Books by Claudia Dávila

BUS TO THE BADLANDS  by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A low-key, fantasy-free dino adventure. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Muddy mishaps and a thrilling discovery highlight a class outing to a dinosaur museum and dig in Alberta. Read full book review >
CHILD SOLDIER by Jessica Dee Humphreys
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The visual element gives this memoir particular immediacy for audiences who 'don't understand what is happening right now, to kids just like them.' (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
An ex-child soldier tells his horrifying tale, beginning with being kidnapped at the age of 5 and forced to kill his best friend. Read full book review >
THE CANDY CONSPIRACY by Carrie Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Read the book and then go brush your teeth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children stage a surprising revolution in an ultrasweet kingdom ruled by a sugared tyrant. Read full book review >
SUPER RED RIDING HOOD by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This adds nothing to the myriad 'Little Red Riding Hood' adaptations already on the shelves. (Fairy tale. 5-8)"
Ruby is an imaginative young girl who is always prepared to save the day with the addition of her red cloak. Read full book review >
VIMINY CROWE'S COMIC BOOK by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A thrilling and imaginative reminder that adventure and magic can be found anywhere, especially where one least expects it—and even if your mother texts you incessantly. (Fantasy/steampunk. 8-12)"
A harmonious blend of narrative and intertwined graphic sequences finds two preteens at a comics convention closer to the action than they ever imagined. Read full book review >
LUZ MAKES A SPLASH by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Like its predecessor, more a refreshingly animated exercise in building community and awareness than a specific procedural guide for going green. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
A heat wave and a drought spark more multi-fronted eco-activism in this sequel to Luz Sees the Light (2011). Read full book review >
LUZ SEES THE LIGHT by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A high-energy consciousness raiser, if not a practical guide to environmental issues and action. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
A young eco-activist spreads the word in this message-driven webcomic spinoff. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Gathering in one place the physical-science concepts typically presented to primary children, this is ideal for the youngest scientists and explorers, a worthy addition to school and library collections. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Mason has crafted what could easily be adopted by primary classrooms as their sole physical-science textbook. Read full book review >