Best Graphic Novels For Kids February 2010

Diamond Comic Distrubutors’ Previews Catalogue is the place to find the best upcoming graphic novels, comics and manga. Titles are listed in the catalogue approximately 2 months before they are released onto the market which makes this tome a great resource for pre-ordering and staying ahead of upcoming releases.

The titles listed below are highly recommended for both libraries and schools due to their literary content and/or popularity. I have placed emphasis on graphic novels for kids but may add the occasional teen/adult title if they are particularly noteworthy.

Best Upcoming Graphic Novels/Manga For Kids:
Previews Catalogue February 2010

GROWING UP ENCHANTED TP
(W) Jack Briglio (A) Alex Serra
SC, 6×9, 112pgs, B&W
Junior Fiction ISBN: 9781905692385

FACT: Growing up is hard to do. Fictional FACT: Growing up enchanted is even harder to do! The Eisner-nominated all-ages fantasy adventure series is back in print and finally collected as a trade! Join young Olianna and her family & friends as she tries to learn life’s mundane lessons while practicing magic in a world of giants, trolls, and dragons!

CARS VOLUME 3: RALLY RACE
(W) Alan J. Porter (A) Allen Gladfelter
SOFTCOVER—SC, 6×9, 112pgs, FC  
Junior Fiction ISBN: 9781608865178

Alan Porter returns with an all new, original adventure with your favourite Disney/Pixar’s World Of Cars characters. Lightning McQueen organizes a Radiator Springs rally race to raise money for his favourite charity, but finds some of his old rivals are feeling somewhat less than charitable! Available in Hardcover and Softcover editions.

THE INCREDIBLES VOLUME 3: REVENGE FROM BELOW
(W) Mark Waid, Landry Walker (A) Marcio Takara, Ramanda Kamarga
SOFTCOVER—SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC
Junior Fiction ISBN: 9781608865185

The adventures of the Parr family continue in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles. Mark Waid and Landry Walker take your favourite superheroes on a fearsome journey as Dash’s suspicions that his teacher might be an alien take them from a parent/teacher conference to a ferocious battle at the earth’s molten core. Available in Hardcover and Softcover editions.

DISNEY FAIRIES VOLUME 1: PRILLA’S TALENT GN
SC, 5×7, 80pgs, FC
Junior Fiction  ISBN: 9781597071864

The best-selling series of books and videos comes to comics. Meet the Fairies from Pixie Hollow in this collection of four comics stories. Featuring Prilla, Tinker Bell, Bess, Rani, and many more, this graphic novel is a wonderful journey readers are sure to remember.

GERONIMO STILTON VOLUME 4: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF MARCO POLO
(W/A) Geronimo Stilton
HC, 6×9, 56pgs, FC
Junior Fiction  ISBN: 9781597071888

What begins as a relaxing vacation turns into a time-travelling adventure when Geronimo Stilton must travel to Khanbalik (the modern-day Beijing) in 13th-century China where he encounters Kublai Khan and Marco Polo. This time, Geronimo and friends must stop the Pirate Cats from stealing Marco Polo’s famous book and changing history forever!

BENNY AND PENNY IN THE TOY BREAKER HC
(W/A) Geoffrey Hayes
HC, 6×9, 32pgs, FC
Junior Fiction  ISBN: 9781935179078
             

Benny and Penny hide every toy and tell Cousin Bo he can’t play with them. Will the three mice find a way to play without something getting torn, ripped, or snatched away?

STAR COMICS: ALL-STAR COLLECTION VOL. 3 GN-TPB
Written by LENNY HERMAN, SID JACOBSON, DAVE MANAK, BEN BROWN, MORT GERBERG & ANGELO DECESARE
Pencilled by WARREN KREMER, BEN BROWN & STEVE STILES
216 PGS./ Junior Fiction  ISBN: 9780785143482

“Attack of the Tarantulugs!” “Crisis in Cashalot!” “The Return of Merlin!” “The Royal Olympics!” Only some of the scintillating sagas spun as Star hit its stride! Wally the Wizard fights to rescue Princess Penelope, Planet Terry fights to save Omnus’s life, and Top Dog meets Royal Roy…plus Heathcliff the Cat in “The Mystery of the Missing Millions!” And speaking of mysteries, who is Sam Space? Don’t ask him, he’s only the universe’s greatest detective! Collecting PLANET TERRY #5-6, TOP DOG #7-9, WALLY THE WIZARD #5-6 and ROYAL ROY #5-6. 

 You can Preorder these titles (copy the ISBN for convenience) at Amazon.

 

   

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