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Oh, Brother!: Brat Attack!

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Amp! brings another webcomic from the popular online site GoComics.com to print in this new collection. As you might guess from the title, Oh, Brother! plays on tried and true cliches of sibling rivalry. Sensible Lily, the older sister, has…

Yo-Kai Watch, vols. 1-2

Yo-Kai Watch, volume 1

Nate Adams is a normal elementary school student until he releases a yo-kai named Whisper. Whisper gives him a device called a “yo-kai watch” which allows Nate to see yo-kai and, to Nate’s surprise, Whisper insists on becoming his butler.…

The Wild Piano, volume 2

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Philemon returns in another absurd adventure. In his first story, Cast Away on the Letter A, he finds himself on the crazy islands of the letters that span the map—the “A” of the Atlantic Ocean, to be precise. Now he’s worried…

Saved by the Bell

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As a diehard fan of the classic 90s sitcom Saved by the Bell, I was stoked to find out that Roar Comics was releasing a comic version for today’s young readers. Alas, my excitement turned to disappointment as I revisited…

Big Nate: Welcome to my World

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Lincoln Pierce knows how to draw bad hair. Big Nate: Welcome to My World is a serialized anthology of the Big Nate weekly strips that originally ran between May and October of 2011. Presenting a series of self-contained four-panel strips…

Punky Brewster, vol. 1

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Smart, confident Punky Brewster and her dog Brandon are used to fending for themselves on the streets of Chicago. After they’re discovered in the mall after hours and picked up by the police, the quest to find a good home…

The Princess and the Pony

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Kate Beaton’s The Princess and the Pony is, intriguingly, not told via the sequential art form that makes her so well-known for her irreverent web comic, Hark! A Vagrant. Despite this, the picture book is clearly recognizable as Beaton’s work…

Awkward

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  Awkward, adj.1. Embarrassing or inconvenient; caused by lack of social grace: Penelope “Peppi” Torres, is starting middle school in a new town and automatically stumbles into an awkward moment in public. Adorable, adj. 1. Very attractive or delightful; charming:…

Dragon and Captain

Dragon and Captain

The plot of Dragon and Captain is rather standard fare for a picture book: two young boys engage in imaginative play with one pretending to be a dragon assisting the other, a sea captain searching for his lost ship. Armed with a…