Join Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and your other favorite DC SUPER HEROES and villains as they spring into action from THE ULTIMATE POP-UP BOOK (Little, Brown, $29.99). Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart devotes a two-page spread to each hero, including miniature pop-up books within the book that describe and illustrate the heroes’ origins, weaknesses, friends, and enemies. The action on the last page rises about one foot off the page, and contains a legend of characters. Ages 5 and up. Heidi Powell
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ISBN: 9780316019989
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 5th, 2010

World War II has already disturbed Paul Tessier’s quiet life in a small French village: his father is a prisoner of war in Germany. Then, the war threatens Paul’s Jewish best friend, Henri Levy, when Henri’s parents disappear. With the help of the RESISTANCE (First Second, $16.99), Paul and his younger sister Marie hatch a plan to save Henri and become part of an underground movement fighting for their country. This is the first graphic novel in Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis’s series. Ages 12-18. DMC
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By Carla Jablonski, Leland Purvis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596432918
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - April 27th, 2010

To prepare for middle school, Julie and Lydia set out on a mission: to figure out how to be popular. Using a top-secret notebook known as THE POPULARITY PAPERS (Amulet, $15.95), the girls devote their fifth-grade year to their social improvement. After a year filled with adventures from joining the field hockey team to a failed attempt at hair-dyeing, Julie and Lydia learn that the social world is more complicated than they thought. Sweet illustrations, journal-style writing, and a whole lot of attitude converge in Amy Ignatow’s graphic novel. Ages 8-11. AJK