Best Comics & Graphic Novels Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 comics & graphic novels books for 5 year olds. 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. Chicken: A Comic Cat Memoir

by: Terese JungleTerese Jungle
Release date: Dec 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 82
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A great read for kids and cats of all ages ūüôā

Chicken is a soulful expression of the love between cat and person as it collides with the powerful tide of family, friends, loss, and the invisible forces that connect us.

Double Gold Winner in the 2016 Global E-book Awards for Best Children’s Nonfiction and Best Pet Nonfiction! For anyone who has ever loved a cat, Chicken‘s true story is a graphic novel that touches the heart. From funny to emotional, sweet to silly, thoughtful to mystical, this true cat memoir captures it all in 72 full-color, smile-making illustrations with bonus fun facts about cats and their habits.

‚ÄúA beautiful, tenderly told story that’s appropriate for both children and adults. If you pay attention to all the little doodles, background decoration and the notes scattered throughout the illustrations, there’s a second story brewing just for adults. Look carefully, there are little gems buried in the details of the illustrations!‚ÄĚ

‚ÄĒ The Hungry Monster

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

2. Empire the Skyscraper in The Land of Man-Made Wonders (Book 1 & Book 2) (The Land of Man-Made Wonders¬ģ)

by: Michael David DruckerRaymond Joseph Sumser III
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 93
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Introducing a brand new illustrated Children’s Book Series
that takes place in “The Land of Man-Made Wonders!”

Travel around the world with Empire the Skyscraper as he meets
the other man-made wonders on an epic journey of peace.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER!

Book 1 & Book 2 of the series are being offered together
as one downloadable file to introduce you to the characters
from “The Land of Man-Made Wonders.” You get the first two
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

3. Frog and Fly

by: Jeff Mack
Release date: Mar 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book

Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another slurpy story.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

4. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7

by: Kiyohiko Azuma
Release date: Dec 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 208
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Mooooo…! MOOOO…! Cows are neato! It’s fun pretending to be a cow! And milk comes from cows, so I bet they’re real nice too. ‘Cos milk is super-yummy, right?! Yotsuba thinks so! And milk comes in lotsa flavors, so cows must come in different flavors too. How else is there white milk and coffee milk and chocolate milk?! Then there’s the black and white cows, they’ve gotta make a super-secret special flavor, huh?! Yotsuba wants to know! Let’s go ask the cows at the ranch, Daddy! Come on!
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

5. Pokemon Adventures, Vol. 13

by: Hidenori KusakaSatoshi Yamamoto
Release date: Jun 07, 2011
Number of Pages: 208
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Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games!

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!

The Pokémon Gym Leader Exhibition matches have begun. Meanwhile, the Masked Man is plotting to invade the stadium with Team Rocket. The powers of good and evil are about to clash.

Will the Trainers be able to join forces, or will Team Rocket finally have their victory?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

6. Ducky Toot-toot: Give it Some Gas (Next Big Adventure)

by: Sydney Jane HillNorman DuckhillMichele Van Patten
Release date: Oct 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 27
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For Mommy and Daddy Duck, the last duckling to hatch gave them quite a shock when his first quack produced a rumbling toot from his little ducky bottom. Ducky Toot-toot is teased by the other ducks for this unusual talent, most of all by the mean-spirited Dowbel, the pond’s biggest bully. But Quackalina, the pretty duckling next door, likes him for who he is and becomes his best friend. When the day of the big relay race arrives, Quackalina’s team recruits him to substitute for a sick flyer. With the outcome of the race hanging in the balance, Ducky Toot-toot must face Dowbel if he is to bring home the trophy for his team.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

7. ¬ŅDebo compartir mi helado? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

8. Spencer the Spider

by: R.D. Aardvark
Release date: Jun 23, 2015
Number of Pages: 44
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A fun, illustrated book for kids about a human-sized spider who goes to school and makes friends. It teaches some facts about Arachnids and emphasizes the importance of accepting cultural and physical differences.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

9. SpongeBob and the Princess (SpongeBob SquarePants)

by: David LewmanClint Bond
Release date: Nov 14, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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Hoppin’ clams! A princess is coming to the Krusty Krab! At least that’s what SpongeBob SquarePants thinks. And when she doesn’t appear, SpongeBob must think Fast. He promised a princess, but where will he find one on such short notice? Find out what happens in this royally Funny story!
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Children’s Books > Humor

10. Code of the Cynja: Volume 2

by: Chase CunninghamHeather C. DahlShirow Di Rosso
Release date: Feb 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 70
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The Botmaster is back. He’s about to unleash the most perilous malware the cyber world has ever known. If he wins, darkness will fall across the land, ruining our life, as we know it. Can the sinister leader of digital danger be stopped before all is lost? Our cyberhero is ready to face down his archenemy once again. But this time the battlefield has changed. As malicious code threatens to wipe out our Cynja, Grant Wiley must remember the lessons of the Cynsei. Will one boy be able to save the Internet by himself? Who will win this battle? A cyberheroine, that’s who! The world has a new Cynja and she’s ready to win.
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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology

11. How Merry Jones Married Princess Mercy: An Illustrated Adventure Fairy Tale for Children

by: Rohi Shetty
Release date: Jun 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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How Merry Jones Married Princess Mercy
This story, based on an ancient fairy tale, will appeal to children of all ages. Though it is meant for children, it will appeal to the child in each one of us, who love stories of adventure, romance and happy endings.

“How Merry Jones Married Princess Mercy” is a fairy tale about the adventures of a poor young farmer called Merry Jones, who risks his life to save the lives of his brothers and Princess Mercy.

Thanks to the advice of Bella, his fairy godmother, he overcomes a fearsome Seven-Headed Dragon to reach the Talking Tree and the Magic Stream at the top of Mount Fearless. He then uses this magic water to break the spell cast on his brothers and Princess Mercy.

This book has 30 full-color pictures adapted from vintage comic books.

Suitable for all children from the age of 6 years to 106!

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12. Ultimate Spider-Man: The Really Big Sticker Book!

by: Tomas PalaciosDisney Book Group
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 88
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Spider-Man: check. Cool S.H.I.E.L.D. tech: check. White Tiger, Nova, Power Man, Iron Fist: check.
Sandman, Doc Ock, Venom and Lizard: check. Over 1000 stickers, including silly jokes and fun facts, as well as cool bios of your favorite heroes…an villains: check and double check!

With 88-pages of action-packed facts and fun, play scenes and activities, and over a bazillion stickers (more like 1010), the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: THE REALLY BIG STICKER BOOK is sure to bring the fun for hours to come.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

13. Why?

by: Nikolai Popov
Release date: Aug 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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A frog sits peacefully in a meadow. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, he is attacked by an umbrella-wielding mouse in a confrontation that quickly turns into a full-scale war. “”A strong anti-war message and lithe, incandescent artwork propel this affecting wordless picture book””.–“”Publishers Weekly””.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

14. 60 Ways To Leave Your Mother (Alone)

by: Michael Buckley
Release date: Jun 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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Fun comic tales for kids and adults alike. This book contains over 50 pages of cartoonish rough-housing, crafts, activities, imps, bugs and clouds. 60 Ways To Leave Your Mother (Alone) was selected by New Yorker art editor and TOON! Books founder Fran√ßoise Mouly, for inclusion in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Comics anthology.
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels

15. Fred

by: Posy Simmonds
Release date: Mar 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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A quirky tale, told in comic-strip format, of the secret double life of the laziest cat in the world 

Fred is an adored family cat (now deceased) who slept all the time‚ÄĒon the ironing board, on the washing machine, on top of the fridge, on cars, and particularly on beds‚ÄĒalthough he took a little time off to sit on laps purring and to eat. Only after his death do Sophie and Nick discover that, by night, he was the Elvis of the cat-world, Famous Fred, the most famous cat in the world, with hordes of devoted fans‚ÄĒwho give him a suitably raucous funeral.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

16. The Prince of Tennis, Vol. 39

by: Takeshi KonomiTakeshi Konomi
Release date: Oct 05, 2010
Number of Pages: 192
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Four-time consecutive U.S. Junior tournament champ Ryoma Echizen comes to Seishun Academy to further his reign as The Prince of Tennis. His skill is matched only by his attitude‚ÄĒirking some but impressing all as he leads his team to the Nationals and beyond!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for all age audiences.

Flare-up! Barbecue Battle!!

Before the Seishun boys hit the courts for the final round of the Nationals, they hit the yakiniku table for an all-out barbecue blitz! When the time comes for Seishun to take on Rikkai at the tournament, Ryoma is stuck in Karuizawa! Help comes from an unexpected quarter to get Ryoma to that stadium. The first game is the long-awaited match that will ignite the perfect storm: Seishun captain Kunimitsu vs. Rikkai’s Sanada!

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

17. Superhero Instruction Manual

by: Kristy DempseyMark Fearing
Release date: May 17, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show you how! Just follow six easy steps and you’ll be saving the world in no time.

Join an aspiring hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses a power, and much, much more. But be warned: it isn’t easy being super. And sometimes the greatest acts of heroism need a helping hand to get off the ground.
Kristy Dempsey’s rollicking text, coupled with Mark Fearing’s expressive, cartoon-style illustrations will have readers laughing all the way to infinity and beyond!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

18. ¬°ADMIRABLES!: ¬°D√ĀLMATAS! (Spanish Edition)

by: R.K
Release date: Aug 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 590
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¬°ADMIRABLES!
¬°D√ĀLMATAS!

Para compartir en familia.

Trata sobre dos d√°lmatas nacidos de una misma madre. Durante el desarrollo de sus vidas, lograron penetrar en los corazones de todo el mundo, tanto de personas, como de caninos. Fueron capaces de transformar vidas, crear amor y lograr convertirse en perros admirables.

Pero no solo eso, ellos fueron educados como si fueran personas. De hecho te sorprender√°s de cuantas cosas te puedas imaginar hicieron.

Con su historia pretenden ense√Īar a la sociedad que es posible tener un mundo diferente. Aprender√°s tanto de ellos, que te parecer√° incre√≠ble. No importa la edad que tengas. Aunque seas muy ni√Īo o muy adulto, querr√°s cada d√≠a saber m√°s y m√°s sobre lo que pas√≥ con los d√°lmatas.

Su libro est√° basado en una historia real. La misma est√° dividida en 10 libros que forman un compendio. Esto ha sido concebido as√≠, para que sea de f√°cil adquisici√≥n seg√ļn el presupuesto mensual de cada persona. Cada libro abarca una semana de lectura y est√° dirigido a la familia.

¬°Prep√°rate para re√≠r hasta m√°s no poder, para convertirte en su fans, para imitarlos y vivir su historia. ¬°Prep√°rate para que seas parte t√ļ tambi√©n de los ¬°Admirables!.

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Children’s Books

19. ¬°Estamos en un libro! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In We Are in a Book!, Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?
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Children’s Books > Animals

20. Hunter X Hunter, Vol. 6

by: Yoshihiro TogashiYoshihiro Togashi
Release date: Jan 03, 2006
Number of Pages: 208
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Gon and Killua have split off from the rest of the group to spend the next six months training at Heaven’s Arena. But despite the skills they came in with, the friends are quickly outmatched by another young fighter who can access the mysterious power called “Nen.” Nobody will hire a Nen-less Hunter, so Gon and Killua are determined to learn quickly. Do they have what it takes to become Nen masters?
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Children’s Books

21. World of Reading: Avengers The New Team: Level 1

by: Marvel Book Group
Release date: Jul 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers,
specifically boys, books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read.

The New Team introduces readers ages 4-6 to MORE Super Heroes from Marvel’s most popular team, the Avengers, such as Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, and Falcon.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

22. The Desperate Dog Writes Again

by: Eileen Christelow
Release date: Oct 25, 2010
Number of Pages: 40
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Emma loves her human, George, but he can be so difficult! This time he has a visitor, who won’t let go of his hand. Worse,¬†she’s brought along her dog, Hankie, and they’ve taken over Emma’s spot next to George on the couch.

What’s a desperate dog to do? Emma hurries off to the library to write to her favorite canine columnist for advice. But this may be one problem that even Dear Queenie can’t solve. Will Emma’s happy home ever be the same again?

Drawn in an accessible comic-book style, this story is just right for children who are adjusting to a new member of the family, and will strike a chord with dog lovers of all stripes.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

24. Hikaru no Go, Vol. 22

by: Yumi HottaTakeshi Obata
Release date: Jan 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 200
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An ancient ghost possesses Hikaru and unleashes his hidden genius!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for A audiences. China vs. Japan The Hokuto Cup games are about to begin, and Hikaru gets caught up in some misunderstandings that make it difficult for him to concentrate on go. In the first match between Japan and China he starts out poorly and seems well on the way to a resounding defeat. Only by getting a tight grip on himself can he possibly make a showing, but that’s far easier said than done!

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

25. Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 12

by: Yoshihiro Togashi
Release date: Jan 02, 2007
Number of Pages: 208
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Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.
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26. Hunter X Hunter, Vol. 7

by: Yoshihiro TogashiYoshihiro Togashi
Release date: Mar 07, 2006
Number of Pages: 208
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Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves…Hunters.
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

27. The Illustrated Parables of Jesus

by: Jean-Francois KiefferChristine Ponsard
Release date: Jan 13, 2012
Number of Pages: 47
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Selected parables from the Gospels are told in a youthful yet tasteful comic-book style. The simple words and beautiful, brightly colored illustrations will captivate children whether they read the book on their own or with their family.

The book includes a brief introduction to the parables. And each parable is told by Jesus, who is shown telling the tale to his disciples or the crowd as recorded in the Gospels. The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, The Unforgiving Servant, and many more stories are faithfully gathered here to instruct and inspire children ages 4 and up.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

28. Maison Ikkoku, Vol. 15

by: Rumiko Takahashi
Release date: Feb 14, 2006
Number of Pages: 208
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From the creator of RANMA 1/2 and INUYASHA comes one of Rumiko Takahashi’s most beloved series, the romantic (sort of) comedy MAISON IKKOKU, re-presented in a second edition in its original episodic order, with a “missing” episode! Take a trip down memory lane back into Japan’s nuttiest apartment house and meet its volatile inhabitants: Kyoko, the beautiful and mysterious new apartment manager; Yusaku, the exam-addled college student; Mrs. Ichinose, the drunken gossip; Kentaro, her bratty son; Akemi, the boozy bar hostess who runs around the house in flimsy lingerie; and the mooching and peeping Mr. Yotsuya.
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29. Mungo and the Spiders from Space

by: Timothy KnapmanAdam Stower
Release date: Apr 02, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off! Mungo is set for the space adventure of a lifetime, until he fi nds the final pages of his new comic book have been‚ÄĒnoooo!‚ÄĒripped out. Even more alarming, Mungo has been pulled in! Into the book, that is. Can this pajama-clad boy defeat the evil Dr. Frankenstinker? Can he stand his ground against a gnashing, slashing Gobblebeast? Can he outsmart an entire robot spider army?

The perils are many, the laughs are many more, and the illustrations are‚ÄĒoh, heck, it’s true‚ÄĒout of this world! Here’s a pitch-perfect space romp for every aspiring astronaut, or anyone who loves a Gobblebeast run amok.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

30. Seamus McNamus: The Goat Who Would Be King

by: Rob Kurtz
Release date: Feb 24, 2009
Number of Pages: 40
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  • Rob Kurtz and Mike Lester, winner of The National Cartoonist Society Award for Best Book Illustrations in 2007, bring us the enchanting Seamus McNamus: The Goat Who Would Be King.
  • This modern-day folktale, based on the traditions of the centuries-old Puck Fair in Ireland, chronicles the journey of a very unlikely king√≥a goat named Seamus McNamus. The funny adventure begins when Seamus reluctantly takes up the crown to save the McFadden family farm. Rich in humor, lore, and love, this book’s gentle message reminds us that sometimes it’s the most unexpected hero who saves the day.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

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