Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The ArrivalWhen a foreign exchange student comes to live with a typical suburban family, he brings with him a boundless sense of curiosity -- and a stream of unexpected questions (which his hosts are neve...


  • CICADA tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit ...


  • TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it’s like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to se...


  • Wicked stepmothers, traitorous brothers, cunning foxes, lonely princesses: There is no mistaking the world of the Brothers Grimm and the beloved fairy tales that have captured generations of readers. Now internationally acclaimed artist Shaun Tan sho...


  • "An intimate look at the human depth of history. Action sequences play out with choreographic elegance...buys into a political scenario with verisimilitude as tensile as current events."- A. A. Attanasio, Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominee and au...


  • Never be late for a parade. Never forget the password. Never ruin a perfect plan. It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And...


  • in Guys Read: Other Worlds

    An artist takes us through his day, from his own particular perspective. ...


  • When Gavin is given a metal detector for Christmas, he thinks he's going to turn up tonnes of treasure. How wrong can he be? Until he discovers the playground, that is, but the treasure he finds hidden there proves far more deadly than any pirate's l...






  • A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature but no-one else really notices it – it's simply not a part of their familiar day-to-day reality. So the kid takes i...


  • A collection of three jaw-dropping stories: THE RED TREE, THE LOST THING, and THE RABBITS, by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a ...



  • An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life tha...


  • "Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus"An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis"A magical river of strangers and t...


  • Gavin is obsessed with hunting for treasure with his metal detector. He finds the perfect spot, a huge, sandy playground. Then he meets a bunch of kids who have a mysterious treasure hunt of their own. Gavin gets the feeling they want him to stay for...


  • A story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration. A little girl awakens feeling there is nothing to look forward to and walks through her day oblivious to the small glimmer of hope that was always with her until the tree shows her....