Musrum by Eric Thacker, Anthony Earnshaw Requirements: .PDF reader, 12.3 MB Overview: Eric Thacker and Anthony Earnshaw, the authors of MUSRUM, are both English. Mr. Thacker, a Methodist minister from a town outside of Rotherham, England, is forty-five and the pastor of a church which in palmier days generally seated four hundred parishioners every Sunday. Today he generally preaches to about forty. The main point of historic interest about his parsonage is the outhouse, where Thacker’s eldest daughter first wrote the word Musrum. “We were trying to grow mushrooms, and this was her attempt to write the word. Immediately it struck me as significant, and I wrote to Tony Earnshaw about it. It is the greatest thing that has happened to us’
Anthony Earnshaw is an art teacher from Leeds who openly admits to being an atheist. Long-time friends, Messrs. Thacker and Earnshaw have corresponded since Mr. Thacker was sent to the Far East in the army. MUSRUM was also an epistolary collaboration which grew surrealistically through their exchange of letters. “We set out to write a humorous fantasy and these other things emerged. Musrum is a demi god who is King of lntersol. He has a garden of Eden and a Tree of Life and there’s an Adversary called the Weedking, who naturally covets it. There’s a Creation, a Death and a Resurrection, a Holy War, a Messianic Banquet. Tony thinks it’s highly Biblical, but it just shows he’s never read the Bible.” Genre: Comics
Sidekicks by Dan Santat Requirements: AZW3/CBR Reader, 86MB Overview: INTRODUCING: METAL MUTT! STATIC CAT! AND… FLUFFY!?! Captain Amazing, hero of Metro City, is so busy catching criminals that he rarely has time for his pets at home. He doesn’t even notice when they develop superpowers of their own. So when he announces that he needs a sidekick, his dog, hamster, and chameleon each decide to audition. But with each pet determined to win the sidekick position, the biggest battle in Metro City might just be at the Captain’s house. Then archvillain Dr. Havoc returns to town, and suddenly the Captain’s in serious trouble. Can the warring pets put their squabbles aside? Or is it curtains for the Captain? It’s stay, sit, and save the world in this romp of a graphic novel! Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children’s > Middle Grade
Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly series by Jordan Quinn (Books 1-3) Requirements: AZW3/ePUB/PDF Reader, 85MB, 70MB, 68MB Overview: A spin-off of the popular “Kingdom of Wrenly” chapter book series, these graphic novels follow young dragons Cinder, Ruskin, and Groth on their own adventures. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children
1. The Coldfire Curse – In the first installment of the exciting Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly graphic novel series, the scarlet dragon Ruskin’s bravery is put to the test when a curse threatens his kingdom. As the pampered pet dragon of the Prince of Wrenly, Ruskin has never known life beyond the walls of the palace. Until the day a young dragon from Crestwood comes to the palace to plead for help. An evil curse has been unleashed in Crestwood and threatens to destroy all of Wrenly. Ruskin has a choice to make: stay safe at home in the palace, or try to help save his kingdom. For Ruskin, there is no choice. He knows he has to try and help if he can. What Ruskin and his new dragon friends don’t yet realize is that the curse was awoken for one reason only—to put Ruskin in harm’s way. The mission to reverse the curse is far more dangerous than anyone realizes…in fact, it’s seemingly impossible. Why is Ruskin the target of these shadowy forces? And how far is Ruskin willing to go to save his kingdom?
2. Shadow Hills – In the second book in the Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly graphic novel series, Ruskin, Cinder, and Groth are back for another exciting quest, this time to save a group of cursed shadow dragons! A royal errand brings Ruskin, Cinder, and Groth to Shadow Hills, home to the most mysterious creatures in all of Wrenly—the shadow dragons. Legend says that shadow dragons are hostile to outsiders and cannot be trusted. But that’s not how it seems to Ruskin and his friends. In fact, nothing is quite as it seems in Shadow Hills. The young dragons have been sent there by sinister forces that believe Ruskin is destined to rule over all of Wrenly. These same forces will do anything to prevent that from happening…even if it means putting the entire kingdom at risk. Will Ruskin and his friends see through the deception and learn who they can really trust before it’s too late?
3. Night Hunt – In the third installment of the exciting Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly graphic novel series, Ruskin and his friends compete in the legendary Night Hunt. Ruskin is excited to visit Crestwood to witness a very special event, the Night Hunt, and to root for his new best friends Cinder and Groth as they compete in the exciting contest. But then Ruskin is chosen to compete, too, even though, according to the rules, he shouldn’t be allowed since he doesn’t live in Crestwood. Cinder thinks Ruskin had something to do with this special treatment and that, as the legendary scarlet dragon, Ruskin cares more about glory than he should. But is that really who Ruskin is? It’s game on as these friends compete against each other for the ultimate prize. What they don’t realize is that nothing about this Night Hunt will follow the rules, and once again, the fate of Wrenly is at stake. Can they put aside their differences and work together before it’s too late?
Box (Kiste #1) by Patrick Wirbeleit Requirements: CBR Reader, 64MB Overview:Every kid knows a cardboard box can be magic. But what if it could talk? This funny, fast-paced graphic novel celebrates friendship and the fun of building new things. Matthew likes to build things. And invent things. So finding a box sitting in front of his house one day is a real stroke of luck. But he has to pinch himself when it suddenly starts talking. A living toolbox! Even better, Box loves to invent things too, so the two become fast friends. But where did Box come from, and how did he get to be so magical? When his secret comes out and accidentally leaves Matthew’s parents frozen, the two friends will have to race to find the answers and save the day. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children
Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan Vol. 1 by Sasami Nitori Requirements: CBR Reader, 114MB Overview: There’s more to this kitty than meets the eye! Kyuu-chan loves snacks, cuddles, and bow ties, but most of all loves Hinata, the young professional who adopted this mischievous wonder cat into his home. As the two adjust to life together, they discover that they have a lot to learn from each other. The ordinary and the extraordinary live side by side in this delightful slice-of-life manga! Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children’s > Middle Grade
The Jungle by Kristina Gehrmann, Upton Sinclair Requirements: CBR Reader, Overview:A compelling graphic novel adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s seminal protest novel that brings to life the harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago’s meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century.
Long acclaimed around the world, Upton Sinclair’s 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle remains a powerful book even today. Not many works of literature can boast that their publication brought about actual social and labor change, but that’s just what The Jungle did, as it led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In today’s society, where labor and safety of the food we eat remain key concerns for all, Sinclair’s shocking story still resonates. Bringing new life and energy to this classic work, adapter and illustrator Kristina Gehrmann takes Sinclair’s prose and transforms it through pen and ink, allowing you to discover (or rediscover) this book and see it from a whole new perspective. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Historical Fiction
The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini Requirements: CBR Reader, 91MB Overview:The perennial bestseller-now available as a sensational new graphic novel. Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered The Kite Runner. Through Khaled Hosseini’s brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Adult
Stone Rabbit series by Erik Craddock (Books 1-4) Requirements: CBR Reader, 198MB Overview: A full-color series of riotous, riproaring graphic novels that chronicles the zany of adventures of a quicktempered and quick-witted young rabbit. Erik Craddock grew up during the ’80s and ’90s on a steady diet of comics, video games, and pop culture. It was during his time as a student at New York City’s School of Visual Arts that Stone Rabbit was born. He lives in Babylon, New York. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children’s > Middle Grade
1. BC Mambo – Stone Rabbit is a bored little bunny who lives a humdrum existence in the sleepy town of Happy Glades. But all that changes when he discovers a time portal of doom—right under his bathroom rug! Suddenly, Stone Rabbit finds himself on a Jurassic journey in a prehistoric world, facing off against vicious velociraptors, terrifying T. rexes, and a nefariousNeanderthal bent on world conquest. Will our hero be able to save the past and return to the present—or will he become extinct?
2. Pirate Palooza – When his coffee table’s leg breaks, Stone Rabbit replaces it with the cursed peg leg of a long-dead pirate–and inadvertently unleashes the ghostly fury of Captain Barnacle Bob! Suddenly, our hero finds himself clashing cutlasses with salty specters and fleeing from scary sea beasts. Will Stone Rabbit escape with both of his long ears intact? Or will he end up as a squid’s snack?
3. Deep-Space Disco – Don’t try to pat THIS bunny. In a case of mistaken identity, Stone Rabbit is beamed up into space and imprisoned by intergalactic enforcers. Will our hero escape laser lockup in time to stop an alien invader from atomizing the earth?
4. Superhero Stampede – After being zapped by a homemade reality transmutation device, Stone Rabbit finds himself inside the pages of his favorite comic book. Endowed with stupendous new superpowers and a cool costume, our hero must battle a baneful band of egotistical evildoers to save the world. Will Stone Rabbit be victorious—or will his exploits end up in the bargain bin of Jim Dandy’s Comic Emporium?
Star Trek vs. Transformers series by John Barber (Books 1-5) Requirements: CBR Reader, 213MB Overview: The Transformers ‘80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages! Genre: Comics | All Ages
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 – At the edge of Klingon space, the Starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time—in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!
Star Trek vs. Transformers #2 – The Enterprise is burning, brought down by the united forces of the Klingons and Decepticons. Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime have a plan to strike back, but can they bring their scattered Starfleet crew and Autobots together before Megatron wipes them out? The no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up continues!
Star Trek vs. Transformers #3 – Klingons and Decepticons lay siege to a remote Federation dilithium mine—and the only thing holding them back is the shaky alliance of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime. But what dark secret is buried beneath the ground… and can this uneasy partnership withstand the revelations?
Star Trek vs. Transformers #4 – With the Enterprise disabled by the Klingon-Decepticon alliance, things look dire for Spock, Optimus Prime, and the landing team. But with the Autobots’ help, can Captain Kirk come up with a solution to save the day from a massive Cybertronian threat?
Star Trek vs. Transformers #5 – The stunning conclusion! As the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity. It’s a final conflict you won’t want to miss!
Hotel Strange series by Katherine Ferrier (Books 1-4) Requirements: CBR Reader, 67MB Overview: Katherine Ferrier is a French graphic novel author and illustrator. She illustrated and co-wrote the graphic novel series Hôtel Étrange (Hotel Strange) with her husband, Florian Ferrier Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children
1. Wake Up, Spring – The calendar says it’s spring, but winter weather won’t end. What’s happening? The quirky residents of Hotel Strange go on a quest to find out.
2. On the Sapphire’s Trail – The adorable characters of Hotel Strange are busy planning a music festival, until thieves kidnap Marietta and Mr. Lclair. They must solve the mystery of a missing sapphire to save their friends, and the festival!
3. His Royal Majesty of the Mushrooms – Kiki, a resident of Hotel Strange, has some good fortune when he discovers a crown in the woods. A group of mushroom people rush to call him their ruler, agreeing to do his bidding.
4. The Ghosts in the Clouds – Mr. Snarf has been a bad ghost. He hasn’t scared people. In fact, he’s even made friends! Now some grumpy ghosts are taking him away from Hotel Strange. The hotel’s other residents set off to rescue him, taking to the clouds in a hot air balloon in search of the Kingdom of Ghosts. Once they arrive, the ghosts put the Hotel Strange gang on trial—will they be able to save Mr. Snarf?