Bakugan Battle Brawlers Vol. 1: The Battle Begins!

by Elizabeth Hurchella

Publisher: Del Rey

Format: softcover, 5x7, full color, $7.99

ISBN: 978-0-345-51368-7

Reviewed by: School Library Journal

Gr 1–4—
The Bakugan Battle Brawlers are children from around the world who met online and invented a game: each one holds a "battling beast" that comes to life when thrown down on their magic Bakugan cards. However, Bakugan is more than a game. It's connected to a battle taking place in an alternate world, between Earth and the planet Vestroia. The glossy pages, bright colors, and large text should appeal to young readers. The book will also certainly attract fans of the television show, as well as fans of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!— Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY