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Luther Strode: The Complete Series

May appeal to some readers, but this collected edition is is only recommended for libraries that don’t already have the series’ individual issues. Otherwise, librarians looking to bolster their adult graphic novels collections should seek out alternatives to this title.


This title will succeed in both YA and adult graphic novel collections and will be a welcome addition to collections holding Schwab’s other works.

Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques: Mastering the Enchanting Art of Carving, Turning, and Scrolling Wands

This book is a useful reference for a somewhat niche craft. Recommended for any library serving a community where woodworking or cosplaying are particularly popular.

It’s Your Funeral! Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime—Before It’s Too Late

Benjamin’s humorous tone makes the dark subject matter more palatable; her book pairs well with Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. Given the popularity of the “death-positive” movement, this title is recommended for any library’s nonfiction collection, especially where “Death Cafe” programming is offered.

Emotional Robots: A Question of Existence

This graphic novel is structured like a children’s picture book, which complements the genre well. The illustrations are simple in execution, but full of hidden gems which heighten the overall comedy significantly. The tone is a hybrid of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by John Oliver, and Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof, by Aaron Ximm. It tackles primarily political topics and contains mature content; it would be great for any adult graphic novel collection.

Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Manual

Recommended as a robust addition to any Maker space reference or general craft collection.

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