Scholastic has announced its Spring 2017 releases, which include four graphic novel titles: Dog Man 2, NewsPrints, Bird and Squirrel on Fire and Bunny Versus Monkey 2.
Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) has returned with a sequel to his new hit Dog Man (see “Review: 'Dog Man' Book 1 HC”). Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) sees the half-canine cop on the trail of Petey, a criminal cat. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on the kitty in time to save the city? The 224-page hardcover is recommended for ages 7 and up. MSRP is $9.99. Release is planned for December 27, 2016.
is the debut graphic novel of Ru Xu. The story follows Blue, an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy and lives and works at the Bugle
. There’s a war going on, and girls are expected to help the economy by selling cookies. Blue hides her secret from everyone. Then she meets a boy named Crow, who also isn’t what he seems, and together they seek the freedom to be their true selves. The 208-page paperback is recommended for ages 8 and up. MSRP is $12.99. Release is planned for January 31.
Bird & Squirrel On Fire
by James Burks is the latest offering in the Bird & Squirrel
series. After a long, crazy trip around the world, the duo is home in the forest. Bird wants to throw a party, but Squirrel wants to clean his home, which has been damaged by a beaver. The 192-page paperback is recommended for ages 7 – 10. MSRP is $9.99. Release is planned for January 31.
Bunny vs. Monkey, Book 2
by Jamie Smart brings the next chapter in the battle of sciences vs. nature. Monkey now has a hovercraft that fires lasers, and he’s also packing a kitten cannon and a Hamster Mobile. What will Bunny, Skunky, and Pig do in the face of all that technology? The 64-page paperback is recommended for ages 7 – 10. MSRP is $7.99. Release is planned for January 31.