Best Classics Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 classics books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Hobbit (Collins Readers)

by: J. R. R. Tolkien
Release date: Mar 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 256
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.

The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar.

Encounters with trolls, goblins, wizards, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo.

Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

2. The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

by: J.R.R. Tolkien
Release date: Feb 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 432
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
 
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

“A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times

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Literature & Fiction > Classics

3. The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic

by: J. R. R. TolkienCharles DixonDavid Wenzel
Release date: May 29, 2001
Number of Pages: 133
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AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE FANTASY CLASSIC WITH SIX NEW PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS!
 
First published in the United States more than seventy-five years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time. Now a blockbuster film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit was also adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, a classic in its own right, presented here in a new expanded edition.
 
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth—and a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

4. The Lord of the Rings

by: J.R.R. TolkienAlan Lee
Release date: Nov 12, 1991
Number of Pages: 1216
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Celebrating the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien, this centenary edition of the classic volume is illustrated with fifty specially commissioned paintings by an artist whose vision matches Tolkien’s own. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron’s power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest — to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
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Literature & Fiction > Classics

5. The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings )

by: J. R. R. Tolkien
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 432
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The standard harcover edition of the concluding volume of The Lord of the Rings includes a large format fold-out map and extensive appendices. As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive — now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
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Literature & Fiction > Classics

6. The Pink Dress

by: Anne Alexander
Release date: Nov 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 231
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A hurt leg kept Susan Stevens sidelined at the Halloween dance, and the flu ruled her out of the Christmas ball, but nothing can keep her away from the Peppermint Prom. As a ninth grader, Sue is ready to make her Taft Junior High debut, and she’ll be wearing a perfect pink dress. The prom is as elegant as a fairytale, and it doesn’t take long for Sue to meet her prince. Dave Young is dashing, graceful, with an attitude that Sue cannot resist. He offers his hand, and sweeps her into a dance that will change her life forever.

Soon, she and Dave are an item, and Sue is a certified member of The Crowd. But popularity brings new pressures, and Sue will find that beneath their peppermint smiles, her new friends may have a darker side.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Classics

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 7: City Fall Part 2

by: Tom WaltzKevin B. Eastman
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 104
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  • “City Fall” concludes as Shredder reveals his new second-in-command and launches a full-scale war on New York City! With allegiances shifting, the Turtles must fight back against their most deadly enemy.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Science Fiction

8. Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read-Aloud Guide (Children’s and Young Adult Literature Reference) (v. 3)

by: Judy Freeman
Release date: Apr 30, 2006
Number of Pages: 936
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Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by librarian and children’s literature troubadour Judy Freeman is here at last. The largest and most comprehensive book of its kind ever written, it’s an indispensable treasure trove of 1,700 child-tested favorite read-aloud titles, published since 1995. Everything here?the text chapters (About Children’s Books and Ways to Use Them), the Annotated Read-Aloud Lists for preschool through grade 6, the professional books bibliography, and the indexes?is 100 percent new!

This is the definitive source for the best recent picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, biography, and nonfiction books to share with children. The extensively annotated bibliography incorporates thousands of innovative and inspirational ideas for booktalking, book discussion, creative drama, storytelling, poetry, writing, library skills, and other literature-based teaching.

Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by librarian and children’s literature troubadour Judy Freeman is here at last. The largest and most comprehensive book of its kind ever written, it’s an indispensable treasure trove of 1,700 child-tested favorite read-aloud titles, published since 1995. Everything here?the text chapters (About Children’s Books and Ways to Use Them), the Annotated Read-Aloud Lists for preschool through grade 6, the professional books bibliography, and the indexes?is 100% new! This is the definitive source for the best recent picture books, fiction, poetry, folklore, biography, and nonfiction books to share with children. The extensively annotated bibliography incorporates thousands of innovative and inspirational ideas for booktalking, book discussion, creative drama, storytelling, poetry, writing, library skills, and other literature-based teaching.

Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read-Aloud Guide is the latest all-new volume in the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, which includes Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide, Second Edition and More Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide.

The three books together constitute a tour of the best of children’s literature and how to use it, with a total of more than 5,000 invaluable annotations of exemplary children’s books.

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Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Books & Reading > General

9. Witch Doctor, Vol. 2: Mal Practice

by: Brandon SeifertLukas Ketner
Release date: Jul 02, 2013
Number of Pages: 176
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Dr. Vincent Morrow, specialist in supernatural diseases, is back – but this time, he’s the patient! In the second collection of the hit medical horror series, Doc Morrow himself is targeted by shadowy supernatural forces. With his body betraying him, Morrow races against the clock to diagnose the threats he faces – and to punish those responsible! Collects Witch Doctor: The Resuscitation and Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1-6.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Horror

10. The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross

by: Alex RossAlex Ross
Release date: Dec 13, 2011
Number of Pages: 328
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  • Alex Ross has made his home at Dynamite Entertainment for the past several years with the creation of his own universe in Project Superpowers. Having produced many other illustrations for Dynamite comic books like Green Hornet and Vampirella, and having reunited with his Marvels collaborator, Kurt Busiek, with Kirby: Genesis, there can be no argument that Alex Ross is as popular and dynamite as ever!
  • Collecting all of Alex’s Dynamite cover and interior art in one complete hardcover volume, along with commentary and special bonus material, this is a package not to be missed!
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Arts & Photography

11. Only Living Boy #2, The

by: David Gallaher
Release date: Jul 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 88
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Nominated for four Harvey Awards, THE ONLY LIVING BOY tells the story of 12-year old Erik Farrell, who runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

The brainchild of Harvey award-winning creators Gallaher and Ellis, the series has received both critical and fan acclaim since its launch. Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, KINGDOM COME) said “Paul Pope and Jack Kirby never had a chance to work together, but if they had, it would be only slightly less awesome than this.” Mental Floss called it “an all-ages adventure book inspired by pulp serials, Saturday morning cartoons, Jack Kirby, and even the music of Paul Simon.” 

A delightful read for fans of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, AMULET, and BONE.

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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Fantasy

12. Harbinger Volume 5: Death of a Renegade

by: Joshua Dysart
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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  • The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now one of them will die. Once again, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team’s newest member, Ax, has left a trail of leaked classified information that could could win the day – but also put the few loved ones they have into dire peril.
  • Collecting “Resistance” and “Death of a Renegade” from Harbinger #20-24.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes

13. Virginia-Lee, Happy Me!

by: Maria CoxRebecca Wilkinson
Release date: Jan 21, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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Virginia-Lee is a happy little girl, especially when doing something that she loves. Her happiness bubbles out, and in all kinds of ways – from head to toe. She might grin or wrinkle, maybe wiggle, chuckle, or perhaps even giggle. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t hold it in. At that moment, she knows and everyone can see that Virginia-Lee is doing something she loves and that makes her happy as can be.
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Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Genres & Styles > Children’s Literature

14. The Annotated Little Women (The Annotated Books)

by: Louisa May AlcottJohn Matteson
Release date: Nov 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 736
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author.

Since its publication in 1868–69, Little Women, perhaps America’s most beloved children’s classic, has been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. This lavish, four-color edition features over 220 curated illustrations, including stills from the films, stunning art by Norman Rockwell, and iconic illustrations by children’s-book illustrators Alice Barber Stevens, Frank T. Merrill, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.

Renowned Alcott scholar John Matteson brings his expertise to the book, to the March family it creates, and to the Alcott family who inspired it all. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home expressly for this edition?elder daughter Anna’s wedding dress, the Alcott sisters’ theater costumes, sister May’s art, and Abba Alcott’s recipe book?readers discover the extraordinary links between the real and the fictional family.

Matteson’s annotations evoke the once-used objects and culture of a distant but still-relevant time, from the horse-drawn carriages to the art Alcott carefully placed in her story to references to persons little known today. His brilliant introductory essays examine Little Women‘s pivotal place in children’s literature and tell the story of Alcott herself?a tale every bit as captivating as her fiction.

Full color, 233 illustrations

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Literature & Fiction > Classics

15. Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat (Kingfisher Modern Classics)

by: Ursula Moray WilliamsPaul HowardJoan Aiken
Release date: Oct 22, 2001
Number of Pages: 224
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“Why was I ever born a witch’s kitten? Why – oh, why?” With his bright blue eyes and sparky magic whiskers, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a kitchen cat, but that’s just what he longs to be. So, while his sister Sootica learns how to ride a broomstick and turn mice into toads, Gobbolino sets off to find a nice warm fire and a family to care for him. He has many adventures along the way and makes many friends, until he finally finds the home he dreams of. First published in 1942, Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat continues to delight children – a true modern classic.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Classics

16. Thy Son Liveth: Message from a Soldier to His Mother (1919)

by: Grace Duffie Boylan
Release date: Aug 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 90
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1919 Edition.
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Self-Help > Death & Grief > Grief & Bereavement

17. Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac

by: Anita Silvey
Release date: Oct 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 401
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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children’s book–every day of the year!

This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children’s literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children’s book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac.

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Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Books & Reading > General

18. Ghostbusters (2013-2014) Vol. 9: Mass Hysteria, Pt. 2

by: Erik BurnhamDan Schoening
Release date: Dec 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 104
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A chaotic presence promises unheard of catastrophe for New York City, and the Ghostbusters are at a loss for how to cope with it. Will the team have to make a deal with the devil to save the day? Find out in the conclusion of “Mass Hysteria!” Collects issues #17-20.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Media Tie-In

19. Spawn: Origins Book 3 (Spawn Origins Collections)

by: Todd McFarlane
Release date: Mar 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 328
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  • Spawn Origins Book 3 includes classic Spawn stories written by Todd McFarlane, as well as a story by industry giant Alan Moore. Revisit epic battles against Jason Wynn and Violator, and relive the introduction of many new characters into the Spawn universe, such as the Curse, the Redeemer, and the Freak.
  • Boasting a wraparound, painted cover by master Spawn artist Greg Capullo, this oversized hardcover collects Spawn issues #26-37, and features bonus material including a color and black & white cover gallery as well as behind-the-scenes art.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Horror

20. Transformers Classics Volume 5

by: Bob BudianskySimon Furman
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 276
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  • The historic comic book roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues #51-62, rejoin The Autobots and The Decepticons as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Science Fiction

21. Womanthology: Heroic

by: Ann NocentiAnya MartinBarbara KeselKimberly KomatsuTrina RobbinsSamantha NewarkGail Simone
Release date: Mar 27, 2012
Number of Pages: 300
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  • Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around the theme for this volume — Heroic. There will also be features, such as Professional How-To’s, a Kids/Teens section showcasing their works and giving tips, as well as a section dedicated to some Iconic female comic creators of the past, such as Nell Brinkley, and much more.
  • Profits of this book will go towards the Charities of GlobalGiving.org.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Anthologies

22. Best Children’s Books in the World: A Treasury of Illustrated Stories

by: Byron Preiss
Release date: Sep 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 320
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This volume brings together some of the most popular recent picture books from around the globe. Each of these 16 beautifully illustrated stories and poems is reprinted with text and original art. Brief background information about the works, the authors, and the illustrators is also included. of color illustrations.
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Literature & Fiction > Short Stories & Anthologies > Anthologies

23. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. 3

by: Larry HamaRon WagnerS.L. Gallant
Release date: May 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 124
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Contains issues #166-170.
After COBRA’s last relentless assault, you”d think G.I. JOE would finally catch a break. You”d be DEAD wrong! When a team of G.I. JOES led by Iceberg arrives on the North Polar Icecap to investigate an old Russian ice station, it doesn”t take long for COBRA to set an ambush and capture the Joes! Meanwhile, Firefly and Crystal Ball unleash an insidious operation to infiltrate a G.I. JOE stronghold located in the heart of New York and shut the Joes’ secret weapon down. It’s up to Mainframe and Joe Colton to put an end to COBRA’s scheme. But the clock’s ticking… can they shut down the assault in time to help out Iceberg and his team? Featuring S L Gallant and Ron Wagner on art, and Larry Hama penning the tale, you can definitely expect an action-packed throw-down in the latest G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes

24. Steve Canyon Volume 5: 1955-1956 (Steve Canyon Hc)

by: Milton Caniff
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 336
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  • Milton Caniff’s square-jawed hero is back in the Orient and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Doe Redwood and the Hall family reappear on the scene, as does another young friend who is working hard to grow up. There are also more hearts and flowers in store within the tangled web that ensnares Steve, Summer Olson, and Copper Calhoon, while Happy Easter returns stateside but ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah. As 1956 races to a conclusion, a new member of the Canyon clan steps on-stage — get ready to meet Cousin Poteet! There’s plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air in the fifth volume of Steve Canyon.
  • Steve Canyon is presented in a matching hardcover set to the Library of American Comics’s Eisner Award-winning Terry and the Pirates.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Comic Strips

25. Classic Children’s Literature for Your Home Library: 550 Years of Delightful Reading (1450-2000)

by: Rev. Paul Peck M. Ed.
Release date: Oct 07, 2004
Number of Pages: 335
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Paul Lachlan Peck, M. Ed., the editor of Classic Children’s Literature for Your Home Library: 550 Years of Delightful Reading (1450-2000), is an inveterate bibliophile apart from being an ordained minister and family counselor. Here he has put together a wonderful list of books covering 550 years of children’s literature. More than 130 books are reviewed by more than sixty friends and family members, whose ages range from 7½ to 93 years. This is a terrific guide for building a children’s library in your home. Peck has a M. Ed in education and has served several universities as an administrator and volunteer chaplain. He has written many other books including an autobiography entitled Worth the Room. Net profits from this book go to Syracuse University to study child abuse alleviation.
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Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Books & Reading > General

26. Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand

by: Louise Hawes
Release date: May 19, 2008
Number of Pages: 224
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? . . . and they lived happily ever after.” Remember the fairy tales you put away after you found that no princess is as beautiful as common sense and happy endings are just the beginning?
Well, the old tales are back, and they’ve grown up! Black Pearls brings you the stories of your childhood, told in a way you’ve never heard before. Instead of lulling you to sleep, they’ll wake you up?to the haunting sadness that waits just inside the windows of a gingerbread cottage, the passion that fuels a witch’s flight, and the heartache that comes, again and again, at the stroke of midnight.
Make no mistake: these stories are as dark as human nature itself. But they shine, too, lit with the fire of our dreams and our hunger for magic.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Story Collections

27. G.I. Joe: Cobra – The Last Laugh

by: Christos GageMike CostaAntonio FusoSL GallantChee
Release date: Jan 09, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
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The critically acclaimed COBRA series gets an oversized edition to tell the story that changed all of G.I. JOE and COBRA forever. His name is Chuckles. He is G.I. JOE’s top undercover agent and he’s just infiltrated a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization, but deep cover takes its toll. An action packed thriller from beginning to end this book contains the whole Chuckles saga. Originally published as G.I. JOE #0, G.I. JOE: COBRA Issues #1–4, G.I. JOE: COBRA SPECIAL #1–2, G.I. JOE: COBRA II Issues #1–4 and #10–13, and COBRA #12.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga > Media Tie-In

28. Ghostbusters Volume 8: Mass Hysteria Part 1

by: Erik Burnham
Release date: Aug 19, 2014
Number of Pages: 104
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  • A Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary celebration that shakes the boys and girls in grey to their core! Gozer the Gozerian, the Destructor, was once drawn to Manhattan, but could not complete his work. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he isn’t the only god who has taken notice of Earth!
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Media Tie-In

29. The Island: Volume One (Stories from the Age of Distraction)

by: Patricia Mahon
Release date: Apr 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 166
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Stories from The Age of Distraction Series Contemporary Novellas
“We’re so connected, we’re disconnected. The art of storytelling–and its survival–is a fundamental theme in Patricia Mahon s new series of edgy novellas, cleverly weaving excerpts from timeless masters of fiction and thought within each volume. The juxtaposition of classic authors against contemporary muses cements the concept that storytelling is an art crucial to the preservation of the human epic: it is our narrative.
In Volume One, The Island, a speech writer (Morgan) and a school teacher (Percy) lament the loss of human engagement and creativity due to the disconnect of the digital age. Joined by a Silicon Valley turncoat and techno-savant, the trio set out to create a global writing platform, an app that allows worldwide, real-time participation in a collective story. The concept goes viral but the irony lies in a virtual reality so strong, it takes the three on a journey of discovery, pitting fantasy against reality this volume s destination is the first of many more to come.
Coming Oct 2016: Volume Two, The Vineyard, lands Morgan and Percy in a remote tasting room in California wine country, in search of Bartholomew, a legendary, illusive grape whisperer known for coaxing perfect ripeness and imparting the whispered vintage of the vineyard. After a rainstorm wreaks havoc, our protagonists are stranded without electricity among strangers forced to pass the time drinking wine and recounting tales, hoping their clues will uncover the myth or the man.
Coming Spring 2017: Volume Three, The Abbey, takes flight to a small Irish town, nicknamed The Village of the Monks, where Morgan s family lineage is rooted. Following the clues of her late grandmother, an iconic storyteller, the pair head to a haunted old church and meet vibrant Irish characters along the way. It isn t long before spirits of the past begin to reveal the Abbey s tumultuous history of tragedy and suppression, rewarding Morgan and Percy with much more than a family ghost story.”
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Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Lawyers & Criminals

30. White Holly

by: LadyGray
Release date: Dec 10, 2006
Number of Pages: 52
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Willful in heart is in the man who aspires to believe.

A heartwarming story of a young Papa and his growing family, who live deep in the woods in a log cabin at the turn of the 20th century. A blizzard has struck turning a journey into necessity, a campfire with a Jolly Ole Soul, magical berry trees, an extraordinary reindeer flight, a miracle birth in icicle light and the gift of giving. Both enchanting and endearing, this seasonal tale is sure to leave a harmonious tear and lasting memories.

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Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Genres & Styles > Children’s Literature

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