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  • The Unstoppable Wasp: Built On Hope

    Sam Maggs

    Hardcover (Marvel Press, July 14, 2020)
    Bestselling author Sam Maggs brings Nadia Van Dyne (the Unstoppable Wasp) and her genius friends to life in an all-new original YA novel based on the world of The Unstoppable Wasp Marvel comics series.Nadia Van Dyne is new to this. New to being a Super Hero, new to being a real friend and stepdaughter (to one of the founding Avengers, no less), new to running her own lab, and new to being her own person, far, far away from the clutches of the Red Room-the infamous brainwashing/assassin-training facility. She's adjusting well to all of this newness, channeling her energy into being a good friend, a good scientist, and a good Super Hero. It's taking a toll, though, and Nadia's finding that there are never quite enough hours in a day. So, when she's gifted a virtual assistant powered by the most cutting-edge A.I. technology that the world has to offer, Nadia jumps at the opportunity to "do less, experience more"-just like the advertisements say. The device works-really works. Nadia has more time to pursue her passion projects and to focus on new discoveries. But it's never quite that simple, and not everything is as it seems. This thrilling adventure finds Nadia confronting her past as she tries to shape her future, and learning that sometimes the best way to effect big change is to think small-maybe even super small, Unstoppable Wasp-style. She'll need the help of her genius G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Labs) squad and found family to save herself and (not to be too dramatic) the entire world as we know it. Along the way, Nadia discovers that when she teams up with the people who love her the most, they're totally Unstoppable. Just another day in the life of your way, way above average teenage Super Hero.
  • Con Quest!

    Sam Maggs

    Hardcover (Imprint, June 23, 2020)
    "An awesome adventure that celebrates fandom鈥昦nd what could be better than that?" 鈥昇erdistThe debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world!Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world鈥檚 most popular comics convention鈥昦nd they鈥檙e even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him!The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center!Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find Cat and Alex before their parents realize they鈥檙e missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the ultimate Quest?An Imprint Book"An absolute treasure, full of heart, fandom, and family."鈥昅arieke Nijkamp, New York Times-bestselling author of The Oracle Code
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  • The Unstoppable Wasp: Built On Hope

    Sam Maggs

    eBook (Marvel Press, July 14, 2020)
    Bestselling author Sam Maggs brings Nadia Van Dyne (the Unstoppable Wasp) and her genius friends to life in an all-new original YA novel based on the world of The Unstoppable Wasp Marvel comics series. Nadia Van Dyne is new to this. New to being a Super Hero, new to being a real friend and stepdaughter (to one of the founding Avengers, no less), new to running her own lab, and new to being her own person, far, far away from the clutches of the Red Room鈥攖he infamous brainwashing/assassin-training facility. She's adjusting well to all of this newness, channeling her energy into being a good friend, a good scientist, and a good Super Hero. It's taking a toll, though, and Nadia's finding that there are never quite enough hours in a day. So, when she's gifted a virtual assistant powered by the most cutting-edge A.I. technology that the world has to offer, Nadia jumps at the opportunity to ""do less, experience more""鈥攋ust like the advertisements say. The device works鈥攔eally works. Nadia has more time to pursue her passion projects and to focus on new discoveries. But it's never quite that simple, and not everything is as it seems. This thrilling adventure finds Nadia confronting her past as she tries to shape her future, and learning that sometimes the best way to effect big change is to think small鈥攎aybe even super small, Unstoppable Wasp-style. She'll need the help of her genius G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Labs) squad and found family to save herself and (not to be too dramatic) the entire world as we know it. Along the way, Nadia discovers that when she teams up with the people who love her the most, they're totally Unstoppable. Just another day in the life of your way, way above average teenage Super Hero.
  • Con Quest!

    Sam Maggs

    eBook (Imprint, June 23, 2020)
    "An awesome adventure that celebrates fandom鈥攁nd what could be better than that?" 鈥擭erdistThe debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world!Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world鈥檚 most popular comics convention鈥攁nd they鈥檙e even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him!The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center!Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find Cat and Alex before their parents realize they鈥檙e missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the ultimate Quest?An Imprint Book"An absolute treasure, full of heart, fandom, and family."鈥擬arieke Nijkamp, New York Times-bestselling author of The Oracle Code
  • The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

    Sam Maggs

    eBook (Quirk Books, Oct. 27, 2020)
    From notable geek girl Sam Maggs, The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe is the ultimate handbook for teens living the nerdy life. Fandom, pop culture, feminism, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more鈥攖here鈥檚 never been a better time to be a fangirl, or a better guide to navigate the wide universe of fandoms. This handbook is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:路 How to make nerdy friends路 How to rock cosplay路 How to write fanfic with feels路 How to defeat internet trolls路 How to attend your first con And more! Featuring wisdom from Sam and insightful interviews with fangirl faves like Danielle Paige, Rainbow Rowell, and Preeti Chhibber, The Fangirl鈥檚 Guide to the Universe highlights the joys of fandom community and offers a fun, feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. This refreshed edition updates The Fangirl鈥檚 Guide to the Galaxy including new interviews.
  • The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

    Sam Maggs

    Hardcover (Quirk Books, Oct. 27, 2020)
    From notable geek girl Sam Maggs, The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe is the ultimate handbook for teens living the nerdy life. Fandom, pop culture, feminism, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more鈥攖here鈥檚 never been a better time to be a fangirl, or a better guide to navigate the wide universe of fandoms. This handbook is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:路 How to make nerdy friends路 How to rock cosplay路 How to write fanfic with feels路 How to defeat internet trolls路 How to attend your first con And more! Featuring wisdom from Sam and insightful interviews with fangirl faves like Danielle Paige, Rainbow Rowell, and Preeti Chhibber, The Fangirl鈥檚 Guide to the Universe highlights the joys of fandom community and offers a fun, feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. This refreshed edition updates The Fangirl鈥檚 Guide to the Galaxy including new interviews.
  • The Fangirl's Journal for Leveling Up: Conquer Your Life Through Fandom

    Sam Maggs

    Hardcover (Quirk Books, Oct. 27, 2020)
    A companion to The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe, this guided journal by Sam Maggs includes prompts, interviews, and illustrations to help you get in touch with your dreams, plans, and faves. Fandom is an excellent way to discover who you really are. Your OTPs, NOTPS, and even OT3s actually say a lot about you, if you're willing to listen hard enough. With this journal, you can examine your current fandoms, explore new ones, and even push the boundaries of your own creativity. Start your very own transformative works with prompts for fanfic and fanart, fill checklists for what to watch or read next, learn definitions of fandom terms, and read wisdom from your favorite geeky gals. The Fangirl's Journal encourages you to be your very best, strongest, loudest, and nerdiest self--and helps you figure out exactly who that might be along the way.
  • DC Brave and Bold!: Female DC Super Heroes Take on the Universe

    Sam Maggs

    Hardcover (DK Children, Oct. 3, 2019)
    More than 50 extraordinary female Super Heroes from the DC Universe encourage and embolden young girls to be courageous, compassionate and capable. Shining a spotlight on characters such as Batwoman鈩, Huntress鈩 and Zatanna鈩, Brave and Bold! is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight young DC fans, and inspire comic book writers and artists of the future. From Wonder Woman鈩 and Batgirl鈩 to Bumblebee鈩 and Supergirl鈩, DK's stunning book Brave and Bold! celebrates DC's most powerful, daring and groundbreaking female Super Heroes. Illustrated with exquisite comic book artwork by some of the industry's finest talents, each hero's profile is carefully curated to focus on the character's abilities, strengths and achievements. Wonder Woman broke the mould, paving the way for a myriad of female characters to take their place amongst the ranks of DC's greatest Super Heroes. Soon the likes of Batman鈩, Superman鈩, The Flash鈩 and Aquaman鈩 were sharing the limelight with Supergirl, Lois Lane鈩 and Catwoman鈩. Now these fan favourites join other DC Super Heroes Batwoman, Hawkgirl鈩, Black Canary鈩, Bumblebee and many others, to take centre stage in Brave and Bold! - a shining tribute to the female heroes of the DC Universe.鈩 & 漏 DC Comics. (s19)
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  • Barry Bodega

    Maggs Salad

    eBook (Archway Publishing, March 9, 2018)
    Barry is a bodega cat, a lovable oddball searching for friendship and family in New York City. Barry and the colorful caste of characters will have children laughing and flipping the pages to see what happens next. His heartwarming journey is a gentle reminder that friends and family can come in many colors, shapes and sizes.
  • Barry Bodega

    Maggs Salad

    Hardcover (Archway Publishing, March 9, 2018)
    Barry is a bodega cat, a lovable oddball searching for friendship and family in New York City. Barry and the colorful caste of characters will have children laughing and flipping the pages to see what happens next. His heartwarming journey is a gentle reminder that friends and family can come in many colors, shapes and sizes.
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  • Barry Bodega

    Maggs Salad

    Paperback (Archway Publishing, March 9, 2018)
    Barry is a bodega cat, a lovable oddball searching for friendship and family in New York City. Barry and the colorful caste of characters will have children laughing and flipping the pages to see what happens next. His heartwarming journey is a gentle reminder that friends and family can come in many colors, shapes and sizes.
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  • Con Quest!

    Sam Maggs

    Paperback (Square Fish, June 22, 2021)
    "An absolute treasure, full of heart, fandom, and family."鈥昅arieke Nijkamp, New York Times-bestselling authorThe debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world!Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world鈥檚 most popular comics convention鈥昦nd they鈥檙e even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by an anonymous organizer. The big prize: a chance to meet their favorite nerdy celebrity!The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center!Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find the Cat and Alex before their parents realize they鈥檙e missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the Quest?An Imprint Book