Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Create Your Own Superhero!

Here are a few links I came across in my listserv reading:

www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Super-Hero
www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine2/heromachine2.asp
www.cpbintegrated.com/theherofactory
http://marvel.com/create_your_own_superhero


These books are order as of last week:

FICTION:
The Ring - Bobbie Pyron (Mardie saves herself in a boxing ring)
Waiting for You - Susane Colasanti (Marisa wants to live a normal teen life...)
In Ecstasy - Kate McCaffrey (Just say no)
The Intruders - Olive Peart LOCAL AUTHOR!!
Sweet Little Lies - Lauren Conrad (An L.A. Candy novel)
Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan (Sequel to Forest of Hands and Teeth)
Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson Seuqel to Suite Scarlett)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)
For Keeps - Natasha Friend (A mother-daughter relationship complicated by dad's reappearance)
Movers & Fakers - Lisi Harrison (An Alphas novel)
Center Field - Robert Lipsyte (Mike just wants to get to the pros)
For the Win - Cory Doctorow (The vicious future world of virtual game playing)
The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell (Carrie the teen)
Lies: a Gone novel - Michael Grant
Runaway - Meg Cabot (Airhead #3)
Borderline - Allan Stratton ( a Muslim father and son)
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys - Scott William Carter
Nothing - Janne Teller (Horror)
Every Little Thing in the World - Nina De Gramont (Sydney goes to wilderness camp - pregnant)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead - Julie Anne Peters (Bullied relentlessly, Daelyn decides to end it all)
Raven Rise - DJ McHale
Wizard Heir, Warrior Heir, Dragon Heir - Cinda Williams Chima

NONFICTION:
Ghosts of War: the true story of a 19-year old GI - Ryan Smithson (in Iraq)
Rough Guide to Anime - Simon Richmond
Rock 'n Roll Soldier - Dean Ellis Kohler (Starting a band in Viet Nam)
Bite of the Mango - Mariatu Kamara (A victim of Sierra Leone's civil war)
From Boneshakers to Choppers - Lisa Smedman

GRAPHIC NOVELS:
The Good Neighbors 2: Kith - Holly Black
DC vs. Marvel Comics - Ron Marz
Ultimate X-men: fire and brimstone - Mark Millar
Batman Tales of the Demon - Dennis O'Neil
Ultimate X-men: the ultimate collection
Light Brigade - Peter J. Tomasi (WW II)
Love Attack #7 - Seino Shizuru
Tyranny - Lesley Fairfield (Eating disorders)
Foiled - Jane Yolen
The Unwritten #1: Tommy Taylor and the bogis identity - Mike Carey
Batman: King Tut's Tomb - Nunzio Defillippis
Superman: Braniac - Geoff Johns

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