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Binky the Space Cat
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
Binky is a space cat—at least in his own mind. He’s really a house cat who has never left the family “space station.” Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard), and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints—the enemy is always watching. Soon Binky is ready to voyage into outer space. His humans go out there every day, and he’s sure they need a certified space cat to protect them. But just as he’s about to blast off with his copilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), Binky realizes that he’s left something very important behind…and it’s not the zero-gravity kitty litter.
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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook
by Eleanor Davis
Super-smart Julian Calendar thinks starting junior high at a new school will mean he can shed his nerdy image—but then he meets Ben and Greta, two secret scientists like himself! The three form a secret club, complete with a high-tech lair. There, they can work to their hearts content on projects like the Stink-O-Meter, the Kablovsky Copter, and the Nightsneak Goggles. All that tinkering comes in handy when the trio discovers an evil scientist’s dastardly plan to rob a museum. Can three inventors, armed with their wacky creations, hope to defeat this criminal mastermind?
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 1
by Hiroyuki Asada
In Amberground, a dangerous terrain where a manmade star casts a permanent twilight, young Lag Seeing aspires to become a Letter Bee: a postman entrusted to deliver the hearts of people separated from the ones they love.
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics
edited by Art Spiegelman and Francois Mouly
The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics is an unprecedented collection of the greatest comics for children, artfully compiled by two of the best-known creators in publishing and the field of comics—Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. This treasury created for young readers focuses on comic books, not strips, and contains humorous stories that range from a single-page to eight or even twenty-two pages, each complete and self-contained. The comics have been culled from the Golden Age of comic books, roughly the 1940s through the early 1960s, and feature the best examples of works by such renowned artists and writers as Carl Barks, John Stanley, Sheldon Mayer, Walt Kelly, Basil Wolverton, and George Carlson, among many, many others.
Little Mouse Gets Ready
by Jeff Smith
There is a lot to do before Little Mouse is ready to go visit the barn. Will he master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes? Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone) and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures of this daily task.
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Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood
by Tony Lee, Sam Hart, and Artur Fujita
How did Robin of Loxley become Robin Hood? Why did he choose to fight injustice instead of robbing for his own gain? Expressive and gritty, this graphic novel whisks readers back to Crusades-era England, where the Sheriff of Nottingham rules with an iron fist, and in the haunted heart of Sherwood Forest, a defiant rogue—with the help of his men and the lovely Maid Marian—disguises himself to become an outlaw. Lively language and illustrations follow the legendary hero as he champions the poor and provokes a high-stakes vendetta in a gripping adventure sure to draw a new generation of readers.
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Amelia Rules! A Very Ninja Christmas
by Jimmy Gownley
In A Very Ninja Christmas, join Amelia and the gang for holiday-themed fun. With Amelia, of course, even Christmas is anything but typical!
The Incredibles: Family Matters
by Mark Waid and Marcio Takara
America’s favorite family of superheroes finally returns, courtesy of legendary comics scribe Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash). The Incredibles face terrifying new villains…and friendly new neighbors, all while Mr. Incredible hides a troubling secret from his costumed clan.
The Muppet Show Comic Book: Meet the Muppets
All-new, never-before-seen original stories with your favorite Muppet Show characters. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the whole gang are back for a brand new show! The Muppet Show as written and drawn by the incomparable Roger Langridge! Packed full of madcap skits and gags, The Muppet Show Comic Book is certain to please old and new fans alike. If you have a favorite Muppet, chances are it’s featured in this show-stopping collection.
Walt Disney’s Christmas Classics, Vol. 1
by Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, et. al.
Don’t be a Scrooge McDuck this Christmas season! It’s the perfect present! Boom! Kids has raided the Disney publishing archives and searched every nook and cranny this Christmas season to find the best and the greatest stories from Disney’s vast comic book publishing history for this “best of” compilation—Disney’s universally appealing characters starring in stories written and drawn by creators who are legends in the field! A timeless classic from the world’s most iconic characters that should be on every shelf, Walt Disney’s Christmas Classics is an essential this holiday season for family fun! Featuring artists such as Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, Floyd Gottfredson, Daan Jippes and legions more!