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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chip Kidd
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (2013, Oct 8th).
“An excellent introduction to graphic design through [the author’s] own excellent work. Anyone interested in the subject, including most practitioners, will find it delightful.”—Milton Glaser Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature—whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It’s written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting. Chip Kidd is “the closest thing to a rock star” in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Natasha Allegri (Author,...
Publisher: KaBOOM!; Original edition (2013, Sep 10th).
SUGAR, SPICE, AND EVERYTHING ICE?! It's the critically acclaimed ADVENTURE TIME spin-off starring our favorite gender-bent characters. It's up to Fionna and Cake to save the day from the Ice Queen, hopefully with the help of her friends Prince Gumball and Marshall Lee, this adventure will be a peace of cake! Ice Queen is creating havoc again when she decides to try out some of her wicked cool ice magic on some poor Fire Lions! Fionna and Cake to the rescue, only they might be too late for their fiery prince! Will the be able to save Flame Prince in time, can they stop the Ice Queen from being so dang mean all the time, will Lumpy Space Prince find out the meaning of true beauty?! It's all collected in this trade, written and illustrated by animation sensation Natasha Allegri, and featuring short stories from amazing indie artist, including Lucy Knisley (STOP PAYING ATTENTION), and Kate Leth (KATE OR DIE!). moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (2013, Oct 8th).
"A must for Daisy fans everywhere," declares School Library Journal in a starred review. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park after chasing a squirrel. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers, parents and, of course, the legions of Daisy fans out there. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lola M. Schaefer
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Sep 24th).
In one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies.Count each one and many more while learning about the wondrous things that can happen in just one lifetime. This extraordinary book collects animal information not available anywhere else—and shows all 30 roosting holes, all 200 spots, and, yes!, all 1,000 baby seahorses in eye-catching illustrations. A book about picturing numbers and considering the endlessly fascinating lives all around us, Lifetime is sure to delight young nature lovers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Thea StiltonMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Special edition (2013, Sep 24th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ann Nocenti
Publisher: Marvel (2013, Nov 5th).
A chance encounter with two traumatized children leaves Peter Parker haunted by one question: "What's the matter with Mommy?" But his search for an answer finds him trapped in the Mad Dog Ward, an asylum for killers, psychopaths - and people who think they are super heroes... As the drugs kick in, Peter's grasp on reality dissolves and his memories of Spider-Man fade. Can he piece his double identity back together, discover the horrible truth behind the Mad Dog Ward and reunite a mother with her family? And, if he can, will he only succeed in unleashing a deluded and dangerous new super hero on an unsuspecting world?COLLECTING: Web of Spider-Man (1985) 33, Am azing Spider-Man (1963) 295, Spectacular Spde r-Man (1976) 133, Spder-Man (1990) 29-31 moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William Joyce
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 3rd).
In their fourth chapter book adventure, the Guardians recruit Sanderson ManSnoozy, the sleepy legend also known as the Sandman, to their cause.When the Man in the Moon brought together the Guardians, he warned them that they would face some terrible evils as they strove to protect the children of earth. But nothing could have prepared them for this: Pitch has disappeared and taken Katherine with him. And now the Guardians are not only down one member, but a young girl is missing. Fortunately, MiM knows just the man to join the team. Sanderson ManSnoozy—known in most circles as the Sandman—may be sleepy, but he’s also stalwart and clever and has a precocious ability to utilize sand in myriad ways. If the other Guardians can just convince Sandy that good can triumph evil, that good dreams can banish nightmares, they’ll have themselves quite a squad. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fanny Britt
Publisher: Groundwood Books (2013, Sep 1st).
Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane’s tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to allow her to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship.Leaving the outcasts’ tent one night, Hélène encounters a fox, a beautiful creature with whom she shares a moment of connection. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability