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Building Blocks of Mathematics

Author/Illustrator: Joseph Midthun and Sam Hiti Publisher: World Book Grade levels: K-1, 2-3, 4-5 Subject: Math Genre: Humor, How To Special Attractions: Nonfiction, Teaching Comics Synopsis: Building Blocks of Mathematics is a great new series of mathematics books from World Book! Quirky characters drawn in exciting comic-book style introduce and demonstrate critical basic mathematics concepts in this new six-volume series books. Story problems help to develop students’ conceptual understanding of the mathematical operations and teach them techniques for solving real-life math problems. Designed in collaboration with elementary mathematics education experts, this series is appropriate for kids who are just learning these concepts and […] Read More

Hocus Pocus series

Author/Illustrator: Sylvie Desrosiers, Remy Simard Publisher: Kids Can Press Grade levels: Pre-K, K-1 Genre: Adventure, Humor Special Attractions: Wordless, Early Reader, Anthropomorphic Characters Titles in this series: • Hocus Pocus: This zany tale pits a grouchy pooch against Hocus Pocus, a mischievous blue bunny who lives in a magician’s hat. When Hocus Pocus spots a bunch of tantalizing carrots poking out of a shopping bag, he decides he must have them. But to reach the kitchen counter, he must risk waking Dog, a pet canine who snoozes nearby. Tiptoeing in a pair of bunny slippers works beautifully at first — until a peanut […] Read More

Teen Titans Go! Series

Author: Merrill Hagan, Sholly Fisch, J Torres Illustrator: Jorge Corona, Lea Hernandez, Ben Bates, Todd Nauck, Larry Stucker Publisher: DC Comics Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Superhero, Humor Special Attractions: Teen Lead Characters, Multicultural Lead Characters, Social Issues Synopsis: Based on the hit new TV show, feast your eyes on this all-new, all-ages comic book series! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hijinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu…so dig in, Titans! Titles in this series: • The first incarnation of Teen Titans Go! ran for 55 issues, […] Read More

Uglydoll series

Author/Illustrator: Travis Nichols, Sun-Min Kim, & David Horvath Publisher: Perfect Square Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Humor Special Attractions: Adaptation Synopsis: For the first time ever, the Uglydolls star in their own comic book adventures, and you’re invited! Join the Uglys as they rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas. Or at least one of them. Titles in this series: Uglydoll Comic Volume 1-Goin’ Places Uglydoll Comic Volume 2-SHHHHHHH! Uglydoll Comic Volume 3- Eat Dat! Uglydoll Comic Volume 4- My Hero?   School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids preview Blog Critics review Sare-endipity Review Author’s series […] Read More

Teen Boat

Author/Illustrator: Dave Roman, John Green Publisher: Clarion Grade levels: 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Humor Special Attractions: Teen Lead Characters, Social Issues Synopsis: High school can be a time of terrible angst, Fs on tests, bullying jerks, broken hearts, and late-stage puberty are just some of the potential issues that all teen boys face. But what about the issues facing a Teen Boat? In this hilarious send-up of teen story tropes, the best-selling author Dave Roman and the cartoonist John Green deliver high school and high seas drama with a boatload of laughs. Books YA Love review In the Next Room review School […] Read More

Sardine in Outer Space series

Author/Illustrator: Emmanuel Guibert/ Joann Sfar Publisher: First Second Books Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5 Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Humor Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters, Female Lead Characters Synopsis: In these goofy science fiction adventures, a little girl named Sardine must outwit Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, who is on a mission to make all the galaxy’s kids behave. An exciting series by two of France’s most talented comics authors, Sardine is a feast for the imagination of young readers. Emmanuel Guibert, an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller, takes a turn on the script, while Joann Sfar illuminates the writing with rambunctious, […] Read More

Owly Series

Author and Illustrator: Andy Runton Publisher: Top Shelf and Simon & Schuster Grade levels: Pre-K, K–1, 2–3, 4-5 Genre: Fantasy, Humor Special attractions: Wordless, Early Reader, Anthropomorphic Characters, For adults too Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who’s always on the search for new friends and adventure. Relying on a mixture of symbols, icons, and expressions to tell his silent stories, Runton’s clean, animated, and heartwarming style makes it a perfect read for anyone who’s a fan of Jeff Smith’s Bone or Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid.  (from publisher’s website)   Books in the series: • Owly Vol. 1: The […] Read More