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Beginning Pearls

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In his successful attempt to reach out to a younger reading audience, Stephan Pastis has gathered age-appropriate examples from his successful syndicated comic strip, Pearls Before Swine. The collection is populated with the resident and familiar main characters, each launching…

Elephants Never Forget, vol. 1: Big City Otto

Playing with traditional proverbial sayings such as “elephants never forget,” and contemporary health concerns such as peanut allergies, Bill Slavin has created an endearing, if slightly obtuse, character in Otto the Elephant. The author/illustrator, in a private interview with some…

Asterix Omnibus series

What could be better than reading one Asterix? Reading them all! The Asterix Omnibus series collects all 33 of Asterix’s adventures in this comprehensive, multivolume set. Wait. What’s that you say? You have never heard of Asterix? Well, settle in…

Big Nate comic strip collections

The first Big Nate book I read was Big Nate: in a class by himself, the first of Lincoln Peirce’s graphic novel hybrid series. I really enjoyed getting to know the trouble-making Nate and laughed with him and at him…

Bird & Squirrel: On the run

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James Burks’ wild and wacky sense of humor gets full play in this heartwarming story of friendship, fear, and nasty cats. The story begins on a beautiful day, when the flight-loving, ever optimistic Bird meets neurotic Squirrel. Right away, we…

Miss Annie: Rooftop Cat

Miss Annie, the intrepid kitten of Miss Annie: Freedom, is back in a second adventure. After her cautious foray into the outside world during the day, she’s ready for a real adventure; outside at night. She has her own cat…

Miss Annie: Freedom!

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Miss Annie, a small black and white kitten, lives with her family, The Dad, The Mom, and Sarah. Alone in the house, she guards and protects, fighting a leaf, prowling through the house and longing to go outside. When she…

Stinky

Young monster Stinky lives in a cave located deep in the murky swamp just outside of town, eating pickled onions and hanging out with his pet frog Wartbelly. Life seems good for Stinky until one day something terrible happens: A…

Mameshiba: On the Loose

Mameshiba: On the Loose

What is a Mameshiba? Bean shaped dog, dog shaped bean, who knows, and frankly when something is this cute, who cares. In Mameshiba: On the Loose, you meet the whole crow of “bean dogs”, from Edamame, the leader of the…

Gabby & Gator

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Gabby is an outcast due to her passions for recycling, gardening, playing the tuba, and being a vegetarian. She is alone until a mishap with a bully introduces her to Gator, the ubiquitous alligator-in-the-sewer from contemporary legend. Gator is also…

Tricky Journeys Series

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Like chocolate and peanut butter are mixed to create a sweeter dessert treat, the Tricky Journeys series of graphic novels combines the classic trickster tales of various mythologies with the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books to create something…

Bake Sale

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Cupcake and Eggplant are best friends. Cupcake has a bakery in the city and plays the drums in a band. When Eggplant talks about his trip to Turkey to visit his aunt, Cupcake is super excited for him and even…

Nursery Rhyme Comics

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This treasury of fifty familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhymes was illustrated and freshly interpreted by fifty well-known and not-so-well known comic book illustrators (with several familiar illustrators from outside the comic book realm) with copious colour and wild abandon to…

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders

“WARNING: These aren’t your parents’ Greek Myths!” With monsters and gods and heroes and bunnies, these tales have it all. Action! Romance! Stupidity! A Toaster! Michael Townsend retells nine Greek myths with his unique style of humorous comics. Townsend, creator…