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Leave Me Alone
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls â€œboth classic and ultracontemporary,â€ 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 goalâ€•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
“Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost canâ€™t stand it.â€ â€•Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile
In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit inâ€•but thatâ€™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. Veraâ€™s single mother canâ€™t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price rangeâ€•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!
A New York Times Book Reiview Notable Children’s Book of 2018
A Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of 2018
Selected as the Best Graphic Novel of 2018 by Parents Magazine
â€œAnya’s Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.â€ â€•Neil Gaiman
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 friendâ€•even a ghostâ€•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
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To learn more about Vera Brosgol, please go to her website.