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Comic: Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Comic: Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Joey Fly Private EyeWhen Flick travels to the city in Bug’s Life to find help for his colony, I think he could have met Joey Fly there – maybe in the bar where he meets the circus performers! (Joey Fly would have known right off the bat though, that the circus performers were NOT tough bugs! He’s got street smarts Flick doesn’t.) In Creepy Crawly Crime Joey is visited by the beautiful butterfly Delilah. During a party, one of Delilah’s possessions disappeared and she wants Joey to find it…AND she wants to know which one of her friends took it. Joey does what detectives do, he visits the crime scene and begins interviewing possible subjects…ladybugs, mosquitoes, etc. Something’s fishy and Joey Fly will find out what it is! This one is a comic book – make sure you click on the Look Inside link to get a look at Joey Fly’s world.  Author: Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds also writes about Tiger Moth, an insect Ninja. And Joey Fly isn’t the only insect on the case, try Ace Lacewing, Spider Kane or Bug Muldoon for more insect detecting.
Tiger Moth Insect Ninja Ace Lacewing Bug Detective Spider Kane Bug Muldoon
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The World of Quest

The World of Quest

The World of Quest

Prince Nestor is used to being treated like, well, a prince. He bosses people around, he’s spoiled, he expects people to immediately do what he has asked them to do. But the Prince has a problem.  He knows about a magic daggar and some magic swords that are the key to ultimate power. His problem is that he needs to get to the swords before the evil Lord Spite gets to them.

The prince decides to seek out Quest, a former hero who has lived in seclusion for the last 20 years. Quest is smart, strong and experienced, but he is also retired. Quest is not interested in helping out, but when the prince is attacked right in front of him, Quest has no choice but to take action, and when he does, he gets caught up in the Prince’s adventures.

This is a really colorful and action packed comic book.  Quest and Nestor are both seriously stubborn – both are used to getting their own way. Quest kind of reminds me of Shrek – he’s roped into being a hero when he really just wants to be left alone.  Like Shrek, Quest is also sharp-witted and sarcastic. He continues to help Nestor, despite being constantly annoyed by him.

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Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper

The StonekeeperA car accident has left Emily and Navin without a father. In an effort to start fresh and ease financial pressure, the kids’ mom moves them all to a new city to a mysterious old house that has been in their family for many years. It is the home of their Great Grandpa Silas, a man who locked himself up in the house many years ago…and was never seen again. (Can you say haunted?)

Inside the house the kids find blueprints and interesting looking machines…robot looking machines. On their first night, with the power out and unusual noises coming from the basement, the kids’ mom ventures into the basement to find out what is making such a racket. “Ill be back quickly. I promise.” Huh. Famous last words.

When their mother does not return quickly, Navin and Emily follow her into the basement and are lead into a new world that includes a tentacled creature that his kidnapped their mom. To get her back, the kids team up with some of Great Grandpa Silas’s creations – the robots Miskit, Morrie and Cogsley. Annnd, they have at their disposal a house built by Grandpa Silas…a house that is in fact a transformer. It can transform into a giant robot and move on their command!

The Stonekeeper is the beginning of a great adventure story pitting good against evil – using their wits, relying on their new friends and learning how to use Grandpa Silas’s eccentric and imaginative mechanical creations is all part of the fun. Author: Kazu Kibuishi

#1 Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper
#2 Amulet Book Two: The Stonekeeper’s Curse
#3 Amulet Book Three: The Cloud Searchers
#4 Amulet Book Four: The Last Council

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Into the Volcano

Into the Volcano

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Duffy and Sumo get sent to the principal’s office (bad). Once they get there, they find out their Dad is taking them out of school (good!) to go on an island vacation (even better!). But, their dad isn’t going on the trip (bad). Their travelling companion is instead an enormous, silent bald man in sunglasses (what?).

Their adventure begins in a limo and private jet with all the chili-fries they can eat. It continues in a disabled speedboat heading for rocky cliffs and a life or death race through the lava filled tunnels of an active volcano!

Duffy and Sumo are not at all prepared for the physical and mental tests that their adventure brings.  They also are not prepared for the truth – the truth that is the reason they end up inside a volcano. And also, there is treasure, did I mention that? This is a colorful, action-packed graphic novel – make sure you click on the look inside link – once you start, you can’t put it down. Author: Don Wood

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