We Dig Worms (Toon, $12.95), is a fun and clever introduction to all sorts of worms—even the gummy kind—but earth worms in particular. Drawn on recycled grocery bags, author and illustrator (and entomologist!) Kevin McCloskey’s exploration of these creatures reveals their importance to the soil, how many of them can fit in one small park, how they reproduce, and much more. Whether you think worms are gross, cool, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find something edifying in this slight tome. Ages 4-7. Eowyn Randall

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By Kevin McCloskey (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781935179801
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Published: Toon Books - April 14th, 2015

Every detective story can use some levity. Celebrated Indian author, Anushka Ravishankar provides plenty with the introduction of affable detective Captain Coconut, who is both Holmes and Clouseau. Captain Coconut and the Case of the Missing Bananas (Tara, $16.95) is a mystery of numbers with a sprinkling of non-sequiturs, songs reminiscent of Bollywood and a generous dose of irreverence. Illustrator Priya Sundram’s brightly colored collage art accents the droll investigation and completes the exceptional design of this unique graphic novel. Ages 7-10. Mary Alice Garber

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$16.95
ISBN: 9789383145225
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tara Books - July 7th, 2015

Victoria Jamieson, aka Winnie the Pow, is a real-life Roller Girl (Dial, $12.99), and she channels her love of the game into her first middle-grade graphic novel. Twelve-year-old Astrid and her best friend Nicole spend most of their time together. When Astrid’s mom introduces them to roller derby, Astrid’s sure they’ve found their new passion. But while Astrid commits herself to the sport, Nicole moves on to other interests. The comic realistically reflects pre-teen life and friendship, and Jamieson’s bright art jumps off the page, vividly capturing both Astrid’s every-day routine and the thrilling action on the roller rink. Ages 10-14. Kerri Poore

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

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