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Scribbles and Ink, Out of the Box

Ethan Long · Blue Apple Books, 2014.
Pages: 72
Format: Print book

Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. In this adventure, the arrival of a box of cheese brings a yummy snack for Ink and an artistic opportunity for Scribbles--he loves the box! What can he make from it? Everything!
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The Lunch Witch #1

Deb Lucke · Papercutz
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda's family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors' recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda's only useful skill is cooking...
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The Nameless City

Faith Erin Hicks · First Second
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders....
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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

FAITH ERIN HICKS · Dark Horse Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young female superhero, battling monsters...
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Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton

Matt Phelan · Candlewick Press
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They're summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and - lo and behold - a slapstick...
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Science: A Discovery in Comics

Margreet de Heer · NBM Publishing
Format: Book

Explaining different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters, this illustrated primer is a great way to introduce young readers to a complex topic. In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer visualizes science and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject....
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Red's Planet: Book 1

Eddie Pittman · Amulet Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Red's Planet, an intergalactic graphic novel fantasy series from award-winning cartoonist Eddie Pittman (writer/story artist for Disney's hit TV series Phineas and Ferb) , is a nonstop adventure with a unique cast of characters unlike any you've ever seen before. Meet Red, a quirky,...
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A Year Without Mom

Dasha Tolstikova · Groundwood Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A Year Without Mom follows 12-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America. It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without...
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Apocalypse Meow Meow

James Proimos III. · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Brownie, Apollo, and their ragtag group of strays have raided the grocery store and defeated some very mean mutts--but now they've run out of food. So when the crew discovers a nearby Twonkies factory, and all the Twonkies they could ever eat, they think they've got it made. The only...
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Super Billy Goats Gruff: A Graphic Novel

Sean Tulien · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 33
Format: Print book

Once upon a time, three billy goats named Gruff were traveling to the hillside to snack on some green grass -- when they suddenly find themselves trapped inside a video game! The good news: the three billy goat brothers become SUPER billy goats! One becomes a Warrior, one becomes a Ninja,...
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Upside Down

Jess Smart Smiley · Top Shelf Productions,
Pages: 187
Format: Print book

Harold, the sugar-loving vampire boy, is back with all his spooky friends for an all-new adventure! In the wake of Book One, witches are no longer plaguing the country... but their hats remain, charged with magical mischief! Jess Smart Smiley returns for a delightful all-ages romp in beautiful...
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Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1

Eric Colossal · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

In a world where there are dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash, you'd figure someone would have recipes for them, right? Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot, Pot, join young adventurers Winnifred, Manny, and Beef on a quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients, find monsters...
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Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List

Michael Townsend · Blue Apple Books
Format: Hardcover

Mr. Ball loves to make to-do lists! But he NEVER finishes them. Will the easiest to-do list ever help himbreak his unfortunate history of didn’t-do failures? Angry bees, a funky skunk, and a bathtub full oftomato sauce provide challenging obstacles as Mr. Ball tries to finally check...
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Ana and the Cosmic Race #1

Amy Chu · NBM/Papercutz
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Ana is in the race of her life! The grand prize is Dr. Laslo's space empire. But are her fellow racers trying to beat her or help her win?Mysterious media mogul megaquadrillionaire Dr. Laslo issues a challenge to the best and brightest students in the Scholastic Federation to a cosmic...
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