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Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune

Author/Illustrator: Sean O’Neill Website: Rocket Robinson Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Subject: History/Social Studies Genres: Mystery, Adventure Special Attractions: Anthology, Child Lead Characters, Webcomic Synopsis: Cairo, 1933. The Egyptian capital is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald “Rocket” Robinson, it’s just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. All that changes when Rocket and his pet monkey, Screech, find a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs which launches Rocket into an adventure more incredible than anything he’s ever seen at the Saturday matinee. Publishers Weekly review Geek Dad review Boing Boing review Awards: – One of the Best […] Read More

Crogan Adventures

Author/Illustrator: Chris Schweizer Publisher: Oni Press Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Subject: History/Social Studies Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure Special Attractions: For adults too Titles in this series: Crogan’s Vengeance: Sixteen individuals, three centuries, one family. It all starts here! CROGAN’S VENGEANCE, the first in an ongoing series of adventure graphic novels spanning continents and centuries as cartoonist Chris Schweizer climbs through the various branches of the Crogan clan’s family tree! Volume one of THE CROGAN ADVENTURES series introduces us to “Catfoot” Crogan, an honest sailor who finds himself thrust into a life of piracy! Crogan never wanted to be a pirate […] Read More

The Fog Mound Series

Author: Susan Schade Illustrator: Jon Buller Publisher: Aladdin Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Special attractions: Hybrid, Anthropomorphic Characters The Fog Mound 1: Travels of Thelonius In ancient times human beings ruled the Earth — at least that’s what the old legends claim. But is it true? Thelonious Chipmunk is a Talker — an animal who has inherited the gift of language from his ancestors — and he, for one, believes in humans. Who else could have made the old paper postcard he treasures? Who else could have built the tall building shown on the postcard? His desire to know […] Read More