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The titles below are generally recommended for Kindergarten to 3rd grade reading and interest levels. Wordless picture books are recommended for younger students in this age range and are an excellent way to teach visual and comic literacies.
These are only recommendations intended to help educators and guardians find titles to evaluate. The TDRL staff has not reviewed every listed graphic novel and has classified the interest level of these materials based on publisher information and reviews. Educators and guardians should use their best judgment on whether specific titles meet the needs of their children.
For additional Wordless picture books, search the the library collection using the subject: "Stories without words"
Hike by Pete Oswald (Illustrator)Take to the trails for a celebration of nature -- and a day spent with dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive -- and closer than ever -- as they document their hike and take their place in family history. In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas, Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause for subtle wonders and marvel at the views. A touching tribute to the bond between father and child, with resonant themes for Earth Day, Hike is a breath of fresh air.
Publication Date: 2020-03-17
At the Pond by Geraldo ValérioOn a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers. The boy unleashes his dog on shore, and the dog bounds off to play. Now the boy wraps his arms around the swan's neck -- he has a new friend. But when he puts the leash on the swan, the sky turns stormy gray, the water becomes turbulent, and the other swans fly away. Both the boy and swan are miserable, until the boy realizes he must free his friend. When he drops the leash into the pond, warm color fills their world and they return to where the boy's dog happily awaits him. Geraldo Valério, a master of wordless picture books, explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation.
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
Dandelion's Dream by Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)What if a dandelion became a real lion? With enchanting, ethereal art, this wordless story shares a world where reality can be transfigured by imagination. In a meadow filled with dandelion buds just about to flower, one dandelion blooms into a real lion. Roots and leaves unfurl into four tiny paws and a long tail with a fluffy yellow tuft. What a great, wide world there is to explore when you have paws instead of roots: there are fast trains to ride, regal ships to sail, and cities with lights as bright as Dandelion's field in full bloom. But will a real lion ever be content to go back to being a rooted dandelion? Yoko Tanaka's exquisite illustrations take us on an adventure where even the smallest seeds contain cosmic dreams.
Publication Date: 2020-02-11
Zero Local: Next Stop: Kindness by Ethan Murrow (Illustrator); Vita Murrow (Illustrator)Board the train for a story of art, diversity, and community in a near-wordless tale told through masterful, sumptuously detailed black-and-white illustrations. Train riders are used to stressful delays on the Zero Local line. But when a new passenger shows gratitude to the driver on their daily commute, tensions begin to ease. Eventually the artistic traveler stops riding the Zero Local line, and discord begins to creep back into the train car. Will the regular passengers find a way to restore the sense of camaraderie they once felt? Inspired by a true story, Ethan and Vita Murrow share with us a tender ode to the power of art and its ability to foster friendship and community in the most unlikely of places.
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
Another by Christian Robinson (Illustrator)In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. What if you... encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do?
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
The Balcony by Melissa Castrillon (Illustrator)From internationally acclaimed illustrator Melissa Castrillon comes a magical story of how a girl's garden in her new home changes her life and the lives of people all around her. When a little girl moves from her home to an apartment in the city, she takes her pretty plants with her and one by one they grow and bloom and change both her world and the world all around her as she makes a new friend. When your heart is open, the world is full of possibilities.
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
Brave Molly by Brooke Boynton Hughes (Illustrator)What do you do when no one can see your monsters but you? At first, Molly runs from them, but they follow her down the sidewalk, get in the way when she tries to make a new friend, pop unexpectedly out of shadows, relentless and multiplying until finally... Molly faces down her fears. Author/illustrator Brooke Boynton delivers a modern classic in this empowering, wordless adventure, honouring everyday acts of bravery and the ability of friendship to banish the monsters that haunt us. This book is for anyone who has faced their own invisible monsters.
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
The Fisherman and the Whale by Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)Jessica Lanan's dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world. A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom.
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
Fly! by Mark Teague (Illustrator)"Teague proves that a picture can be worth a thousand words--and almost as many laughs." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Engaging illustrations and the baby bird's wild ideas will entertain audiences of all ages." --Booklist (starred review) "Funny, feathery finesse." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Mama bird thinks it's time for Baby bird's first flight, but Baby bird has other ideas in this humorous wordless picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Mark Teague. It's a big day up in the tree that Mama bird shares with her baby. Mama bird thinks Baby bird is finally ready to leave the nest and learn to fly so he can migrate south with the rest of their flock. But Baby bird isn't so sure. Can't his mother keep bringing him worms in their nest? Can't he migrate in a hot air balloon instead? Or perhaps a car? This silly wordless picture book will keep young readers giggling as Baby bird figures out that he must flap his wings and learn to fly--whether he likes it or not!
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
Helen's Birds by Sara Cassidy; Sophie Casson (Illustrator)For as long as Saanvi can remember, she has been friends with her elderly neighbor Helen. They play cards and garden together and, especially, care for the wild birds that visit Helen's yard. When Helen dies suddenly, a "For Sale" sign goes up, and movers arrive, emptying the house of its furniture and stripping the yard of its birdfeeders. The sparrows and hummingbirds disappear. Soon a bulldozer tears down Helen's house. All winter, Saanvi walks numbly past the property as developers begin to build condos. Then one spring day, amid the dust and turmoil of construction, she finds a weathered playing card wedged between two rocks. She holds it to her chest, and finally sobs. After a tearful night, Saanvi wakes inspired. She slathers peanut butter on pinecones to hang from tree branches, hammers together a birdhouse from scrap wood and drags a kitchen stool outside to hold a bowl of water. Finally, she retrieves a nest that has been unraveling on Helen's old property and places it in a tree in her own yard. Saanvi's yard soon fills with Helen's birds. They have a home again. This beautifully illustrated, wordless graphic novel shows Saanvi's journey through close friendship, then hollowing loss and change, until she finally finds hope.
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Hello by Aiko Ikegami (Illustrator)Some stories don't need words to make their meaning clear--and some friendships can transcend barriers. A wordless picture book shows that the power of friendship and communicating can span across the galaxies.
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Monkey on the Run by Leo Timmers (Illustrator)Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way. But the street is very busy and they are moving so slowly! Little Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the garbage truck, an aquarium bus, a food cart for rabbits packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals traveling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car . . . There is so much going on in the street, it's become a playground! Each vehicle in this wordless picture book contains a world of detail, activity and humor to share with curious toddlers.
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
Selkie by Josephine BIRCHIn a small village by the sea the fishermen are full of tales and myths of monsters, pirates and mermaids, but there is one myth that may be true. On a fine, clear morning the men set sail. Reeling in the nets the youngest of the crew is dragged into the water. Rescued from the depths of the sea by a playful seal, a transformation occurs and a tender friendship is formed. Selkie is a wordless picture book telling the tale of love and friendship across boundaries.
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Sign Off by Stephen Savage (Illustrator)From award-winning author-illustrator Stephen Savage comes a playful wordless picture book about what the figures on road signs do when no one is around! What do the figures on signs do when no one is watching? Under cover of night, they leave their signs to play and collaborate in this imaginative story by celebrated author-illustrator Stephen Savage.
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
Spencer's New Pet by Jessie Sima (Illustrator)From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a classic tale of a boy and his dog--except in this unique story, one of them is a balloon! When Spencer gets a new pet, he's excited to do all the things that pets do--taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together. There's just one hitch: Spencer's new pet is a balloon. And that means No. Sharp. Objects. No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys! Spencer's New Pet is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life's sharpest...and most unexpected twists.
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
Stormy by GuojingIn this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an enticing tennis ball--a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn't always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow. Praise for The Only Child- A New York TimesBest Illustrated Book "Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages- this is one such." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Fine draftsmanship, deft pacing, and striking imaginative power distinguish this debut." --Publishers Weekly, Starred "Each arresting, softly penciled panel is surprisingly luminous in spite of its monochromatic palette, and in those gentle scenes, Guojing evokes a wide range of feeling, especially the lonesomeness of the little girl, who never quite seems at ease alone. Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs' classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." --Booklist, Starred "In Guojing's beautiful, wordless storybook, a little Chinese girl left home alone wanders off into the snow and has magical cloud adventures with a benevolent stag." --Shelf Awareness, Starred
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
Aquarium by Cynthia Alonso (Illustrator)A girl ventures to the water's edge, envisioning an immersive coexistence with the aquatic wild, when a little red fish interrupts her reverie, and leaps into her life. A dreamlike aura and shades of magical realism flow through this colour-drenched, beautifully rendered wordless picture book ode to friendship, freedom, and the transformative power of letting go.
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Blue Rider by Geraldo ValérioOn a gray and crowded city sidewalk, a child discovers a book. That evening, the child begins to read and is immediately carried beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural landscape. The child experiences a moment of true joy, and as if in response to that single blissful moment, people seem to come alive in all the other rooms of the apartment block. Thanks to the power of one book, an entire society is transformed. In creating this book, Geraldo Valério was inspired by the German Expressionist group known as Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), which formed in Munich in 1911 and included painters Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky. These artists sought to find the spiritual significance in art, with an emphasis on form and color. In turn, Valério has created a wordless book that speaks volumes about how art can transform us beyond the sometimes-dreary world of the everyday.
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
The Fish and the Cat by Marianne DubucThe best-sellingThe Lion and the Bird featured the enchanting stories and art of Canadian children's book author Marianne Dubuc.The Fish and the Cat is a playful story of pursuit between a cat and pet fish that starts in the house, moves through the neighborhood, and ends in the sky with a chase around the stars and the moon. This wordless picture book, full of action and humor, encourages children to create their own stories and adventures.
Publication Date: 2018-04-17
Found by Jeff Newman; Larry Day (Illustrator)A wordless picture book about what we lose, what we find, and what we give back. Jenn's beloved dog was lost sometime ago. Long enough that she has given up the search. But she still misses her friend. One day she finds a lost dog. She takes him in and despite a rocky start, she grows to love him. Until she spots his picture on a missing poster. His name is Roscoe, and he's someone else's best friend. Jenn knows she should return Roscoe, but she really doesn't want to. Will Jenn do the right thing? Or will she keep this new dog she's grown to love so much?
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
I Got It! by David WiesnerThree-time Caldecott winner and bestseller David Wiesner works his visual magic in this near-wordless account of the most suspenseful, nerve-wracking few seconds in a baseball game. David Wiesner brings his trademark artistry and rich imagination to the iconic American game of baseball. The few seconds after the ball leaves the bat can be infinitely long. For this eager young outfielder, there's plenty of time to envision the increasingly fantastic and funny situations that might interfere with making the catch. Summoning determination and courage, he overcomes the imaginary obstacles and turns them into a springboard for success.I Got It!reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary, taking readers on an amazing journey in a few seconds on a baseball field.
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Imagine! by Raúl Colón (Illustrator)An ALA Notable Book A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids A Bookpage Best Book "This fine book provides not only exposure to art...but also an example of a boy--a boy of color, a boy in America--with a passion for fine art." --The New York Times "The prosaic world of the city boy we meet...is transformed into a realm of wonder not by a quirk of quantum physics but by exposure to fine art." --The Wall Street Journal "A joyful, wordless exploration of artistic discovery." --Shelf Awareness (starred review) "Colon's latest again challenges readers to discover inspiration through ingenious means...beautifully euphoric." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Captures the drama of a personal artistic experience and the lasting impact it can have...compelling...an irresistible invitation to creativity." --School Library Journal (starred review) "A delightful wordless tribute to the arts with a magical touch." --Booklist (starred review) "Colón's vibrant scenes make it clear that visiting works of art can breathe magic into the everyday and inspire further creativity afterward." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Six starred reviews for New York Times bestselling artist Raúl Colón's wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination, which "hums with and jubilation" (The Horn Book, starred review). After passing a city museum many times, a boy finally decides to go in. He passes wall after wall of artwork until he sees a painting that makes him stop and ponder. Before long the painting comes to life and an afternoon of adventure and discovery unfolds, changing how he sees the world ever after.
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker (Illustrator)A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Journey. This year's summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the girl's grief. There, at the edge of a vast ocean beneath an infinite sky, she uncovers, alongside the reader, a profound and joyous truth. In his first picture book following the conclusion of his best-selling Journey trilogy, Aaron Becker achieves a tremendous feat, connecting the private, personal loss of one child to a cycle spanning millennia -- and delivering a stunningly layered tale that demands to be pored over again and again.
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
Wallpaper by Thao LamNew from the creator of Skunk on a Stringcomes Wallpaper, a wordless picture book in Thao Lam's signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she's too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room--revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls. There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments--surrounded by birds, swimming in a frog pond, in a herd of art-deco sheep--as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello. Full of humor and heart, this book delivers exquisite illustrations in a lively fantasy narrative that will inspire thinking about bravery and overcoming obstacles.
Publication Date: 2018-04-15
Delivery! by Aaron Meshon (Illustrator)A grandmother goes to great lengths to send her grandson a care package in this heartwarming and playful picture book. By truck... by train... by boat... by rocket... love can travel any road, ride any track, cross any ocean, and soar through any sky. Award-winning author-illustrator Aaron Meshon's tender, whimsical, and almost wordless story celebrates love that knows no bounds.
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
Draw the Line by Kathryn OtoshiDraw the Lineis a powerful picture book about forgiveness from Kathryn Otoshi, author of the bestselling bookOne. When two boys draw their own lines and realize they can connect them together--magic happens! But a misstep causes their lines to get crossed. Push! Pull! Tug! Yank! Soon their line unravels into an angry tug-of-war. With a growing rift between them, will the boys ever find a way to come together again? Acclaimed author/illustrator Kathryn Otoshi uses black and white illustrations with thoughtful splashes of color to create a powerful, multi-layered statement about friendship, boundaries, and healing after conflict. AKirkus ReviewsBest Picture Book of 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
Red Again by Barbara LehmanWhen a young boy discovers an abandoned book on the side of the road, it opens a window to another world just as real as his own. But what happens when the two worlds collide? This imaginative companion to the Caldecott Honor-winningThe Red Book works in a continuous loop, showing us that stories never really end. While fans of the previous book will relish seeing the story play out, prior knowledge isn't necessary in order to understand or savor this one.
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly MacKayIt is a cold and rainy evening when Gran gives her granddaughter something special: tickets to the ballet. Her granddaughter is reluctant to go. The weather is terrible and they have to wear fancy, uncomfortable clothes. But as the curtains rise on The Nutcracker, the girl's eyes light up as she's introduced to the magic of the theater. The bright costumes, the intricate dances, the magical music, and a new friend all combine to captivate the girl and to bring color to an otherwise dreary evening. Waltz of the Snowflakes is Elly MacKay at her finest, mixing her acclaimed paper-cut artwork with vibrant colors in this whimsical, dreamlike, and inspiring wordless picture book. A must-have for any ballet- and theater-obsessed reader and the perfect gift to be shared during the holidays or any time of year when the world outside needs a little bit of color and vibrancy.
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew CordellWinner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home? Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author ofTrouble GumandAnother Brother.
The Way Home (Owly #1) by Andy Runton (Illustrator)All Owly wants is a friend... Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give him a chance, just because he's an owl. That all changes, though, once Owly meets Wormy. Like Owly, Wormy is in need of a good friend, too -- someone who can be counted on for a helping hand, a good laugh, and a great adventure! Through a unique blend of words and symbols, Owly can be read by the youngest readers, and is a great introduction to graphic novels!
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
InvestiGators by John Patrick GreenJohn Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series follows the super spy alligator duo the InvestiGators as they travel through the sewers and fight the forces of evil. MANGO and BRASH are the INVESTIGATORS: sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T.* and scourge of supervillains everywhere! With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission together, they have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks--or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp? *Special Undercover Investigation Teams
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
Baloney and Friends by Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)Meet Baloney! This book is about him. And also Peanut the horse, his best friend. There's Bizz the bumblebee, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do? In this graphic novel for young readers, watch our pig protagonist perform some questionable magic, cheer him on as he braves the swimming pool, and root for Baloney and his friends when a case of the blues gets him down. Brought to you by Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli, these delightful tales will get kids giggling in no time!
Publication Date: 2020-04-21
Crabapple Trouble by Kaeti VandornCallaway just wants to do a good job--but her worries are getting in the way! A fun adventure filled with an adorable cast of fruits and vegetables, this young chapter-book graphic novel is perfect for fans of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. Callaway, with her apple head and huge heart, likes to help others, grow special crabapples, and spend time with her friends--but things suddenly go sideways when the town decides to hold a festival and all her friends want to enter the harvest contest! Afraid that nothing she has will be good enough, Callaway nearly loses her head and ends up finding a fairy named Thistle. Join Callaway and Thistle as they prepare for the festival and help their friends--and each other--along the way. A delightfully genuine story about problem-solving, having confidence in yourself, and learning that it's okay to ask for help when you need it.
Publication Date: 2020-08-11
Lift by Minh Lê; Dan Santat (Illustrator)From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits--and press all the right buttons! Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she's forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all. Using their dynamic comics-inspired storytelling, acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medal-winning artist Dan Santat carry readers on a journey of ups, downs, and twists and turns that will send hearts--and imaginations--soaring. *"Beautiful" ---School Library Journal, starred review *"Dazzling" ---Publishers Weekly, starred review *"Delightful" ---School Library Connection, starred review *"Immersive" ---Booklist, starred review *"Inspired" ---Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Peter and Ernesto: Sloths in the Night by Graham AnnablePeter and Ernesto love the jungle, but they know how dangerous it can be at night. From clumsy bats to crazed owls to rumors of a dragon, there are countless things that make the darkness perilous for sloths.That's why, one day, when their friend Bernard goes missing just as the sun is setting, Peter and Ernesto quickly gather their tribe to form a search party. However, while these sloths have some sense of the dangers that they'll face while looking for Bernard, there are surprises lurking in the shadows that will surpass their wildest imaginings!
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
20,000 Robots under the Sea by Russ Bolts; Jay Cooper (Illustrator)Joe and Rob visit an underwater beach in this third adventure in the hilarious Bots chapter book series! Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellites have begun sending their first videos back to Earth...and the stars of the show are two goofy robots. In this story, Joe and Rob are taking a beach vacation with one tiny twist. The robot beach is located at the bottom of the ocean! Come along as Earth's favorite bots stumble onto an underwater wreck, a treasure map, and one really friendly robo-shark who won't leave Joe and Rob alone. With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! by Cece Bell (Illustrator)From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. "Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE." Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain's constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Do You Like My Bike? by Norm Feuti (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! Hedgehog loves his new bike. His best friend Harry says he likes it, too. But when Hedgehog asks Harry to go bike riding with him, Harry says he does not want to go. Does Harry not like his friend's new bike? Or could this all have something to do with training wheels? These reassuring, laugh-out-loud stories with full-colour artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
The Dragon Bots by Russ Bolts; Jay Cooper (Illustrator)Joe and Rob's world is invaded by Dragon Bots in this fourth adventure in the hilarious Bots chapter book series. Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellites have begun sending their first videos back to Earth...and the stars of the show are two goofy robots. In this story, Joe and Rob find themselves face to face with the magical Dragon Bots who have invaded their planet. Can they convince the Dragon Bots to become friends, or will the Dragon Bots fry their circuits? With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Emiline by Kimberli JohnsonEmiline is a charming, dyslexia-friendly children's story about learning to read, told in a traditional, watercolored style reminiscent of Beatrix Potter and Garth Williams. Emiline is learning how to be a knight. There are many skills that knights need: sword fighting, unicorn riding, and PB&J eating! While Emiline is very good at these, she has a hard time reading. But when fixing a dangerous situation means Emiline must read some magic words, she discovers that with practice, curiosity, and help from her friends, she can improve at reading and save the day! Emiline has been developed to be easier to read for children with dyslexia, including a dyslexia-friendly font and low-contrast art.
Publication Date: 2019-07-09
The Good, the Bad, and the Cowbots by Russ Bolts; Jay Cooper (Illustrator)Joe and Rob visit the robotic wild west in this second adventure in the hilarious Bots chapter book series. Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellites have begun sending their first videos back to Earth. Welcome to the Wild West the way it was intended to be: with robots as the cowboys! In this second adventure, join Joe and Rob as they mosey along on horsebots, herd robocows, and stop the badbots from stealing gold from the stage coach. With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
A Good Team by Heather Ayris Burnell; Hazel Quintanilla (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! Yeti is good at kicking the ball. Unicorn cannot kick the ball. Unicorn is good at running races. Yeti cannot run fast. Unicorn and Yeti play ring toss, run a race, and go ice skating. These laugh-out-loud stories with full-colour artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-06-25
The Most Annoying Robots in the Universe by Russ Bolts; Jay Cooper (Illustrator)Meet Joe Bot and Rob Ot, the two most big-hearted, but goofily annoying robots in the entire universe in this first chapter book in a hilarious new series! Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years later, these satellite have begun sending their first videos back to Earth. Meet Joe and Rob, the two most big-hearted, but goofily annoying robots in the entire universe. And they've just found some strange video cameras that fell out of the sky. Now these two best bot buddies are recording their every adventure and mistakenly beaming it down to Earth! With easy-to-read language and graphic novel art on almost every page, the Bots chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike by Jeff Mack (Illustrator)Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the third adorable picture book from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey loves playing his video game. He wants to beat the ultimate level! But now he must go outside and find his stolen controller. What could possibly go wrong?
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Narwhal's Otter Friend by Ben Clanton"Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." --NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal and Jelly . . . and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series! Dive into three new stories about the joy of adventure and the power of friendship! In the first story, Otty the otter makes her debut splash; while Narwhal greets her with immediate enthusiasm, Jelly's not so sure about her...mostly because he worries she'll take his place as Narwhal's best friend. Readers will easily see why Narwhal's so excited to meet Otty, a boisterous explorer who even has an aunt who's a real live sea captain! But readers will also relate to Jelly's uneasiness seeing his best friend making a new pal. Jelly tries to work out his jealousy in story two, and in story three, the new trio say "Ahoy, adventure!" and discover they all have more in common than they thought . . . including a love of waffles! Jelly also takes over the "Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick" comic providing a sidekick's-eye-view of defeating the dreaded dEVILed egg!
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Peter and Ernesto: the Lost Sloths by Graham AnnableFromBox Trolls director Graham Annable comesPeter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths, the immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths. Peter and Ernesto loved their tree. Then a hurricane came and blew it away! Now, Peter, Ernesto, and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new--great--tree. But the jungle is full of dangers, including angry ants, slithering snakes, and a ravenous jaguar! Can cautious Peter and confident Ernesto work together to keep their tribe safe? They'll have to, if they want to find the perfect tree to call home!
Publication Date: 2019-04-09
Poppy and Sam and the Mole Mystery by Susan Ouriou (Translator)It's a new day in the garden, and Poppy and Sam are paying a visit to their friend Snuggles Molesy. But Snuggles is in a pickle, looking for a lost pair of pretty pink glasses! Sleuths Poppy and Sam begin to investigate: all around the garden, along the shore of the creek, and even inside the pies Snuggles had been baking. Along the way, they ask the other critters they encounter. Poppy and Sam don't have much luck finding the glasses, but they do come across a variety of other treasures: a flowered umbrella, a flute, a yellow spinning top, and more. By the end of the story, they set up a whimsical lost and found with all of these objects--and finally find the rosy specs, while their fellow garden friends find misplaced treasures of their own. The second Poppy and Sam adventure, this picture book/graphic novel hybrid is full of friendly characters, charming details, and a fun and suspenseful storyline that will be sure to delight young readers.
Publication Date: 2019-08-15
The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories by Sergio RuzzierIn the second book of this lauded series, Fox and Chick are off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their opposite personalities, the contradictory duo always manages to find a happy center. This early chapter book in comic-book form is perfect for emerging readers, while the sweet and funny characters and captivating art hold appeal for picturebook audiences as well.
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
Sparkly New Friends by Heather Ayris Burnell; Hazel Quintanilla (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! Unicorn has a horn and can do magic. Yeti is big and furry and cannot do magic. Yeti likes snowball fights. Unicorn does not like snowball fights. But Unicorn and Yeti both love sparkly things, hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles, and - most of all - being best friends! These laugh-out-loud stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Wake Up, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! It's bedtime for Plankton and Crabby! Crabby just wants to go to sleep, but Plankton has other ideas. Plankton wants Crabby to take a bath. Plankton wants Crabby to tell a bedtime story. Will Crabby ever get to go to sleep? With comic speech bubbles and full-color artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Wolfie Monster and the Big Bad Pizza Battle by Joey EllisMonster brothers Wolfie, Jackson, and Roy are in for some serious competition when the gigantic corporation, Happy Leaf, moves into their hometown of Oak Hollow and wants to buy their pizza parlor. But not all is on the up-and-up when they discover the villainous CEO, Lord Mudpant, wants to turn the townspeople into zombies. Can the boys set aside their squabbles long enough to thwart Mudpant's nefarious plans?!
Publication Date: 2019-06-25
Let's Play, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! Plankton wants Crabby to play a game. Plankton tries to get Crabby to play Simon Says, Tag, and Hide-and-Seek. But Crabby does NOT want to play with Plankton. Will Plankton give up? Or will Crabby finally play along? With comic speech bubbles and full-colour artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-07-30
Hello, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-colour artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow! Crabby is NOT happy. Sun is in Crabby's eyes. Salt is in Crabby's teeth. Sand is in Crabby's shell. Plankton tries again and again to cheer Crabby up - with laugh-out-loud results! Will Crabby ever crack a smile? Or will Crabby always be crabby? With comic speech bubbles and full-color artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Bolivar Eats New York: a Discovery Adventure by Sean RubinFrom the pages of Sean Rubin's Eisner nominated graphic novel Bolivar comes a culinary adventure through New York City with Bolivar, New York City resident and the last dinosaur on Earth! When Sybil learns her friend Bolivar, the last dinosaur, only likes corned beef sandwiches, she informs him that he's been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and it's rich communities--delicacies from around the world! Knishes! Falafel! Dim Sum! And it wouldn't be a story in the Big Apple without pizza . . . Explore the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan in this lushly illustrated Discovery Adventure from Eisner nominated writer and artist Sean Rubin where kids and parents alike search for their favorite foods, and find other sights unique to one of the greatest cities in the world!
Publication Date: 2019-11-12
Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! by J. E. Morris (Illustrator)Flubby is a large, sleepy cat who refuses to do the things that other pets do. He won't sing, catch, or even jump! But when a scary situation brings Flubby and his owner together, they realize they really do need each other-and that makes Flubby a good pet after all. The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers.
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
Captain Barbosa and the Pirate Hat Chase by Jorge González (Illustrator)In this wordless graphic novel, Captain Barbosa sails the seven seas with his trusty shipmates: a fly, an alligator, and an elephant. A seagull steals his treasured hat, and Barbosa and his crew give chase through a nasty storm. When Barbosa reaches the seagull's island, he finds the hat--along with a nest of baby seagulls--and decides even pirates can forgive and forget.
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Hangry by Drew BrockingtonWhen a young lizard monster gets a hankering for his favorite hot dog spot, he takes the train all the way to the city--only to find that the place is closed for vacation. But when this little monster gets too hungry, he starts to get angry. And when he gets hangry, this poor city is at risk of a full-scale monster attack. As his rage swells, so does he, until he's the size of a skyscraper, and it falls to the citizens to find him some food--and fast! In a hilarious story about a hunger-induced tantrum, Drew Brockington uses speech bubbles and sight gags to bring a smile to the face of any little monster.
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Noodleheads Fortress of Doom by Tedd Arnold; Martha Hamilton; Mitch WeissThe Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream- to build their very own Fortress of Doom. Ifthey can stop bickering for long enough. And ifthey can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. Jump right in with this fourth title in an easy-to-read graphic novel series about more than two hollow pastas trying to have fun. Noodleheads has its roots in world folklore, making it a classic tale of fools. Authors Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, award-winning storytellers, join Tedd Arnold, author of the Fly Guyseries, to create a masterpiece of hilarity. The series has gotten several honors, including the American Folklore Society's Aesop Prize and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor.
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Comics - Easy as ABC! by Ivan Brunetti; Françoise Mouly (Introduction by)This guide to comics for kids is an essential tool for all those who enjoy comics. Simple cartooning basics are outlined with easy examples to follow. kids, parents, teachers, and librarians will love the humorous step-by-step lessons by master cartoonist and teacher Ivan Brunetti. Even reluctant artists will be inspired to pick up a pen and give it a try.
Publication Date: 2019
Chasma Knights by Boya Sun; Kate Reed PettyBeryl lives in a world full of toys. But these aren't your ordinary toys--they're mechanical marvels that almost seem alive! And at the slightest touch, these toys "catalyze," that is, they merge with their owner and give them special abilities. But not Beryl. She's a Neon Knight, and Neon Knights can't catalyze. Beryl does have a special ability that no one knows about--she's an inventor who can turn a broken toy into an amazing, new creation. When a powerful Oxygen Knight named Coro discovers Beryl's secret workshop, she wants in on the fun. But can a Neon Knight and an Oxygen Knight ever get along? Find out in Boya Sun and Kate Reed Petty's Chasma Knights.
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake by Jeff Mack (Illustrator)Curious George meets Mr. Bean in this adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey bakes a cake. He can't wait to win a ribbon! But first he has to carry it to the contest. What could possibly go wrong?
Publication Date: 2018-07-03
Mr. Monkey Visits a School by Jeff Mack (Illustrator)Curious George meets Mr. Bean in the second adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures. Mr. Monkey learns a trick. He can't wait to put on a show! But first he has to find the school. What could possibly go wrong?
Publication Date: 2018-07-03
Fox and Chick by Sergio RuzzierThis new series about Fox and Chick, two unlikely friends, will delight young readers with its gentle humour, classic Fox & Chick illustrations, and sweet stories.
Publication Date: 2018-04-17
Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)Pack your toothbrushes, but leave your pajamas and pillows behind for this one-of-a-kind bedtime story from Ida, Always author Caron Levis and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. And whatever you do...DON'T YAWN! Gabby Wild has had enough of bedtime. Yawn, curl, snuggle, snore--what a bore! So instead of tucking in, she jets out--with poor Granny in tow--to a place where beds are for bouncing, hushes are shushed, and it's never too late for ice cream. But sometimes, even when you grit your teeth and seal your lips, it's impossible to stop that...YAWN! There's a yawn on the loose! Can Gabby stop that yawn from spreading the snooze, or will it be lights out for Never Sleeping City?
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss (Illustrator)* 3 starred reviews * Kirkus Best Books of 2018 * Bestselling cartoonist and master visual storyteller Harry Bliss has concocted a delightful, near wordless graphic picture book with nods to famous cartoons, cultural icons, and the secret lives that creative people make for themselves. Grace is the quiet girl in the class. And Gus is the class guinea pig. Grace knows that Gus is lonely, and so she sets off one night to help out her furry friend. Wherever she goes, Grace amazes and delights as she shares her many talents, showing how one person with a little pizzazz can make a difference. Praise for Grace for Gus: "Grace for Gus is so rich in smart sight gags, subtle cartoon homages, and clever visual references." --Alison Bechdel, cartoonist and author of the Eisner Award-winning Fun Home "He had me at Guinea Pig!" --Jamie Lee Curtis, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day "In his usual brilliant way, Harry Bliss brings humor and detail (details, details, details) to every panel. Linger on every panel as long as you can--there's something for everyone." --Doreen Cronin, author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief by CathonIt's a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her panda friend, Sam, hear a commotion. Their friend Basil--who has always been known for his elegance--is in tears, because somebody nibbled his leaves last night! Poppy puts her detective skills to work, with help from Sam, and together they set out to find the culprit. They start by interviewing the insects, but Ms. Honeybee, Madame Ladybug, and Mr. Bumblebee all have contradictory suspicions of their own. So Poppy and Sam test some creative methods to catch the vandal red-handed. After a few misadventures, they find the remorseful nibbler--and Basil helps him understand that everything tastes better when it is freely offered. Illustrated with charming details and lots of kid appeal, this is an easy-to-read graphic novel with friendly characters and a suspenseful story line.
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
Petals by Gustavo Borges; Cris Peter (As told to)Petals is a silent comic that tells the story of a family of foxes whose life is transformed by the arrival of a strange visitor during a harsh winter. During a long winter two foxes, a father and son, try to survive the merciless cold but the father gets sick. In need of firewood, the young son ventures into the forest to grab what sticks he can carry and crosses paths with a tall and peculiar bird wearing a singular top hat. Making quick friends, the bird helps the young fox bring wood to his father and upon seeing the state of their house and their health, the bird decides to stay and help them with the winter. A beautiful and deeply touching story about friendship, selflessness, and death that shows us the true power of community and working together for a better place. Written and illustrated by Gustavo Borges and colored by Cris Peter, this wonderful tale is brought to life with vivid imagination and artwork that is accessible to all readers!
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James KochalkaJohnny Boo creates an incredible Ice Cream Computer that can turn anything into delicious ice cream. Old toys that you don't want to play with anymore? Ice cream! Clods of dirt and grass? Ice cream! It works great... until Squiggle decides to turn himself into ice cream! Then- Johnny Boo time travels to the future, where the Mean Little Boy tries to add him to his butterfly collection. Can Squiggle save the day, or will everyone get turned into ice cream?
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
Chavo the Invisible by Lee Nordling; Scott Roberts (Illustrator); Flavio B. Silva (Illustrator)A surprising, charming, and flat-out fun book for very young readers. These books are great visual literacy tools, encourage good sportsmanship, and will delight on every page thanks to the creative cartooning.At the start of a game of capture the flag, everyone underestimates Chavo-both his opponents and his own teammates. But his determination and quick thinking lead him to a surprise victory. This bright, word-free graphic novel is the third in the Game for Adventure series, which features a diverse cast of characters who play classic games in fun, fantasy settings. In Chavo the Invisible, a public park transforms into a sci-fi landscape for a funny and wild capture the flag game.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Disney Princess: Jasmine's New Pet (Younger Readers Graphic Novel) by Disney (Created by)Before Disney's animated classic, Aladdin, this story follows how the young princess of Agrabah learned to be a responsible owner and friend to her pet tiger, Rajah. Princess Jasmine loves Rajah, her new tiger cub. But living in the palace has rules, and Rajah finds them difficult to follow! He ruins pillows with his claws, knocks over potted plants, chases the palace peacock, and wakes Jasmine in the middle of the night with his yowling. If Jasmine can't teach Rajah to behave better, her father the Sultan will send Rajah away to live with someone else! Jasmine and Rajah have just a week to learn how to follow the rules together. Award-winning writer and illustrator Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina, Misty the Proud Cloud, Everyday Love) adds humor and depth to this iconic pair of characters. At once sweet and humorous, this story will appeal to fans of all ages. Also included in this volume are a variety of story-related activities and special features!
Publication Date: 2018-10-23
Sweet Dreams, Supergirl by Omar Lozano (Illustrator); Michael DahlA young Supergirl fan faces her most elusive adversary - sleep! As darkness falls, a young girl attempts to catch some Z's while DC Comics' SUPERGIRL tracks down an elusive enemy. With super hero traits, like BRAVERY, PATIENCE, and PERSISTENCE, they'll both turn sleepless nights into sweet success and sweet dreams. Along with Omar Lozano's action-packed art, bestselling author Michael Dahl (Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning, Superman, and Be a Star, Wonder Woman) delivers an imaginative bedtime book for fangirls and fanboys alike.
Publication Date: 2018-02-01
Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? by Jory John; Liz Climo (Illustrator)Persnickety Elephant has an itch-a big one-and he can't reach it! While he isn't above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator . . . well, Elephant isn't sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself? Jory John's signature deadpan humor pairs perfectly with Liz Climo's oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.
Publication Date: 2018-03-20
What's Cooking, Moo Moo? by Tim Miller (Illustrator)Moo Moo serves up another half-baked scheme--and loyal Mr. Quackers goes along for the ride--in this madcap follow-up to Moo Moo in a Tutu. Yes, for real! The hilarious cow-and-duck duo are opening their own five-star restaurant. You'll want to see what udderly ridiculous antics they get up to in their new adventure.
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
The League of Lasers by Mike LawrenceAvani has found the one place in the universe where she fits in: Star Scouts.The League of Lasers is the second volume of this action-packed graphic novel series by Mike Lawrence. During a troop meeting, a robot messenger delivers Avani some exciting news: she has been invited to join a secret society of elite scouts known as the League of Lasers. She is eager to join their ranks, but first she has to survive her initiation challenge. Stranded on an uncharted planet, Avani must contend with the methane atmosphere, hostile frog-like inhabitants, and her dwindling supplies of food and water. But even worse: her arch nemesis, Pam, is stranded there, too.
Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Monsters Beware! by Rafael Rosado (Illustrator); Jorge AguirreClaudette, Marie, and Gaston are no strangers to the struggle against evil. But even as seasoned fighters, nothing could prepare them for the danger their town will face as the host of the Warrior Games. As their town's representatives, they will not only need to win the games, but they must also stop the scheming Sea Queen's plans of resurrecting the wizard Grombach and conquer the world.Monsters Beware! continues the funny, fast, high-energy storytelling and inventive, perilous fantasy landscape established by the popular prequels, Dragons Beware! and Giants Beware!
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
How to Spot a Sasquatch by J. Torres; Aurélie Grand (Illustrator)On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He's determined to get a photo of Bigfoot--but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there's no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? Meanwhile, Sass the Sasquatch and her curious forest friends are playing practical jokes on the campers. On the last day of camp, disaster strikes when Jay falls into a rushing river. Sass comes out of the woodwork--despite her parents' warnings to stay away from humans!--just in time to save his life. Soon after, Jay and Sass become fast friends, proving that nothing is impossible when it comes to friendship. Told in ten short chapters, this is an accessible book with an action-packed story line perfect for building early literacy skills, with sequential illustrations that provide contextual clues to the text.
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Brobots and the Mecha Malarkey by J. Torres; Sean Dove (Illustrator)The Brobots are back in another mecha action meets Mother Goose mash-up! This time they're up against the Semisweet ChocoWitch of Crime Brûlée Mountain and her crumby criminal cohorts. Take a half cup of Power Rangers with a tablespoon of Powerpuff Girls and add a dash of Voltron for a recipe we're calling "Brobots and the Mecha Malarkey"!
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
The End of Time (Poptropica Book 4) by Kory Merritt (Illustrator); Mitch Krpata; Jeff Kinney (Concept by)Following the epic penultimate conclusion of The Secret Society, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge find themselves at an impasse: The Protectors' headquarters lie in ruins; the nefarious Octavian is nowhere to be found; and they have no idea how their tampering with the timeline of Poptropica might affect history. As our heroes band together to save the mysterious, uncharted island world and find a way home, they are reminded of crucial events from their pasts--including how they were transported to Poptropica in the first place. The trio suddenly finds itself in the heart of Poptropica, where the Protectors discover the nexus of all time and are offered the opportunity to see what their lives would be like if they could change just one thing from their pasts. But will they choose to go down these alternate paths? Filled with heart and humor, this is the breathtaking finale Poptropica fans have been waiting for.
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Goodnight Planet by LiniersNew York Times Notable Children's Books of 2017When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play! After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, this little girl is wornout, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started. Planet befriends a dog, gobbles a cookie, and takes a leap into the unknown. This tender, gorgeous tale by the internationally renowned cartoonist Liniers will reveal to early readers the wonders that exist at night, in secret, after they close their eyes. Liniers's US debut,The Big Wet Balloon, was selected as one ofParents Magazine's top ten, and his follow up,Written and Drawn by Henrietta, was named one ofSchool Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. Liniers is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he now lives in Vermont as the artist-in-residence at the Center for Cartoon Studies with his wife and three young daughters. They have fallen in love with the New England landscape, the house they live in, the night sky, and the family's new puppy, Elliot, all of which figure prominently in this book.
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
A Perfect View by Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator); Tyler Page (Illustrator)Cici is ready for all her favorite camping activities! She has everything planned for the trip with her dad, her sister, and her friend Kendra. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has more in store for her than she'd expected. A campsite mix-up, stormy weather, and a forest sprite keep testing her good spirits. Can Cici come to see the magic in surprises, before their whole trip is ruined?
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton"Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." --NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt as they take on three SUPER new stories in this early graphic novel series. Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo.
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
May's Wild Walk by MissPaty (Illustrator); Nathan Sacks; Miss PatyEnjoy lively, colorful, fairy-tale-style fun with the Whiskers Sisters! Maya has antlers. Mia's a cat. And May can't quite talk yet. But they're all family! They live in the woods with their grandfather, the Guardian of the Forest-and they get into all kinds of adventures with the chatty animals that live nearby. A letter from Mrs. Owl, the Whiskers Sisters' mail carrier, prompts Mia and Maya to plan a celebration. But their little sister, May, has been swept up in Mrs. Owl's mailbag! Soon May's in the woods, organizing the local animals to find a collection of lost letters. But will she make it home in time to join her sisters at the party?
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Belinda the Unbeatable by Lee Nordling; Scott Roberts (Illustrator)Belinda's upbeat. Her best friend, Barbara, is shy. But both of them are joining a magical game of musical chairs! When the music starts, the girls' school gym becomes a tricky, colorful obstacle course. Will Belinda and Barbara's friendship keep them in the game? Find out in this word-free graphic novel.
I Am Pan by Mordicai GersteinMischievous from the moment he emerges howling and screeching from his mother's womb, Pan, god of the wild, creates pandemonium wherever he goes. Noise and confusion follow him as he steals arrows from Artemis, conceives panic, tricks the moon into falling in love with him, and saves the world from the monster, Typhon. With panache and a wicked pair of horns, Pan spreads chaos and laughter on the way to becoming Mount Olympus's most lovable pest. From Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott Medal-winning author ofThe Man Who Walked Between the Towers, comes an irresistible picture book about Greek mythology's wildest, wackiest god. Gerstein's high-spirited paintings and rollicking sense of humor create an accessible introduction to an unforgettably vivacious hero.
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye by Geoffrey Hayes (Illustrator)Why won't Benny help? Penny found a dead salamander, but her brother Benny is refusing to help her bury it. Is it silly to hold a service for Little Sallie, or could this tiny salamander mean something more to the siblings? Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes shares this gentle tale of a child's early encounter with death. Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown. His TOON Book series of Benny and Penny books has garnered multiple awards. In 2009, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award given by the American Library Association for "the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English."
Narwhal by Ben ClantonNarwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn't have any words...or pictures! Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator)The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible! Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle . . . and maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future.
Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! by Philippe Coudray (Artist); Françoise Mouly (Edited and Translated by)Praise for Philippe Coudray's Benjamin Bear series: "A visually formatted joke book to inspire thinking as well as laughs."--Kirkus Reviews "A marvel of economy in setup, delivery, and payoff."--Booklist, starred review "This book rewards what six-year-olds are already good at (scrutiny), encourages a new skill (reading), and enlarges the imagination (heaven)."--The Horn Book, starred review Benjamin Bear can always surprise his friends, whether it's by walking on his hands during a snowstorm or by using a tree as a parachute. This unassuming bear may at first seem down-to-earth, but his ideas are always out of this world. His zany approach to life has earned him two Eisner Award nominations and bestseller status among kids everywhere. In the third book about Benjamin's adventures, author Philippe Coudray continues to delight readers by bending the rules of common sense and breaking the laws of physics. Pull up a chair, grab a friend, and open your mind--today's forecast is for BRAIN STORMS! Philippe Coudray loves drawing comics, and his many children's books are often used in the schools of his home country of France. His work was chosen by students to win the prestigious Angoulême Prix des Écoles. His first two books in English, Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking and Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas, were both nominated for the Eisner for Best Publication for Early Readers.
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
Fowl Play by Travis NicholsJust what kind of monkey business has befallen Mr. Hound's shop? Luckily, our team of plucky detectives has been chomping at the bit to take on their first case. When Mr. Hound hires them to investigate, they hoof it to his shop. And once they get sleuthing, wild horses couldn't drag them away from the scent of a clue. But is it all just a dog and pony show to distract them from the truth? Idioms are everywhere in this hilarious first case of the Gumshoe Zoo detective agency as they attempt to solve Mr. Hound's mystery. Early readers will love the multi-paneled comic book hybrid feel of this raucous adventure as the detectives manage to keep a straight face, collar some suspects, and solve a mystery, all while avoiding beating a dead--never mind.
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
The Land of Lines by Victor HussenotIn the land of lines, anything is possible: the connection between a boy and a girl from different worlds, the potential for self-discovery, and the vanquishing of a monster. While exploring mysterious terrain, the characters cascade down geometric cliffs and mountains, navigating the unknown and finding their potential. Readers will immerse themselves in this engaging wordless graphic novel that captures the timeless heroic journey and celebrates the powerof art.
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
Little Robot by Ben HatkeWhen a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day! #1New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.
The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob by Amy Marie StadelmannThis series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Beatrix wins the Science Fair every year--because she uses magic to cheat! But Olive really wants to win this year, and she has the best science project EVER. Then something bad happens! The sisters' projects turn into a super-stinky, super-moldy blob monster! The blob is ALIVE and growing bigger and smellier by the minute! Can Olive and Beatrix stop the blob before it swallows up the school?
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
The Only Child by GuojingA New York Times Best Illustrated Book Hailed by Entertainment Weekly and the Wall Street Journal as a best book of the year, this gorgeous and imaginative story--part picture book, part graphic novel--is utterly transporting and original. USA Today declared it "a compelling and melancholy debut from an important new talent" as well as "an expansive and ageless book full of wonder, sadness, and wild bursts of imagination." And like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman, it is quickly becoming a modern classic. A little girl--lost and alone--follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But... home and family are very far away. How will she get back there? In this magnificently illustrated--and wordless--masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy. "A haunting, wordless, gorgeously drawn picture book." --People "Told wordlessly through soft, dreamy illustrations, Guojing's tale evokes the loneliness of growing up under China's one-child policy." --Entertainment Weekly "A dreamy, wordless debut." --The New York Times "Majestic.... Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs's classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." --Booklist, Starred
The Worst Book Ever by Elise GravelElise Gravel wants to write a totally drab book; her characters want to let loose. Who's gonna win? Don't take the title as a metaphor: it really is the worst book ever. The winner of the Governor General Literary Award and children's book author and illustrator Elise Gravel takes readers on an unexpected journey through the world's most boring book in The Worst Book Ever. The characters and omniscient readers alike quickly become annoyed by the author's bland imagination and rebel against her tired tropes and stale choices, spouting sass in an attempt to get her attention and steer the narrative in a more interesting direction. After all, you don't even have to buy the book, but the characters? They're stuck in there for an eternity, and they're going to do their best to make the most of it, or at least have a little fun when they can. As the charming and bizarre true nature of the characters overpowers the dry attributes given to them by the author, this once blasé story quickly picks up speed, transforming into something much more unique than originally promised. With Gravel's signature goofy characters behind the wheel, no silly twist or rude body function is off the table.
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Ocean Disaster by Matthew McElligottThe students in Dr. Cosmic's class take their lessons underwater when they're introduced to his latest invention, the SKWID--a special submarine that explores the ocean and looks like a real giant squid! With the guidance of oceanographer Professor Fathom, the class embarks on an exploration of the deep sea. Their next assignment? Identify the smallest producers and consumers of the ocean. But when a giant whale approaches the SKWID, mistaking it for an actual squid, the students must use their trusted scientific handbooks to find a way to escape the submarine and return to the undersea lab--before they become the whale's lunch! Don't miss more from the Mad Scientist Academy series!--The Dinosaur Disaster, The Weather Disaster, and The Space Disaster. "Dr. Cosmic is plainly a colleague of Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus , and the mix of pithy banter, tumultuous field-trip mishaps, and science fact is as familiar as it is winning. Fans of the Frizz will be dino-delighted. Mad fun." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Mad Scientist Academy- The Dinosaur Disaster
Publication Date: 2019-07-09
The Singing Rock and Other Brand-New Fairy Tales by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer; Simini Blocker (Illustrator)A genie just wants a chance to grant a wish to the frog who accidentally let him out of his lamp--meanwhile, the frog just wants to be left alone. A witch is tormented by the cheerful (and awful) singing of a persistent bard, but when she finally snaps and turns him into a rock, he just keeps on singing--somehow the power of terrible music overcomes all magic. A wizard wants a pet. An ogre just wants to make beautiful art. Four original, wry, and utterly charming fairy tales comprise this new collection for young readers.With deft, lively text from Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and eye-popping, painterly art by Simini Blocker, The Singing Rock is the perfect read for kids who love a good yarn--and good comics!
Publication Date: 2019-06-18
Wordplay by Ivan BrunettiGo "outside," "elsewhere," and down the "rabbit hole" with this hilarious introduction to compound words. Young readers will fall in love with the English language as they watch star cartoonist Ivan Brunetti put his sly spin on vocabulary. The lesson here? Even "homework" is fun when you let yourself play with the words.