Random House Books for Young Readers is excited to spread the news about the upcoming release of the newest Comics Squad book. Check out this post and the other posts in the blog tour while you wait for the book to come out next Tuesday!.
Random House Books for Young Readers (January 26, 2016)
Audience: Ages 7 to 10 years old
About the book:
Don’t miss COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! An all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics that includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s (and, let’s be honest, every adult’s!) favorite time of the day—lunch!
This book has a dream team of bestselling authors and timeless series, including Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son and Jedi Academy), Jennifer Holm (three-time Newbery Honor winner and author of Babymouse), Jarrett Krosoczka (two-time Children’s Choice Award winner for Lunch Lady), and The Peanuts, alongwith Cece Bell (Newbery Honor and Eisner Award–winning author of El Deafo), Nathan Hale (Eisner Illustrator of the Year nominee for Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack), Matthew Holm (Eisner Award winner and illustrator of Babymouse), Jason Shiga (author of Meanwhile and Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Cecil Castelucci and Sara Varon (author and illustrator of Odd Duck).
Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose? Look no further than COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! Lunchtime can be fun, wild, terrifying, yummy, or downright disgusting. And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.
COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! is the second installment of the Comics Squad series. The first book in the series, COMICS SQUAD: RECESS! Quickly garnered acclaim among kids, parents, librarians, and educators, and was praised as “lively, upbeat, and all-around-awesome” in a starred review from Kirkus. Fans of COMICS SQUAD: RECESS will devour COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH!
Check out the official Book Trailer:
My thoughts on the book:
They say a picture is worth 1000 words. I thought I would share my views on the book with a picture. While on winter break, the 9 year old was supposed to be helping me with a winter cleaning. Here she is reading Comics Squad: Lunch! I had to ration out time for reading or I would never have gotten any work out of her. This book is definitely kid approved.
Look for a copy at your local indie bookstore or public library.
Here is a sneak peak into the book with a panel from Jason Shiga:
Follow the Comics Squad: Lunch Blog Tour Schedule
January 18: Curling Up With A Good Book, Panel from Cecil Castellucci/Sarah Varon
January 19: As They Grow Up, Panel from Jarrett Krosoczka
January 20: The Reading Nook Reviews, Panel from Cece Bell
January 21: Kid Lit Frenzy, Panel from Jason Shiga
January 22: Word Spelunking, Panel from Nathan Hale
January 23: Mel's Shelves, Panel from Jennifer L. Holm/Matthew Holm
January 24: Imagination Soup, Panel from Jeffrey Brown