Andrews McMeel Kids Spring/Summer 2022 Catalog

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ANDREWS MCMEEL KIDS… HAVE ALL THE FUN. We publish books kids want to read, full of funny and fresh content. With favorite characters like Big Nate and Phoebe and new friends such as Cat Ninja, Heart LaMarr, and Archibald Finch, and categories ranging from graphic novels to comics to interactive fiction, there’s a book for every reader. We have books that crack kids up and books that crack open current events. Our awardwinning nonfiction engages young readers in world issues and imparts inspiring messages of how kids can make an impact now and create change in the future. To get to the happily ever after, we always start with content that is relatable and compelling to a variety of readers, whether they are established, reluctant, or striving. The books that kids choose to read help bolster a confidence for and lifelong love of reading. Andrews McMeel Kids champion every reader on their path with the constant of fun, entertainment, adventure, and discovery along the way.

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Epic! Graphic Novel

Interactive Fiction

Comics Collection

HIGHLIGHTS

Behind the Scenes with Burt: Comics to explore childhood imagination.

Escape from a Video Game: The Endgame: The choice is yours in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. (pg. 9)

Unicorn Island: Secret Beneath the Sand: Discover a magical world unlike any other. (pg. 13)

(pg. 12)

Nonfiction

Illustrated Novel

Graphic Novels

(pg. 8)

Cat Ninja: Wanted: Epic! Originals hit series continues.

Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels (Book 1) : A collection of mysteries that keep you engaged. (pg. 15)

Jobs of the Future: Imagine what your future career could be. (pg. 16)


HEART OF THE CITY BY STEENZ

Heart is a girl with big dreams and a love of drama. She lives with her mom, Addy, in Philadelphia, and has always had the support of her best friends Dean and Kat. Heart of the City follows Heart into a new phase of her life, filled with new challenges, new milestones, new friends, and new adventures. This first book collection of Heart of the City comics by the strip’s new creator, Steenz, is packed with outstanding art, a diverse cast of characters, and engaging, positive storylines about friendship, pop culture, ghost stories, and a wide range of real-world issues.

Heart Takes the Stage ISBN: 978-1-5248-7159-8 Papaerback, 6 x 9”, 208 pg., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: May 5, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

Steenz is a St. Louis based cartoonist, editor, and professor. They're the co-creator of Dwayne McDuffie Award winning graphic novel Archival Quality from Oni Press and are featured in several short story anthologies such as Eisner and Ignatz Award-Winning Elements: Fire, Mine!, and the horror anthology Dead Beats. They are a winner of Evident Change's 2021 Media for a Just Society Awards. They took over as cartoonist of Heart of the City in April 2020.

"Warm, funny, and a visual delight, Steenz's take on Heart of the City is next-level." – DANA SIMPSON, AUTHOR OF PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN

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BIG NATE BY LINCOLN PEIRCE

NEED TO BUILD 3D BOOK

NOW AN ANIMATED SERIES WITH

Sixth-grade dynamo Nate Wright has all kinds of big plans and tricks up his sleeve, including writing a new hit children's book, trying to convince his dad to get him a new dog for Christmas, and helping his friend Chad score a new nickname at P.S. 38. Along the way, he encounters resistance from all the usual suspects, including Mrs. Godfrey, classmate Gina, and anyone skeptical of his plans to become an award-winning author. And as usual, things never quite turn out exactly like he planned. Join Nate and friends for another laugh-packed installment of Big Nate comic fun. Lincoln Peirce has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for more than 30 years. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.

Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins ISBN: 978-1-5248-7157-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: March 8, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

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"... these are laugh out loud funny and a kid favorite!" – IMAGINATION SOUP

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Nate From the Top q Big 978-1-4494-0232-7 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Nate Out Loud w Big 978-1-4494-0718-6 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate and Friends e Big 978-1-4494-2043-7 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate Makes the Grade r Big 978-1-4494-2566-1 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

Epic Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce ISBN: 978-1-4494-7195-8 Hardcover, 11 x 10”, 472 pp., full color $50.00 USA / $65.00 CAN

Nate: Game On! t Big 978-1-4494-2777-1 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate: I Can't Take It! y Big 978-1-4494-2937-9 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate: Great Minds Think Alike u Big 978-1-4494-3635-3 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

Big Nate: Very Funny! ISBN: 978-1-5248-7695-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 352 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN ON SALE: July 26, 2022

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Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild i Big 978-1-4494-3634-6 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate’s Greatest Hits o Big 978-1-4494-6489-9 | $12.99 USA / $14.99 CAN Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City a Big 978-1-4494-6225-3 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Nate: Welcome to My World s Big 978-1-4494-6226-0 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Big Nate: Aloha! ISBN: 978-1-5248-6856-7 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile Measure: GN340L

Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka 978-1-4494-6227-7 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs f Big 978-1-4494-6228-4 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? g Big 978-1-4494-6229-1 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie h Big 978-1-4494-6230-7 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Big Nate: Top Dog ISBN: 978-1-5248-6979-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 448 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN

Big Nate: In Your Face! ISBN: 978-1-5248-6477-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile Measure: GN370L

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Big Nate: Silent But Deadly 978-1-4494-8991-5 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

Nate Goes Bananas! 1& Big 978-1-4494-8995-3 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate: Payback Time 1* Big 978-1-4494-9774-3 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Nate: Hug It Out! 1( Big 978-1-5248-5184-2 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Nate: Blow the Roof Off! 2) Big 978-1-5248-5506-2 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate My Homework ISBN: 978-1-5248-6065-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN350L

Big Nate Stays Classy ISBN: 978-1-5248-6176-6 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 448 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN

Little Big Nate: No Nap! ISBN: 978-1-5248-6066-0 Hardcover – Board Book, 7 x 7”, 12 pp., full color $7.99 USA / $10.99 CAN

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN BY DANA SIMPSON

Phoebe Howell and her best friend, the dazzling unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have all kinds of exciting things planned for the summer. Their

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adventures include constructing a secret clubhouse with Phoebe's friend Max (enlisting the help of some magic pixies along the way) and preparing for a trip to Marigold's unicorn family reunion. Along the way, readers will meet all kinds of new characters, learn what magic spells are best avoided, and have a lot of sparkling unicorn fun. Dana Simpson first caught the eyes (and hearts) of comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn.

Unicorn Selfies: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure ISBN: 978-1-5248-7158-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN NEW YORK TIMES ON SALE: May 24, 2022 BESTSELLING Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

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“… nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes …” — PETER S. BEAGLE, AUTHOR OF THE LAST UNICORN


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Unicorn Playlist ISBN: 978-1-5248-6857-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile Measure: GN440L

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Unicorn Famous: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure ISBN: 978-1-5248-6476-7 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN490L

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Virtual Unicorn Experience ISBN: 978-1-5248-6070-7 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN450L

Camping with Unicorns ISBN: 978-1-5248-5558-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN450L

The Unicorn Whisperer ISBN: 978-1-5248-5196-5 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN470L

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Unicorn Bowling ISBN: 978-1-4494-9938-9 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN500L

The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn ISBN: 978-1-5248-6981-6 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 352 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN

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Rainy Day Unicorn Fun ISBN: 978-1-4494-8725-6 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 144 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $12.99 CAN

The Magical Adventures of Phoebe and Her Unicorn ISBN: 978-1-5248-6177-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 448 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn 978-1-4494-4620-8 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Unicorn Crossing 978-1-4494-8357-9 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Unicorn on a Roll 978-1-4494-7076-0 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm 978-1-4494-8359-3 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Unicorn vs. Goblins 978-1-4494-7628-1 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

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Unicorn of Many Hats 978-1-4494-8966-3 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Razzle Dazzle Unicorn 978-1-4494-7791-2 | $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater 978-1-4494-8981-6 | $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

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Enchanted Escapades of Phoebe and Her Unicorn Enchanted Escapades of Phoebe and Her Unicorn ISBN: 978-1-5248-7694-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 352 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN ON SALE: August 23, 2022

"... smart and fresh ... It's the blend of magic with the mundane that make this comic so fun ..." – COMICS WORTH READING

The Magic Storm is also available as an audiobook!

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BREAKING CAT NEWS

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BY GEORGIA DUNN

It’s big changes for the kitties at BCN! Burt is bringing this news station up a notch. Join Burt behind the scenes as he updates some of our favorite broadcasts from the past, with better imagery and brand new footage! Including a trip to the vet, exploring the cupboards, hordes of trick or treaters, the action packed "Our IX Lives" Christmas special, and Puck daring to believe in the elusive, mythical Mailman. This book welcomes some of the first BCN newspaper strips as Breaking Cat News made the jump from web to newsprint! Enjoy classic strips with beautiful updated artwork and never before seen broadcasts! Includes a “More to Behind the Scenes with Burt ISBN: 978-1-5248-7127-7 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 192 pg., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: March 22, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

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Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn ISBN: 978-1-4494-7413-3 Paperback, 6½ x 8”, 128 pp., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN430L

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Explore” section with paper dolls and a real-life behind the scenes peek into when BCN first rolled out in newspapers. In addition to being a syndicated cartoonist, Georgia Dunn is also a children’s and fantasy/ sci-fi illustrator. She sells her watercolor and ink illustrations on Etsy, in brick and mortar shops, and to educational magazines and independent publications.

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Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn ISBN: 978-1-4494-9522-0 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 208 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN410L

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Take It Away, Tommy! by Georgia Dunn ISBN: 978-1-5248-5818-6 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 144 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN350L

Elvis Puffs Out by Georgia Dunn ISBN: 978-1-5248-5819-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: GN400L


ESCAPE FROM A VIDEO GAME

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BY DUSTIN BRADY

The latest battle royale video game from Bionosoft promises a crazy cast of villains, over-the-top superweapons, and non-stop action. Young gamers control the action in this new interactive adventure from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game. They’ll use critical thinking skills to solve puzzles, explore hidden areas, and outsmart villains. Then, once they finish the main story, they’ll get a chance to unlock a whole new tale. Fans of battle royale games like Fortnite will fall in love with the story’s frenetic pace and quirky humor, while parents will appreciate a book that can captivate the attention of their “I’d rather be gaming” kid.

Escape from a Video Game: The Endgame ISBN: 978-1-5248-7195-6 Papepback, 6 x 9”, 192 pg., b/w $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: April 26, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

Dustin Brady writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 game genie code for infinite lives. It’s SLXPLOVS. Dustin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, kids, and a small dog named Nugget.

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Escape From a Video Game: Secret of Phantom Island ISBN: 978-1-5248-5880-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 590L

Escape From a Video Game: Mystery on the Starship Crusader ISBN: 978-1-5248-5884-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 192 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 590L

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WALLACE THE BRAVE

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BY WILL HENRY

Get ready to meet new friends in Book 4 of the beautifully illustrated escapades of Wallace the Brave. Readers will be delighted with tales of friendship, discovery, and adventure. Book 4 in the wonderfully imaginative Wallace The Brave series introduces an expanded and more diverse cast, including the dynamic, fan-favorite Rose, who gives Wallace a run for his money in kickball competitions, aquatic explorations, and other adventures. Together with Rose, Spud, Amelia, and the rest of their friends, Wallace enjoys a lifestyle of mischief, exploration, (and yes, school) that will thrill middle-grade readers while Are We Lost Yet? ISBN: 978-1-5248-7472-8 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: May 3, 2022

reminding their parents of the carefree, nostalgic appeal of Calvin & Hobbes and other classic comics.

"Wallace the Brave is bound to be a future classic." – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Wallace the Brave by Will Henry ISBN: 978-1-4494-8998-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

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Snug Harbor Stories by Will Henry ISBN: 978-1-5248-5177-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN

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Wicked Epic Adventures by Will Henry ISBN: 978-1-5248-6507-9 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN


MEET Epic Originals encourage imagination, empathy, and creativity with stories that take kids to new worlds and characters who make them feel right at home.

ORIGINALS About Epic! Fueled by a desire to get their own kids excited about reading, Suren Markosian and Kevin Donahue cofounded

Make new friends at a summer camp for quirky creatures.

Epic, a platform that gives kids fun and easy access to

Follow the adventures of a feline superhero. Go on out-

high-quality, high-interest books. Then they made it free

of-this-world adventures with a pet made out of slime.

to schools, so every kid has the chance to learn and be

Stories like these have captured the imaginations of

inspired.

millions of young readers.

Today, Epic is the world’s largest digital reading platform

Written and illustrated by some of the top talent in

for kids, providing more than 50 million children safe

children’s publishing, each book is thoughtfully created

access to its vast collection of 40,000 books, videos,

in collaboration with an educational expert specializing in

and audiobooks.

children’s media to maximize both the entertainment and learning value of each story. Previously published digitally on Epic, these irresistible

stories are now available in print for the first time ever.

Kids have read more than 2 billion books on Epic, 1 billion in 2020 alone • 2+ million teachers have signed up for Epic • Epic reaches 50 million kids in homes and schools • Since the launch of Epic Originals, kids have read these books more than 100 million times • Epic is part of the BYJU’s family of brands, working together to unlock a love of learning around the world

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BY MATTHEW CODY AND CHAD THOMAS In Book 3 of the hugely popular Cat Ninja series, small-time crooks, sidekicks, and the wannabe supervillains who made our heroes who they are all get a chance to tell their stories––and their stories are hilarious! Cat Ninja: Wanted features Metro City's favorites and newcomers in tales that include a nearly cat-astrophic case of stolen identity, the not-sovillainous adventures of Master Hamster, and Adonis's first mission as one of the good guys. Enjoy six stand-alone stories, plus a five-part Cat Ninja special miniseries! Cat Ninja: Wanted ISBN: 978-1-5248-7510-7 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $12.99 CAN ON SALE: May 10, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon! ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER

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Chad Thomas first picked up a pencil in 1983, decided to draw cartoons in 1988, and finally started getting paid for it in 2005. He has worked with a number of publishers in the comic industry on books such as TMNT, Star Wars Adventures, and Mega Man.

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Cat Ninja ISBN: 978-1-5248-6094-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 160 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $12.99 CAN Lexile Measure: GN390L

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Matthew Cody is the author of several popular books, including the award-winning Supers of Noble’s Green trilogy: Powerless, Super, and Villainous. He is also the author of Will in Scarlet and The Dead Gentleman, as well as the fantasy series The Secrets of the Pied Piper. He lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and son.

Cat Ninja: Time Heist ISBN: 978-1-5248-6758-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 160 pp., full color $9.99 USA / $12.99 CAN Lexile Measure: GN400L


UNICORN ISLAND

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BY DONNA GALANTI, BETHANY STANCLIFFE In Book 2 of the series, Sam and Tuck are on their way to becoming unicorn protectors when they discover new secrets about the island that threaten unicorns' existence! Sam learns the truth behind Aunt Sylvie’s disappearance and her own connection to the island. With determination, courage, and fierce loyalty to one another—and to their code as unicorn protectors—the kids set out to protect the island’s secrecy and the unicorns’ very existence.

Unicorn Island: Secret Beneath the Sand ISBN: 978-1-5248-7197-0 Paper Over Board, 6 x 9”, 224 pg., full color $13.99 USA / $18.99 CAN ON SALE: March 8, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

Donna Galanti wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship––and has been writing fantasy ever since. Donna is the author of the middle-grade fantasy adventure, Joshua and The Lightning Road. Bethany Jayde Stancliffe is a Central Washington-based artist who grew up in the Rockies, where she spent her time building tree forts, reading fairy tales, and filling up sketchbooks. Having had a spectrum of creative interests since childhood ranging from architecture to animation, she has found a home in illustration, where design and storytelling meet.

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Unicorn Island ISBN: 978-1-5248-6470-5 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 224 pp., full color $13.99 USA / $18.99 CAN

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SORCELINE

BY SYLVIA DOUYÉ & PAOLA ANTISTA

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES!

Welcome to the Island of Vorn, where mythical creatures roam free and only the brightest students are invited to study them. In Book 1 of this riveting new middle grade graphic novel series, a gifted young cryptozoologist-in-training must learn to tame powerful beasts—including her own inner demons. For as long as she can remember, Sorceline has had a knack for the study of mythical creatures. Now a student at Professor Archibald Balzar’s prestigious school of cryptozoology, she’s eager to test her skills and earn a spot as one of Balzar’s apprentices. Sorceline is mystified by her fellow humans. While she excels in her studies, she quickly clashes with her classmates, revealing her fiery temper. When one of Sorceline ISBN: 978-1-5248-7131-4 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 144 pp., full color $12.99 USA / $17.99 CAN ON SALE: May 17, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

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her rivals suddenly disappears, Sorceline must set aside her anger and join the quest to find her. But the mystery only deepens, leading Sorceline on a journey far darker and more personal than she expected . . . Sylvia Douyé holds a degree in biology and was a science journalist before she began writing graphic novels. Her first comic series for children, Les Zinzinventeurs, received the Children’s Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2002.


ENOLA HOLMES: THE GRAPHIC NOVELS

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BY SERENA BLASCO

A graphic novel adaptation of the hit books that inspired the Netflix film! With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that even impresses the elder Holmes. But nothing prepares her for what lies ahead… With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that even impresses the elder Holmes. Book One in the series includes three thrilling mysteries: The Case of the Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels (Book 1) ISBN: 978-1-5248-7132-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 192 pg., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN ON SALE: May 24, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

Missing Marquess, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, and The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets. At the back of the book, readers can explore a portfolio of pages from Enola's secret notebook! Serena Blasco was born in France and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Aix-en-Provence, worked as a graphic designer, and published her first comics work in 2014. She began illustrating the adaptation of Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes novels in 2015.

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RED AND ROVER by Brian Basset

A charming new comic collection, just right for middle

2012 REUBEN AWARD WINNER

grade readers, about the love and friendship between a boy and his dog! Based on the award-winning comic strip by Brian Basset. Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of going to space and loves baseball, and his dog Rover, a loyal friend and chaser of squirrels. Whether flying through space, bouncing on the moon, fishing, waiting for Popsicle Pete, or delivering the paper, these two friends do everything together.

Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over ISBN: 978-1-5248-7471-1 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pg., full color $11.99 USA / $15.99 CAN ON SALE: June 7, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

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A former editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Times, Red and Rover creator Brian Basset is also the cartoonist behind the strip Adam@Home. Brian grew up in McLean, Virginia, and is an alum of Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his comics, including the 2012 Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip for Red and Rover. In February 2005, an exhibition of Basset's Red and Rover space-themed strips was held at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. And in July of that year, an original drawing Basset had done for NASA celebrating the "Return to Flight" was carried aboard STS-114 Discovery. In addition to cartooning, Brian is also involved in animal shelter charity work. He draws from his home-based studio outside of Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife, golden doodle Astro, and cats Atlas and Mokie.


JOBS OF THE FUTURE IMAGINATIVE CAREERS FOR FORWARD-THINKING KIDS

BY SOFIA E. ROSSI, CARLO CANEPA, LUCA POLI A fun and imaginative guide to futurist STEAM careers that will inspire middle-grade readers to dream big and envision a better world. From chemistry and climatology to robotics and the arts, Jobs of the Future imagines professions that may one day be essential to preserving and improving life on Earth. Become a “plastics fisherman” and save the oceans from pollution! Or be a “cloud hunter” and help to slow global warming! Whatever their passion, children will discover a world of possibility in this colorful and inspiring guide to a wide range of futuristic careers. Jobs of the Future Imaginative Careers for Forward-Thinking Kids ISBN: 978-1-5248-7095-9 Paper Over Board, 7.76 x 9.25”, 80 pg., full color $14.99 USA / $19.99 CAN ON SALE: May 10, 2022 Lexile® Measure: Coming Soon!

Sofia E. Rossi holds master’s degrees in cognitive neuroscience and science communication. Her interdisciplinary background allows her to bring a mix of creativity and critical thinking to the latest scientific debates. She lives in Milan, Italy. Carlo Canepa is a journalist and political fact-checker. He was editor-in-chief for The Post Internazionale and co-author of the 2018 documentary The Choice: The Risks of Web Democracy.

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TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME BY DUSTIN BRADY

With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 8- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter. Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you'd think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games—and the people making those games—can be. Dustin Brady writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie code for infinite lives. It’s SLXPLOVS. Dustin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, kids, and a small dog named Nugget.

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Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady ISBN: 978-1-4494-9486-5 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 144 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 640L

Trapped in a Video Game: The Invisible Invasion by Dustin Brady ISBN: 978-1-4494-9489-6 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 160 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 600L

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Trapped in a Video Game: Robots Revolt by Dustin Brady ISBN: 978-1-4494-9515-2 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 176 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 640L

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Trapped in a Video Game: Return to Doom Island by Dustin Brady ISBN: 978-1-4494-9518-3 Paperback, 6 x 9”, 168 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 600L

Trapped in a Video Game: The Final Boss by Dustin Brady ISBN: 978-1-4494-9573-2 Paperback, 6 x 9", 208 pp., b/w $9.99 USA / $11.99 CAN Lexile® Measure: 580L

“Great for reluctant readers and those who love the world of video games.” — YOUTH SERVICES BOOK REVIEW

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