Lumberjanes #1 - The Series Every Girl Needs in Her Backpack! ~ What'cha Reading?

Lumberjanes #1 – The Series Every Girl Needs in Her Backpack!


Man, if I went to a summer camp as cool as the one in Lumberjanes, I’d have never complained. There are cool girls, a tattooed camp director, and supernatural craziness in the woods. That beats the heck out of eating questionable lunch meat and reading under a cafeteria table fort so no one would bother me.

Lumberjanes #1 - The Series Every Girl Needs in Her Backpack!


Lumberjanes, from BOOM!’s Boom! Box imprint, introduces us to five campers: Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley. They’re best friends who stick together, whether that means fighting crazy attack foxes together or explaining why they’ve broken 8 camp rules to the director. The camp director is completely cool, tattooed, and appears to be hiding something – or maybe just waiting to disclose it to the right campers.

Most of this issue was setup, so I can’t wait for the next issue. This is a great book for all ages, but middle-grade girls will get the most out of it. Yes, it’s very “girl power” and “friendship to the max”, as I’ve heard it described, but that’s PERFECT for the 8-12 age group, as is Noelle Stevenson’s fun, friendly art. And you know, the “girl power” and “extreme friendship” vibe absolutely speaks to me and my crew of geek girls – you know who you are, ladies.

Bottom line – I think this book has great potential, and I’m adding it to my pull list. If you have a daughter, make sure she gets a copy. If you have a son, make sure he gets a copy, too. It’s just that much fun. 4 out of 5 stars, because I want to see where this goes.

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Lumberjanes #1 (of 8)
Writer: Stevenson, Noelle
Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Cover Artist: Stevenson, Noelle
On Sale April 09, 2014
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: FEB141071
Price: $3.99
UPC: 84428400378000111

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.


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