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Level E: The Complete Series

Level EUnbeknownst to its native inhabitants, Earth is frequently visited and even shared by members of various alien species. High school baseball player Yukitaka Tsutsui is no exception to humanity’s ignorance—until the day he arrives at his new apartment only to find a stranger who claims he is an alien and has lost all his memories. The infuriatingly annoying stranger turns out to be Prince Baka,…

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Andre The GiantI first encountered Box Brown long ago and far away in an era when he drew a semi-autobiographical, totally romantic webcomic called Bellen, which chronicled the relationship of nerdy little Ben and Ellen with all their foibles and joys. Since then, he has meandered through existential explorations, teenage reveries, and all manner of independent, self-published work online and in print.…

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ragemoorA dark castle whose origins are shrouded by time and drenched in blood has a treacherous secret. Ragemoor is alive: conscious, vengeful, ever vigilant and committed to its own survival, no matter the cost to its human inhabitants—or are they captives?

A strange cast of characters inhabit the castle: Herbert, the remaining bachelor lord of Ragemoor; his mad father, Machlan, who scurries about the…

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Gangsta 1This gritty urban tale with a hint of sci-fi centers on partners Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown, owner-operators of the Handymen, an odd-jobs business in the troubled city of Ergastulum. With its sun-drenched stucco facades, narrow alleys, and idle traffic, the vaguely Italianate city seems quaint and quiet on the surface. But stick around and you’ll see why its overburdened cops and a trio…

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anotherKoichi Sakakibara is a student transferring into Yomiyama North Middle School because of his mother’s recent death. The school is located in a small town that isn’t used to outsiders, so his mother’s sister helps Koichi adjust to his new environment. Most importantly, she teaches him the unspoken and unbreakable rules, the most important of which is you must obey what the class decides at all…

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Carnal: Pride of the Lions, vol. #1

77-coverWracked with violence since its birth, the world of Carnel evolved when new breeds of familiar animals–lions and buffalo to name a couple–became bipedal, intelligent, and overthrew the human race. In Africa, after years of war, the lions have achieved an uneasy truce with the barbaric hyenas and powerful buffalo. But now, the lions are weak, their prides scattered and hungry, while the hyenas are…

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Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 5

Takashige_UntilDeathDoUsPartV5_TPAfter falling into an ambush plotted by the criminal mastermind known only as The Wiseman, assassin-turned-vigilante Mamoru Hijikata finds his confidence completely shot. Were it not for the intervention of tween psychic Haruka Tooyama, he would be dead. Thinking himself useless to the Element Network—the group whose technology enables the now-blind warrior to fight once more—Mamoru abandons his…

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Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!

anna bananaFirst Second branches out into picture books with this sweet and funny story about a little girl and her stuffed friends. Anna Banana is supposed to be going to sleep, but she’s reading such a good book that she just can’t put it down. Too bad for her stuffed animals, who’d really like to get some sleep! When Anna Banana finally decides it’s time for bed, her fuzzy friends have different ideas…

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DoWNot all soldiers are human, and some of the most valuable enlisted animals are dogs. Dogs of Warglorifies the stories of three heroic canines assisting U.S. troops in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Though each part is set during a different era with increasingly traumatic horrors of war, the loyalty and simplicity of the warfighting dogs is a constant factor. In the first story, medical…

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Monster Science series, vols. 1 & 2

mummy soundCapstone’s Monster Science series takes scientific principles and uses various classic monsters to explain and illustrate them in graphic format. Each book ends with additional information, including a glossary, several suggested books for further reading, and three questions relating the information to the Common Core standards. There’s also a link to Capstone’s website (www.facthound.com) and a…

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