The Dumbest Idea Ever!

ISBN-13-978-0545453479

At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.

How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date?

Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him. 

The Whole World's Crazy

ISBN-13-978-1416986041


She's nine years old, a former New Yorker who's now living in a small town after her parents decided to get divorced, and dealing with everything from being the new kid in school to getting her first kiss. But you know what? She's got her mom and her aunt Tanner (who happens to be an ex-rock star) and her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything's going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn't. 

In this first book of Amelia's adventures, Amelia and her friends take on bullies (and Santa!), barely survive gym class, and receive a disgustingly detailed explanation of the infamous Sneeze Barf.

THE BOOKS

What Makes You Happy

ISBN-13-978-1416986058

 

Amelia realizes that maybe the world doesn't spin around her when she finds out that her beloved Aunt Tanner is actually a once-famous rock star! Plus, an evil gang of kid ninjas are making life a living heck for G.A.S.P.!

Superheroes

ISBN-13-978-1416986065

 

 

Amelia McBride is facing more changes - her beloved Aunt Tanner is moving, new friend Trish is hiding a terrible secret and super-hero-wannabe Reggie has vowed to destroy the evil Legion of Steves. (You did know that everyone named Steve is up to no good, right??) This first ever novel-length Amelia Rules! story masterfully combines seriousness and humor, even taking the reader into the brilliantly-illustrated fantasy worlds of the "Tweenie Zeenie" and Reggie's imagination.

When the Past is a
Present

ISBN-13-978-1416986072

 

In this fourth installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia discovers a box of old photos and learns a thing or two about love, rebellion, and what it means to be a family.

The Tweenage Guide...

ISBN-13-978-1416986089

 

Amelia McBride and company are about to embark on their most daunting mission yet: navigating the promises and pitfalls of popularity at Joe McCarthy Elementary. A tricky task when you consider an unmatched pair of socks alone can cause ridicule for years to come. Really, though, all the gang wants is not to be unpopular. Rising and falling through the ranks of nerd, geek—and cheerleader?—with advice from wacky popularity expert Dr. Victoria Medeochrias, Amelia and her friends encounter riotous mobs, unfortunate makeovers, and bad catch phrases. Even after things go from bad to worse, Amelia learns there are some things that are just a little bit more important than being popular.
 

True Things...

ISBN-13-978-1416986096

 

The sixth volume starts with a bang: a huge birthday party featuring surprise guests and a special song from Aunt Tanner! It all seems too good to be true, until it turns out . . . it is. Suddenly, Amelia’s friends are fighting all the time. She gets the worst report card of her life. And when she finally musters the guts to tell a certain boy how she feels about him, she brutally learns why it’s called a “crush.” Aunt Tanner would know just what to do—if she were around. But with her new album and maybe a new boyfriend, she doesn’t seem to have time for Amelia anymore. 

There are some tough lessons to learn when you’re eleven, and things may not always turn out as planned. But who says that has to be a bad thing?

The Meaning of Life...

ISBN-13- 978-1416986126

 

Amelia McBride may be growing up, but she’s feeling down. If there’s one theme to her life, it’s that nothing lasts: not her parents’ marriage, not Aunt Tanner’s support, not the clubhouse for the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals (G.A.S.P.), not even her new spot on the stupid cheerleading squad. And while she’s learning all kinds of things about foot fungus, cheerwitches, and Reggie—who thinks Rhonda is CUTE?!—there’s still one thing Amelia can’t figure out, and that’s the meaning of life. It takes a grownup sort of tragedy for Amelia and her friends to realize that even when the world is scary, and life is as mystifying as ever, some things—like friendship—do last. 

In Jimmy Gownley’s touching seventh installment of Amelia Rules!, Amelia may not find all the answers—but she does know how to ask the right questions. Who needs answers, anyway?

Her Permanent Record

ISBN-13-978-1416986140

 

From surviving her parents’ divorce, to withstanding the terror of Joe McCarthy Elementary, to handling devastating crushes (not-so-)gracefully, Amelia Louise McBride has weathered her share of storms. But with her new spot on the cheerleading squad, Aunt Tanner’s hordes of adoring fans, and Reggie’s successful mission to mold young superheroes into productive—and cool—members of society, Amelia’s sailing seems remarkably smooth. Then Tanner disappears, humiliated by an ex-boyfriend’s tell-all book, sending Amelia into full panic mode. And when she boards a bus on an epic journey to find Tanner—with frenemy Rhonda in tow, and a little help from a certain boy she never thought she’d see again—it quickly becomes clear that if Amelia has learned anything in her eleven years, it’s that life is never through with surprises. In his heartwarmingly hilarious eighth volume of the acclaimed Amelia Rules! series, Jimmy Gownley takes us on Amelia’s most thrilling adventure yet—and back again..