Here are the cool books hitting the shelves for the young and young at heart this July.
Scooby Doo Team Up #5
Sholly Fisch (W)
Dario Brizuela (A)
Release Date 7/2
Daphne and Velma must complete their Amazon training to help protect Wonder Woman’s homeland from spooky monsters. Zoinks!
Squish #6: Fear the Amoeba
Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (W) (A)
Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 7/8
From the creators of Babymouse comes the sixth installment about our gross little hero. This time he tangles with a super scary movie. Bonus: The book includes instructions for a science experiment you can do at home.
Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
Release Date 7/9
This time the Lumberjanes convince Jen to take them on a hike, and their secret plan is to find their way to the tower to get some answers. Along the way they run into the boys side of the camp, and I just can’t wait.
Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction
Nick Dragotta (W)
Release Date 7/23
Everything around either could be or contains the ingredients to create your own adventure, and this book tells you all about it. Follow siblings Celine and Tucker as they use the laws of physics for fun in this tenth anniversary special collection of all the best Howtoon entries.
The Shadow Hero
Gene Luen Yang (W)
Sonny Liew (A)
Release Date 7/15
The Green Turtle was a short-lived comic book hero from the 1940’s. He is now rescued from obscurity by Gene Luen Yang with The Shadow Hero, which even gives him his very own origin story. Sure to be awesome.
Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2
Jeffrey Brown (W) (A)
Release Date 7/29
Roan Novachez is entering his second year at the Jedi Academy and he’s facing the usual awfulness of middle school. But, it’s Jedi school, so at least he gets to learn about light-saber dueling instead of dodgeball.
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman (W)
Release Date 7/29
The heart-breaking adventure has been released in graphic novel format with illustrations provided by the all star team of Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott.
Batman: Lil Gotham
Dustin Nguyen (W) (A)
Release Date 7/30
Issues 7-12 of the Bat family’s antics are collected together in this album. How will their family reunion go? Will someone forget to bring a dish to the potluck?