judith A. Dubin, youth librarian at West Bloomfield Township Public Library, West Bloomfield, Mich., talks about the Babymouse series (Random House).

Babymouse has found her fans! In this graphic novel series from the sister-and-brother team of Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, cupcake loving, pink-heart-wearing Babymouse may be a cartoon character, but she faces the same daily trials and tribulations as most girls. A recent graphic novel display in our Youth Department has spurred an increase in the circulation of our graphic novel collection, with Babymouse leading the pack. Several moms (including some of our own librarians with daughters) have become fans after reading the series with their daughters. A patron even took the time to write us a note thanking us for our graphic novel collection and said, "My daughter has dyslexia and these are the only books she can read from start to finish on her own." We can't get new Babymouse titles in fast enough!

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