Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith


Maxwell Smith lives in New York and was born in 2000.

•    Maxwell's favorite subject in school is science.

•    In his spare time, Maxwell draws, plays video games, watches TV, and reads.

•    His favorite kind of music is hip-hop.

•    Maxwell says he'd "like to be a scientist above all other careers."

"I want to be a Kid Reporter because I will have new educational experiences that can help me later on in life. These experiences will allow me to grow intellectually as I have always been very curious about science, history, and current events."

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    Bone #7: Ghost Circles

    Bone #7: Ghost Circles

    by Jeff Smith and Jeff Smith

    A long-dormant volcano explodes, blacking out the sun, mowing down trees, and filling the land with soot and ash. The Lord of the Locusts is released with the eruption. Against this apocolyptic backdrop, the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city of Atheia.

    Meanwhile, Lucius Downs lies severely wounded and trapped with the villagers in the camp at Old Man's Cave.

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    "Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.

    School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.

    Want to learn more about graphic novels? Check out our discussion guide here .

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    Bone Prequel: Rose

    Bone Prequel: Rose

    by Jeff Smith

    When a terrifying dragon attacks the small towns of the Northern Valley, a young Princess Rose (known later as Gran'ma Ben) must defeat it. The beast is actually the ancient evil, the Lord of the Locusts, and while Rose faces danger with honor, her elder sister, Princess Briar, follows a more sinister path. An unforgettable story with beautiful, sweeping artwork, this prequel explores the fateful beginnings of the epic BONE saga.

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