The Toon Treasury Of Classic Children’s Comics (Abrams, $40) is a joyous mountain of comic strips to read and reread. Compiled by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, this collection includes a variety of strips, from Archie to Duck McScrooge and Supermouse to Dennis the Menace. Together these comics pay tribute to the wackiness, humor, and truth found in comic strips. The Treasury’s comics are divided by subject, including chapters on “Funny Animals” and “Fantasyland.” This collection stands testament to the importance of comics in American literary culture. All Ages. JEH
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By Art Spiegeiman (Editor), Françoise Mouly (Editor), Jon Scieszka (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780810957305
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 1st, 2009

What happened before the countdown that sent Apollo 11 to the moon? Be a part of the excitement as the space race heats up, starting twelve years before the launch. Learn about the people who worked behind the scenes and in the rockets in T-Minus: The Race To The Moon (Simon & Schuster, $12.99). A glossary inside the front and back covers defines T-Minus (the time before the launch) and other terms and acronyms used throughout this action-packed graphic novel. Author Jim Ottaviani and illustrators Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon use facts in the margins and illustrations to depict the Russians’ and Americans’ attempts to reach the moon, as well as clever typeface to differentiate the adversaries. Ages 9-12. HWP
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By Jim Ottaviani, Zander Cannon (Illustrator), Kevin Cannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416949602
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - May 19th, 2009

Julian is a science fanatic and can’t seem to fit in at school until he ends up at Mosburg Junior High School and meets Greta Hughes and Ben Garza. The two bring him to their secret workshop and the three form The Secret Science Alliance And The Copycat Crook (Bloomsbury, $11.99). Together they invent all kinds of things like a Stinkometer, a Locker Blocker, and a Pop- Open “Kick Me” Sign. Eleanor Davis’ attention to detail makes her newest graphic novel fun to spend hours with, as well as providing the fodder for many aspiring inventors. Ages 8 and up. JEH
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By Eleanor Davis, Eleanor Davis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781599903965
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 1st, 2009