Little Nemo first started dreaming in 1905. Drawn by visionary Winsor McCay, the Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strip inspired hundreds of modern-day graphic novelists and illustrators. In Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams (Toon, $16.95) 31 of these artists come together to reimagine this classic character. The introductions by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly serve as a reminder of the history of graphic novels as well as a tutorial on how to best experience the book. Ages 12 and up

Little Nemo's Big New Dreams: A Toon Graphic Cover Image
By Josh O'Neill (Editor), Andrew Carl (Editor), Chris Stevens (Editor)
ISBN: 9781935179870
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Published: Toon Graphics - September 1st, 2015

When Nimona (Harper Teen, $17.99 HB/$12.99 PB) offers to be a sidekick for the villain Ballister Blackheart, he’s less than enthused—but that’s before she reveals that she’s a gifted shapeshifter. Nimona also has some creative ideas for how to increase the scope of Blackheart’s evil doings (two words: more fires), and in turn Blackheart proves to be a valuable mentor. Noelle Stevenson’s quirky graphics add humor to a story that’s full of heart. While some of her tropes will be familiar to fantasy fans, Stevenson ultimately creates a complex tale in which the lines between good and evil aren’t as clear-cut as they first appear. Ages 13-17

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ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2015

Nimona Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278234
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2015

Fifteen-year-old Maggie Thrash is once again whiling away her summer at Camp Bellflower, a bucolic Kentucky sleepaway camp where “girls can be totally innocent and free, maybe for the last time.” Her days are a routine parade of working towards her NRA sharpshooting certification, navigating the annual ebbs and flows of drama and friendships, and participating in timeworn camp rituals and routines. Things seem to be unfolding the way they do every year until Maggie unexpectedly finds herself falling in love with Erin, an older female counselor. In Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir (Candlewick, $19.99), every watercolor-penciled panel is saturated with both the humid haze of summer and the feelings of heartache and humor one juggles on the slow march to maturity and self-realization. Ages 14-18

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By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763673826
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015