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Gary's Garden

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: Gary's Garden is a hilariously bizarre comic that's sure to get you laughing out loud with its goofy characters and silly situations!

Delve deep into the undergrowth and meet the ridiculous residents of Gary's backyard. It's full of the silliest creatures you'll ever meet. The worms think they're caterpillars, the caterpillars think they're acrobats, the spiders are conducting orchestras, the birds are raiding the house for snacks, and the squirrel's lost his nuts! And that's not even half of it!

Contributors:

Gary Northfield draws comic strips for several publications, including National Geographic Kids and The Phoenix. He is also the writer and illustrator of The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs! and Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! Gary's Garden is his David Fickling Books/Scholastic debut. Gary lives in the United Kingdom. You can visit him online at garynorthfield.com.

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Paperback: $6.39

Comics Squad: Recess!

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: 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! With popular characters from Babymouse and Lunch Lady and brand-new soon-to-be favorite characters from superstars including Dav Pilkey! Raina Telgemeier! Gene Yang! and many more! Comics Squad also features Pizza Monsters! Secret ninja clubs! Aliens! Talking desserts! Dinozilla! Death-defying escapes! Bad guys! Good guys! Medium guys! Superheroes! Bullies! Mean girls! Epic battles! True love! Outlandish schemes! Evil plans! Fun! Jokes! Terrible puns! And other surprises that will tickle your funny bone!

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Paperback: $6.39

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.

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Paperback: $10.39

Hardcover: $16.09

Bunny vs. Monkey

Age: 7-10 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: A classic tale of good versus evil in a zany, over-the-top comic that will have readers of all ages laughing out loud!

A team of scientists has sent a monkey into space! And good thing, too, because he's a mean, selfish, noisy, bullying little fur-bag. But...all does not go well with the flight, and Monkey's spaceship barely clears the first hilltop before crash-landing in a peaceful forest. Monkey decides this is a new world and claims it for his own. And his first decree is that all other animals should be banished! What follows is a series of hilarious, off-the-wall interactions between Monkey and the other forest animals.

Contributor:

Jamie studied art, but it was just an excuse to practice drawing animals with googly eyes. He drew lots of comics and eventually started doing actual books. His favorite things to draw are cats, skulls, pigs, and cakes (these are also his favorite things in life). His least favorite things to draw are cars, soccer cleats, horses, and bats (these are also his least favorite things in life. Except horses. And bats). Jamie lives in Kent, England. You can visit him online at www.fumboo.com.

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Paperback: $6.39

Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: Mal is a super kid genius and Chad is a talking dog, but no one knows it. What’s it like to be so extraordinary and yet so invisible? Not even Megan, Mal’s secret crush, has any idea that Mal is anything more than a dork. Fortunately, Mal and Chad are best friends with a penchant for adventure . . . even if the time-traveling does get them grounded by Mal’s mom.

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Paperback: $7.99

Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: It's one, two, three strikes, you're out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge!

Here come the Cream Puffs! Nate and his baseball team, saddled with the most embarrassing moniker in Little League history, want to show the world they’re not just a bunch of cupcakes. But it won’t be easy. Their opponents mock them. The local sports section misprints Nate’s name—THREE TIMES. And now, on the day of the big game, illness and injuries have the team facing a crushing defeat . . . unless the unlikeliest Cream Puff of all can come in from the bullpen and save the day.

With a softhearted pitcher who channels his inner panda, a vengeful girlfriend who swings for the fences, and a healthy dose of Nate Wright mojo, the Cream Puffs just might have what it takes to stage an epic comeback. So grab a glove, smear on some eyeblack, and get in the game. You don’t want to miss a single moment of Revenge of the Cream Puffs!

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Paperback: $7.99

Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: Two heads are better than one, except when they're crashing into each other! But that won't prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun.

Nate Wright is a wisecracking 11-year-old who knows he's destined for greatness. The star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip that made its debut in 1991, Nate's a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate's winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.

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Paperback: $7.99

Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: There's never a dull moment with Nate Wright in the picture. Whether getting caught playing table football in the library or raiding the teachers' lounge, Nate's antics are always hilarious and detention worthy!

Sixth grade can be a tension convention for Nate Wright. His baseball team’s just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he’s on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina’s personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a CAT. Yup, Nate’s up to his ears in stress. Luckily, the perfect remedy is close at hand: an empty plastic soda bottle. All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head — thunka, thunka, thunka -- and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs. Godfrey, and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away. Who knew an empty bottle could be so therapeutic? There’s only one stress-buster that’s better: reading Big Nate comics! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this latest collection, Thunka, Thunka, Thunka.

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Paperback: $7.99

Amulet #7: Firelight

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: The unforgettable seventh installment of Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series!Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood--knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.

Contributors:

Kazu Kibuishi is the #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated creator of the Amulet series, and of a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. He is also the cover illustrator of the fifteenth anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $9.09

Hardcover: $17.49

Big Nate's Greatest Hits

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: The more Big Nate, the better! Readers will have their fill of Nate's wisecracks and school day shenanigans in this giant collection of hilarious comic strips.

Big Nate's Greatest Hits collects three bestselling e-book only collections--Big Nate Makes a Splash, Big Nate Dibs on This Chair, and Big Nate Pray for a Fire Drill--in this supersized paperback edition.

Eleven-year-old Nate Wright is no one-hit wonder. He’s the king of Monopoly, the Michelangelo of P.S. 38, and a Cheez Doodle poet extraordinaire. He’s a sixth-grade superstar—at least, that’s what he tells everyone—and he’s going all the way to Number One. Whether he’s having an imaginary near-death experience, creating another hilarious episode of “Doctor Cesspool,” or meeting the girl of his dreams at summer school, Nate’s always at the top of the charts. The hits just keep on coming in Big Nate’s Greatest Hits!

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Paperback: $10.39

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties (Dog Man #3)

Age: 7 and Up | Grade: Grade 2
Summary: Pre-order now - - this book will be available August 29, 2017.


He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble — a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

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 pilkey.com.

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Hardcover: $6.99

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Crossfire (An Original Companion Novel)

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: An original prequel novel, set before the events of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Set between Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, this junior novel will feature an original story about Batman and Superman, building up to the events of the new film.

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Paperback: $4.79

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