Kid Beowulf

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Inspired by the epic poem "Beowulf," Kid Beowulf follows the adventures of 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes.

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Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts — Reading, Language

Overview: Students will read Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath; record the characters, settings, and main events in each section; and then discuss how the text sections fit together and how each successive part builds on earlier sections. Students will then analyze several main events in the story, including the characters’ motivations and the consequences that follow.

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Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Reading, Language

Overview: Students read Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland and complete character studies. Each student then creates a timeline of his or her character’s actions and writes about the character’s motivations and choices and how they affect the story. After students share their character studies with the class, each student chooses two more characters and analyzes their interactions and motivations.

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Big Nate

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Nate Wright—self-described genius, sixth-grade Renaissance Man, and the all-time record holder for most detentions—is the star of these New York Times bestselling collections of the Big Nate comic strip. Each book comes with a pull out poster!

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Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: Students will read Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka and create lists of characters and their major traits. Each student will then choose his or her two favorite characters and fill in a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the characters. Finally, each student will write a compare-and-contrast paragraph about the two characters he or she chose.

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Big Nate: Welcome to My World

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts – Word Choice

Overview: Students will identify and analyze word choice in Big Nate: Welcome to My World, then work in groups to create word-meaning gradients. Students will then create individual word-choice gradients detailing shades of meaning. Finally, students will write descriptive paragraphs about selected Big Nate cartoons using what they have learned about word choice.

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Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Idioms

Overview: Students identify and discuss idioms used in Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! Then they learn about the use of text in comics and create their own four-panel comics featuring idioms.

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Big Nate All Work and No Play

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Thematic Connections: School, Sports, Family, Friendship, Creativity

Overview: Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate All Work and No Play. Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate interacts with friends, family, and teachers, inspiring humor, patience, and exasperation wherever he goes. Students can enjoy Nate’s mishaps while examining themes, setting, character, and the artistic elements of a successful story told in interconnected words and pictures.

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Big Nate Makes the Grade

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art, Social Studies

Thematic Connections: School, Friendship, Bullies, Competition

Overview: Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, including his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions. The school life of Nate, his pals, his rivals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious detail and can inspire students to create their own school stories.

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Big Nate: Game On!

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Art, English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Sports, Friendship, Competition

Overview: Play ball! When sixth-grader Nate Wright and his friends suit up for basketball, baseball, and soccer, there are bound to be highs, lows, wins, losses—and humor. Students can cheer Nate on as they examine the culture of sports through vocabulary, creative writing, and class discussion.

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Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: School, Friendships, Relationships, Humor, Rivalry, Family

Overview: Two heads are better than one, except when they’re crashing into each other! But that won’t prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun. Nate Wright is a wisecracking eleven-year-old who knows he’s destined for greatness—he’s a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate’s winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.

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Big Nate: I Can’t Take It

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: School, Family, Friendships, Humor, Rivalry, Sports, Creativity

Overview: Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare. At home, he’s stuck between Ellen, his incredibly annoying older sister, and Dad, perhaps the most clueless parent of all time. And don’t get him started on Gina, the ultimate teacher’s pet, or Artur, the unassuming exchange student who bests him at every turn. It’s enough to make even a can-do kid like Nate scream: “I CAN’T TAKE IT!”

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Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Character Motivation

Overview: Students will analyze the actions and motivations of several characters in Big Nate: Say Good-Bye to Dork City. Students will then write and draw comics showing their own motivations and actions in real life situations.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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Witness just how hilarious the surprising friendship between an awkward, nine-year-old dreamer and a vain, mythical beast can be. These collections will win over the kid in anyone.

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Unicorn vs. Goblins

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: Students will read Unicorn vs. Goblins and look for interesting or unfamiliar adjectives. Students will also analyze special lettering in the text that creates emphasis or context for particular words. Students will then select adjectives from the text and create game cards for the words they have chosen. On the fronts, they will create artistically lettered versions of the adjectives that show something about the words’ meanings, sentences that give the meaning of the adjectives in context, and some nouns that the adjectives might modify. On the backs, they will write definitions of the words. Finally, students will trade cards and attempt to define one another’s adjectives.

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Unicorn on a Roll: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Reading, Text-Based Questions, Listening and Speaking

Overview: Students read Unicorn on a Roll and make notes about their personal reactions to and connections with the text. In small groups, students discuss the book and their notes and questions about it. Working together, groups write a complex, text-based question about the book, and then answer each other's questions using text evidence.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Fantasy, Friendship, Family, Imagination, Animals

Overview: Can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? That’s exactly what happens when Phoebe makes a wish that grants her a best friend: Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, a unicorn. Through hilarious adventures, where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold’s “awesomeness,” the friends come to acknowledge they’d been lonely before they met, and to truly appreciate the bond they share.

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Jonathan York

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Poor, poor Jonathan York. Such a mild-mannered fellow, wanting nothing more than a simple, predictable life, safe from the darker corners of the world. But when fate strands him in a sinister swamp, Jonathan must confront his greatest fears: thieves, swamp monsters, an evil ice cream conspiracy, and (gasp!) public speaking!

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The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts (Reading and Writing)

Overview: As students read The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York, they will record unfamiliar or compelling vocabulary, share and discuss the interesting words they find, and utilize a graphic organizer to analyze their favorite words from the text. Then, students will write short narratives using rich and imaginative vocabulary to describe the comic sections of the book.

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Li'l Rip Haywire Adventures

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Rip Haywire thinks he’s got it made. While other kids his age have to go to school, Rip gets to accompany his soldier-of-fortune dad on dangerous international missions. But everything changes when Rip is sent on his toughest mission yet: all-girls summer camp!

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Li'l Rip Haywire Adventures

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: Students will read Li’l Rip Haywire Adventures: Escape from Camp Cooties and analyze the main character, noting their impressions of him. Each student will then complete a graphic organizer in which he or she names a character trait and provides text evidence to support it. Finally, each student will analyze the main character’s change in attitude over the course of the story and provide text evidence for his or her observations.

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G-Man

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Mikey G is just a regular kid, dealing with detentions, irrational teachers, and one very irritating older brother. Except that he and all his friends are superheroes who occasionally have to save the world.

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The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts, Common Core State Standards

Thematic Connections: Language Arts, Reading and Writing

Overview: As students read each section of The G-Man Super Journal:Awesome Origins, they will use the Super Reader Responses! bookmark page to take notes on characters, vocabulary, key moments in the story, and text connections. Students will then use their notes to write reader response journal entries in which they make personal connections to their reading.

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Oh, Brother!

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Sibling duo Lily and Bud elevate the act of one-upmanship to Code Red levels within the leafy confines of their suburban neighborhood. While slightly older sister Lily may win the occasional battle with her cool-headed maturity, her mischievous, prank-loving brother Bud is intent on winning the war in this funny comic strip. Yet despite their obvious differences, Bud and Lily share a strong family bond.

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Oh, Brother! Brat Attack!

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Overview: Oh, Brother! stars the sibling duo of Bud and Lily. Lily is the quintessential slightly older and far more sensible sister. She takes it upon herself to look after her uninhibited, prank-loving younger brother, Bud. While Lily wins the occasional battle with her cool-headed maturity, Bud is intent on winning the war with his brazen brand of mischief. Despite their obvious differences, Bud and Lily love each other deeply and have a strong sibling bond.

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Stinky Cecil

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Cecil may be just one small (and stinky) toad, but he and his fellow amphibian friends (plus a worm, a free-range hamster, and one reincarnating fly) have some mighty big adventures in this environmentally friendly graphic novel series.

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Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Science

Overview: Students will read Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror and cite text evidence of the structural adaptations of the character Nesbit the chameleon. Students will then use this evidence to make predictions about the chameleon’s natural environment. Finally, each student will research the structural adaptations of an animal of his or her choosing and create a visual product (advertisement, infographic, comic, video, etc.) based on his or her research.

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Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Science: Food Webs, Habitats, and Ecosystems

Thematic Connections: Next Generation Science Standards

Overview: Students will read Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue and discuss the food web and habitat of Cecil’s pond. Then, they will do research on the pond’s inhabitants and create posters to show what they have learned about the ecosystem.

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Desmond Pucket

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One day Desmond will be famous for creating the most frighteningly awesome amusement park rides ever; but for now, he’s just trying to make it through Cloverfield Memorial Junior High. Can he stay out of trouble and still stay true to his monster calling?

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Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors and identify and analyze visual text features such as maps, lists, and diagrams. Using what they have learned, students will write short narratives containing visual text features.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: English Language Arts

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Imagination, Friendship, Science, Monsters, Humor, School, Creativity

Overview: Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world’s most awesomely fantastic ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend, Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and his nefarious mortal enemy Scott Seltzer, along with anyone or anything else that gets in the way.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: Science

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Science

Thematic Connections: Science

Overview: Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the world’s most awesomely fantastic ride: the Mountain Full of Monsters. Once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that the ride is all he dreamed it would be—but he also finds out that the ride is closing at the end of the season! It’s time to cook up a plan to save the ride, and Desmond has to enlist help from friends and enemies alike.

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Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic: English Language Arts

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Thematic Connections: Imagination, Friendship, Family, Inventions, Betrayal, Monsters, Humor, School, Creativity

Overview: Desmond’s world is full of monster magic, including detailed drawings of custom-crafted wriggling worms, goblins that spring from toilets, and elaborate slumber party ghost scares. He’s an aspiring special effects wizard with dreams of creating his own dark amusement park rides, just like the Mountain Full of Monsters at Crab Shell Pier he’ll be visiting on this year’s school field trip. But when Desmond takes his frightful pranks a little too far, he finds himself in trouble and his field trip privileges in danger. Can he clean up his act while staying true to who he is? Students will enjoy and relate to Desmond’s imagination and exploits, and the book’s humor and originality will inspire class discussion and individual writing exercises.

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Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic: Science

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Science

Thematic Connections: Science

Overview: Desmond is an aspiring special effects wizard whose world is full of monster magic, including detailed drawings of custom-crafted wriggling worms, goblins that spring from toilets, and elaborate slumber party ghost scares. Enjoy Desmond’s story with the class and then use this guide to have a frightfully good time completing some fun science lessons!

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Peanuts

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Now middle-grade readers can discover Charles Schulz’s timeless and beloved comic strip with collections focused around topics that are sure to resonate. Each book comes with a pull out poster!

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Woodstock: Master of Disguise

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Narrative Writing, Transition Words and Phrases

Overview: Students learn about transition words and phrases using comics from Woodstock: Master of Disguise. Students then brainstorm and categorize transition words and phrases and work in groups to practice using transitions. Finally, students write a narrative paragraph describing a comic from the book using strong, creative transition words and phrases.

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Charlie Brown and Friends: A Peanuts Collection

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Friendship, Humor, Sports, Competition, Siblings, Feelings, School

Overview: Charles Schulz’s Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. This collection showcases Charlie Brown and his relationships with his friends. The interactions of the Peanuts gang resonate with kids, whether it’s the curious relationship between a bird, Woodstock, and a dog, Snoopy; the never-ending crush that Peppermint Patty has on Charlie Brown; or the infuriating inevitability of Lucy snatching the football away before Charlie Brown can kick it.

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Snoopy: Cowabunga!

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Imagination, Friendship, Animals, Humor, Sports

Overview: Life is one big adventure for Snoopy. The cleverest canine to ever lounge about the funny pages is riding a wave into some charmingly humorous misadventures. Charlie Brown’s beloved pooch struggles to master sports intended for humans, ventures into the woods to prove his worth as a Beagle Scout, and pals around with his feathered friend Woodstock, spreading merriment along the way.

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Snoopy: Party Animal Teacher's Guide

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Overview: As students read Snoopy: Party Animal, they identify and analyze cartoon symbols and sound effects. Students then create their own cartoon symbols and sound effects and explain their meanings. Using what they have learned, students create a four-panel comic containing original cartoon symbols and sound effects.

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Ice Cream Kid

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Irwin Snackcracker is a wise cracking fourth-grader transformed into a superhero through the power of a fudgesicle. Together Irwin, his superhero grandpa, and a sarcastic pigeon named Bert are called upon to save the day in this hilarious illustrated novel.

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The Ice Cream Kid: Brain Freeze!

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Humor, Fantasy, Family, School, Competition, Friends, Enemies

Overview: Irwin Snackcracker enjoys competitive booger picking, the smell of cafeteria pizza, and above all else, ice cream. But his average young life changes one fateful afternoon, when a bit of fudgesicle gives him super powers! And these super powers are no coincidence: they run in the family. Students will enjoy reading about Irwin’s transformation and exploring the concept of humor through class discussion, team projects, and individual writing exercises.

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Dragon Girl

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When eleven-year-old Alanna stumbles upon a cave full of baby dragons, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, and must fight to save her friends from a ruthless dragon slayer in this girl-powered graphic novel.

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Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Fantasy, Family, Discovery, Animals, Villainy

Overview: Eleven-year-old Alanna and her brother Hamel are orphans doing their best to take care of each other; one day Alanna stumbles upon a cave full of dragon eggs. When the eggs hatch and a mother dragon comes to claim the babies, Alanna is swept along for the ride as they journey to Dragon Rock, a mysterious magnetic force that draws dragons of all shapes and sizes to a magical, untouched valley. When the valley is threatened by outsiders, Alanna must join forces with a mysterious explorer to save the dragons’ homeland. Students will enjoy this fantasy adventure; they will use it to discuss the fantasy genre, extend vocabulary, participate in class discussion, and complete individual writing exercises.

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Pearls Before Swine

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Timmy Failure series comes hilarious collections of his wildly popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip selected especially for young readers.

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Beginning Pearls

Grade Levels: 2-6

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Thematic Connections: Friendship, Competition, Individuality, Animals, Humor

Overview: With age-appropriate dark humor, a cast of animal characters explore fun, fear, friendship and life. Heading the cast is Rat, a mean-spirited rodent who lives with the trusting and simple-minded Pig. Their supporting cast includes the highly intellectual Goat; the meek and defenseless Zebra; and the hungry and incompetent Crocs.

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The Croc Ate My Homework

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Friendship, Competition, Family, Neighbors, Community, Animals, Humor

Overview: The Crocs have more bite than brains and eat more takeout food than living prey, but it doesn’t stop them from cooking up hilariously harebrained schemes to eat their helpless Zebra neighbor. Other characters from the Pearls Before Swine comic add to the story’s fun, including know-it-all Rat, slow-witted but kind Pig, and intellectual Goat.

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Skip School, Fly to Space

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts—Characterization, Opinion Writing

Overview: Students read Skip School, Fly to Space and make notes about the characters in the text. Students vote for their favorite character, create a class graph showing the results, and analyze the graph. Students then use a prewriting graphic organizer to list reasons that a particular character is their favorite and examples from the text. Finally, students write opinion pieces explaining why that character is their favorite, stating clear reasons and examples to support their opinions.

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Mutts

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The warm humor and friendship between two unlikely friends—Earl, a small mutt with a big heart, and Mooch, a confident and silly cat—takes center stage in the award-winning Mutts comic strip. These collections will have special appeal to kids of all ages.

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The Mutts Diaries

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Language Arts, Characterization

Overview: As they read The Mutts Diaries, students will select both linguistic and visual evidence from the text showing the appearance, words, and actions of the characters. Students will then analyze character traits of two chosen characters, citing evidence from the text to support their findings. Finally, students will use their character analyses to infer how each of their two chosen characters might respond to a new challenge.

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The Mutts Winter Diaries

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Science (Animal Adaptations), English Language Arts (Writing)

Overview: Students will read The Mutts Winter Diaries and discuss how the characters deal with winter weather. Then, students will discuss and research the ways that animals survive during winter, including hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Finally, students will use creative expression to report on what they learned about animals in winter.

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Muddy Max

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After years of being the cleanest kid in middle school (thanks, neat-freak parents!), Max discovers mud gives him superpowers, which he uses to uncover the secrets of mud-covered Marsh Creek, and save a few lives in the process.

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Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Family, Friends, Bullies, Superheroes, Science, Invention, Problem Solving

Overview: Max may be the cleanest middle-school kid in the world—his mysterious, neat-freak parents make certain of that. But when he accidently falls into a mud puddle, he makes a fantastic discovery: Mud gives him super powers! With help from his friends, Max uses his powers to uncover the secrets of mud-covered Marsh Creek—and his own family.

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FoxTrot

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Appearing in over 500 newspapers worldwide, Bill Amend’s FoxTrot skillfully depicts popular culture—including movies, social media, and the latest electronic innovations—through the cavortings of the Fox family.

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AAAA! A FoxTrot Kids Edition

Grade Levels: 3-7

Cuirriculum Connections: Art, English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Family Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, Home, School, Friendship

Overview: There’s always action in the Fox family. Oldest brother Peter dodges his homework and doesn’t stop eating; Paige, the only girl among the siblings, continues her shopaholic, boyfriend-seeking antics; and Jason, the youngest, is geekier than ever, building robots and annoying every member of the family. With three main characters, students have a chance to explore visual characterization.

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Cul De Sac

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Kids will love the quirky world of the award-winning Cul de Sac comic strip, which chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family as their suburban life unfolds.

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Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round

Grade Levels: 2-6

Cuirriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Thematic Connections: Family, Friendship, School, Imagination, Discovery

Overview: Alice Otterloop and her family (brother Petey, Mom, and Dad) live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Alice attends preschool where she and her friends Beni and Dill make life interesting for Miss Bliss, their teacher. This comic book portrays their day-to-day life as it unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions and laughable moments.

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The EMU Club

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When Stuart, his best friend, Brian, and his tag-along little sister, Violet, start a mystery-solving club, they start to look closely at the everyday world around them. And they find some amazing, incredible things.

Alien Invasion in My Backyard

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts – Reading, Genre Study, Writing

Overview: Students identify and discuss the genre elements in Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure! Then they write an original mixed-genre story using elements of mystery and science fiction.

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Ghostly Thief of Time Teacher's Guide

Grade Levels: 3-5

Cuirriculum Connections: Language Arts — Reading, Writing

Overview: Students read Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure! and analyze how the narrator’s point of view affects the storytelling. Students then analyze and rewrite a short scene from the text using a different character’s point of view.

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Even More Books

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We create so much more than just kids comics! Check out these other books and resources from Andrews McMeel Universal.

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Zen Pencils: Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Grade Levels: Middle Grade

Thematic Connections: Social Emotional Learning and Character Building

Overview: Each Zen Pencils comic can spark a new attitude or help students see themselves in a different light. Let this book inspire deep conversations in your classroom, build your classroom community, and help students express their emotions—and watch for the many teachable moments that will arise.

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Zen Pencils: Volume One

Overview: High school students are at a critical age. They are deeply engaged in assessing what is important to them, figuring out who they are, and thinking about how they want to live their lives. Zen Pencils explores these themes in complex and engaging visual narratives that are great springboards to introspection, conversation, and creation in the classroom. This guide provides discussion questions and activity ideas to help students analyze the comics in Zen Pencils; think about how they apply to their lives; and then discuss, write, and draw about what they are thinking.

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Zen Pencils: Volume 2

Overview: High school students are at a critical age. They are deeply engaged in assessing what is important to them, figuring out who they are, and thinking about how they want to live their lives. Zen Pencils explores these themes in complex and engaging visual narratives that are great springboards to introspection, conversation, and creation in the classroom. This guide provides discussion questions and activities to help students analyze the comics in Zen Pencils, think about how the topics apply to their lives, and then discuss, write, and draw about what they are thinking.

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Reading with Pictures Teachers Guide

Overview: Reading with Pictures and this accompanying teachers' guide are designed to provide instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science that engages both students and their teachers. The instructional plans in this guide are educationally sound, using techniques and standards that can be found in classrooms across the country but also fun and will create high levels of student engagement.

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