Happy book birthday to the funny and upbeat Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence.
Being the ‘new kid’ is tough. Especially when you are a girl like Avani who’d rather go on an adventure instead of doing makeovers and talking about boys. But all is well when Avani gets abducted by aliens and finally finds the one place in the universe where she fits in: in an intergalactic scouting troop. An exciting story about teamwork and finding your own groove!
Happy book birthday to the newest book from Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes’ awesome Secret Coders series, Secrets & Sequences!
In this third volume, Secrets & Sequences, the gang continues trying to unravel their school’s mysterious past. And when they thought all they needed to worry about was Principle Dean, it turns out he doesn’t compare to their true enemy: Professor One-Zero.
Make sure to check this series out and start your journey to being a coding master!
Happy book birthday to California Dreamin’ by Pénélope Bagieu!
Dive into this beautifully drawn graphic novel about an unlikely candidate for stardom, the folk scene in NYC’s village, and one of the most bizarre and dysfunctional groups of people to ever come together to make music. It’s Mama Cass as you’ve never known her, in this touching biography of the 1960s New York folk scene from French comics sensation Pénélope Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse).
Happy book birthday to Science Comics: Bats by Falynn Koch!
In this ultrasonic volume, Falynn Koch introduces us to a remarkable but misunderstood flying mammal: the bat! This is the fourth of the Science Comics, an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers. Make sure to pick it up!
Happy book birthday to the fun and beautifully drawn The Time Museum by Matthew Loux!
Make sure to pick up this book to follow Delia in her summer internship where she is to be sent on time-traveling missions with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. A thrilling, history packed middle-grade adventure!
Happy book birthday to Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro!
Follows one girl’s quest for peace and stillness on a not-too-distant future world where life has accelerated beyond control. A perfect read for the rebellious mind, romance lovers, and those who want a story filled with a edgy, complex, and poignant dystopian story.
Happy book birthday to the second book in the grotesque and wonderful Demon series, Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga. Reminder: Jason’s four-volume epic is NOT for kids. SERIOUSLY.
Demon follows Jimmy Yee, a man who cannot die, no matter how hard he tries. Although he’s seemingly immortal, Jimmy’s real super power is his brain. He’s a highly analytical mathematical genius, and he has no qualms about leaving a massive bodycount behind as he attempts to unravel this bizarre this mystery.
Happy book birthday to George O’Connor’s latest Olympians graphic novel, Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt!
This series is up to nine volumes, and all of them are delightful! If you haven’t checked out these graphic novels yet, make sure to pick them up!
Happy book birthday to yet another wonderful Adventures in Cartooning picture book comic, Hocus Focus, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost.
We started publishing the Adventures in Cartooning graphic novels back in 2009, with the eponymously-titled Adventures in Cartooning, a wonderful story of knights, dragons, and ice cream adventures. (It’s awesome — if you haven’t checked out this book, you definitely should.) Hocus Focus is more of that sweet, goofy storytelling and simple how-to-draw tutorials perfect for tiny kids.
We published a lot of great books in 2016, and here they all are!
They have really cool front covers,
and equally cool back covers!
But our favorite parts are definitely what’s on the inside.
We’re so proud to publish these amazing graphic novels! If you haven’t read them yet, we hope you can check them all out.