Love the LUMBERJANES? Check these out next…

…if you are looking for more action-packed, fantasy comic series.

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Princeless: 1 Save Yourself 
Jeremy Whitley
J FIC WHITLEY

Like the Lumberjanes, this comic is funny and action-packed!   Not your average Princess, Adrienne has been locked in a tower by her father and doesn’t have time to sit around and be rescued. With the help of Sparky, her dragon she takes matters into her own hands and saves herself!

 

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Dream Jumper: Book One, Nightmare Escape 
Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom
J FIC GRUNBERG

 Ben has an amazing power, he can jump into other people’s dreams.  So when his classmates including his crush are mysteriously trapped in their own nightmares, he is the only one that can save them.  This series is fun and exciting with bright colorful illustrations

 

…more witches, monsters, dragons and terrifying creatures!

 

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Camp Midnight
Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein
J FIC SEAGLE

If you like dark humor and scary stories you will love Camp Midnight.  It tells the story of Skye, a girl whose step-mother ships her off to the wrong summer camp–a summer camp for monsters!

 

 

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Hereville:  How Mirka Got Her Sword
Barry Deutsch
J FIC DEUTSCH

This unique and offbeat comic is about Mirka, a courageous and strong 11 year old girl growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community, who dreams of slaying dragons.  But first, she needs a sword.  This is the first  in a series, you can red more about Hereville in How Mirka Met a Meteorite and How Mirka Caught a Fish.

 

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The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird Junior Edition
David Borgenicht
J 001.9 B

Looking for practical advice about how to survive a Mars landing, fight a werewolf, deal with a Bigfoot sighting, outwit a leprechaun, prepare for time travel, and more?  More than just survival skills, this book is also filled with historical and scientific facts and jokes too.

 

… to learn more about the real-life women mentioned in LUMBERJANES who shaped history.

“Where the Phillis Wheatley were you?” 

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Hang A Thousand Trees With Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley 
Anne Rinaldi
FIC RINALDI 

Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753 in West Africa.  She was a slave and a poet who became America’s first published African-American female.  This compelling fictionalized biography portrays Wheatley’s short and not very happy life in colonial Boston and her struggles with fame. This is a tragic tale, beautifully written and researched.

 

“Oh my Bessie Coleman!”bessie-coleman

Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions and Record-setting Journeys
Karen Bush Gibson
ebook

Sure you have heard of Amelia Earhart, but what about Bessie Coleman, the the first African American female pilot?  Read more about her and other amazing women aviators who overcame prejudice during a time when women were not even accepted into flight school!

 

 

“For the love of Mary Anning!”

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Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning
Laurence Anholt
J B ANNING A

Mary Anning was only 11 years old when she became world famous for discovering an Ichthyosaurus skeleton.  In this picture book you will earn about her childhood in England, her love of fossil hunting, and how she became a scientist and local hero.

 

“For the love of Sister Rosetta Tharpe!”

“Despite not being a household name today, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.  Her flamboyance, skill, and showmanship on the newly electrified guitar played a vital role in the conception of Rock & Roll as a genre of music.”   Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll watch the film on PBS

 

“Holy Mae Jemison!”

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Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-breaking Adventures
Karen Bush Gibson
629.45 G

NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space in 1992.  (She is also an engineer, a doctor and a dancer!)  In this book, you will find biographies of 22 other fascinating women aviators from around the world.

 

“Good Juliette Gordon Low!”

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Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing The Amazing All-true Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great
Shana Corey
J B LOW C

A picture book biography of the Juliet “Daisy” Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts over 100 years ago.  Learn more about Low’s philosophy, the original Girl Scouts manual  and how she helped others explore and expand their horizons.

 

 

….more feminists who changed the world.

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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines From Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
Michelle Roehm McCann
902.72 M

Brief biographies and illustrations of outstanding women who have done remarkable things when they were teenagers or younger!

 

 

 

 

References:

Bird, Elizabeth. (2010). Hereville: How Mika got her sword by Barry Deutsch. School Library Journal.  Retrieved from http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2010/08/14/review-of-the-day-hereville-by-barry-deutsch/#_ 

Brickley, M.  (2016).  Princeless: Save yourself ! Deluxe edition by Jeremy White, SLJ review.  School Library Journal.  Retrieved from: http://www.slj.com/2016/05/reviews/books/princeless-save-yourself-deluxe-edition-by-jeremy-whitley-slj-review/#_ 

Girls who rocked the world: Heroines from Joan of arc to Mother Teresa.  A Mighty Girl.  Retrieved from http://www.amightygirl.com/girls-who-rocked-the-world

Jonker, T. (2012). Nonfiction monday! Here come the girl scouts! by Shana Corey. Reyrieved from http://100scopenotes.com/2012/01/09/nonfiction-monday-here-come-the-girl-scouts-by-shana-corey/ 

Kirkus.  (1996). Hang a thousand trees with ribbons: the story of Phillis Wheatley. Retrieved from https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ann-rinaldi/hang-a-thousand-trees-with-ribbons/ 

Kirkus. (2016). Nightmare escape.  Retrieved from: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/greg-grunberg/nightmare-escape/ 

Kirkus. (2014).  Women in space 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures.  Retrieved from https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/karen-bush-gibson/women-in-space/

Marcotte, John. (2015) A cheat sheet for the real-life women featured in lumberjanes comic series. Retrieved from http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/a-cheat-sheet-for-the-real-life-women-featured-in-lumberjanes-comic-series/ 

Owens, P. A. (2013). Women aviators: 26 stories of pioneer flights, daring missions and record-setting journeys.  School Library Journal,  59 (7), p 116.

Stonesifer, C. (2016). Camp midnight review: Don’t look under your bunk.  Retrieved from https://comicsverse.com/camp-midnight-review-dont-look-bunk/

 

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