Q&A with Dan Jolley and Jacques Khouri, Creators of Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

We’re thrilled to introduce author Dan Jolley and cartoonist Jacques Khouri, the brilliant team behind the middle-grade graphic novel Mega-Dogs of New Kansas! This story follows Sienna Barlow as she struggles to connect with the other kids on a strange, faraway planet. She feels most at home while riding around on top of her mega-dog, Gus. So when an official threatens the mega-dog program, Sienna Barlow sneaks away with Gus and begins an adventure across New Kansas.

To get to know Dan and Jacques better, we’ve asked them about their start in the comic business and their approach to projects!

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Librarian Prep Post for December

Leaves are falling off the trees, the air is crisp, and sweater season is in full swing. With winter right around the corner and the snow soon to fall, it’s high time for us to give you all the books you need to survive the ice. Grab a cup of cocoa, curl up by the fire, and check out our booklists and reader advisory for December!

December

December hosts Christmas, Hanukkah, Hour of Code, Red Apple Day, Monkey Day, Wright Brothers Day, Thank You Note Day, Cookie Day, and International Mountain Day.

Christmas Book List
Hanukkah Book List
Hour of Code Book List
Eat a Red Apple Day Book List
Monkey Day Book List
Wright Brothers Day Book List
Thank You Note Day
Cookie Day Book List
International Mountain Day Book List

See more Librarian Prep booklists, and other great content, here.

5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Kao Kalia Yang

We begin our tour of the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction with Kao Kalia Yang. Her most recent picture book, The Most Beautiful Thing, draws from her childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee and offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love. Read on to find out how important storytelling is to sharing the truth of nonfiction, and learn more about Narrative Nonfiction.

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