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The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
The Wrenchies
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I think this book is great!

One of the most interesting parts of Farel Dalrymple's THE WRENCHIES, for me, is how it deals with the violence of the post-apocalypse.

This book is full of characters who are children and teenagers, and they're dealing wit...more
Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn
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Secret identities! Magical feuds! Underground rebellion against the monarchy!

What’s not to love in this series by Sharon Shinn?
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Above the Dreamless Dead by Chris Duffy
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When our editor, Calista Brill, came into the office fired up about 'trench poetry,' I had no idea what she was talking about.

Two and a half years later, I'm so glad that I've gotten the chance to learn more about this really fascinating category of...more
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The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn
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We love publishing comics for kids who are just beginning to read on their own, and this book is perfect for that!

With really simple panels, THE ZOO BOX tells a fun and delightful and colorful story about two kids who accidentally open a box and let...more
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
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This is a really wonderful, lovely, slice-of-life series that’s about a guy who enjoys making dinner.

In every chapter, he makes a new dinner!

Things that are especially good about this:

Fumi Yoshinaga’s art is delicate and beautiful, as usual.

Dinner i...more
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How the World Was by Emmanuel Guibert
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Emmanuel Guibert's HOW THE WORLD WAS is the companion story to our previously published graphic novel, ALAN'S WAR, which takes you through World War II from the perspective of one single man.

HOW THE WORLD WAS tackles Alan's youth, growing up in Cali...more
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
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I reread Pamela Dean's wonderful TAM LIN this weekend while traveling to my cousin's high school graduation party, because while this book is a fairy tale, it's also a book about how college life works (a land equally strange to me as fairyland was w...more
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The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
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We're excited every time we get to publish a new book by Gene Luen Yang, and we're super excited to be working on this book with him and the fabulously talented Sonny Liew, whose work we've admired for years and years!

This book is also great because...more
The People Inside by Ray Fawkes
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Ray Fawkes is so good – in this book, he tackles the love story. Twelve love stories, to be precise – and they all start at the same place (falling in love) and end completely differently, each unfolding a panel a page throughout this whole graphic n...more
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