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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition (#1)

Age: 7 and Up | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: The first Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR!

Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school -- and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn't know who he is!

This special edition will include an all-new sixteen-page "Behind the Underpants" bonus section.


Available Formats:

Hardcover: $8.99

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (#9)

Age: 7 and Up | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history.

In this ninth epic novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't actually invent Captain Underpants until fourth grade, the two clever kindergartners are on their own - using their brains to beat the bully.

Hold on to your UNDERPANTS - the Captain is back!

Contributors:

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.


Available Formats:

Hardcover: $8.99

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (#10)

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: A world without UNDERPANTS?!!!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they'll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK.

Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!!

Contributors:

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $8.99

Paperback - Spanish: $4.79

The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O'Fun #2

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll wet your pants with joy when you read Dav Pilkey's All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun 2. Filled with crossword puzzles, word finds, mazes and more, this is one book o' fun that Captain Underpants fans can't do without! Learn how to draw your favorite characters, tell cheesy jokes, and even make your own silly Captain Underpants story.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $3.99

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (#2)

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: Class pranksters George and Harold have gotten themselves into a real mess this time. Their science project has a horrifying product: Talking Toilets. It's going to take a huge plunger to solve this plumbing mess. If your kid just won't pick up a book, have him try Captain Underpants and see if he changes his mind. A paperback edition of the series' second epic adventure.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $4.79

Hardcover: $6.99

Hardcover: $11.89

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People #8

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary: In their eighth epic adventure, George and Harold use the Purple Potty to travel to an alternate universe where teachers care, the library has books, and kids eat at a five-star gourmet cafeteria. Unfortunately they also encounter Evil George and Evil Harold, who transform good Mr. Krupp into Captain Blunderpants. The evil duo also steal the boys' pets, Crackers and Sulu, and hitch a ride back to George and Harold's world. They might destroy that world with Evil Sulu, the world's biggest baddest bionic hamster, but are thwarted by the arthritic avengers Boxer Boy and Great-Granny Girdle and their geezer power. Part novel, part comic book, and part Flip-o-ramaand#153; (add your own sound effects), this newest adventure will not disappoint the legions of Captain Underpants fans.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $4.79

Paperback - Spanish: $4.79

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1 #6

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary: Spark your child's reading interest with the sixth book in the best-selling series starring two imaginative 4th graders who battle evil with the help of a wedgie-powered superhero. In this installment, the boys' latest prank has snotty school brainiac Melvin Sneedly boiling mad, but when Melvin tries to retaliate by transforming himself into a bionic-powered superboy, things go from bad to boogers -- literally! Will the world be doomed to drown in disgusting nose-dribble?

Page Turners
Filled with wordplay and comic book illustrations, this book builds vocabulary and reading confidence while showcasing the merits of imagination and creativity.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $4.79

Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: George and Harold (the co-stars of the enormously popular Captain Underpants series) are in big trouble again! Their mean principal, Mr. Krupp, has had it with their comic books. But the boys aren't giving up, and they decide to create an all-new epic novel about a subject they've never tackled before!

Dr. Dilbert Dinkle started his career as an ordinary, everyday evil genius/inventor/bank robber. But when he awakens one day transformed into a walking, talking puddle of pee, he vows to destroy every toilet in town. Will the devious Dr. Dinkle and his conniving cat, Petey, ruin restrooms for the rest of us? Or could this be a job for the death-defying, dynamic duo of Super Diaper Baby and Diaper Dog?




Learning Curve
"Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.

School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.

Want to learn more about graphic novels? Check out our discussion guide here .

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $6.99

Paperback - Spanish: $4.79

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2 #7

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary: Make way for the Captain's return in Part 2 of his epic battle against the Bionic Booger Boy. In this installment, Melvin Sneedly covets the waistband warrior's superpowers for himself. Will George and Harold dream up a way to save the world from (even more) boogers or whatever other disgusting stuff they can dream up? Your child won't want to miss the seventh Captain Underpants title, packed with its trademark flip-o-rama, out-of-this-world wordplay and humor that scores with kids across the stratosphere.

Page Turners
Encouraging imagination and creativity, this book builds reading interest and confidence.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $4.79

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Age: 3-5 | Grade: Grade Pre-K
Summary: The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!

Available Formats:

Paperback: $5.59

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (# 5)

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-4
Summary: Meet Captain Underpants, the hilarious super-hero whose true identity is so secret, even he doesn't know who he is!

Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Dav Pilkey provides young readers with hilarious adventures in these outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter books. Sure to provide the most reluctant readers with hours of fun.

New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award for Fiction.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $4.79

Hardcover: $11.89

Paperback - Spanish: $4.79

The Paperboy

Age: 5-8 | Grade: Grades K-2
Summary: Every Saturday morning a paperboy and his dog get ready to leave their nice warm bed to deliver a newpaper to every house along the route they both know by heart. A timeless story, beautifully told, with evocative, award-winning paintings.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $5.59

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