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Elementary Book List: Fiction

All the books in this list have been read by either Jenn (proprietor of Comics in the Classroom), or one of her staff. They are certified to be appropriate for the elementary age group and have been chosen for their benefit to classrooms and libraries.

Some books on the Elementary List are also available on the Intermediate List. This is because we feel these books have a wide-ranging appeal. We have noted where books are targeted for older readers at the Elementary level.

All books will be reduced by 25% at time of ordering.




image not available Amelia Rules

Volumes: 8; ongoing
Written and Illustrated by: Jimmy Gownley
Genre: Humour
Colour
Softcover
SRP: 13.99 each

Synopsis: Amelia is a smart and funny fourth grader who has recently moved from Manhattan to a small town due to her parents' divorce. With a group of strange friends, Pajamaman, Reggie, and arch-enemy Rhonda, she gets up to all sorts of antics. Short stories are interspersed by Amelia addressing the reader directly. The humour, ranging from bodily function jokes, to real wit, will appeal to many types and levels of readers. The stories are touching, and include messages about acceptance, and adjusting to life's little hiccups.

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image not available Baby-Sitters Club

Volumes: 4; complete
Written and Illustrated by: Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Fiction
Black and White
Softcover
SRP: Vol.1 11.99, Vol.2 and 3 10.99, Vol.4 9.99

Synopsis: The Baby-Sitters Club is a group of girls who offer a babysitting service to the neighbourhood. Each girl is unique and has their own issues. For example, Stacey is diabetic, and the volume focusing on her describes what that means, and how it affects her life. The stories centre around the girls working together and forming friendships to help each other with their individual problems.

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image not available C-Ton's Super A-Maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics

Volumes: 1; complete
Written and Illustrated by: Clayton Hanmer Canadian!
Genre: Activity Book
Colour
Softcover
SRP: 19.95

Synopsis: From the pages of Owl Magazine, C-Ton brings puzzles, mazes, blobs, and more in this hilarious and engaging collection of one and two page comics and illustrations. This is a rare book, which has content able to span multiple reading levels, from simple, full-page drawings to double page spreads of wacky creatures to elaborate mazes filled with tiny panels. This allows children to get more from the book each time they read it, as they will start reading the simpler pages, then moving onto the wordier pages as their reading level increases. This book is brightly coloured, weird, and wacky. It engages the imagination and also taps into kids' love of gross things. Nominated for the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creators Award for Kids in 2008.

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image not available Hardy Boys

Volumes: 19; ongoing
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Illustrated by: various
Genre: Mystery
Colour
Softcover, digest-sized
SRP: 8.95 each

Synopsis: Based on the classic novels by Franklin W. Dixon, these graphic versions update the stories for a new generation of readers. Joe and Frank Hardy solve puzzles and mysteries continue to save the day now with the help of modern technology.

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image not available Luz Sees the Light

Volumes: 1; ongoing
Written and Illustrated by: Claudia Davila Canadian!
Genre: Fiction
Colour
Softcover
SRP: 8.95
Synopsis: Luz is leading a perfectly ordinary life, until one day, a blackout changes how she sees everything around her. Although she finds the darkness unsettling at first, she soon learns a lot watching her neighbours' solutions to the blackout. Once the lights come back on, Luz finds herself noticing more and more things around her that have to do with energy conservation and distribution. Drawing inspiration from friends and neighbours, she resolves to turn a vacant lot into a community garden. Soon, Luz has turned away from her energy-consumption days to a new more environmental life. A great book about the environment, teamwork, and problem-solving.

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image not available Max Finder Collected Casebook

Volumes: 5; ongoing
Written by: Liam O'Donnell Canadian!
Illustrated by: Michael Cho Canadian!
Genre: Mystery
Colour
Softcover, digest-sized
SRP: 11.95 each

Synopsis: From Owl Magazine comes the collected adventures of Max Finder and Alison Santos. Each case has grade 7 students Max and Alison searching for clues to the various mysteries that occur in their hometown of Whispering Meadows. Along the way, Max reveals fun facts. The end of each case leaves the reader to figure out who did it according to the clues. This allows kids to use their own detective skills, rather than simply letting the protagonists solve the mystery for them. A great way to get kids using their imagination and critical thinking skills. Each book contains 10 mysteries, 10 puzzles, along with the solutions to both.

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image not available Nancy Drew

Volumes: 20; ongoing
Written by: Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney
Illustrated by: Sho Murase
Genre: Mystery
Colour
Softcover, digest-sized
SRP: 8.95 each

Synopsis: Based on the classic novels by Carolyn Keene, these graphic versions update the stories for a new generation of readers. Nancy Drew encounters intrigue and adventure as she solves puzzles and mysteries.

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image not available Simpsons

Volumes: 17; ongoing
Written by: Ian Boothby Canadian! and various
Illustrated by: various
Genre: Humour
Colour
Softcover
SRP: 17.95-22.95, contact for individual pricing

Synopsis: These books present new stories centred around North America's most popular cartoon family, mostly written by Canadian Ian Boothby. The series preserves the wit and art style of the TV show.

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We have many more books in stock. If you have a request for something you don't see listed above, please contact us!

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