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Christine Conwell Brenna Klassen Katrina Lacerna Rory Tomsu Graphic Novels and Manga for Tweens

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Presentation on graphic novels and manga for LIBR 264: Materials for Tweens course.

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  • 1.Christine Conwell Brenna Klassen Katrina Lacerna Rory Tomsu

2. Summary: Anya has enough problemsshe has an embarrassing Russian mother, is self-conscious about her body, and has a crush on a boy who will never notice her. The last thing she needs is to fall to the bottom of a deep well. At first it is scary when she finds the remains of a body, but not so much when she meets Emily, the ghostly owner of the bones. When she is rescued, Emily follows Anya home and soon life with her ghost BFF is going great. Unfortunately after some differing points of view, it seems like Emily may be taking the forever part a little too seriously.Recommendation: The art is simple in its black and gray tones and striking whites which will attract readers. Im glad the length of the novel is longer than most graphic novels (its 220 pages) so the reader is really allowed to get embedded in the characters lives. Many readers can relate to Anyas life. When Emily helps her get attention of the Sean, Anya feels she should help Emily by trying to solve her murder. Thats when the plot starts throwing twists and turns at the reader so quickly it will keep you guessing how their story will end.Awards: 2012 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens; 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year; School Library Journals Best Fiction Books of 2011; Horn Books Best Fiction Books of 2011 3. Summary: Fist Stick Knife Gun is the true story of Geoffrey Canadas upbringing in the South Bronx of New York. He accounts the first time he became aware of violence at the age of four when his brothers were forced to fight another boy in order to get a stolen jacket back. The story moves through the years of his childhood and he tells various stories of violence in the streets to gain a place in the hierarchy of the block.Recommendation: This story is gritty and real, the reader can easily see the pain in Geoffreys face and his words help the reader understand why he did the things he did. While the content may seem mature, it is important to remember the age the author was when he was experiencing these violent and often traumatic events. At the end of the book, there is an epilogue where Canada tells the reader what became of his life. He has become the president and CEO of the Harlem Childrens Zone, a nonprofit organization that provides free programs for both children and adults to help combat violence in their areas. This book shows what violence can do to a community and the epilogue shows how people are working against violence to help make communities a better place to grow up in.Awards: 2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 4. Summary: The Plain Janes begins with the fictional bombing of a caf in Metro City where the protagonist, Jane, was walking near and soon after her parents, out of fear, moved her to the suburban Kent Waters. Though invited to sit with the popular kids, Jane attempts to make friends with the school misfits, all coincidently named Jane. They eventually become friends over the idea of creating a group called P.L.A.I.N. (people loving art in neighborhoods) that places art in spontaneous places. These art attacks generate all sorts of publicity (both bad and good) that eventually lead to the constriction of all teenagers indoors and the eventual rebellion of all teenagers in unison.Recommendation: An easily relatable story about fitting in and making friends in a new school. Realistic drawings make this a great transition for those new to graphic novels and fans of realistic fiction.Awards: 2008 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 5. Summary: A humorous retelling of HomersOdyssey for younger readers, featuringstick figures. After being banished fromhis homeland by his evil stepmother,Zozimos embarks on many adventures,culminating in an attempt to reclaim hisrightful place at the throne.Recommendation: This fun reworking of classic literature is a great introduction to Greek mythology. While it follows the thematic structure of the Odyssey, Ford adds enough twists and turns to make it a wholly unique story on its own. A very entertaining adventure tale filled with dry humor and simple but effective artwork.Awards/Notable: 2012 YALSA Quick Pickfor Reluctant Readers 6. Summary: Oddly Normal is everything but normal. Shes an outcast at school with a witch for a mother and a human for a father (which resulted in her pointy ears and bright green hair) and she is ignored by her parents. On her 10th birthday she makes a wish that they would just disappearand they do. Good thing her Great Aunt hadnt arrived for the party yet or else Oddly would be homeless. Auntie takes her to Fignationthe world her mother comes fromwhere they try to determine what happened to Oddlys parents and if Oddly might have some supernatural powers she didnt know about.Recommendation: Oddly is a girl many can relate too shes weird, she has no friends, her parents ignore her. Going to Fignation she gets the same thingall the weird creatures there are normal and shes the odd half-human! Luckily, she makes a few friends which readers will enjoy meeting since they play on classic monster types. Readers who enjoy mysteries will like trying to figure out what connection Oddlys new literature professor has to her mother and her parents disappearance.Awards: ALA Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth 2006 7. Summary: Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and shes having some trouble adjusting to life in the big city. The only thing Paige has to count on from her previous life is her art so in the pages of her sketchbook she tries to make sense of her new surroundings. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret passion to be an artist out into the opena move that is at the same time terrifying and rewarding for her.Recommendation: This is a graphic novel that defines the definition of art telling the story just as much as the text. The story is told as Paiges sketchbook and there are so many subtle clues in her drawings that one really has to read the story on multiple levels. A great example of this is the full-page illustration of Paige sleeping before her first day at a new school. Her mind is thinking of a million questionswhat if Im behind, what if no one talks to meand these questions are written in tiny font swimming above her head while four miniature Paiges sit on top of her head asking these questions. She cant sleep and she says, The inside of my head is a loud place. This is a great graphic novel to give readers who enjoy realistic fiction along with girls who feel that graphic novels are just for guys.Awards: 2012 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 8. Summary: Imagine you are going about yournormal day and suddenly there is a brightblue flash of light. When the light passes,the birds continue to chirp and the suncontinues to shine, but not everythingreturns to normal . . . mankind now standsless than six inches tall.Recommendation: The illustrations and colors in this graphic novel are amazing and transport the reader into the story. Rather than telling teens to treat Mother Nature with respect, Michael Hague turns the tables and shows what would happen if Mother Nature were to seek her revenge. It contains some graphic images (i.e., violence and death) so it is much better suited for older tweens.Awards: 2009 YALSA Quick Picks for ReluctantReaders 9. Summary: Young grizzly cub Toklo has bigdreams of being a big, powerful bear andruling the forest with his brother, Tobi,by his side. However, for now they are toolittle to take care of themselves anddepend on their mother for food andshelter. When a dominant bear demandsToklos family leave his territory, theyhave no choice but to move on. Toklowants to help his family, but he ends updoing more harm than good.Recommendation: Erin Hunter emphasizes the importance of a strong family dynamic and how sometimes the biggest help children can be to their parents is to just listen. A great read for reluctant readers and another great way of introducing tweens to manga. 10. Summary: Set in a rural part of Franceduring World War II, the story followssiblings Paul and Marie and how the warhas affected their lives. When theirfriend Henris family mysteriouslydisappears, they offer to hide Henri fromthe Nazis because of his Jewish ancestry.Outraged with the injustice of the war,Paul and Marie try to convince theFrench Resistance to let them help.Recommendation: I highly recommend any students studying World War II to read this book! This book is a great way to introduce students to World War II and to show them how even the littlest persons can make a big difference.Awards: 2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novel forTeens; Sydney Taylor Honor Book; TexasMaverick Graphic Novels List 11. Summary: Tina is a sophomore at Yarborough Academy, a private high school in Southern California. For a final project in her honors English class, Tina keeps an existential diary chronicling her sophomore year. During this time, Tina struggles with trying to figure out exactly who she is and where/how she fits in at Yarborough Academy. She has a falling out with her best friend, finds a new friend who only ends up betraying her trust, and finds love or something like it.Recommendation: The diary is written in a series of letters to Jean Paul Sartre, large illustrated pages with paragraphs of text, comic book style panels, and a series of small illustrations surrounded by text. Illustrations are simple line drawings, similar to how Tina would have drawn in her diary herself. 12. Summary: Flight is a collectionof short comics by variousartists, the majority of whichcenter around the theme offlight.Recommendation: Every childhas dreamed about flying andthis book brings those dreamsto life. The images and colorsare so vibrant that they seemto leap off the page. Inaddition to stories aboutflying, there are also storiesthat deal with the subject andchallenges of growing up. 13. Summary: A collection of Kibushis Copperwebcomic series that centers on a boy,Copper, and his faithful dog, Fred.Copper is fearless and curious while Fredis more cautious and measured. The twoexplore a surreal, fantastical worldtogether while learning life lessons alongthe way.Recommendation: In both subject matter and tone, Copper is reminiscent of another comic team: Calvin and Hobbes. Beautiful, whimsical artwork and gentle storylines act as an entry point into deeper meditations on friendship, identity, and mortality.Awards/Notable: Copper was nominated forthe Will Eisner Award for Best DigitalComic in 2006. 14. Summary: After a piata blow to the head, Korean-American teen Grace Kwon meets three versions of herself at varying stages in her life: ages 6, 29, and 70. Grace must prevent the three versions of herself from wreaking havoc on her current life. But saving the floundering school play, unrequited crushes, and sibling rivalry with her older sister Lily complicate matters.Recommendation: This is a sweet coming of age story that will appeal to young girls, especially those that feel out of place or outcast at school. An intriguing plot and lively, manga inspired illustrations mark Good as Lily an enjoyable read that serves up insight on friendship, rivalry, and romance.Awards/Notable: Good as Lily was publishedunder DC Comics Minx imprint whichexclusively released graphic novels for tweenand teen girls. Minx only ran from 2007-2008.All titles are highly recommended if you canfind them. 15. Summary: Chi is a little kitten out for a walk with her family one day when she finds herself lost. Luckily Yoheis family runs across her and takes her home. Theyd love to keep Chi but there is one strict rule in their apartment buildingno pets allowed! What will they do if they cant find Chi a new home?Recommendation: Konata must have been a cat in a previous life because he easily gets into the mind of Chi. This is a great manga for all ages, especially young tweens and cat lovers who will see a lot of familiar kitten-raising ground covered in the first volume (first trip to the vet, litter box training, etc.). The story is told from Chis point-of-viewher meows are presented as sound effects with her actual cat speech written in text. This manga is also unusual in that it is a Japanese series that is actually read left-to-right (American- style) instead of right-to-left (Japanese style) and the volume is in full-color which makes the artwork really stand out.Awards: Publishers Weekly Best Graphic Novels for 2010 16. Summary: Tony Chu wants to be a normal detective but he has a secret that makes him special and wanted by the special crimes division of the FDAhe is a cibopath. He gets psychic impressions from anything he eats. Ever since the great bird flu epidemic chicken has become the illegal substance of choice. Criminals will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. This means Tony gets to solve some strange and sickening crimes as long as he doesnt mind nibbling on an occasional corpse to close a case.Recommendation: Chew takes a traditional detective story and gives it a unique twist. The humor is quirky dark while the illustrations are gritty but cute at the same time adding a fun atmosphere to the storys world. Some might find Tonys talent a bit morbid, but it is played for humor. Tony hates his talent and wishes he were normal. This is a great series for guys and reluctant readers. Warning: This series is for older tweens and teens as it does contain adult language that is appropriate to the story and not just gratuitously thrown in.Awards: 2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 17. Summary: Bella Swan has moved from the warm and sunny Phoenix, Arizona, to the gloomy Forks, Washington, to give her mother and her new husband more space. Bella finds herself in a new school gathering a lot of attention as the new girl. She becomes almost entranced with Edward Cullen, another student. Edward shows a variety of emotions toward getting to know her, from repulsed to intrigue. But when Bella is almost crushed by another classmates van, she is miraculously saved by Edward, who she knows was nowhere near her. As she tries to figure him out, they slowly become friends. Then on a camping trip, Bella learns from Jacob Black (a friend of the family) what Edward really is: a vampire. Bella confronts Edward and he explains that when he first encountered her, her scent was nearly irresistible to him which is why he tried to avoid her. Despite him being a vampire and attracted to the scent of her blood, the two fall in love.Recommendation: This is the first installment of the Twilight graphic novel. Illustrations are done in pen and ink with mixed media. For many backgrounds, photographs were utilized and altered to look more like they were drawn. 18. Summary: A young girl names Sheeta wearsa powerful blue stone necklace thatallows her to defy gravity. She is on therun from both the government andpirates who want the stone for their owngain. Sheeta meets Pazu, an orphan andbudding inventor, and the two embarkon an adventure to uncover the mysteryof the blue stone and its connection toLaputa, the Castle in the Sky.Recommendation: This manga adaptation of the popular film has built-in appeal for Miyazaki fans and followers of Japanese animation. Those unfamiliar with the film will be enthralled by the imaginative, fantastical storyline. The books strongest point is (as expected) its brilliant illustrations which are rendered in vibrant full-color. 19. Summary: Yummy tells the real-life story of Robert Yummy Sandifer, an 11-year-old Chicago Black Disciples gang member who became famous in 1994 when he accidentally shot and killed a 14-year-old girl in a shooting gone wrong and eventually was executed by his own gang when they felt the hunt for Yummy was drawing too much attention to their activities. The story is told from the point-of-view of Roger, a fictional classmate.Recommendation: This is a great nonfiction graphic novel that could be used to interest reluctant readers and those learning about gang violence. The art is just as gritty and violent as the story. The story is not very action-packed; it is more a poignant look at Yummys life and death which brings up questions of if he was a criminal or a victim himself. Neri also includes an authors note on why and how he wrote the story and a reference list.Awards: Nearly 25 awards and counting. For a full list see: http://gregneri.com/yummy.html 20. Summary: Death Weapon Meister Academy(DWMA) is a school run by ShanigamiDeath where students (meisters) arepartnered with living weapons andtrained to battle and absorb evil souls.The goal of meisters and weapons are toabsorb the souls of 99 evil humans and 1witch, greatly increasing the weaponspower and transforming them into deathscythes which can be used by ShanigamiDeath.Recommendation: Soul Eater is an excellent read for older teens. Readers will be intrigued with the relationship between meisters and their weapons as well as the hilarity of typical teenage angst. It contains some mature content which is not suitable for younger readers but relatable to teens. 21. Summary: First entry in the graphicadaptation of the popular series by RickRiordan. Sixth-grader Percy Jacksonfinds out that he is a demigod, and isblamed for the theft of Zeuss lightningbolt. So Percy and his new friends fromCamp Half Blood set out on a quest tofind the lightening blot and clear hisname.Recommendation: The book is well illustrated and the fantastic pacing speeds the story along nicely. Fans of the Percy Jackson series will enjoy reliving the story in a new, handsome graphic novel format. Reluctant readers can enjoy the essence of the original story in this easy to digest, streamlined adaptation. 22. Summary: Darren and Steve are best friends, each with their own weird obsessions. Darren is obsessed with spiders and Steve wants to be a monster. One day while Darren is running home from Steves house a cloaked figure hands him a flier for the Cirque du Freak. After their teacher finds the flier and forbids them to go, the boys just must attend and enjoy the show for their own reasonsDarren because of the monster-sized spider (Madam Octa) a man has trained and Steve because he knows that man (Mr. Crepsley) to be a vampire. Darren feels the urge to kidnap Madam Octa while Steve begs Crepsley to make him a vampirea request that is denied. While Darren and Steve are training Madam Octa in Darrens room, his sister breaks his concentration and the spider attacks Steve. In order to save Steves life, Darren makes a deal with Crepsley to become a vampire.Recommendation: The book was illustrated in a black andwhite anime style. A great hybrid of fantasy andmanga, Cirque du Freak is a great cross over into mangaand graphic novels from fantasy literature. Its grittiness is awelcome change from the vampire love stories popularright now. This manga series is an adaption of the fictionseries by Darren Shan and has also spawned a film (Cirquedu Freak: Vampires Assistant).Awards: 2010 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens; 2010 Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers 23. Summary: A fashion manga series with afocus on two eighth grade girls, Chocoand Mimi. They are best friends as wellas polar opposites. Choco is serious andmature while Mimi is brash and silly. Thestories are slices of Choco and Mimislife, centering on their friendship,school, boys, and clothes.Recommendation: ChocoMimi will appeal to pre-teen girls, especially those infatuated with Japanese kawaii culture. The book is overloaded with cutesy, whimsical illustrations as well as extremely detailed breakdowns of the girls fashion. This is an entertaining, breezy read for those interested in manga, fashion, and Japanese pop culture. 24. Summary: The Arrival tells the story of a mans journey to a new country in order to begin a new and better life for his family. There is a wide variety of ethnicities represented, as well as strange new worlds and creatures. The only text is an invented alphabet which adds to the feeling of strangeness that immigrants must encounter.Recommendation: This story has a very deep and moving message; however, it will most likely go over the heads of tweens. The lack of text and strangeness of the world/creatures/language is also confusing. I highly recommend providing tweens with background and context on the story before they read.Awards: 2006 New South Wales Premiers LiteraryAwards Book of the Year; 2006 WesternAustralian Premiers Book Awards PremiersPrize; 2007 Childrens Book Council ofAustralia Picture Book of the Year; 2008 YALSAGreat Graphic Novels for Teens 25. Summary: Sadie and Saskia Dopples world has been turned upside down. They were living at Isambard Dunstans School for Wayward Children along with their best friend, and thief, Erik Morrissey Ganger. That is, until one day the very wealthy and mysterious writer Muzz Elliot came to the school and adopts only Saskia. Sadie is determined, along with Erik, to reunite with her sister and sets out to find her. At Muzz Elliots house, Saskia stumbles upon a very dangerous secret at the Elliot household.Recommendation: This book is half graphic novel (in the more traditional looking comic book style panels) and half text novel. However, on pages that do not contain panels, the font changes (size, shape, direction, etc.) to emphasize a point in the story. It is clear that the storys artist is heavily influenced by animation, using this in his illustrations. 26. Summary: An autobiographical coming-of-age tale centering on the authors dental misadventures during adolescence. After tripping and knocking out her two front teeth, Raina begins a long, tortuous process to correct her condition including surgery, braces, and embarrassing headgear. Perhaps more painful are the taunts and teasing Raina must endure from her peers, including bullying from her friends.Recommendation: Pre-teen audiences will relate to this memoir about discovering oneself and struggling to find self-confidence. The warm hearted storytelling and full-color illustrations will easily draw readers in, as will the appealing and sympathetic protagonist.Awards/Notable:2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award2010 New York Times Book Review Editors ChoiceKirkus Reviews Best Book of 20102011 ALA Notable Childrens Book2011 YALSA Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens2011 Childrens Choice Book Award Finalist2011 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens 27. Summary: The comic adventures of various mameshiba (Japanese for bean dog). In Journey to the Center of the Sink the mameshibas must travel down the kitchen sink to rescue Pea 3 (the third pea in the pod) when a swimming accident goes horribly wrong. They end up facing mutant sewer chickens and tribal carrots. In Beans in Space Lentil, the smart bean, tries to teach the other mameshibas about space. After an experimental pea pod rocket actually catapults them into orbit they get to visit the moon, Mars, and meet some aliens who want to turn them into slaves in their new soon-to-be- opened jelly factory.Recommendation: Each bean dog has their own distinct personality (you can even purchase plushies of them). The humor is hilarious and very dead-pan in style. The book includes a chart of the mameshibas and extra short one- page comics as well. The stories are quick, laugh out loud funny, and good for all ages. The art is very reminiscent of an action-packed cartoon. 28. Summary: Zayne Carrick, a Padawan, showed up not surprisingly late to the banquet where the Jedi Masters announce the names of those Padawans who have been submitted to become a Jedi Knight. He had been chasing Gryph, a thief, and leaves again before the banquet is over to chase Gryph down (in an effort to prove himself). While he is gone, the Jedi Masters (in a preemptive strike to save the Galactic Empire from a prophecy) kill his fellow Padawans. When Zayne returns, they realize he has been spared, but before they can get to him Gryph helps him escape. Zayne then runs with the Empire on his tail. He receives help from extremely unlikely sources along the way. He tries to profess his innocence, but no one believes him and they think he has gone to the Dark Side. If the prophecy does come true and Zayne does bring down the Jedi Order he wants everyone to remember they started it.Recommendation: The first in the series of The Knights of the Old Republic. The illustrations are done in a typical colored comic book style. A must for any Star Wars fan, this series goes beyond the scope of the films, providing a richer background and story to the legacy and lore that is Star Wars. Full color illustrations allow the reader to feel like theyre in the galaxy themselves. 29. Summary: Mel, Doug, Naomi, andJim are your average garage bandand skateboard loving twelveyear olds. At least they were,until the day Mel is kidnappedand taken to the Turtle Realm bythe evil force Uros. Now its up tothe three friends to fulfill anancient prophecy, rescue theirfriend, overthrow evil, andrestore the rightful queen to herthrone.Recommendation: This series is anaction packed, easy read and agreat way to introduce youngreaders to the world of manga. 30. Anyas Ghost (Rory)Vera BrosgolFirst Second, 2011$15.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-596-43552-0Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence (Brenna)Geoffrey CanadaBeacon Press, 2010$14.00 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-807-04461-2The Plain Janes (Brenna)Cecil Castellucci & Jim RuggMinx, 2007$9.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-401-21115-8Stickman Odyssey, Book 1: An Epic Doodle (Katrina)Christopher FordPhilomel, 2011$12.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-399-25426-0 31. Oddly Normal, Volume 1 (Rory)Otis FramptonViper Comics, 2006$11.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-977-78830-9Page by Paige (Rory)Laura Lee GulledgeAmulet Books, 2011$9.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-810-99722-6In the Small (Christine)Michael HagueLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008$12.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-316-01322-2Seekers: Toklos Story (Christine)Written by Erin Hunter, illustrated by Bettina M. KurkoskiHarperCollins, 2010$6.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-061-72380-3 32. Resistance: Book 1 (Christine)Written by Carla Jablonski, illustrated by Leland PurvisFirst Second, 2010$13.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-596-43291-8Tinas Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary (Brenna)Written by Keshni Kashyap, illustrated by Mari ArakiHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012$18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-618-94519-1Flight, Volume One (Christine)Kazu Kibuishi, editorVillard, 2007$19.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-345-49636-2Copper (Katrina)Kazu KibuishiGRAPHIX, 2010$12.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-545-09893-9 33. Good as Lily (Katrina)Written by Derek Kirk Kim, illustrated by Jesse HammMinx, 2007$9.99 (Paperback), ISBN: 978-1-401-21381-7Chis Sweet Home, Volume 1 (Rory)Kanata KonamiVertical, 2010$13.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-934-28781-1Chew: Omnivore Edition Volume 1 (Rory)Written by John Layman, illustrated by Rob GuilloryImage Comics, 2010$34.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-607-06293-6Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (Brenna)Written by Stephenie Meyer, illustrated by Young KimYen Press, 2010$19.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-759-52943-4 34. Castle in the Sky, Volume 1 (Katrina)Hayao MiyazakiVIZ Media, 2003$9.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-591-16170-7Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (Rory)Written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuburkeLee & Low Books, 2010$16.95 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-584-30267-4Soul Eater, Volume 1Atsushi OhkuboYen Press, 2009$11.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-759-53001-0The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief: Graphic Novel (Katrina)Based on the novel by Rick Riordan, adapted by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Attila Futaki & JoseVillarrubiaHyperion Books, 2010$19.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-423-11696-7 35. Cirque du Freak: The Manga, Volume 1 (Brenna)Written by Darren Shan, illustrated by Takahiro AraiYen Press, 2009$11.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-759-53041-6ChocoMimi, Volume 1 (Katrina)Konami SonodaVIZ Media, 2009$7.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-421-52758-1The Arrival (Christine)Shaun TanArthur A. Levine Books, 2007$19.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-439-89529-3The Doppelganger Chronicles: The First Escape (Brenna)G.P. TaylorSaltRiver, 2008$19.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-414-31947-6 36. Smile (Katrina)Raina TelgemeierGRAPHIX, 2010$10.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-545-13206-0Mameshiba: On the Loose! (Rory)Written by James Turner, illustrated by Jorge Monlongo & Gemma CorrellVIZ Media, 2011$6.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-421-53880-8Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Volume 1: Commencement (Brenna)Various AuthorsDark Horse, 2006$18.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1-593-07640-5Vermonia #1: Quest for the Silver Tiger (Christine)YoYoCandlewick, 2009$7.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-763-64554-0