The colors pop and the artwork sings throughout the seven stories featured in EXPLORER: THE LOST ISLANDS, the second anthology from editor Kazu Kibuishi (the creator behind the wonderful Amulet series). Kibuishi’s AMULET is known for these eye-grabbing splashes, which take full advantage of the spectrum of four-color creativity that comics allows, so it’s no surprise to see them on display here as well.
Sammy Feral's family runs a zoo, but now the entire Feral family has been infected with a mysterious virus that causes them to turn into werewolves. Now his mom, dad and sisters are trying to infect Sammy! Worse, it seems there is an evil professor trying to take over the Feral Zoo --- could he have anything to do with the werewolf virus?
When a drought hits in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold by her father. But an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in an airless hold; a landing where she is sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny; a trial that is argued by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in first-person, this fictionalized book of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child.
Serafina's life takes a turn as she becomes the new Baba Yaga. But leaving behind home and the boy she loves isn't easy, and as Serafina grows into her role of answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth, she also learns who she's meant to be and that telling the future doesn't always mean knowing the right answers.
Now 16 years old, Jacob Portman has grown up listening to outlandish tales told by his grandfather, who claims he escaped monsters as a young boy and was able to take shelter in Miss Peregrine’s home. Jacob believes the monsters his grandfather was hiding from during World War II were the Nazis, but after his grandfather dies, horrifically, before his very eyes, Jacob is confronted with the truth.
Ghosts are mysteriously disappearing throughout Victorian London when, due to the Black Rot, empty haunted houses suck them inside and imprison them. It's up to the diligent but clueless Mr. Lapsewood, a paranormal paper-pusher, to work with the living and the dead to destroy the Black Rot before it destroys the ghost and human worlds.
September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.
In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes --- from food safety to racism and immigration --- and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from.
On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up dust to form a duster --- a savage storm --- on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow --- people got lost in the gloom and suffocated...and that was just the beginning.