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Anya's Ghost - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Brosgol, Vera

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "forever" part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend--even a ghost--is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

A 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011
A Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

Item No. 9781250040015
$10.99
Be Prepared - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Brosgol, Vera

"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can't stand it." --Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile

In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in--but that's not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera's single mother can't afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range--Russian summer camp.

Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

Item No. 9781626724457
$12.99
Leave Me Alone - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Brosgol, Vera

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls "both classic and ultracontemporary," Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.

One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal--knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.

Vera Brosgol's slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016
A Horn Book Best Book of 2016
A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016

Item No. 9781626724419
$17.99
Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Brosgol, Vera

A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.

When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme?
Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian! She's got the gadgets. She's got the disguises. And she's always got the right book at the right time. It's a good thing, too, because Lyric McKerrigan is the world's last hope!
Jacob Sager Weinstein and Vera Brosgol introduce a smart and crafty heroine who is part comic-book hero, part reader extraordinaire, and wholly awesome.

Item No. 9780544801226
$17.99
Boy and a Jaguar - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Alan Rabinowitz and Catia Chien

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner


Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably.

Except when he talks to animals...

Then he is fluent.

Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation"as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.

Item No. 9780547875071
$16.99
My Blue is Happy - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Jessica Young and Catia Chien

What is your blue like? A lyrical ode to colors -- and the unique ways we experience them -- follows a little girl as she explores the world with her family and friends.

Your neighbor says red is angry like a dragon's breath, but you think it's brave like a fire truck. Or maybe your best friend likes pink because it's pretty like a ballerina's tutu, but you find it annoying -- like a piece of gum stuck on your shoe. In a subtle, child-friendly narrative, art teacher and debut author Jessica Young suggests that colors may evoke as many emotions as there are people to look at them -- and opens up infinite possibilities for seeing the world in a wonderful new way.

Item No. 9780763651251
$15.99
The Town of Turtle - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Michelle Cuevas and Catia Chien

In Turtle's shell there's room for only one. But in Turtle's heart, there is room for everyone! This tale of a lonely turtle who comes out of his shell to find friendship and community celebrates diversity and inclusion.

When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations to his shell, he doesn't have a blueprint, only a dream for a better life. He starts by building a deck--though he figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it isn't really a garden without a pond . . . Soon, Turtle can barely recognize his own shadow.

Finally satisfied with the intricate world upon his back, word begins to spread of the magical "Town of Turtle," attracting newcomers from far and wide. All are welcome in Turtle's town, where life is a little less lonely, if only you come out of your shell.

Item No. 9780544749825
$17.99
Baghead (Paperback) - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

From the author of Good Night, Monkey Boy, the hilarious tale of a haircut gone awry!
One day Josh had a big, brown bag idea: to wear a paper bag over his head. He thought it was a good idea. His mother did not. Neither did his bus driver, his teacher, or his soccer coach. What could Josh possibly be hiding?
A surprise ending will keep kids giggling-and from taking haircuts into their own hands!

Item No. 9780553111729
$7.99
Chew, Chew, Gulp! - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Lauren Thompson & Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Bestselling Little Quack author Lauren Thompson and acclaimed illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka have teamed up to show you just how much fun eating can be. Crunching, munching, gobbling, or guzzling--there are so many different ways to do it! And you can try them all.

This bright, rhythmic book is perfect for the youngest chompers and gulpers. Each page has a big, bold toddler face, minimal rhyming text, and a corresponding label for the food being eaten. So meal time isn't just delicious - it's enlightening too!

Item No. AUTOKRO18
$14.99
Hey Kiddo (Hardcover) - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A National Book Award Finalist!
 
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.

Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
Item No. AUTOKRO25
$24.99
Hey Kiddo (Paperback) - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A National Book Award Finalist!
 
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.

Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
Item No. AUTOKRO26
$14.99
Hop, Hop, Jump! - To Be Autogrpahed 2/10
Lauren Thompson & Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka


Bestselling Little Quack author Lauren Thompson and acclaimed illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka have teamed up to show just how much fun moving around can be. Wiggling, waggling, stomping, and clomping—there are so many different ways to do it! Go ahead—try them all.
     Each page has a big, bold toddler face, minimal rhyming text, and a corresponding label for the body part that’s moving, making this bright, rhythmic book perfect for the youngest movers and shakers.

Item No. AUTOKRO19
$14.99
It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Lost balloons. Melted ice cream. Babysitters.

Life as a kid can be pretty daunting. But don’t let these troubles get you down. With the right attitude, a hurdle can become a hammock and an obstacle can become an opportunity!
 
Veteran picture book creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka teaches kids to look on the bright side of things. With lively illustrations and spot-on humor, It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon champions resilience and helps children navigate childhood indignities while making them laugh at the same time.

Item No. AUTOKRO13
$17.99
Lunch Lady (Book 1) The Cyborg Substitute - To Be Autographed 2/10
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn't dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn't just serve sloppy joes--she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it's no match for LUNCH LADY!

Item No. 9780375846830
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 10): The Schoolwide Scuffle - To Be Autographed 2/10
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn't be worse--the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady's superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don't miss Lunch Lady's swashbuckling finale!

Item No. 9780385752794
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 2): The League of Librarians (Hardcover) - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

Item No. AUTOKRO23
$14.95
Lunch Lady (Book 2): The League of Librarians (Paperback) - To Be Autographed 2/10
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else--and there's definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can't seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

Item No. 9780375846847
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 3): The Author Visit Vendetta - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Dee, Terrence, and Hector are very excited about Author Visit Day. Lewis Scribson is the author of the famous Flippy Bunny books, and Hector is a huge fan! And it gets Dee and Terrence out of math class.

But something is a little off about this special guest. And Coach Birkby, the gym teacher, mysteriously disappears the day of his visit.

What evil designs does this world-famous writer have on his agenda? Lunch Lady’s going to get to the bottom of it, even if she has to kick some bunny butt!

Item No. 9780375860942
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 4): Summer Camp Shakedown - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Kroscozka

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch kids are looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation with no funny business. What evils could befall them at summer camp?

Of course, there is the legendary swamp monster. Stories say he haunts the camp at night. But that's just a legend. Or is it?

Once again, Dee, Hector, and Terrence must help Lunch Lady prevail against a secret enemy!

Item No. AUTOKRO4
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 5): and the Bake Sale Bandit - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Breakfast Bunch is excited for the upcoming bake sale—and the best part is that it's raising money for an awesome field trip.  But when all the snacks go missing, it's no laughing matter.  Someone is sabotaging the bake sale.  But why?

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are hot on the trail . . . one brownie crumb at a time.

Item No. AUTOKRO5
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 6): Field Trip Fiasco - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are on a school field trip to a famous art museum. But while Lunch Lady is busy taking in all the culture, the kids have caught onto something strange—some of the artwork looks suspiciously fake! Now Dee, Hector, and Terrence are determined to get to the bottom of this conspiracy, but Lunch Lady is too awed to catch on.  Will she snap out of it and come to the rescue? Or will the Breakfast Bunch have to handle this operation alone?

Item No. AUTOKRO6
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 7) The Mutant Mathletes - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Breakfast Bunch have joined the mathletes team, and are all set to win the championship trophy for Thompson Brook Elementary School—they only need to beat the defending champs from Willowby Academy.  But Lunch Lady notices something strange about the opposing matheletes and their sinister coach. Will she and her sidekick Betty be able to sort out the suspicious competitors before they snatch victory away from the Breakfast Bunch?

Item No. AUTOKRO7
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 8) The Picture Day Peril - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

It's picture day at Thompson Brook, but the students are plagued by a freak acne epidemic. While the Breakfast Bunch scrambles to put their best faces forward, their hifalutin photographer raises Lunch Lady's eyebrows. She suspects the photographer may have an underhanded plan to break into the world of high fashion that puts the students in danger! Will Lunch Lady be able to storm the runway and stop the vogue rogue without blowing her cover?

Item No. AUTOKRO8
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 9): The Video Game Villain - To Be Autographed 2/10

Autographed Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector! The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school security is at stake: student and staff high-tech gadgets are disappearing left and right. Whoever the culprit is, this is one stealthy thief—and the school is so busy with the election that he gets away with it every time. Luckily some of Lunch Lady's own culinary gadgets have eluded the crook, but will they be enough to catch this sticky-fingered bandit? And will Hector be able to pull off a victory?

Item No. AUTOKRO9
$6.99
Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: The Sketchbooks of Jarrett J. Krosoczka - To Be Autographed 2/10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is celebrating ten years as a published author/illustrator with Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: the sketchbooks of Jarrett J. Krosoczka. A decade's worth of sketchbooks were visually curated by designer John Lind and Krosoczka penned essays on the creative process behind each book in his bibliography. Photos of book tour stops and field notes on Jarrett's literary career are also included, along with an introduction by radio host and art educator Mark Lynch. 100% of proceeds from this book benefit the Joseph and Shirley Memorial Youth Scholarships at the Worcester Art Museum, which provides free tuition to art courses for children in need.

Item No. AUTOKRO27
$13.95