Imprint:Random House Graphic
Audience:Children: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Dimensions:8.75in x 6.81 x 0.65 in | 0.94 lb
Page Count:128 pages
Key Selling Points
GROWING CATEGORY: On the heels of the success of the Pizza and Taco series (by Stephen Shaksan), it’s undeniable that chapter book graphic novels are attracting readers; this category is the fastest growing one in kids comics. The combination of writing and art (and simple, slow-paced panels and text) make these a great books for any kid looking to move up from picture books and readers.
SCIENCE AND NATURE = GREAT NONFICTION: This is the perfect book for any kid interested in exploring the nature in their own lives, for readers who live both in the country and in the city. And this graphic novel is one of the first nonfiction graphic novels for the chapter book audience. Kids nonfiction is a growing, as teachers, librarians, and parents look for books that are both fun and educational for kids. Expedition Backyard is an A+ example of the category.
ACTIVITIES AHOY: Want to know how to keep a nature journal? How to join and grow things in a community garden? How to stop birds from hitting your windows? How to compost at home? You will have to buy this book to answer any of these questions – it concludes with illustrated nature activities from Mole and Vole.
AMAZINGLY ACTIVE AUTHORS: Writer Rosemary Mosco is a New York Times bestselling children’s nonfiction author who travels the US to speak about nature to kids and adults (which she does on social media as well). Artist Binglin Hu is the in-house designer and artist for the National Aquarium, who have already begun asking what they can do with this book. Together they have over 40K Twitter followers.
FRIENDSHIP: Mole and Vole are best friends! Wherever they move and whatever dangers they face, they’re always there for each other. Readers will love these charming animal friends and their active kindness to each other as they demonstrate social-emotional skills.
“Welcoming and friendly.”—Publishers Weekly