Mama Librarian (aka Maggi Idzikowski), one of our Round I panelists for Graphic Novels this year, has a fun and unique ratings system for the books she reviews on her site. Not only does she look at Illustrations and Personages, but she moves beyond those to consider Wordsmithing, Mesmerizitude, and just plain Awesomeness.
One of our Cybils-nominated titles that got a pretty respectable Awesomeness score is Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians. This is the second in Krosoczka's (type that three times fast!) Lunch Lady series, and follows Lunch Lady and her loyal sidekicks in their quest to foil some dastardly librarians. Obviously they do not represent ALL librarian-kind, since Mama Librarian herself gave the book a thumbs-up:
Click here for the full review.There's plenty of POW, SMACK and WHAMMO, but also some creative plotting and fun dialogue. Lunch Lady's whimsical, food-inspired epithets add a dash of spice -- pun definitely intended.