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We Are Here Forever

by Michelle Gish

After the
apocalypse,
it’s survival
of the cutest!
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It’s the most adorable apocalypse ever! The human race has vanished from the earth,
replaced by innocent, playful, creatures called the Puramus. In this hilarious and
epic graphic novel, short interlocking stories follow the purple pals as they explore
their new home, form a mini-monarchy, and develop a modern society on par with
twenty-first-century humans. A final act pulls us across time and space in the search
for clues to the origins of the Puramus. Along the way, humor and intrigue abound:
Can King defend his village when nobody understands what war is? Will Jingle work
up the nerve to read her poetry at open mic night? Will Puff Puff ever stop floating?
Based on the Tumblr comic, We Are Here Forever is for fans of post-apocalyptic sci fi
blended with dry humor and undeniable adorableness. Colorful and cartoony art will
have you rooting for these cute critters through their absurd adventures, but are they
really as harmless as they seem?

MICHELLE GISH is a designer and graphic artist who studied


packaging design and illustration at Temple University. She works as
a designer at WeVeel LLC, a toy and stationery company in the
Philadelphia area. This is her first book.
Author residence: Penndel, PA

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Hopes Rides Again
An Obama Biden Mystery

by Andrew Shaffer

Following a successful but exhausting book tour, Joe Biden is looking


forward to returning home. He’s got one last stop: Chicago, where
the Obama Foundation is holding its first annual global economics
forum. Barack Obama has invited Joe to meet a wealthy left-leaning
philanthropist, whose deep pockets Joe will need if he decides to run
for president. Joe isn’t even sure if wants to run, but he’s not going to
pass up a rare chance to reconnect with his one-time governing mate.

Joe and Barack barely have time to catch up before another mystery
lands in their laps—Barack’s prized Blackberry is stolen. When the
suspect turns up comatose from a gunshot wound, local police are
content with writing it off as just another gangland shooting. But
Joe and Barack smell a rat.

In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Barack butt heads with their
former compadre Mayor Rahm Emanuel, follow a trail of clues
through Chicago’s South Side, go undercover inside a Prohibition-era
speakeasy, and scale the Tribune Tower in a Die Hard–worthy final
set-piece.

ANDREW SHAFFER is the New York Times


best-selling author of more than a dozen books,
including the national best seller Hope Never Dies:
An Obama Biden Mystery. He lives with his wife,
novelist Tiffany Reisz, in Lexington, Kentucky,
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where he teaches at the nonprofit Carnegie Center for Literacy and
Learning.
Author residence: Lexington, KY
“[Hope Never Dies is] an
escapist fantasy that will likely
appeal to liberals pining for
the previous administration,
longing for the Obama-Biden
team to emerge from political
retirement as action heroes.”
—Alexandra Alter, New York Times

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We Sold Our Souls
A Novel

by Grady Hendrix

Every morning, Kris Pulaski wakes up in hell. In the 1990s she


was lead guitarist of Dürt Würk, a heavy-metal band on the brink
of breakout success until lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a
solo career and rocketed to stardom, leaving his bandmates to rot
in obscurity.

Now Kris works as night manager of a Best Western; she’s tired,


broke, and unhappy. Then one day everything changes—a shocking
act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect
that Terry sabotaged more than just the band.

Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite Dürt Würk and confront the
man who ruined her life. Her journey will take her from the Pennsyl-
vania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a satanic music festival.
A furious power ballad about never giving up, We Sold Our Souls is
one woman’s epic journey to reclaim her life—and save her soul.

GRADY HENDRIX is the author of Horrorstör,


My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and Paperbacks from Hell.
He lives in New York City.
Author residence: New York, NY

PRAISE FOR WE SOLD OUR SOULS

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Hendrix’s darkest novel yet will leave readers begging for an en-
core.”—Booklist, starred review

“Hendrix’s pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously


over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths. Readers will root for
Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale.”—Publishers Weekly

“Grady Hendrix has struck gold again with another female centered
Now available
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Stuff Every Cannabisseur
Should Know
by Marc Luber

The perfect gift for the cannabis curious and the pot lover in your
life, this pocket guide includes the history, culture, and uses of
marijuana, from recreation to self-care.

Cannabis has been one of the most popular psychoactive herbs


around the world since before recorded history. With the legalization
of marijuana across many states in the U.S., there’s never been a
better time to learn about its many uses, methods of use, effects, and
strains, as well as its impact on entertainment and culture. Within
the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-
tos, and trivia for cannabisseurs at all levels.

MARC LUBER is a husband and father from


Pennsylvania. He has come to understand the many
benefits of cannabis and hopes to help others do
the same…one tiny book at a time.
Author residence: Newtown, PA

INCLUDES

• How to Roll a Joint/Cone


• How to Grow in Legal Environments
• How to Buy from a Dispensary
• How—and When—to Use CBD Oil
• How to Throw a Weed Party
• And more!

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Signing Their Lives Away Signing Their Rights Away
The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who
Signed the Declaration of Independence Signed the United States Constitution

by Denise Kiernan and


by Denise Kiernan and
Joseph D’Agnese
Joseph D’Agnese
Now in paperback with a
Now in paperback with a
brand-new cover, the wildly
brand-new cover, this com-
successful Signing Their Lives
panion volume to the wildly
Away (over 100,000 net sold
successful Signing Their Lives
since May 2009) tells the untold
Away tells the untold stories
stories of the signers of the
of the signers of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence.
Constitution and comes at a
In the summer of 1776, fifty-six time when our constitutional
men risked their lives and rights are at the forefront of
livelihood to defy King George everyone’s minds.
III and sign the Declaration of
Remember when our elected
Independence—yet how many
officials knew how to compro-
of them do we remember?
mise? Here are short, irrever-
Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of ent, fun, and fact-filled biographies of the thirty-nine men who set
statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic aside their differences and signed their names to the United States
document—and the many strange fates that awaited them. To wit: Constitution—the oldest written constitution of any nation in the
world. You’ll meet:
• George Wythe was poisoned by his nephew.
• Button Gwinnett was killed in a duel. • The Signer Who Believed in Aliens
• Robert Morris went to prison. • The Signer Who Was Shot in the Stomach
• Thomas Lynch was lost at sea. • The Signer Who Went Bankrupt
• Sam Adams achieved fame as a brewer. • The Peg-Legged Signer
• And many more colorful colonists!
Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Lives Away
provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Rights Away
buffs of all ages. provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history buffs
of all ages.

DENISE KIERNAN is a journalist, producer, and JOSEPH D’AGNESE is a journalist, author, and
the New York Times best-selling author of the ghostwriter who has written for both adults and
narrative nonfiction books The Last Castle and The children. The husband-and-wife writing team has
Girls of Atomic City. authored several books on U.S. history, including
Signing Their Lives Away, Signing Their Rights Away,
and Stuff Every American Should Know. They live in North Carolina.
Author residence: North Carolina

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COMIC QUESTS
Middle grade graphic novels that you can play!

Stop! This isn’t a regular comic book!

In this comic book, you don’t read straight through from first page to last. Instead, you’ll begin at the
beginning, and soon be off on a quest where you choose which panel to read next. On your adventure,
you will solve puzzles, encounter friends and foes, and collect magical objects—because YOU are the
main character!

Comic Quests are perfect for:

• Graphic novel readers


• Aspiring role-playing gamers
• Video game lovers
• Reluctant readers
• Long car trips and flights

How to Play Comic Quests:

To begin, select a character, then First, pick where you want to go Flip to the panel with the matching Continue reading from there,
start your quest! in the panel—doors, paths, signs, number. making more choices as you go
and objects can all have numbers. to complete the quest!

Along the Way, You Will…

Make Fun Choices: Collect Supplies: Solve Puzzles: Win Rewards:

Throughout your quest, the paths The key to any successful quest You’ll encounter riddles, games, The more good deeds you do, the
you choose will help you get closer is being well equipped. Along and brainteasers. Solve them cor- more shiny stars you’ll find. They
to achieving your goal. In Hocus & your path are all the items you rectly and you’ll be handsomely will help you win!
Pocus, you decide which magical will need, so look closely! rewarded!
pet will accompany you.

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Iron Magicians Book 1 Knights Club Book 2
The Search for the Magic Crystals The Message of Destiny

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Story by Cetrix Story by Shuky


Illustrated by Yuio Illustrated by Waltch
Coloring by Novy
In a steampunk version of nineteenth-century Paris, magical crystals
have replaced steam and coal to power the machines and gadgets In the School of Knighthood, Captain Karinka trains her students to
make them worthy of the elite royal guard, and you do pretty well!
that make the city tick. On the eve of the World’s Fair of 1889,
So the king entrusts you to carry a message of utmost importance
France seeks to demonstrate its power by unveiling a new secret
to the leader of the neighboring country. But traps and enemies
weapon: the imposing Eiffel Tower, built with magic by Gustave
await! Forge your weapons, win points, be victorious in battle, and
Eiffel. But then disaster strikes—the crystals needed to power the advance through the levels to become strong enough to see your
tower have gone missing! mission to a successful end.
You are a talented student of technomagic, the artful blend of SHUKY is the founder of Makaka Editions, a comics and graphic
magic and science. You are tasked with the secret mission of finding novel publisher in France. He is an illustrator and the author of nine
enough crystals to operate the tower. It’s up to you to harness your interactive comics as well as several traditional comics. WALTCH is
intelligence, bravery, and skill to save the day. a comics artist who contributes to several fanzines, including Ribozine.
CETRIX has been a game designer and writer since 2010 and has
His clients include Vents d’Ouest and Ankama. NOVY is a comics
worked in the French video game industry since 2015. YUIO is a author, letterer, and illustrator living in France.
Belgian comics artist, colorist, and illustrator. Author and illustrator residence: France

Author and illustrator residence: France

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Praise for Comic Quests

Kid and Parents Love Comic Quests!

“It feels just like a video game!”—Keenan, age 9 on Knight’s Club

“I enjoyed that it was an RPG. . . . It’s similar to Dungeons & Drag-


ons, except with a different story. I really liked being able to pick my
own path.”—Marshall, age 9 on Knight’s Club

“A fun and adventurous read.”—Ilivia, age 11 on Hocus and Pocus

“My son rarely likes a book enough to bring it with him in the car
on a short trip but he could not put this book down!”—Rachel
Gladstone, parent on Knight’s Club

“Hocus and Pocus remind me of Minecraft because of its magical


adventures and Pokémon because of its magic creatures!”—Hope,
age 11

“Unique and unlike any book I’ve ever seen!”—Jackson, age 8 on


Knight’s Club

What Teachers, Librarians, and Media are Saying About the Series

“In this innovative middle-grade graphic novel, readers choose their own path through a series of riddles and hidden passages as they craft
an adventure that’s unique to them.”—Game Informer on Knights Club

“An immersive reading experience full of adventure and fun. The book series really can be enjoyed by all ages since its beautiful storytelling
manages to capture its audience, young and old alike.”—BioGamer Girl

“Kid approved.”—The Dice Tower on Hocus and Pocus

“If you love reading, gaming, and magical animals, you’re going fall head over heels for this brand new graphic novel series.”—YAYOMG!
on Hocus and Pocus

“An interactive series that will appeal to reluctant readers and anyone
who enjoys making a fun story.”—School Library Journal 

“This series opener takes a simple but enjoyable form, mixing lit-
erary autonomy with the traditional role-playing video game—the
resultant gaming comic promises to delight young decision-mak-
ers.”—Publishers Weekly

“This book was so much fun! I haven’t read a Choose Your Own
Adventure book since I was a kid, and the pictures made this better
than any I recall from childhood.”—Michelle H., Yonkers Public
Library

“Readers will be intrigued not only by the illustrations, but by the


narrative when they can read it over and over again with different
results!”—Katherine C., Edna Mae Fielder Elementary School on
Hocus and Pocus

“I truly loved Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods for different


reasons…the small-scale “D&D” format with character stat sheets
was absolutely perfect! I will definitely be purchasing this title for
my library and will keep an eye out for more titles like this.”—Kelly
B., Scott County Public Library

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Hocus & Pocus Book 1 Hocus & Pocus Book 2 Knights Club Book 1
The Bands of Bravery
Story by Manuro Written and Illustrated
Illustrated by Gorobei by Gorobei Story by Shuky
Illustrated by Waltch
Enter a world inspired by your favorite fairy Snow White is worried—her seven cousins, Coloring by Novy
tales, complete with gingerbread houses, a who work in the Heigh-Ho mine, haven’t come
The year is 1012 in the kingdom of the good
girl dressed in red, and seven brothers lost home from work. She entrusts you with the
king Louis the Little. Three brothers dream
in the woods. Readers can play as Hocus (a mission to find them. Fortunately, her magic
of joining the fearless Knights of the Royal
girl) or Pocus (a boy), choose a magic animal mirror and your mythical creatures are there
Order—and one of these brothers is you! On
companion, and enter a colorful forest of to help. Play the role of either Hocus or Pocus,
your adventure you will journey through snowy
brain-teasing riddles, magical objects, and solve the puzzles, choose the right paths, and
mountains, mysterious lakes, and haunted
unusual characters. Succeed or fail, it all collect the necessary objects and stars in order
forests in search of the coveted bracelets of
depends on you! to succeed.
bravery. You must solve riddles, discover hidden
passages, and gather magical objects. Success
depends on the choices you make, because the
hero is none other than you!

MANURO is a writer and illustrator based in France. He is the author of five interactive game SHUKY is the founder of Makaka Editions,
books and series. GOROBEI is a comic book artist based in France. a comics and graphic novel publisher in
France. He is an illustrator and the author
Author and illustrator residence: France
of nine interactive comics as well as several
traditional comics. WALTCH is a comics artist
who contributes to several fanzines, including
Ribozine. His clients include Vents d’Ouest and
Ankama. NOVY is a comics author, letterer,
and illustrator living in France.
Author and illustrator residence: France

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