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Recommended Titles for Kids (Age 6+)
Spot On Adventure: Ready for Takeoff!

Spot On Adventure: Ready for Takeoff!
Written by:
Franco
Illustrated by:
 Scoot
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 96 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-63229-163-9
Release Date: June 8, 2016

Action adventurer SPOT emBARKS on the mission of a lifetime! Saddled with the brand new partner that he never wanted, Golly-G the robot that wants to be real, Spot is hired to rescue a princess from the clutches of the bad guys. All the while being tracked by the notorious bounty hunter, the Moe Moe Blaster... an assorted allotment of various other bounty hunters... the Galactic Space police...  a Space Ninja named Konuichi... as well as the biggest fish named Fluffy you've ever seen!


The Sisters Vol. 1: Like a Family

The Sisters Volume 1: Like a Family
Written by:
 Cazenove
Illustrated by:
 William Maury
Publisher: Papercutz
Format: Hardcover/Softcover, 7 x 9, 196 pages, Full Color, $14.99/$9.99
ISBN: HC: 978-1-62991-470-1/SC: 978-1-62991-493-0
Release Date: June 8, 2016

Meet two wonderful young girls who happen to be sisters, Maureen and her older sister Wendy. Both are full of personality and a strong sense of independence. So while they may love each other with all their hearts, it's not always easy for the two of them to be together. After all, when we're still very young, age differences are much more meaningful. While Maureen may want to hang out with her older sister, nothing could be more embarrassing for Wendy. See how despite all odds, they still manage to get through each day without killing each other... well, at least so far!


DC Superhero Girls Vol. 1: Finals Crisis

DC Superhero Girls Volume 1: Finals Crisis
Written by: Shea Fontana
Illustrated by:
 Yancy Labat
Publisher: DC Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Full Color, $9.99 
ISBN: 978-1-40126-247-1
Release Date: June 29, 2016 

Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Principal Waller keeps an eagle eye on her students, drilling them in math, science, literature-and other subjects like flying and powers! And no one wants to fail, because Principal Waller hands out detention faster than a speeding bullet.
In the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard-well, maybe not Harley Quinn- when they are each abducted by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Gotham City, and still pass their finals?


Dream Jumper Book One: Nightmare Escape

Dream Jumper Book One: Nightmare Escape
Written  by:
 Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom
Illustrated by: Lucas Turnbloom
Publisher: Graphix
Format: Hardcover/Softcover, 6 x 9, 208 pages, Full Color, $24.99/$12.99
ISBN: HC: 978-0-54582-603-7/SC: 978-0-54582-604-4
Release Date: June 29, 2016

Ben has a problem. When he sleeps, he dreams, and when he dreams, they're all nightmares! But he can also jump into other people's dreams. So when his friends start falling victim to an evil dream-monster that prevents them from waking, Ben knows he has to help them. Easier said than done when dreams can shift and the monster knows his way around the ever-changing landscape of the mind! With help from a talking rabbit-companion who has a mysterious past, Ben might just be able to defeat the monster and save his friends, if he can figure out how to use the power within him against his enemies.


Minnie & Daisy: Best Friends Forever

Minnie & Daisy: Best Friends Forever
Written by:
Alessandro Sisti
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: Paperciutz
Format: Hardcover/Softcover, 6 x 9, 64 pages, Full Color, $12.99/$7.99
ISBN: HC: 978-1-62991-472-5/SC: 978-1-62991-471-8
Release Date: March 30, 2016

Tales of friendship featuring the First Ladies of Disney - Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck! Minnie and Daisy do everything together, well... at least when Mickey and Donald aren't around. Their adventures can be just as action-packed and exciting, but they definitely have their own way, and style, of dealing with whatever may come their way. But no matter what perils may come their way, they will overcome it-because they're Best Friends Forever! 


Ogres Awake!

Ogres Awake!
Written by:
James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost
Illustrated by:
 James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost
Publisher: TOON Books
Format: Hardcover, 9 x 6, 60 pages, Full Color, $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-93517-994-8
Release Date: July 13, 2016 

The knight and her horse, Edward, have made a startling discovery: there are five huge ogres asleep at her doorstep! When these monsters wake up, the kingdom will be in big trouble! And so the knight, Edward, and some garden gnomes fight back, not with swords and shields, but with potato peelers and spoons. It turns out that ogres are pretty friendly when they have full stomachs! Ogres Awake! offers more sweet, goofy storytelling from the creators of Adventures in Cartooning. With simple how-to-draw tutorials on the endpapers, these cute picture books are a playful extension of the hit instructional series.

 


Bone: Coda

Bone: Coda
Written by:
Jeff Smith
Illustrated by:
 Jeff Smith
Publisher: Cartoon Books
Format: Softcover, 7 x 9, 120 pages, Black and White, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-88896-354-0
Release Date: July 20, 2016 

Twenty-five years after the first black & white issue of the self-published comic book Bone appeared on comic shop shelves, and over a decade since the concluding chapter comes a new (and completely superfluous!) adventure featuring the Bone cousins! Ride along with the boys and their friend Bartleby the Rat Creature as they brave the dangerous journey across the desert back toward Boneville in their rickety cow cart. Creator Jeff Smith is back for another laugh with Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley! Also included is the complete text of The Bone Companion fully illustrated for the first time! Plus rare behind the scenes photos and memories, and an afterword by the author thanking the comics community and the readers.

 


Kilala Princess Vol. 1

Kilala Princess Volume 1
Written by:
Rika Tanaka
Illustrated by:
 Nao Kodaka
Publisher: Tokyopop
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7.5, 208 pages, Black and White, $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-42785-661-6
Release Date: July 27, 2016

When Kilala awakens a sleeping prince named Rei, she magically gains the power of the princesses! So when her friend Erica is kidnapped, Kilala decides she and Rei must set off on a quest to rescue her! Filled with the most popular Disney princesses-Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle- Kilala Princess combines the magic of Disney with the fantasy of shojo manga.


Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Written by:
Various
Illustrated by:
 Various
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 192 pages, Full Color, $8.99
ISBN: 978-1-63229-166-0
Release Date: July 27, 2016

Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she's just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she's also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug? When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it's up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn't need him. If only she knew Cat Noir's true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other's true identity, or who's behind Hawk Moth's mask? Until then – there's a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!


Bera the One-Headed Troll

Bera the One-Headed Troll
Written by:
Eric Orchard
Illustrated by:
 Eric Orchard
Publisher: First Second
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 9, 128 pages, Full Color, $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-62672-106-7
Release Date: August 3, 2016

Bera doesn't ask for much in life. She's a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation. She isn't looking for any trouble. But when trouble comes to find her, it comes in spades. A human baby has arrived in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only person who doesn't want it dead. There's nothing to it but to return the adorable little thing to its parents. Like it or not, Bera's gone and found herself a quest. 


Easy Eats: A Bee & Puppycat Cookbook

Easy Eats: A Bee & Puppycat Cookbook
Written by:
 Natasha Allegri
Illustrated by:
 Natasha Allegri
Publisher: Viz Media
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 7, 96 pages, Full Color, $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-42158-805-6
Release Date: August 3, 2016 

Make food magical with this beautifully illustrated Bee and Puppycat cookbook of tasty recipes and cooking tips and tricks. Chock-full of delicious dishes, this book is for beginner or experienced cooks and intergalactic temp workers alike.


Lucy & Andy Neanderthal Vol. 1

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal Volume 1
Written by:
Jeffrey Brown
Illustrated by:
 Jeffrey Brown
Publisher: Crown Books
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 224 pages, Black and White, $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-38538-835-1
Release Date: August 31, 2016 

For fans of the New York Times-bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a new graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago. The laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt. But what will happen when they encounter a group of humans? Humorous and entertaining, Jeffrey Brown's signature comical touch enlivens the scientific and historical content, including a special paleontologist section that helps to dispel common Neanderthal myths.


Secret Coders Vol. 2: Paths & Portals

Secret Coders Volume 2: Paths & Portals
Written by:
Gene Luen Yang
Illustrated by: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
Format: Hardcover/Softcover, 6 x 9, 96 pages, Partial Color, $18.99/$10.99
ISBN: HC: 978-1-62672-340-5/SC: 978-1-62672-076-3 
Release Date: August 31, 2016 

Stately Academy is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! In the last volume, Hopper and Eni discovered a robot in the supply closet and programmed him to do mischief. Now they're trapped in an underground lair, and they must use their new programming skills to escape. Following the acclaimed first volume, Paths & Portals offers more of the same high-stakes adventure and real-world coding instruction.


Stan Lee's Chakra the Invincible Vol. 1: Secret Origins

Stan Lee's Chakra the Invincible Volume 1: Secret Origins
Written by: 
Stan Lee and Various
Illustrated by:
 Jeevan King
Publisher: Graphic India
Format: Softcover, 208 pages, Full Color, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-62464-007-0
Release Date: August 31, 2016

As seen in newspapers and media around the world. From legendary creator Stan Lee, comes his latest superhero, Chakra the Invincible. When Raju Rai, accidentally activates an experimental suit that unleashes the mystical chakras of the body, he gains superpowers and vows to protect the people of the world as Chakra, The Invincible! Based on the animated series seen on Angry Birds ToonsTV.