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Raina Telgemeier

Biography

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels SMILE, DRAMA and SISTERS, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Raina Telgemeier

Books by Raina Telgemeier

by Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Graphic Novel

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake --- and her own.

Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier - Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Friendship, Graphic Novel
Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her artwork and The Baby-sitters Club than her homework, feels like she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, gets straight As and even takes college-level courses! But when something unexpected happens to the most beloved person in their family, will the sisters be able to put aside their differences?
Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier. - Children's, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends -- Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC -- and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club!

written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Graphic Novel

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up --- cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls --- you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

by Raina Telgemeier - Children's, Graphic Novel

Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dan Santat, and Raina Telgemeier - Anthology, Art, Children's, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Wowza! Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further --- do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic creators are right here in this handy-dandy hilarious book! This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject --- RECESS!

by Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and Jake Parker

The colors pop and the artwork sings throughout the seven stories featured in EXPLORER: THE LOST ISLANDS, the second anthology from editor Kazu Kibuishi (the creator behind the wonderful Amulet series). Kibuishi’s AMULET is known for these eye-grabbing splashes, which take full advantage of the spectrum of four-color creativity that comics allows, so it’s no surprise to see them on display here as well.

by Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 10+

Callie decides to throw herself wholeheartedly in helping to stage Moon Over Mississippi, a musical, at her school. Her boy-crazy nature gets a boost when two cute twin brothers named Justin and Jesse show an interest in the play and in her --- albeit in different ways.

written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier - Graphic Novel
by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Graphic Novel

Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her art than her grades, feels she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, makes straight As, and even takes college-level courses. But when something terrible happens to their grandmother, Mimi, the two sisters discover they're more alike than they originally thought.

by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

When The Baby-Sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school cafeteria, figure out how to make new friends and deal with her overprotective father. But the worst happens when she finds herself in a baby-sitting emergency and can't turn to her friends for help. Will Mary Anne solve her problems and save The Baby-sitters Club from falling apart?