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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…

FishFishFish

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This is the second installment in Nordling and Bosch’s unique graphic tales, Three Story Books. Three wordless but overlapping stories are told through three parallel panels, running across each spread. The opening spread introduces the story and how to read…

The Lunch Witch, volume 1

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    Stories of magic and mischief, especially in comic form, are ripe for gimmicks. The Lunch Witch, by Deb Lucke, with its intended youthful audience and central supernatural character, has all the elements to get very gimmicky very quick,…

We Dig Worms!

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    Some people think it is easy to write for children, and those people are fools. You have to express a great deal in very few words, keep your imagery simple but rich, and, ideally, entertain while educating. Writing…

The Mutts Diaries

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    A selection of Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts comic strips are collected here for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. The collection is divided into strips featuring various characters. The two main sections are the “diaries” of Mooch the…

Beauty

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With a heroine bearing an uncanny resemblance to Snow White and a story peopled with buffoons, tyrants, and mischievous fairies, Beauty begs comparison, at least visually, to a Disney Princess film. But alternatively, it’s just about the farthest thing from…

Sisters

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    Raina Telgemeier captures the gentle angst of tween sisterhood in her latest graphic novel, the aptly named Sisters. When young Raina realizes playing dolls would be more fun if she had someone to play with, she asks her parents…

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…

Jellaby: The Lost Monster

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    If the name Jellaby sounds familiar, then you might have had the pleasure of coming across him/her in other stories before. Jellaby has had a storied and award-winning life. Our friend has been published as an online webcomic…

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…

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…