Kids Can Press – Late Winter/Spring 2011

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WITCHES’ BREW: A SAM & FRIENDS MYSTERY (Book Four) by Mary Labatt and Jo Rioux

A spooky adventure for girls — book four of A Sam & Friends Mystery graphic novel series.

When three odd sisters with a collection of scraggly animals move into the house across the street, Sam and her friends grow suspicious. Then Sam thinks she’s been hexed — these new neighbors must be witches! The friends search the sisters’ house for a spell book to help Sam when the homeowners return unexpectedly. Will they boil the intruders in a witches’ potion? Young graphic novel readers will furiously turn pages to find a surprising solution to this mystery.
Grades: 2 to 5
Ages: 7 to 10
© 2011 BW • 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 • 96 pages
Hardcover $16.95
Paperback $7.95


Scaredy Squirrel is planning his own birthday party for one – but despite his detailed plans, things get out of control when the party animals arrive.

He’s back! Scaredy Squirrel, the loveable worrywart, returns for another nutty adventure. Scaredy never plans big birthday parties. He’d rather celebrate alone quietly in the safety of his nut tree and avoid those pesky party animals (ants, clownfish, ponies and Bigfoot). When all his excessive plans are thrown up in the air like confetti, will Scaredy play dead and cancel? Or will he face the music?

Grades: Pre-K to 3
Ages: 4 to 8
© 2011 4-color • 8 x 8 • 32 pages
Hardcover Jacket $16.95

SMALL SAUL by Ashley Spires

From the creator of Binky the Space Cat, a hilarious story about an unconventional little pirate.

Ahoy there! Will this sweet little pirate find his place aboard The Rusty Squid or will he be forced to walk the plank?

When Small Saul joins the crew of The Rusty Squid, it doesn’t take long for the other pirates to notice something is very different about this tiny fellow. He was born to sing sea shanties, bake pineapple upside down cakes and redecorate, not to hold a sword and plunder. Being rough and tough just isn’t in his nature.

Small Saul learned at Pirate College that pirates only care about three things: their ship, being tough and lots and lots of treasure. Can Small Saul show these ruffians that despite his gentle spirit, he’s worth his weight in gold? With treasure chests of laughs, Small Saul’s high-seas adventure is a light-hearted celebration of individuality, perseverance and being true to one’s self.

Grades: PreSchool to 2
Ages: 3 to 7
© 2011 4-color 8 x 10 32 pages
Hardcover Jacket $18.95

YOU’RE FINALLY HERE! by Mélanie Watt (creator of the Scaredy Squirrel series)

A zany picture book that will resonate with anyone who’s ever been kept waiting.

The latest from the creator of the best-selling Scaredy Squirrel series stars a hilariously needy and impatient bunny. This is no ordinary picture-book character, and it will quickly become clear that this is no ordinary picture book – namely because you, the reader, are on the spot. You’re late!

At first, this little bunny is deliriously excited by your arrival, but now that you’re finally here, he wants to know: where were you? He’s been waiting long enough to learn an accordion solo, among other time-consuming pursuits.

After he’s shown you how it feels to be kept waiting and just when he’s finally satisfied that you’re a good steady page-turner who’s here to stay, something happens to turn the tables. The result is an off-beat ending worth waiting for!

Grades: PreSchool to 2
Ages: 3 to 7
© 2011 4-color 10 x 10 48 pages
Hardcover Jacket $18.95


3 thoughts on “Kids Can Press – Late Winter/Spring 2011

  1. I agree, I was surprised that they made a point of mentioning that in the promo. I think perhaps they are trying to counter the natural bias that mystery books are specifically for boys. The Sam & Friends books are definitely of interest to both boys and girl. There’s a reason why they keep getting nominated in the “Comics for Kids” category.

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