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NewsPrints

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: A gorgeous, provocative debut graphic novel about the power of friendship and finding the courage to be one's true self.

Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever.

But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at the Bugle find out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about. And when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves . . . and to save each other.
Contributors:

Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic Saint for Rent, and NewsPrints is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds, and coffee-flavored ice cream. Visit Ru online at ruemxu.com and on Twitter at @ruemxu.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $9.09

Surrounded by Sharks

Age: 9-12 | Grade: Grades 4-7
Summary: A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series.

He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that No Swimming sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water -- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It's just a matter of time...

This open-ocean adventure by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop will make readers think twice before taking a dip in the water.

Contributor:

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at michaelnorthrop.net.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $6.39

NewsPrints

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: A gorgeous, provocative debut graphic novel about the power of friendship and finding the courage to be one's true self.

Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever.

But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at the Bugle find out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about. And when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves . . . and to save each other.
Contributors:

Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic Saint for Rent, and NewsPrints is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds, and coffee-flavored ice cream. Visit Ru online at ruemxu.com and on Twitter at @ruemxu.

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $17.49

Cleopatra in Space #3: Secret of the Time Tablets

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: The third action-packed book in Mike Maihack's graphic novel series featuring a young Cleopatra and her adventures in the far, REALLY far future!

Cleo and her friends journey from Yasiro Academy to the city of Hykosis, where some of the most notorious thieves and assassins live. They're in search of information about the time tablets that could determine Cleo's fate -- whether she wants them to or not. But the group is separated when Xaius Octavian's fleet attacks their ship, and Cleo and Akila are on their own until they run into an old nemesis. Will Cleo find the information she needs and get out of Hykosis alive?

Contributor:

A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, Mike Maihack spends his time drawing pictures of cats, superheroes, space girls, and just about anything else he can think of that might involve a ray gun or two. He is the creator of the Cleopatra in Space series. Book One: Target Practice was an ALA Great Graphic Novel for Teens and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family. Visit him online at mikemaihack.com.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $10.39

Hardcover: $16.09

Cleopatra in Space #3: Secret of the Time Tablets

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: The third action-packed book in Mike Maihack's graphic novel series featuring a young Cleopatra and her adventures in the far, REALLY far future!

Cleo and her friends journey from Yasiro Academy to the city of Hykosis, where some of the most notorious thieves and assassins live. They're in search of information about the time tablets that could determine Cleo's fate -- whether she wants them to or not. But the group is separated when Xaius Octavian's fleet attacks their ship, and Cleo and Akila are on their own until they run into an old nemesis. Will Cleo find the information she needs and get out of Hykosis alive?

Contributor:

A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, Mike Maihack spends his time drawing pictures of cats, superheroes, space girls, and just about anything else he can think of that might involve a ray gun or two. He is the creator of the Cleopatra in Space series. Book One: Target Practice was an ALA Great Graphic Novel for Teens and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family. Visit him online at mikemaihack.com.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $10.39

Hardcover: $16.09

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