Reluctant Reader

For the kid who JUST WON’T READ. Hilarious books packed with illustrations!

  • Stick Dog Craves Candy

    Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson’s hilarious series continues with Stick Dog Craves Candy—a fun Halloween adventure!Stick...

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  • Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief

    Join Stick Cat in this scrumptious story featuring Tom Watson’s trademark laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings—perfect for fans of the Stick Dog, Big Nate, and Diary...

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  • Mutant Bunny Island

    Obert Skye, author of the bestselling Leven Thumps series, delivers a delightful mixture of offbeat mystery and laugh-out-loud humor in this thoroughly inventive adventure complete with comic-style...

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  • Hamstersaurus Rex

    BEWARE: Rampaging Mutant Dino-Hamster! Fans of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish and The Terrible Two will be scrambling to get their hands on this hilarious classroom...

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  • Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open!

    “Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!”—Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate seriesMove over, Wimpy Kid. Here comes the imaginative, the inquisitive,...

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  • King of the Bench: No Fear!

    From the nationally syndicated cartoonist of “In the Bleachers” comes a highly illustrated tale about one boy’s struggle to conquer his intense fear of getting hit with the ball before his first year on the baseball team is ruined.

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  • DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

    Fans of the Elementia Chronicles and the Gameknight999 series will be drawn to DanTDM’s tale about an epic power struggle in a high-stakes world.

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  • Zach King: My Magical Life

    For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and DanTDM and anyone who’s ever wondered where they belong. Mixing traditional storytelling with graphic novel-style sections, all of which comes complete with a free downloadable augmented reality app that animates the illustrations!

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  • Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes

    Akin to Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Frazzled is heavily illustrated, embarrassingly honest, and sure to appeal to anyone hoping to figuring out how to survive the ordinary mishaps of middle school.

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  • Invisible Emmie

    “This is middle grade fiction at its best. A fantastic debut novel with plenty of laughs and tons of heart. Invisible Emmie is unforgettable!” --Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate

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  • Big Nate Flips Out

    The fifth Big Nate novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce!Big Nate is a New York Times bestseller! Here comes the latest illustrated novel from...

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  • My Weirdest School #9: Miss Tracy Is Spacey!

    With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In this ninth book in the new My Weirdest School series, Miss Universe is coming...

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  • Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America

    Mr. Puffball is through being a stunt cat—he’s ready to be a real actor! It’s just too dangerous to be on fire all the time.But according to Victoria Bossypaws at Purramount Studios,...

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  • Wedgie & Gizmo

    Bestselling author Suzanne Selfors’ first book in a hilarious, heavily-illustrated trilogy where the classic animal rivalry of Tom and Jerry meets the hijinks-filled storytelling of the Stick Dog series.

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