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By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun. NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2017.

A clumsy sand dancer who never seems to add up to her missing older sister must work with two others to save their threatened world from the brink...

by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2014

A fun introduction to early and modern philosophers and cultural histories.

Part 1 covers ancient philosophy (Socrates, Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes, and others).

Part 2 covers medieval ph...

Series by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. New York, NY: First Second, 2009

Part how-to-draw cartoons and part story of friendship and chivalry, a princess/knight and her horse go on fun-filled adventures while learning lessons in sequential art,...

by Phillip Pullman, illustrated by Fred Fordham. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2017

A time travel adventure mystery about a research experiment that somehow went terribly wrong, and it’s up to John Blake, his crew, and friends from the future to set things straight....

by Faith Erin Hicks. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Publications, 2013

Superhero girl is a multifaceted nuanced character who while having super powers is so very 'normal.'  While chock-full of superheroes and  full of fun and adventure, this book is really about  real life....

Series by Ricardo Delgado. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Publications, 2012

A wordless rendering of dinosaurs whose stories are told through brilliant illustration depicting what life was like in the age of dinosaurs.

Note this is at times gory, and while fictional can be in...

by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press, 2017

Readers learn about the influences in Hamilton's life; his role in the Revolutionary war; participation in developing the Constitution; role as first Secretary of the Treasury: his tumultuou...

by Victoria Jamieson. New York, NY: Dial Books, 2017

Until now, Imogene's been homeschooled by her parents who work at the Renaissance Faire. She is now a Squire-in-Training and her quest is to survive middle school. The story is sensitively and beautifully told and thi...

First of the series by Jimmy Gownley. New York, NY: Atheneum, 2002

This book is great fun, brilliantly executes visual storytelling, and has wonderful wordplay. The endearing but flawed and snarky characters face all sorts of growing up issues such as divorce, friendshi...

by Gene Luen Yang. New York, NY: First Second, 2006  

Yang brilliantly weaves three seemingly independent stories together – all about cultural and individual identity. One story is of Jin Wang a Chinese-American boy who yearns to fit into the predominantly White n...

by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill. New York, NY: First Second, 2011  

Neil Barton lives in small-town America and has to face high school without his best friend. Making matters worse, his mom is one of many who want to ban his favorite book series from the local librar...

First in the series by Kazu Kibuishi. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2008

After a tragic accident, a girl and her brother, and mom have to move into their grandfather's old home. There, they find themselves swept in an alternate world they must save.  Filled with adv...

by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillain. Milwaukie, OR. Dark Horse Books, 2016

A genetic engineer, Strig Feleedus accidently spills a serum on himself, mutates into a man-owl-cat, and finds himself deep in a comic book pulp-inspired adventure fightin...

by Scott Christian Sava and Mike Holmes. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

This story is engaging and full of good puns, clown car chases from beginning to tend. Its story, design, and art are full of wonderful magic as good and evil face off to save a circus and its ver...

by Vera Brosgol. New York, NY: First Second, 2011

A coming of age story, Anya's embarrassed by her family, is self-conscious about her body, and feels she doesn't fit in. Then she meets a ghost at the bottom of a well. Things change.

NOTE: Some mature content for cigaret...

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