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Jackie Robinson

Blake Hoena (author) David Shephard (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599437

In an era of discrimination, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Before Robinson took his place at first base, the majors discriminated against African-American athletes, denying them a chance to compete. Despite facing harassment from fans and other players, Robinson stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend. This graphic biography follows Robinson's time on semi-pro teams, his days in the US military, and his history-making experience with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Colin Kaepernick

Blake Hoena (author) Sam LeDoyen (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599420

This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.

Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

Dan Jolley (author) Jacques Khouri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599475

The story of a girl and her dog—in space. Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog program, Sienna sneaks off with her best friend. After she, Gus, and a stowaway crash their escape ship, they discover a danger to every human in their community—and launch a wild plan to save New Kansas.

Out on a Limb

Isabelle Bottier (author) Hélène Canac (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582347

Cassandra's life keeps changing, and she's learning that her unusual gift can't fix everything. Her first dates with her maybe-boyfriend Tristan weren't exactly what she dreamed they would be. She and Juliet are basically stepsisters, but Juliet still hasn't warmed up to her. And Cassandra's trying to find a new home for a dog that's saying good-bye to its owner. But that takes more than talking to animals—it means finding the perfect person. No one said being an animal psychic was easy . . .Book 2 in the series

Distant Stars

MariNaomi (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582415

In the final volume of the Life on Earth trilogy, celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own—and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And Nigel Jones is smitten with his tutor, Claudia—whose disappearance and reappearance remains a mystery to everyone around her. As Claudia and her guardians put the final plan in motion, they'll reveal the truth that links everyone's fate. Book 3 in the series

The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles

Haiko Hörnig (author) Marius Pawlitza (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582330

The life of Henrietta Achilles is about to change. After years of living as an orphan, she receives a summons to the strange town of Malrenard. To her surprise, she's the only living relative of Ornun Zol—a notorious wizard, now deceased, who leaves Henrietta with his house and everything in it. With Ornun Zol gone, escaped creatures and misfired curses have been spilling out into Malrenard. If that's not enough, Henrietta will discover countless squabbling squatters inside her uncle's abode: soldiers, bandits, tiny monsters, and more. Then there's the matter of the strange black cat following Henrietta around...Book 1 in the series.

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582385

Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time. This graphic biography highlights Darwin's youthful push to become a naturalist—against the wishes of his stern father. It also shares a look at his field research, collaborations, and scientific breakthroughs.

Marie Curie and Radioactivity

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582408

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582392

Isaac Newton's youth was marked by constant curiosity. As he began a life of research and experiments, he turned this curiosity into major insights about the workings of Earth and the universe. He even developed three laws to explain the motions of objects. This graphic biography moves from Newton's childhood inventions to the breakthrough theories of his adult life. It also spotlights his time at England's Royal Mint, where he combated counterfeiting, and his gift of knighthood from Queen Anne.

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582378

Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought about the laws of physics. But first, he had to pass his university entrance exams. This graphic biography traces Einstein's path from his home country of Germany to his studies in Switzerland to his time in the United States. It also follows his life as an international scientific celebrity and his refusal to stay silent in the face of anti-Semitism.

The Rocking Dead

Dana Sullivan (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634408608

Seventh grader Derrick's "Dead Max Comix" are such a hit in the school paper that he and Max start an advice column. Derrick and Doug should have asked for advice before they started a band without inviting Kim and Keisha to join. To get even, Kim challenges the guys to come up with awesome costumes for Comic-Con and enter the upcoming Battle of the Bands. Will the Battle of the Bands mean the end of Derrick and Kim? More importantly, who will win? Book 2 in the series

The Deadening

Dana Sullivan (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634408547

Derrick Hollis is a 7th grader at Zachary Taylor Middle School and an aspiring cartoonist, too shy to show his work to anybody but his best friend Doug. When his dog Max dies, Derrick is left devastated. But then Max returns from the other side and starts to give Derrick advice. Derrick could use it, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart and standing up to bullies. When Derrick is too scared to ask his crush Kim to the Spring Fling, Max tells Derrick to "dog up!" and shake his tail on the dance floor. Will Dead Max be good for Derrick or lead him astray? Book 1 in the series

Mary Read: Pirate in Disguise

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037677

Disguised as a man, Mary Read set sail from Holland in the 1700s. Her thirst for adventure led her into daring acts, from cannonfire-filled raids to heroic duels. This graphic title traces Read’s life from her early days in the military to her adventures on the high seas as a privateer, mutineer, and feared pirate. Engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations draw readers in, while quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers will love learning about the swashbuckling life of the Caribbean’s most fierce pirate in disguise!

Blackbeard: Captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge

Blake Hoena (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037646

Charging into battle surrounded by smoking fuses, Blackbeard was a terrifying foe to face! In this action-packed graphic narrative, colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue tell the true story of Blackbeard, from his days as Edward Teach to his infamous blockade of Charleston. Historical quotes, a timeline, and a map give the story additional context for this high-interest title on the world’s most notorious pirate!

Anne Bonny: Pirate Queen of the Caribbean

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037639

Many sailors once believed that women were bad luck on ships. But Anne Bonny quickly proved them wrong! This fearless pirate held her own during raids and battles, wielding a pistol and cutlass to cut down rivals. In this engaging graphic novel, reluctant readers will follow Anne Bonny from her childhood in Ireland to her days as a privateer-turned-pirate in the Caribbean. Historic quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers of this seafaring text will soon understand why Anne Bonny is considered the pirate queen of the Caribbean!

Zombies Rest in Peace

Leah Kaminski (author) Jared Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172968

Tío sends Elena, Jorge, and Marcus to a small town in Iowa in 1983. This sounds like a boring adventure, until they learn that they're going to one of the first video game competitions--and they're there to identify and hide a flock of zombies from the public! Will they be able to find and save the zombies in time? And will Marcus ever get to play an original PacMan arcade game? Join the Secret Society of Monster Hunters to find out.

Top Secret: ZooLu

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172883

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: ZooLu focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Lulu Zielinski, aka ZooLu, as she attempts to create an evil plant-animal hybrid. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about basic plant biology. It's hard to create a new plant-animal hybrid if you don't know basic biology! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Reverb

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172852

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Reverb focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Ricardo Verboza, aka Reverb, as he attempts to seek revenge using super sonic sound. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about how sound travels. It's hard to shatter City Hall using sound if you don't know the science behind it! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Pharmer

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172890

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Pharmer focuses on the blundering would-be evil villian Dr. Phineas, Armour, aka Pharmer, as he attempts to infect the residents of The City with the common cold and charge all the citizens for the cure. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about bacteria, viruses, and medicine. It's hard to infect people if you don't know how infections and medications work! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: MechaNix

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172845

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: MechaNix focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Megan Nicks, aka MechaNix, as she attempts to seek revenge by building a larger-than-life robot kitty. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about robotics. It's hard to unleash your robot if you don't know how to properly build one! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Hackster

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172821

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Hackster focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Hank Sterns, aka Hackster, as he tries his hardest to hack into The City Bank. But he fails miserably due to his lack of understanding how to code. It's hard to hack a bank using computer programming if you don't know basic coding! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Dyna

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172838

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Dyna focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Blaire Stope, aka Dyna, as she attempts to seek revenge by blowing up a bridge. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about controlled demolitions and bridges. It's hard to blow up a bridge if you don't know the science behind it! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Crypto

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172869

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Crypto focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Crystal P. Toyama, aka Crypto, as she attempts to seek revenge using blockchain. But he fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about how blockchain technology works. It's hard to take over a city and own all its land using blockchain technology if you don't understand it! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: ChemX

D.C. London (autho, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172876

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: ChemX focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Chet Michael Xavier, aka ChemX, as he attempts to take over The City by making its water supply highly acidic. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about basic chemistry. It's hard to take over a city using chemistry if you don't know the basics! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

The Werewolf's Curse

Kate Tremaine (author) Jared Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172951

It is 1972--a cold summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tío has sent the monster hunters to find a dangerous werewolf. They need to stop it from hurting others--and from getting hurt itself. But is it really that dangerous? Join Marcus, Elena, and Fiona to find out. They explore downtown Minneapolis and the Minnesota State Fair. As they search for the werewolf, they learn about 1970s history and culture, and make friends with the theater folk of Minnesota along the way.