Monday, October 3, 2011


Hello, little bloggity-blog! Nice to see you! And nice to see you, dear readers! It has been a busy back-to-school time. I have missed posting great books. So let's get the action started!


Dan Santat brings his new graphic novel, Sidekicks, to a Scholastic book order near you. Located in the September issue of Scholastic Arrow magazine, Sidekicks is a book I have already booktalked to my sixth graders.

The vivid illustrations packed with action and excitement are so colorful that readers will be drawn to this graphic novel. Watch the book trailer HERE and you, too, will want to pick up a copy of this book without even hearing the plot!

"Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!

Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family."
Do I really need to say more? Calling all fans of the Amulet series! While you are impatiently waiting for Amulet 5, take Sidekicks for a spin. I promise a nonstop, rip-roaring, crime-fighting adventure that will activate the SUPERHERO in you!

Click HERE to visit the book's webpage. You can learn all about Fluffy, Shifty, Manny, and Rosco as well as download the 275 page PDF of The Art of Sidekicks. Wow!

Welcome back to school!

Happy Reading!
Mrs. T :)


  1. Just read this last night! I'm not a huge GN fan, but loved the story and the illustrations were pretty cool. Kids will love it! It was recommended that I read the Amulet series as well . . . guess that will be added to my TBR pile.

  2. Michelle - The Amulet series is HUGE with my sixth graders. They have been wildly checking out the books since the first day of school.

    I posted about Amulet 1 back on October 27, 2009. Read the blog here =>

    I posted about Amulet 2 and 3 on December 28, 2010. Read the blog here =>

    As for Amulet 4...I haven't read it yet! It hasn't been left on the shelf once! :(

  3. Sounds cool! I also wanted to let you know that I passed on a Liebster Blog Award to you in one of last Friday's posts on the Boys Rule Boys Read! blog. Take a look and keep up the good work!
    Iron Guy Carl

  4. I LOVE graphic novels! I just discovered a lot of information about their uses in the classroom. So far I have read Coraline, the first book in the Amulet series, and the graphic novel adaptation of the first Percy Jackson book. AWESOME! Sidekicks is on my wishlist!