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What began in the funny pages in 1950 has developed into an enduring classic. Whether you're a fussbudget like Lucy, philosopher like Linus, Flying Ace like Snoopy, or a lovable loser like Charlie Brown, there is something to touch your heart or make you laugh in Peanuts.Charles Schulz’s Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! helps carry on that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics focused around topics sure to resonate with middle-grade readers. Kicking off the series is Snoopy: Cowabunga! First published in 1950, the classic Peanuts strip now appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as “security blanket” and “good grief,” which originated in the Peanuts world, are now part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz’s classic characters— Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder’s piano—are now universally recognized.Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!
By Charles Schulz
Gleaned from the purrspective of nine lives lived, this priceless advice for enjoying a stress-free life comes straight from adorable kitty gurus who care enough to share how they've lived and learned. Finally, life advice from our favorite feline friends who always seem to land on their feet. Stink Outside the Box features sweet, funny photos of kitty experts along with hilarious and thoughtful tidbits of timeless advice for both cats and humans alike. To move on with our nine lives, we must forgive our siblings for what they did to us as kittens, learn not to get haired out when we see how much fur we've gained in the winter, and accept that while we can't control our environment, we can control where we barf in it. Cats have warmed our hearts since the beginning of time; now we finally get to learn how they keep it all in purrspective.
By Jeremy Greenberg
"Funny and lovable! The characters in Stinky Cecil's pond world are honest, determined, loyal, and hilarious--especially when they forget themselves and act like real animals! I can¹t wait for more adventures! " --Jeff Smith, creator of Bone "'Sometimes big stories happen in small places' and big, fun, totally enjoyable tale happens right here in Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue. Paige Braddock has created a lovable cast of quirky animal pals in a very funny and environmentally friendly adventure. I’m looking forward to the next installment! " --Patrick McDonnell, creator of Mutts Sometimes big stories happen in small places. Sometimes big things happen to small creatures. This is one of those stories . . . Cecil is a toad. A toad busy doing what any other toad does with its days--judging the pond splashing contest (Reggie the fly is usually the honorary winner by dint of his five-day lifespan), or visiting his friends, Jeff the free-range hamster, Rayray the lizard, Jeremy the worm, or Sprout the frog. And, of course, trying to keep clear of the local hawk. But when Cecil discovers a freeway construction project aimed right at the pond, he knows he has to come up with a plan to save his home. But what can a small group of amphibians and a reincarnating fly do against construction vehicles and a steady onslaught of hot asphalt? Cecil isn't sure, but he knows they have to try.
By Paige Braddock
Do a happy dance for another AMP! Comics for Kids Peanuts collection! Woodstock might be the smallest of all the Peanuts gang, but he’s got a lot to say, even if Snoopy is the only one who understands him. That’s because Snoopy is Woodstock’s “Friend of Friends,” and together they write masterpieces, fly airplanes, find the perfect place to nap, and win over the hearts of readers all over the world. Whether he’s falling in love with a snowflake or crash-landing on the tip of Snoopy’s nose, Woodstock is the little yellow bird with a big personality. It takes more than a strong wind to ruffle Woodstock’s feathers, although it’s a good thing he has Snoopy to keep his little yellow feet on the ground. Don’t miss out on the newest AMP! Peanuts collection featuring Woodstock, the most recognizable yellow bird in the world—even in disguise! Charles Schulz's Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! is carrying on that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics for middle-grade readers. First published in 1950, the classic Peanuts strip now appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as "security blanket" and "good grief," which originated in the Peanuts world, are now part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz's classic characters--Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano--are now universally recognized. Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!
You Will Go Far presents life guidance from a bird's perspective and is the perfect gift for graduates or anyone facing imminent change. Jenny Kempe's sweet penguins illustrate a rhyming message for anyone facing a new life experience. It's good to set goals and spread your wings; you're off to do remarkable things. Find something that makes you tick, and work hard to make it stick. What makes your heart really sing? Do more of that than anything. Wherever you go, whatever you do, there will be an adventure waiting for you. With this keepsake edition, you are giving the gift of profound insight and bold inspiration in a delightfully portable package.
By Jenny Kempe
Wanted: Nate Wright, better known as Big Nate, four-and-a-half feet tall, black hair with seven spikes, age eleven, sixth-grader at P.S. 38, record holder for school detentions. Reward: Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City! Can Nate Wright get any cooler? Not according to Nate himself. He’s already P.S. 38’s rockin’est drummer, finest poet (check out his haiku about brazil nuts), and deepest thinker--in his own mind. But does Nate have what it takes to hang with Marcus, leader of the school’s most notorious posse? Or will he decide that being cool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Read Say Good-bye to Dork City… and say hello to lots of laughs!
By Lincoln Peirce
Join Big Nate and his classmates Gina, Artur, Francis, Jenny, and Teddy, as they navigate the halls of P.S. 38. One thing's for sure: Nate is definitely not the teacher's pet! Nate Wright’s life is just like his locker--it’s full of surprises. The monstrous Mrs. Godfrey springs a pop quiz on Nate AND his grandparents. His horoscope predicts bad news for Nate’s soccer career. And worst of all, he’s forced to cut back on his beloved Cheez Doodles. It’s enough to drive any kid crazy. Luckily, Nate’s not just any kid. He’s the ultimate sixth-grade survivor. When everything’s falling apart, he finds a way to hold it together … but nobody said it would be easy. Welcome to the world of Big Nate!
There's never a dull moment with Nate Wright in the picture. Whether getting caught playing table football in the library or raiding the teachers' lounge, Nate's antics are always hilarious and detention worthy! Sixth grade can be a tension convention for Nate Wright. His baseball team’s just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he’s on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina’s personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a CAT. Yup, Nate’s up to his ears in stress. Luckily, the perfect remedy is close at hand: an empty plastic soda bottle. All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head — thunka, thunka, thunka -- and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs. Godfrey, and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away. Who knew an empty bottle could be so therapeutic? There’s only one stress-buster that’s better: reading Big Nate comics! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this latest collection, Thunka, Thunka, Thunka.
It's one, two, three strikes, you're out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge! Here come the Cream Puffs! Nate and his baseball team, saddled with the most embarrassing moniker in Little League history, want to show the world they’re not just a bunch of cupcakes. But it won’t be easy. Their opponents mock them. The local sports section misprints Nate’s name—THREE TIMES. And now, on the day of the big game, illness and injuries have the team facing a crushing defeat . . . unless the unlikeliest Cream Puff of all can come in from the bullpen and save the day. With a softhearted pitcher who channels his inner panda, a vengeful girlfriend who swings for the fences, and a healthy dose of Nate Wright mojo, the Cream Puffs just might have what it takes to stage an epic comeback. So grab a glove, smear on some eyeblack, and get in the game. You don’t want to miss a single moment of Revenge of the Cream Puffs!
Say ¡hola! to aspiring cartoonist and all-time record holder for most detentions in school history, Nate Wright! Whether he's masterfully schooling his classmates at chess or tacking on another detention for the record books, Nate will leave readers laughing in this hilarious Spanish collection.Nate Wright is the 11-year-old star of New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Peirce's wildly popular comic strip Big Nate, which debuted in 1991. On top of his stardom, Nate is a professional pest to school principals, a chess prodigy, and a self-described genius. And when his hilarious wisecracks and pranks get him in trouble, Nate's winning personality and charming over-confidence will delight and entertain readers.¡Diga hola al aspirante a caricaturista, Nate Wright! Con once años de edad, Nate está en el sexto grado, y tiene el récord por la cantidad de detenciones mas altas en la historia de la escuela. Él es la estrella de Big Nate, la tira cómica popular por Lincoln Peirce, que debutó en 1991. Además de ser una estrella, Nate es una molestia profesional para los directores de la escuela, un prodigio del ajedrez, y un genio autoproclamado. Y cuando sus bromas hilarantes lo meten en problemas, su personalidad encantadora junto con su exceso de confianza, llegara a encantar y entretener a los lectores.
Now, for the first time, Garfield appears in a kids' Spanish language collection! Hungry? Did somebody say hungry? Yes, says Garfield, who is always hungry for lasagna and is always looking for trouble. In this first-ever Spanish collection especially curated for middle-grade readers, Garfield shares that he is also always hungry for fun! Garfield appears in thirty-two newspapers in Mexico and Central and South America, including Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay.
By Jim Davis
The magical friendship of Phoebe and her best friend, unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is back in this second adventure of a girl and her mythical creature! One year has passed since Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond, accidentally hit a unicorn in the face, and was granted a single wish—which she used to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. In some ways, not much has changed. At school Phoebe still clashes with her rival--and sometimes “frenemy”--he ever-taunting and imperious Dakota. Outside of school, she still fills her free time with extra-credit homework assignments, dramatic monologues about the injustices associated with school cliques, and imaginative conspiracy theories regarding global forces like the “powerful construction paper lobby.” But unlike before, Phoebe now has a best friend to share it with—someone to make her laugh and to listen to all her extravagant ideas. In this second volume of Dana Simpson's Phoebe and Her Unicorn series, titled, Unicorn on a Roll, the reader is invited on a journey into the lives of Phoebe and Marigold as they navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their super hero/super villain personas together. Join in the fun, as Phoebe competes against Dakota for the leading role of “Lisa Ladybug” in their fourth-grade play—or as she struggles to “manage” the PR debacle related to her nose-picking-scandal. (“I will neither confirm nor deny the events surrounding Boogergate.”) Witness a band of unicorns staging an “intervention” and learn all the details of Marigold’s secret crush on a mysterious creature she has never seen. Perhaps most important, watch as this surprising friendship between a charming, nine-year-old dreamer and a vain, mythical beast forever changes both of them for the better.
By Dana Simpson