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List of Titles for Kids (age 6+)


DC SUPER PETS SERIES

DC Comics/Picture Window Books

By Sarah Hines Stephens & Art Baltazar

This great series of books is set around our favourite superheroes animal companions as they battle crime and villains and use the power of friendship to overcome their enemies. Each book focuses on a different super animal and contains tons of extras after the story including games and breakdowns of bigger words.

Soft cover, 56 pages, Colour

Cover Price: $4.99 – Your Price: $3.99

Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Big B Comics’ notes to educators – These stories are great for getting kids who love animals, superheroes, or both to pick up a book. The stories are goofy and fun, but always come with a good message.

Gender Slant – Perfect for everyone

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Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

Scholastic

By Kazu Kibuishi

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Emily, Navin and their mother move to an ancestral home to begin a new life. On their first night in the mysterious house, a tentacled creature kidnaps Em and Navin’s mom! Now Em and Navin must figure out how to set things right and save their mom’s life!

Soft Cover, 208 pages, Colour, ISBN 978043984681351299

Cover Price: $12.99 – Your Price $10.39

Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Big B Comics’ note to educators – This five book series is a great addition for kids who enjoyed the Bone series.

Gender Slant – Great for boys and girls.

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Bake Sale

:01 First Second

By Sara Varon

Cupcake’s bakery makes delicious desserts and snacks that delight all his customers. But when Cupcake’s recipes start going wrong, he begins to look for a 100% guaranteed path to happiness.  But maybe he’ll be able to find the answer to his problems is closer to home than he thought. This delightfully delicious graphic novel is also a cookbook, so you can make all of Cupcake’s recipes yourself.

Soft Cover, 160 Pages, Colour, ISBN 978159643419651699

Cover Price: $16.99 – Your Price $13.59

Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Big B Comics’ note to educators – The brilliance of this book is in its simplicity. Little kids love it for its bright colours, cute drawings, simple plot, and delicious food.

Gender Slant – Equally appealing to young boys and girls.

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Geronimo Stilton: The Discovery of America

Papercutz

By Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo lives in New Mouse City on Mouse island with his friends and relatives. He works at The Rodent’s Gazette, the city’s most famous newspaper. Geronimo travels through time to defend history from his arch nemeses, the Pirate Cats. These calculating cats travel back in time to make themselves supreme rulers of Mouse Island! Geronimo joins Christopher Columbus on his voyage from Italy to the New World in 1492 in order to stop the Pirate Cats and save all of the mice on Mouse Island.

Hardcover, 56 Pages, Colour, ISBN 978159707158150999

Cover Price: $9.99 – Your Price $7.99

Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Big B Comics’ note to educators – this series is one of Italy’s most beloved kids’ books. So far the English translations are up to eleven volumes.

Gender Slant – This is a great series to help young boys get into reading, but girls will love it too.

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Sybil the Backpack Fairy

Papercutz

By Michel Rodrigue, Antonello Dalena, Manuela Razzi, & Cecilia Giumento

Nina is a girl in middle school with a little brother and a single mom who barely has enough time to spend with her. Put down at school by nasty cliques, Nina’s life is not much fun. All this changes when a magical fairy named Sybil turns up in Nina’s backpack! Sybil and Nina have a blast giving Nina’s tormentors a taste of their own medicine. There’s only one problem: demons from the magical world that Sybil comes from have followed her to our dimension, and they’re out to cause some damage of their own!

Hardcover, 48 Pages, Colour, ISBN 978159707285451199

Cover Price: $11.99 – Your Price $9.59

Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Big B Comics’ note to educators – With two books out so far and a third on the way this is a great series that mixes fantasy with reality and has great messages about confidence, friendship, and the perils of bullying.

Gender Slant – Sybil is directed at younger girls.

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BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01

SCHOLASTIC INC.

By Jeff Smith
Follow the adventures of the three Bone cousins – Fone, Phoney, and Smiley – in the first volume of the Eisner Award-winning series. After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.

Soft Cover, 144 pages, color, ISBN 9780439706407

Cover Price $10.99 USD  –  Your Price $9.59 CDN

Recommended for All Ages

There are 9 volumes to the complete Bone saga. Please click on the link below for summaries of Bone volumes 2 to 9 

Big B Comics’ notes to educators – Highly recommended! Very few graphic novels can draw in reluctant readers like Bone. Kids all ages will not be able to put this book down.  – Walter

Gender slant – prefect for boys and girls of all ages

Link to summaries for Bone volumes 2 to 9.

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MAGIC TRIXIE VOL 01

HARPER COLLINS

By Jill Thompson

Magic Trixie is a young witch that’s not to found of her baby sister or being so young herself. She attends school with her monster friends Loupie, Stitch, Nefi and the vampire twins. With show and tell fast approaching Magic Trixie’s plan on amazing her friends turns out amazing her instead.

Soft Cover, 96 pages, Color, ISBN 9780061170454

Cover Price $7.99 USD  –  Your Price $7.19 CDN

Recommended for Ages 8 and up

There are 3 volumes in the Magix Trixie Series

Big B Comics’ notes to educators – Young girls can relate to Magic Trixie. She faces the same situations dealing with family, friends, school and life that all young girls face, the fact she is a witch just makes it more fun. The art is expressive with bold colors and a great attention to the details. It makes the light hearted stories even more enjoyable.   – Laura

Gender slant – aimed more at young girls

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MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN DIGEST

MARVEL COMICS

Written by PAUL TOBIN, FRED VAN LENTE, DAVID MICHELINIE, BOB LAYTON & GERRY CONWAY

Illustrated by CHRIS SAMNEE, JAMES CORDEIRO, SCOTT KOBLISH, JACKSON GUICE, BOB LAYTON & OTHERS

Stories for superhero fans of all ages, this digest gives readers a great Spider-Man story, a great Iron Man story, and then two team-up stories. Iron Man and Spider-Man are two of the most popular superheroes in both comics and film, and the stories are great for kids of every age.

Digest, 96 pages, color, ISBN 9780785141174

Cover Price – $9.99 USD  –  Your Price $8.79

Recommended Ages – 6+

Big B Comics’ note to educators – At the Big B Comics shop these digests are the most popular format for super hero literature.  –Laura

Gender slant – boys will be more drawn to the super hero action

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MINI MARVELS ULTIMATE COLLECTION

Marvel Comics

Written by Chris Giarusso et al

Drawn by Chris Giarusso

All-ages fun featuring the wild and crazy kid counterparts to Marvel’s greatest heroes! Featuring Spidey, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites – reimagined for an all-ages audience! ALL your favorite Mini Marvels adventures collected in one hilarious and action-packed collection! Be there when Spidey gets the Paperboy Blues, Wolverine goes on a Cereal Quest, Hulk goes on a date and the Fantastic Four are impersonated by Skrulls.

Trade Digest, 216 pages, color, ISBN 9780785142843

Cover Price $19.99 USD  –  Your Price $17.59 CDN

Recommended ages 6+

Big B Comics’ notes to educators- While this book is targeted at younger readers, people of all ages will enjoy the wit. The writing is smart and humorous. Good All-Ages fun.  – Laura

Gender slant – boys will be more drawn to the super hero action

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MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD DIGEST: GET YER HERO ON

MARVEL COMICS

 Written by PAUL TOBIN
Art by MARCELO DICHIARA, DARIO BRIZUELA & TODD NAUCK

 The popular kids’ show is now in comic book format. The most popular Marvel heroes and villains live in a place called Super Hero City where they have all sorts of humourous and exciting adventures.

 Digest, 96 pages, color, ISBN 9780785143444

Cover Price – $9.99 USD  –  Your Price $8.79

Recommended Ages – 6+

Big B Comics’ note to educators – Super Hero Squad books make superheroes more accessible to young children with cartoon imagery and large print lettering. Its fun reading.   Alice-ann

Gender slant – boys will be more drawn to the super hero action

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SALT WATER TAFFY VOL 01

ONI PRESS

By Matthew Loux

Join Jack and Benny Putnam, two brothers on what they figure will be a boring summer-long vacation in Chowder Bay, Maine. When they visit local fisherman, Angus O’Neil they soon realize some “fish stories” do hold some truth and Chowder Bay is anything but boring.

Soft Cover, 96 Pages, B&W, ISBN 9781932664942

Cover Price $5.95 USD  –  Your Price $5.59 CDN

Recommended ages 7 and up

There are 3 volumes to date in the Salt Water Taffy series

Big B Comics’ notes to educators – This is fun and exciting read. The realistic characters give way to the fantasy of the adventure of the more than life animals. I feel the Salt Water Taffy series has the potential to make boys get up and explore the world after they read it.   – Alice-ann

Gender slant – an adventure both boys and girls will love

Link to summaries for Salt Water Taffy volumes 2 and 3