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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

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

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

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Age: 10 and Up | Grade: Grades 6-12
Summary: The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs?Who, Whatsit, and Which?the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery Award–winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters, like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for delighting old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

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Paperback: $11.99

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

The Little Prince Graphic Novel

Age: 10-14 | Grade: Grades 5-8
Summary: Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has earned millions of fans worldwide as an imaginative, dreamy study of the meaning of life. How horrible to be a grown-up—they all seem to be needy, lonely, vain, or power-hungry. All the Little Prince cares about is being useful to the flower he’s left behind on his very small planet, with only a few thorns to protect her from the world. Sfar’s comic-book illustrations of the wide-eyed boy prince and disheveled pilot he encounters in the African desert are edgier than the original watercolors...and his style and humor work modern magic. An inspiring gift to longtime fans or newcomers!

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Hardcover: $11.69

Big Nate: I Can't Take It!

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: Big Nate. He thinks big. He talks big. He acts big. And the Big Nate: I Can't Take It, featuring our mischievous middle-school hero, is big fun.

Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare. At home, he's stuck between Ellen, his incredibly annoying older sister, and Dad, perhaps the most clueless parent of all time. And don't get him started on Gina, the ultimate teacher's pet, or Artur, the unassuming exchange student who bests him at every turn. It's enough to make even a can-do kid like Nate scream: "I CAN'T TAKE IT!"

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Primates

Age: 12 and Up | Grade: Grades 7-12
Summary: Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology?and to our own understanding of ourselves.

Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

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Paperback: $10.39

Bird & Squirrel on Fire

Age: 7-9 | Grade: Grades 2-5
Summary: Bird and Squirrel are finally home, but the adventure isn't over yet!

It's been a long, crazy trip around the world. Now the duo is back in their beloved forest, and Bird wants to throw a party! But Squirrel isn't in the mood to celebrate. His house needs a good cleaning, the river has been dammed up by a pesky beaver, and the forest animals are jittery about a growing menace. Will the dam dry out the forest? Will the mysterious new danger ruin the party? Will Bird finally convince Squirrel to let go and just have a good time? Find out in their hilarious new adventure!

Contributor:

James Burks spent fifteen years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.

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Paperback: $6.99

Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip, which has been nationally syndicated since 1991. Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm. To draw Big Nate, Peirce relies on memories of his own childhood and the experiences he collected teaching art at a New York City high school. Peirce occasionally turns his pen over to his creation, and readers get to see life through Nate's eyes as he doodles his adventures in his notebook.

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Paperback: $7.99

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.

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Paperback: $9.09

Fantasmas

Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-7
Summary: 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 Bahfa 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 Bahfa 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.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship.

Catrina y su familia se mudan a la costa norte de California porque la hermana de Catrina estß enferma. Una vez en su nuevo hogar, un vecino les cuenta a las chicas un secreto: íHay fantasmas en Bahfa de la Luna!

Contributor:

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Awardûwinning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSAÆs Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com.

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Paperback - Spanish: $7.69

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