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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2009: Kids


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Magic Pickle and the Garden of Evil
by Scott Morse
On sale now
When Jo Jo Wigman and her classmates plant their new class garden, they're expecting rows and rows of plump, juicy fruits and vegetables. But what they unearth is a pretty rotten bunch! That gnarly old lettuce head, The Romaine Gladiator, rises from the garden patch with dastardly plans to reunite the Brotherhood of Evil Produce! Can the Magic Pickle make a knuckle sandwich out of those notorious no-good veggies before their seeds of destruction destroy the world?
The Big Adventures of Majoko
by Tomomi Mizuna
On sale now
Friendship and magic are on the same page when Nana, an ordinary girl, and Majoko, a witch with more confidence than skill, team up to catch a thief, meet a mermaid, and go on other adventures in this charming, timeless manga.
Amelia Rules! The Whole World's Crazy
by Jimmy Gownley
On sale now
Amelia Rules! shows a nine-year-old's world from the inside out, complete with well-intentioned adults, crazy nerd friends, battles with ninjas, scary walks through the woods, and the dreaded sneeze-barf.

Ninja Baseball Kyuma
by Shunshin Maeda
On sale now
Kyuma and his dog Inui live in the mountains, where Kyuma trains every day to become a great ninja. But when Kyuma mistakes a baseball coach for his training master, the local baseball team ends up with its first ninja player! Can a ninja step up to the plate and learn how to play ball?
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
by Eric Wight
On sale now
Meet Frankie Pickle…the kid with the world's most amazing imagination! It takes him on adventures. It helps him save the day. And sometimes it gets him into trouble. When Frankie's mom says he never has to clean his room again, he goes hog wild. The more he plays, the bigger the mess grows, until it tumbles out of control! Now Frankie must clean up his act, but will his imagination be enough to conquer the Closet of Doom?

Swans in Space
by Lun Lun Yamamoto
On sale now
Corona and Lan are the newest recruits in the Space Patrol, a special agency dedicated to helping those in need across the galaxy. With the help of Instructor, their alien guide, the girls are off to explore exciting new planets in search of friends in trouble.
Thumbelina: The POP Wonderland Series
by Michiyo Hayano
Dark Horse
On sale: 7/29/09
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of the smallest girl in the world is brought to life for a new generation. Thumbelina's adventures are just beginning in this enchanting adaptation.
The Luckiest Boy
by Scott Christian Sava and Joseph Bergin III
On sale: 7/29/09
Thirteen-year-old Russell Ranger is the unluckiest boy in the world. Nothing ever seems to go his way. Nothing good at least. One day, though, he meets a leprechaun who grants him a wish. Suddenly, his family wins the lottery, gets to meet his favorite football player, and even discovers Bigfoot. He's a worldwide celebrity. But something's not right, because now all the bad luck is going to everyone else in the world.
Bone: Rose
by Jeff Smith
On sale: 8/1/09
When a terrifying dragon attacks the small towns of the Northern Valley, a young Princess Rose (known later as Gran'ma Ben) must defeat it. The beast is actually the ancient evil, the Lord of the Locusts, and while Rose faces danger with honor, her elder sister, Princess Briar, follows a more sinister path.
Larry Marder's Beanworld: A Gift Comes!
by Larry Marder
Dark Horse
On sale: 8/5/09
The Bean world is a self-contained, weird fantasy dimension that operates under its own rules and laws, but it also echoes deep truths about our own world at the same time. All the characters, whether they are friends or adversaries, understand that ultimately they depend on each other for bean world's survival. This second volume of Larry Marder's epic series brings the books to life for a new generation.


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