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Squished: A Graphic Novel

By Megan Wagner Lloyd   Illustrated by Michelle Mee Nutter   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338568936 Paperback
256 Pages | 5.520" x 7.970" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338568943 Hardcover
256 Pages | 5.811" x 8.357" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338568950 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

From the powerhouse duo behind the instant bestseller Allergic comes a fun new graphic novel about finding your own space. . . especially when you're in a family of nine!

Eleven-year-old Avery Lee loves living in Hickory Valley, Maryland. She loves her neighborhood, school, and the end-of-summer fair she always goes to with her two best friends. But she's tired of feeling squished by her six siblings! They're noisy and chaotic and the younger kids love her a little too much. All Avery wants is her own room — her own space to be alone and make art. So she's furious when Theo, her grumpy older brother, gets his own room instead, and her wild baby brother, Max, moves into the room she already shares with her clinging sister Pearl! Avery hatches a plan to finally get her own room, all while trying to get Max to sleep at night, navigating changes in her friendships, and working on an art entry for the fair. And when Avery finds out that her family might move across the country, things get even more complicated.

Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter have once again teamed up to tell a funny, heartfelt, and charming story of family, friendship, and growing up.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Squished:

★ "A charming and achingly relatable snapshot of life in a big family." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Brightly colored landscapes and keen dialogue artfully depict common eldest daughter woes." — Publishers Weekly

"There is so much to love about this title. . . The storytelling is fast-paced and has many humorous moments. . . The artwork is busy and offers the frenetic feel of the hustle and bustle of a large family. The colorization looks vivid and warm, which wraps up the warm tingly feelings all readers will be left with. Another great addition to the middle-grade comics collection." — School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids Blog

Praise for Allergic:

Instant Bestseller

School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of the Year

New York Public Library Best Book for Kids

"There's a lot packed into this graphic novel beyond the allergy story line: how family dynamics change with a new baby's arrival, how kids struggle to fit in and find friends. But while it addresses serious issues and emotions, Allergic, unlike hives and sneezing, is mostly madcap fun." — The New York Times

"Allergic is the sweetest story you'll read all year. A touching chronicle of a young girl's severe allergies woven into a meaningful journey of friendship, family, and self-discovery." — Terri Libenson, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Emmie

★ "A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Readers will root for this realistic and relatable fifth grader, who's capable of kindness as well as envy and self-doubt. . . readers will easily identify with her trials and accomplishments." — School Library Journal

"Vibrant. . . easy to recommend." — Booklist

"Warm and well-paced. . . an encouraging tale for young readers engaging with the world of pets, family, and friendships." — Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Allergic Audiobook:

★ "A first-rate full-cast audio treatment. . . Thanks to expertly mixed recording effects and a bouncy music score, the production sounds like a radio drama: overlapping voices, yipping dogs, and multitude of noises." — Booklist, starred review