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Kitaro

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In his introduction, Matt Alt describes Kitaro as “quite possibly the single most famous Japanese manga series you’ve never heard of, even if you happen to be a manga fan.” In this series, Mizuki transforms classic yokai monsters from Japanese folklore into modern,…

Bird and Squirrrel on Ice

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Bird and Squirrel, those epic cartoon travelers, have returned. In their last adventure, the enthusiastic Bird convinced neurotic, timid Squirrel to accompany him on his journey south. After many detours, adventures, and near-death escapades, they finally reached their goal…but not…

Comics Squad Recess!

Comics Squad Recess!

Do you love pizza? Well, what about books or ninjas or cupcakes or a 12-sided die or romance? Well, whether you love everything I mentioned or maybe just one of them, you will definitely find something that tickles your funny bone in Comics…

The Zoo Box

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The Zoo Box is exactly what the title suggests: a box filled with zoo animals, eager to be released, ready to wreak havoc on the lives of two unsuspecting kids. The set up is Jumanji-esque—mom and dad go out for…

Sunnyville Stories, vol. 1-2

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Sunnyville Stories follows the day-to-day life of the anthropomorphized inhabitants of Sunnyville. When his father is laid off, Max and his family relocate to Sunnyville, a quaint town far from the city. Max is not excited about the move to…

Hiccup!

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It’s the big day of the school play, and Jamie has a mean case of the hiccups. For Jamie, this could be calamitous—the last time he had the hiccups, they lasted two whole days! But Jenna, the star of the…

Monster Science series, vols. 1 & 2

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Capstone’s Monster Science series takes scientific principles and uses various classic monsters to explain and illustrate them in graphic format. Each book ends with additional information, including a glossary, several suggested books for further reading, and three questions relating the…

Comics Land, vol. 1-4

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Capstone’s Comics Land series offers short, funny stories for beginning readers. The books are in an eight by eight square format, rather than the traditional easy reader vertical rectangle. Each book opens with an introduction to the main characters and…