Other books byJimmy Gownley
What Makes You Happy
Meet Amelia Louise McBride, age twelve. She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents’ divorce, and is now living in a small town with her mom and her aunt Tanner. She has to deal with being the new kid in school, finding the right friends, getting sent to the principal’s office (many times)—not to mention getting her first kiss. But with the help of G.A.S.P. (Gathering of Awesome Super Pals) members Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, Amelia knows everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t. Jimmy Gownley’s graphic-novel series has been nominated for multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, and is already a hit with kids and librarians alike. Now, ginee seo books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers is proud to present new editions of the first two books in this acclaimed series. Called “a character to rival Ramona” by School Library Journal, Amelia is funny, generous, and real—and reading her is an addictive pleasure that will hook middle-grade readers from the first panel to the last.
Comics for Kids
Finally—a resource for selecting graphic novels at the elementary level! Getting Graphic! Comics for Kids</i> is the first comprehensive listing of graphic novels specifically targeted for the elementary reader. This handy resource includes annotated bibliographies of graphic novels for kids 6-12, all carefully reviewed by Michele Gorman, one of today's leading authorities on graphic novels in the library world. No more worrying whether the graphic novel content is appropriate for young readers. Now, there is a book you can trust to help you develop a quality, age-appropriate graphic novel collection for young readers, including fiction, nonfiction, and manga. It also contains more than 15 pages from some of the most popular comics for kids today, helping librarians and teachers understand the appeal of this popular format.ÊYou'll alsoÊfind a foreword by Jeff Smith, renowned creator of the Bone</i> graphic novel series, as well as original cover art featuring cartoonist Jimmy Gownley's adorable cast of characters from his outstanding Amelia Rules!</i> series. This is a must have for elementary school librarians, public librarians, elementary teachers, and administrators.
Her Permanent Record
Amelia embarks on her most epic adventure yet in this final addition to the Amelia Rules! graphic novel series. From surviving her parents’ divorce, to withstanding the terror of Joe McCarthy Elementary, to handling devastating crushes (not-so-)gracefully, Amelia Louise McBride has weathered her share of storms. But with her new spot on the cheerleading squad, Aunt Tanner’s hordes of adoring fans, and Reggie’s successful mission to mold young superheroes into productive—and cool—members of society, Amelia’s sailing seems remarkably smooth. Then Tanner disappears, humiliated by an ex-boyfriend’s tell-all book, sending Amelia into full panic mode. And when she boards a bus on an epic journey to find Tanner—with frenemy Rhonda in tow, and a little help from a certain boy she never thought she’d see again—it quickly becomes clear that if Amelia has learned anything in her eleven years, it’s that life is never through with surprises. In his heartwarmingly hilarious eighth volume of the acclaimed Amelia Rules! series, Jimmy Gownley takes us on Amelia’s most thrilling adventure yet—and back again.
When the Past Is a Present
Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she’s dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal’s office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She’s got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t. In this fourth installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia discovers a box of old photos and learns a thing or two about love, rebellion, and what it means to be a family.