Jeffrey Brown. Darth Vader and Son. (Chronicle Books, 2012)
“It is pointless to resist, my son. It’s bedtime.” There are things dads say and do that are so different
when that dad is Darth Vader. There are things Darth Vader does that mean so much more when he is a
dad. Read this collection of comics featuring Darth and Luke with a Jedi you love.

Erik Craddock. “Stone Rabbit” (Series): [Graphic Novels]
B.C. Mambo. (Random House, 2009)
Pirate Palooza. (Random House, 2009)
Deep Space Disco. (Random House, 2009)
Another wild ride from the floppy-eared flunky with the worst luck in history, and pre-history, and post-
history apparently as he gets caught up in a futuristic farce. Galactic meanies, clueless earthlings,
space cops, and deadly smoothies for everyone.    
Superhero Stampede. (Random House, 2010)
Ninja Slice. (Random house, 2010)
Dragon Boogie. (Random House, 2012)
A Molasses-breathing dragon? Seriously?

Timothy Decker. For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre. (Calkins Creek, 2009)

Carol & Matt Dembicki.
Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life. (Sky Pony Press, 2012)
A monster lurks in the shadows. A new and unknown horror has slithered into the world. More doom
circles above. Even if the nightmares battle each other, who will get caught in the middle? And will the
one left standing be all the more frightful, free from all challengers? ... Life sure is tough when you're a
frog!

Kathleen Duey. "Time Soldiers" (Series)
Rex. (Big Guy Books, 2000)
Rex 2. (Big Guy Books, 2000)
Patch. (Big Guy Books, 2002)
Arthur. (Big Guy Books, 2004)
Mummy. (Big Guy Books, 2005)
Samurai. (Big Guy Books, 2006)
Pony Express. (Big Guy Books, 2006)

Maxwell Eaton. "The Flying Beaver Brothers" (Series):
The Evil Penguin Plan. (Random House, 2012)
The Fishy Business. (Random House, 2012)
Ace and Bub are surfing, aeronautical beavers who live on Beaver Island, an island entirely habitated by
beavers. Then it starts getting silly.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka. "Lunch Lady" (Series)
Everyone complains that there are not enough graphic novels for younger readers. Well here is a new
series just aimed at those 9-12 year olds. Its high adventure in a school setting with villainy and triumph
and goofy gadgets. Just what to give kids who have read "Captain Underpants" twelve times.
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute. (Knopf, 2009)
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians. (Knopf, 2009)
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta. (Knopf, 2009)
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown. (Knopf, 2010)
Lunch Lady and the Bakesale Bandit. (Knop, 2010)
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco. (Knopf, 2011)
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes. (Knopf, 2012)
Even Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch aren't enough to stop the superhuman mathletes of Willowby
Academy. Could there be another secret superhero at Thompson Brook Elementary School?

Stan Mack and Susan Champlin. “The Cartoon Chronicles of America” (Series)
Road to Revolution. (Bloomsbury, 2009)
Fight for Freedom. (Bloomsbury, 2012)
It’s the Civil War, near the frontlines, and everything about life on a southern plantation has been thrown
into chaos. The slaves aren’t free, but they aren’t really slaves either. Proper southern women can no
longer be proper southern women. You can’t tell “us” from “them” because nobody knows who we are
and who they are. Two children, one white and one black, who grew up together in the old world will
have to find a way to make it in a whole new world in this comic book story.

Sandra Markle. Outside and Inside Mummies. (Walker & Company, 2005)  [Nonfiction]

Walter Dean Myers.
Patrol: an American Soldier in Vietnam. (HarperCollins, 2002)

Dav Pilkey.
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future. (Blue Sky Press, 2010)
...and a barfing lizard saves the day!

Dav Pilkey. “Captain Underpants” (Series):
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: an Epic Novel. (Little Apple, 1997)
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. (Little Apple, 1999)
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (and
the Subsequent Assault of Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)
. (Little Apple, 1999)
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants. (Blue Sky, 2000)
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman. (Blue Sky, 2001)
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby. (Blue Sky Press, 2002)
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty
Nostril Nuggets
. (Blue Sky Press, 2003)
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: Revenge of the Rediculous
Robo-Boogers.
(Blue Sky Press, 2003)
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People. (Blue Sky Press, 2002)
Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o’ Fun. (Blue Sky Press, 2001)
The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o’ Fun 2. (Blue Sky Press, 2002)

Dav Pilkey & Martin Ontiveros (illustrator). “Ricky Ricotta” (Series):
Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot. (Blue Sky Press, 2000)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury. (Blue Sky Press, 2000)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus. (Blue Sky Press, 2001)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars. (Blue Sky Press, 2002)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jack Rabbits from Jupiter. (Blue Sky Press, 2002)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. Stupid Stinkbug from Saturn. (Blue Sky Press, 2003)
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus. (Blue Sky Press, 2005)

Hudson Talbott.
Safari Journal: The Adventures in Africa of Carey Monroe. (Silver Whistle, 2003)

Masashi Tanaka.
Gon. (Kodansha Comics. 2011)  
One little dinosaur is the last of his kind; that wouls make anyone cranky, and he's taking it out on any
creature that gets in his way. Gon is all additude, and with no words his story is all action in this Manga
for all ages.

Ursula Vernon. "Dragonbreath" (Series):
Dragonbreath. [Book 1] (Dial Books, 2009)
Attack of the Ninja Frogs. [Book 2] (Dial Books, 2010)
Curse of the Were-Weiner. [Book 3] (Dial Books, 2010)
Lair of the Bat Monster. [Book 4] (Dial Books, 2011)
No Such Thing as Ghosts. [Book 5] (Dial Books, 2011)
Revenge of the Horned Bunnies. [Book 6] (Dial Books, 2012)
When Fairies Go Bad. [Book 7] (Dial Books, 2012)
Danny Dragonbreath, the breathing fire-delayed elementary school dragon, faces down a freakish Frank
in a cafeteria smackdown for the ages, takes the bus to Fairie land and ancient Japan, battles
Jackalopes and Ninja frogs, and generally does the whole scary/funny routine in this hybrid graphic/text
series for the younger crowd.
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Scott Chantler. "Three Thieves". (Series)
Tower of Treasure. (Kids Can Press, 2010)
The Sign of the Black Rock. (Kids Can Press, 2011)
The Captive Prince. (Kids Can Press, 2012)
The King's Dragon. (Kids Can Press, 2014)
Fantasy comics for the younger crowd. What to read when they finish Jeff Smith's Bone!

Michael Rex. Fangbone: Third Grade Barbarian. (Putnam, 2012)
He's a mighty warrior on a sacred quest... but first he has to learn to read.

Seth Casteel. Underwater Dogs. (Little, Brown, 2012)
This book of photographs is a great opportunity for a writing exercise: pick three pictures and write a
funny caption!

                               "Ooh, cold nose, cold nose!" (Gunner, Yellow Labrador Retriever)

                                            "I may be small, but I'm all teeth!" (Bella, Chihuahua)

                                      "Shhh, I'm hiding from the cat..." (Rowdy, Golden Retriever)

Or just try to describe the emotion of each dog in one word.