Hoppy Easter Reading!

THE EASTER SHOP
Here are our recommendations for those celebrating Easter from ages 9-12!

A Grumpy Easter
By Frank Berrios
Illustrated by Patrick Spaziante
ISBN 9780593122648 | Random House Children’s Book

A full-color Easter storybook featuring cards, stickers, and everyone’s favorite feline: Grumpy Cat! Chocolate bunnies? Meh. Easter baskets? No way. Grumpy Cat is not excited about Easter in this storybook featuring all-new, full-color art, plus cards and over 30 stickers!

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano
By Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Isabelle Follath
ISBN 9780735265462 | Tundra Books

Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn’t got much to do since the death of her beloved father . . . until the fateful day when she crosses paths with twelve-year-old Belgian immigrant Hector Perot and discovers a dead body on the floor of the Mermaid Dance Room! As the number of suspects grows and the murder threatens to tear the town apart, Aggie and her new friend will need every tool at their disposal — including their insatiable curiosity, deductive skills and not a little help from their friends — to solve the case before Aggie’s beloved dance instructor is charged with a crime Aggie is sure she didn’t commit.

Archie: Modern Classics Vol. 2
By Archie Superstars
ISBN 9781645769675 | Archie Comics

This is Archie’s new sister series to our all-time best-selling graphic novel series, featuring a focus on the latest and greatest stories from the previous year of digests. After 75+ years of humorous tales, the Riverdale gang are still going strong! Archie is proud to present the best stories from 2019 – collected for the first time ever. Don’t miss these modern classics!

 

Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs
By Mad Libs
ISBN 9781524790677 | Penguin Young Readers Group

Get ready, the Easter NOUN is coming to town! These 21 Easter-themed stories are now available in a large, gifty version perfect for baskets. The larger trim is the perfect size for Easter baskets and also makes writing, playing, and sharing with friends a real (Easter) treat! It even includes a sheet of themed stickers.

 

Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit
By Judd Winick
ISBN 9780525644064 | Random House Children’s Book

Being a hero isn’t easy. But Hilo had no idea it would be this hard. Hilo came to earth because he was running from Razorwark. But he’s done running. Razorwark has come to earth. And the time has come for one final face to face showdown. What happens will decide the fate of the robot world . . . and Hilo’s future. The sacrifice will be great. But with Izzy’s help, Hilo finally knows what he has to do. Because THIS is how all the pieces fit.

 

Middle School Bites
By Steven Banks
Illustrated by Mark Fearing
ISBN 9780823445431 | Holiday House

Thanks to a series of unfortunate bites, eleven-year-old Tom is a triple threat: he’s a Vam-Wolf-Zom. And just in time for the first day of middle school. So much for his Invisible Tom Plan. He never thought to make a What If I Turn Into A Vampire Werewolf Zombie Plan. Maybe it’s time for a Run Away and Live Somewhere Else Plan? With the help of his irrepressible best friend, Zeke, Tom tries to accept his future. Zeke thinks being a Vam-Wolf-Zom sounds EXCELLENT! (Zeke thinks everything sounds EXCELLENT!) At least he’ll be able to stand up to the sixth-grade bully. The question is will the rest of Hamilton Middle School accept the Vam-Wolf-Zom, too?

Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk!
By Greg Howard
ISBN 9780525517528 | Penguin Young Readers Group

Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt–president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.–has always been an entrepreneur at heart. It isn’t until kid drag queen Coco Caliente, Mistress of Madness and Mayhem (aka eighth grader Julian Vasquez) walks into his office (aka his family’s storage/laundry room) looking for an agent that Mikey thinks he’s finally found his million-dollar idea, and the Anything Talent and Pizzazz Agency is born! Soon, Mikey has a whole roster of kid clients looking to hit it big or at least win the middle school talent show’s hundred-dollar prize. As newly out Mikey prepares Julian for the gig of a lifetime, he realizes there’s no rulebook for being gay–and if Julian can be openly gay at school, maybe Mikey can, too, and tell his crush, dreamy Colton Sanford, how he feels.

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet
By Zanib Mian
Illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik
ISBN 9780593109212 | Penguin Young Readers Group

Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar! Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school. What if the work is too hard or the kids are mean or the teacher is a zombie alien?! But when Omar makes a new best friend, things start looking up. That is, until a Big Mean Bully named Daniel makes every day a nightmare! Daniel even tells Omar that all Muslims are going to be kicked out of the country . . . Could that possibly be true? Luckily, Omar’s enormous imagination and goofy family help him get through life’s ups and downs.

The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three
By Michael Dante DiMartino
Illustrated by Michelle Wong and Killian Ng
ISBN 9781506708966 | Dark Horse Books

Thanks to Commander Guan and Doctor Sheng’s brainwashing technology, all hope for a fair election in the Earth Kingdom is lost. Korra works with Toph, Su, and Kuvira to plan a means to rescue not just the brainwashed Mako, Bolin, and Asami, but everyone else caught up in Guan’s plan! With the Earth Empire potentially on the rise again, Kuvira pulls another trick from her sleeve . . . but whose side is she truly on?

Find these books at your favorite local book store or at Indigo’s Easter Shop.

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