Tag Archive for GRAPHIX

City of Light, City of Dark

City of Light, City of Dark written by Avi, Illustrations by Brian Floca

When humans wanted to settle the Island to build a grand City, they had to negotiate with the Kurbs—creatures of darkness who possess the Island. Each year, the humans must perform a ritual to acknowledge and pay respect to the…

The Lost Boy

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Nate’s family has just moved to a new town. Again. Nate is less than thrilled. In a typical parental effort to cheer him up, his dad says, “Ready? It’s not every day a guy gets to pick out his own…

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

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Jimmy Gownley’s reflective look at his youth and his enthrallment with the comic book world, while personal and introspective, is honest and appealing. It offers the reader a chance to get to know several of its characters and to join…

Tommysaurus Rex

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A new printing of a previously published work by Doug TenNapel, Tommysaurus Rex is the classic boy and his dog story. Except this time the dog dies at the beginning of the book. Ely is crushed when his dog, Tommy,…

The Silver Six

Starting with a shuttle explosion that we quickly learn was no accident, the story fast forwards one year in Phoebe’s life. She is hiding the fact that she was orphaned the day of the explosion. This dystopian future is not…

Pandemonium

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This broad adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper is an appealing hybrid of dark fantasy and tongue-in-cheek humor that launches itself into immediate non-stop action, from the game of Skullball played by ordinary folk to the intrigues of the…

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…

Drama

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Raina Telgemeier, author of last year’s incredibly popular and incredibly awesome graphic novel of growing up and losing teeth, Smile, has done it again. This year readers will be treated to her newest story of new friends, new loves, and…

Amulet, vol. 4: The Last Council

Through a portal to another world lies the realm of the Stonekeepers. Emily, a young Stonekeeper, has been traveling through this world, first to find her mother then to discover why she was chosen to become a Stonekeeper and all…

Bad Island

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Bad Island is like a bad dream. Reese is your normal teenager and when it’s time to take a family boat trip he would rather gouge out his eyes then hang out with his parents and little sister. However, the…

Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium3

Missile Mouse is back! While chasing a fugitive, Missile Mouse discovers that the being is a slave from the planet Tankium. The evil King Bognarsh has taken all of the Tankian men and implanted mind-control devices on them, forcing them…

Amulet, vol. 1-3

Emily and her brother Navin have moved into their Great-Grandfather Silas’ house after their father dies. They and their mother are looking for a new start, but they don’t expect it to come in the way that it does. Their…

Smile

In sixth grade, Raina Telgemeier fell while running and severely damaged her two front teeth. Because of that she had to endure four years of braces, headgear, retainers, surgeries, and more in an effort to make her teeth look and…

Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher

Missile Mouse may be a secret agent for the Galactic Security Agency, but that doesn’t mean that he always follows the rules, which can cause problems. When yet another job goes wrong and he finds himself in trouble with the…

The Good Neighbors, Book One: Kin

Her mother has vanished and her father has stopped going to work, but Rue Silver’s not worried. Really. Only it is bothering her that she’s apparently going crazy, seeing things that aren’t there, that can’t be there. Things like faeries.…

Bone

Introduction There is a scene in Bone: Crown of Horns that perfectly sums up what makes the Bone series so special. Thorn Harvestar, our heroine, needs to touch the Crown of Horns, but she can’t quite reach; her leg is…