Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers. (Read more...)
In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful (and very awkward) hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear (sometimes things she shouldn't) but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become
El Deafo, Listener for All. More importantly, she is finally able to declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she has longed for.
When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed. (Read more...)
King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron brotherband. One assassination attempt on his daughter Cassandra was foiled, but the would-be killers are from the deadly Scorpion cult, and they won't be satisfied until they have completed their task.
The Herons team up with Ranger Gilan to track the killers across the deserts of Arrida and infiltrate their mountain lair, but the Scorpion assassins are not the only threat the brotherband will face. A seaside battle is looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight.
With their forces split between searing land and treacherous seas, can the brotherband complete their mission before the killers find their royal target?
It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E, for
Sammy's no stranger to robots: his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's brother, it's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square?
It's a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever, if all goes well on the trial run!
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