Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she’s dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal’s office, first kisses, etc. But she’s got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t.
“Jealousy, meanness, sadness, and confusion, as well as surprising generosity, and love crisscross the pages in energetic, freewheeling, full-color cartoon art that unwraps a kid’s-eye view of life honestly, poignantly, and with a hefty dollop of melodrama.” — Booklist, February 2004
Avengers Set 2 They are Earth’s mightiest heroes, formed to fight the foes no single hero could withstand. The Avengers are the most prestigious and powerful superhero team in the world. They are super-beings, adventurers, and crime fighters devoted to protecting the planet from menaces beyond the scope of conventional authorities. Fans of all ages find the combined forces of the Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, and the others dynamic and irresistible.
Bring classic children’s tales to young readers with the Calico Illustrated Classics series. World-class illustrations make rafting the river and braving the revolution an exciting journey through literature. Large type and leveled language make the classics accessible to readers of all ages. Features: Black & White Illustrations, Table of Contents, Age-Appropriate Art, and Large Type for Transitional Readers
The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels. The visual format of the graphic novel makes this an especially well-suited introduction to some of Shakespeare's most well-known material.
"Each book opens with a list of characters and a description of the setting. Background information, a short synopsis, famous phrases from the play, and a biographical sketch of Shakespeare are also included...each slim volume is written in large-sized font and includes full-color illustrations with 2-5 panels per page. All dialogue has been extracted from the original play, which exposes readers to Shakespearean language. Explanatory text boxes judiciously placed throughout the panels enhance readers' understanding...With substantial front and back matter, these adaptations seem best suited for instructional purposes...the books will serve as introductions to the Bard for older, reluctant readers...Hamlet and King Lear were done in a straightforward style and have rich, dramatic colors...a limited color palette for A Midsummer Night's Dream suits the moonlight setting. This adaptation's inclusion of Puck's rhyming introduction to the characters is a delightful addition." ---School Library Journal
The popular blockbuster hit is back in library-bound graphic novels! Follow MIT graduate Tony Stark as he fights villains and saves his family's company, all while protecting his secret identity!
“These titles are essentially superhero comics in hardcover bindings, and they bring with them all of the hallmarks of the comic book genre. The relatively short length of each story forces the action to move quickly, holding the attention ... This series will likely circulate well.” – School Library Journal’s review of Iron Man Set 2
Meet Spider-Man and his most menacing villains—Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, the Vulture, and the Sandman—in this new, contemporary revisiting of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic Spidey tales. Marvel Age Spider-Man introduces readers of all ages to some of the greatest stories of the legendary Marvel Universe with dynamic, brand-new art and a modern flair!
Wendy Peters is wild about weather! She loves experimenting with it, learning about it, and teaching others about all kinds of weather patterns. Wendy’s new friends Jessica and Dennis are as weather mad as she is! They’ve formed a club, Wendy’s Weather Warriors, to share their weather nuttiness with each other and their friends, family, and classmates. These easy-to-read, illustrated chapter books explore weather phenomenon and the science behind each type of weather during an action-packed adventure with the Weather Warriors.