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Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

By Ben Hatke
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  • Publisher : First Second
  • Isbn : 1466858737
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 368
  • File Pdf: legends-of-zita-the-spacegirl.pdf

Book Summary:

Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure. Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita's exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she's about to find out that fame doesn't come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you've got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc . . . while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it's the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. Legends of Zita the Spacegirl is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012.

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  • File Pdf: red-s-planet.pdf

Book Summary:

Red’s Planet, an intergalactic graphic novel fantasy series from award-winning cartoonist Eddie Pittman (writer/story artist for Disney’s hit TV series Phineas and Ferb), is a nonstop adventure with a unique cast of characters unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined—across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. Before Red can be discovered as a stowaway, the great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens. With her newfound friend, a small gray alien named Tawee, Red must find a way to survive the hostile castaways, evade the ravenous wildlife, and contend with Goose, the planet’s grumpy, felinoid custodian. Surely this can’t be the paradise she’s been hoping for. Fans of Mike Maihack’s Cleopatra in Space and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl will embrace Red’s Planet, a boldly illustrated and imaginative new series for readers of all ages. "Fun, sharp, hilarious, and rip-roaringly original!""-- Jeff Smith, Bone "The only thing that's missing is seeing Red's Planet on my bookshelf-- sandwiched between Jeff Smith's Bone and my library of Pixar Films."-- Mike Maihack, Cleopatra in Space "Red's Planet is a fantastic and fun journey for young readers, but it's also a great trip down memory lane for their parents. The story weaves together a lot of the fun stories we watched and read in the '80s and '90s and spins them into something new." -- Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet, Flight, and Explorer "Filled with genuine sense of childlike awe and style of story, art, and filmmaking reminiscent of Jeff Smith's Bone. Eddie Pittman really has the goods." -- Dan Povenmire, co-creator of Disney's Phineas and Ferb "A meeting of everything that is great about comic books...incredible art, spellbinding storytelling, rich characters, fun, adventure, humor...and heart." -- Tom Richmond, Mad Magazine artist and President of the National Cartoonist Society

Worth A Thousand Words

By Meryl Jaffe,Talia Hurwich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119394635
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 176
  • File Pdf: worth-a-thousand-words.pdf

Book Summary:

Use graphic novels to teach visual and verbal literacy While our kids today are communicating outside the classroom in abbreviated text bursts with visual icons, teachers are required to teach them to critically listen, think, and read and write complex texts. Graphic novels are a uniquely poised vehicle we can use to bridge this dissonance between student communication skills and preferences with mandated educational goals. Worth a Thousand Words details how and why graphic novels are complex texts with advanced-level vocabulary, and demonstrates how to read and analyze these texts. It includes practical advice on how to integrate these books into both ELA and content-area classrooms and provides an extensive list of appropriate graphic novels for K-8 students, lesson suggestions, paired graphic/prose reading suggestions, and additional resources for taking these texts further. Provides research to back up why graphic novels are such powerful educational tools Helps you engage diverse student learners with exciting texts Shows you how to make lessons more meaningful Offers advice on implementing new literary mediums into your classroom Perfect for parents and teachers in grades K-8, Worth a Thousand Words opens up an exciting new world for teaching children visual and verbal literacy.

Estranged

By Ethan M. Aldridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062653881
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: estranged.pdf

Book Summary:

Rising star author-illustrator Ethan M. Aldridge delivers a fantasy adventure with all the makings of a classic. Illustrated with over two-hundred pages of watercolor paintings, this epic graphic novel is perfect for fans of Amulet. Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace. But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds—even if they’re not sure which world they belong to. “A splendid tale of faery magic and adventurous siblings, all told in gorgeously rendered watercolor panels: this is exactly my kind of thing.” —Ben Hatke, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy “It’s got dragons. It’s got drama. It’s got depth. And it’s got me impatiently awaiting Ethan M. Aldridge’s next eye-popping adventure.” —Tim Federle, award-winning author of Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate! “A compelling story about finding identity in a world where magic dangers lurk just around the corner. I loved Estranged!” —Molly Ostertag, author-illustrator of The Witch Boy

Reading in the Wild

By Donalyn Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118235010
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 533
  • File Pdf: reading-in-the-wild.pdf

Book Summary:

In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California

Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga

By Randall Bonser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1442268409
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: comics-graphic-novels-and-manga.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides a history of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, detailing the origins of each and providing an overview of their significance to young adult readers.

Pepper Page Saves the Universe!

By Landry Q. Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Isbn : 1250824214
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 156
  • File Pdf: pepper-page-saves-the-universe.pdf

Book Summary:

Landry Walker and Eric Jones' Pepper Page Saves the Universe is a middle-grade futuristic superhero story about a shy comic book girl-geek becoming her own superhero inspiration! The year is 2421. Awkward and shy, Pepper buries herself in the universe of the classic fictional superhero Supernova to avoid dealing with the perils of the 9th grade. But then fate intervenes when Pepper encounters a strange cat named Mister McKittens and stumbles into a volatile science experiment run by a sinister substitute teacher named Doctor Killian. Pepper is flung into another dimension, bringing her face to face with an order of cosmic beings who declare her to be the steward of their great power, champion of harmony in the universe, protector of worlds present and past. Now, in the 21st Century, Pepper finds that she herself is the real Supernova. But as Pepper soon learns, escapist fantasy and reality are two very different things.