The Cake

The Cake
by Dorothée De Monfreid (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Tiger wants chocolate cake. Rabbit has a weakness for carrot. Monkey wants a banana cake. Dog, of course, wants a bone cake. Little Bear really wants a fish cake. Can everyone be satisfied?

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Benny and Penny in Lost and Found

Benny and Penny in Lost and Found
by Geoffrey Hayes (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Benny’s in a foul mood! He can’t find his pirate hat, and when he sets out in the fog to find his missing hat, he leads himself and his sister Penny straight into…big trouble! (Level 2 beginning reader comic)

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Explorer: The Lost Islands

Explorer: The Lost Islands
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi

Booktalk: This second volume of the critically acclaimed Explorer graphic novel series is a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists, with each story centered around the theme of hidden places.

Snippet: From the Raina Telgemeier’s blog
Desert Island Playlist

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Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure

Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure
by Fred (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: On an ordinary day in the countryside, Philemon falls into a well on his father’s farm and lands . . . on the Atlantic Ocean — literally on an A-shaped island complete with unicorns, centaurs, and exploding clocks. He begins a wild and whimsical journey home through a fantasy world as original as Alice’s Wonderland, as richly imagined as Little Nemo’s Slumberland, and as exciting to explore as Oz.

Snippet: From the TOON BOOKS

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Three Kingdoms 17: The Mortal Remains

Three Kingdoms 17: The Mortal Remains
by Wei Dong Chen (Author) and Xiao Liong Liang (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Bei Liu has won a decisive battle against Cao Cao, and the prime minister is in danger of losing everything. But like a cornered animal, Cao Cao is at his most dangerous with his back against the wall. What he does next will forge an unlikely alliance, and cost the life of one of China’s most legendary heroes.

Snippet: From the JR*COMICS

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Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 3: The Nervous System

Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 3: The Nervous System
by Seok-young Song (Author) and Hyun-dong Han (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Geo and Dr. Brain find themselves inside Phoebe’s brain, they must brave shocking electrical signals and navigate a maze of neurons and synapses. Will the dynamic duo finally escape? And what’s the matter with Phoebe, anyway?

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It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Templar

Templar
by Jordan Mechner (Author), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator), and Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That’s the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Snippet: From the 28 page preview at boing-boing

BONUS! Download the free 86-page e-book The Making of Templar.

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Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction
by Saul Griffith (Author), Ingrid Dragotta (Author), Nick Dragotta (Author, Artist) and more!

Booktalk: Howtoons celebrates their 10th anniversary with a 360 page remastered collection containing more than 70 projects of the “best of” Howtoons over those years, along with new material, photos, and essays by the creators of the series.

Combining comics and real-life science and engineering principles, Howtoons encourages kids to become active participants in the world around them. Follow Celine and Tucker as they learn through play! Challenged to make something “other than trouble,” this brother-and-sister pair use everyday objects to invent toys that readers can build!

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See the large scale hovercraft video!

See the zoetrope video!

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Slam!: A Tale of Consequences

Slam!: A Tale of Consequences
by Adam Stower (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: A slammed door leads to all kinds of consequences in this nearly wordless book that reads like a comic. (The boy who slammed the door is completely oblivious to the chaos he has caused.)

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Manga Classics: Les Miserables

Manga Classics: Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo (Author), Stacy King (Editor), and SunNeko Lee (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution now appears in a new manga adaptation of Les Miserables. (So read from right to left…)

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Preview the first chapter.

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