New Release Books by Cece Bell

Cece Bell is the author of El Deafo: the Superpowered Edition (2020), Chick and Brain: Egg Or Eyeball? (2020), You Loves Ewe! (2019), Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! (2019) and other 19 books.

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El Deafo: the Superpowered Edition

release date: Oct 13, 2020
El Deafo: the Superpowered Edition
A special edition of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel memoir This deluxe edition of the critically acclaimed, bestselling graphic novel will include 40 extra pages of back matter, including photo references, early sketches, interviews, and more. Funny and deeply heartfelt, El Deafo chronicles the author''s hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The Phonic Ear allows her to hear but it also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a friend. Eventually, she''s able to harness her own power and become "El Deafo, Listener for All"--and more important, declare a place for herself in the world. This is a moving and humorous memoir that helps show kids that what makes them different is what makes them extraordinary.

Chick and Brain: Egg Or Eyeball?

release date: Mar 10, 2020
Chick and Brain: Egg Or Eyeball?
Newbery Honoree Cece Bell follows her offbeat Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot with an even wackier story for beginning readers, sure to elicit eye-rolling squeals of delight. Oh! Oh, oh, oh! Look what Brain found. Chick and Spot say it is an egg. Brain says it is an eyeball. Is it an egg or an eyeball? The inimitable Cece Bell is back with a second hilarious primer on good manners gone awry and arguments run amok. Perfectly pitched to kids just learning to read and loaded with verbal and visual comedy, this offbeat graphic story by a master of the genre builds to an exhilaratingly absurd surprise ending.

You Loves Ewe!

release date: Nov 26, 2019
You Loves Ewe!
A side-splittingly funny picture book about a silly donkey, a cranky yam, and an irresistible ewe, packed with hilarious homonyms and the distinctive humor of Newbery Honoree Cece Bell. For fans of P is for Pterodactyl. Hilarity meets homonyms in this high-comedy companion to I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell. A persnickety spud, Yam, introduces the grammar-challenged Donkey to a new friend, Ewe, a lady sheep. The confusion between “ewe” and “you” results in a fabulously funny series of who’s-on-first misunderstandings, even though Yam explains the concept of homonyms to Donkey clearly enough for the youngest of readers to understand. Heightening the humor is an over-the-top love triangle, because everyone is in love with You. Err, Ewe. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day!

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!

release date: Sep 01, 2019
Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!
From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. "Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE." Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain''s constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.

Inspector Flytrap (Book #1)

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Inspector Flytrap (Book #1)
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must for beginning readers. Inspector Flytrap in the Da Vinci Cold introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. Celebrating the disabled yet enabled, the character of Inspector Flytrap is wheeled everywhere (on a skateboard, of course) by his goat sidekick as this mystery-solving duo works on cases such as “The Big Deal Mystery of the Stinky Cookies” and “The Big Deal Mystery of the Missing Rose.” On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting. The ingenious solution: Da Vinci was allergic to flowers, and the glob is, er, evidence of that ancient sneeze. Combining wacky humor and a silly cast of characters with adventure, friendship, and mystery, the powerhouse team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell have created a uniquely engaging series that is perfect for newly independent readers and fans of Ricky Ricotta, Captain Underpants, and the Galaxy Zack series. Also included in these books are some graphic novel–style pages that will attract reluctant readers.

Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2)

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing (Book #2)
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Welcome to Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. Inspector Flytrap, a Venus flytrap, works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat, a goat, on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. In book two, Inspector Flytrap and Nina the Goat return in a set of mysteries involving the president of the United States and a very large horse statue that mysteriously attracts a threat from outer space. This wacky, illustrated early-chapter-book series combines the masterful humor of Tom Angleberger with the critically acclaimed art of his wife, author-illustrator Cece Bell.

Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit
What happens when two friends suddenly become three? Find out in Bell''s very funny follow-up to the Geisel Honor-winning "Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover." Full color.

Itty Bitty

release date: Jul 18, 2017
Itty Bitty
Itty Bitty may be a very, very tiny dog, but he finds a way to make a home in the big, big world.

Chuck and Woodchuck

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Chuck and Woodchuck
A friendly woodchuck helps shy first-graders Chuck and Caroline become friends by sharing Chuck''s possessions with Caroline and encouraging Chuck to help when Caroline forgets her lines during the class play.

Comics Squad #2: Lunch!

release date: Jan 26, 2016
Comics Squad #2: Lunch!
Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH! Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

I Yam A Donkey!

release date: Jun 16, 2015
I Yam A Donkey!
Even frustrated grammarians will giggle at the who’s-on-first routine that begins with a donkey’s excited announcement, “I yam a donkey!” Unfortunately the donkey’s audience happens to be a yam, and one who is particular about sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar. An escalating series of misunderstandings leaves the yam furious and the clueless donkey bewildered by the yam’s growing (and amusing) frustration. The yam finally gets his point across, but regrettably, he’s made the situation a little bit too clear . . . and the story ends with a dark and outrageously funny twist.

Sock Monkey Takes a Bath

release date: May 01, 2015
Sock Monkey Takes a Bath
A rerelease of a classic Sock Monkey adventure finds him confronting his fears about taking a bath with stinky soap, icy water and scratchy towels so that he can get ready to accept an award.

Sock Monkey Rides Again

release date: May 01, 2015
Sock Monkey Rides Again
Trying not to panic, famous toy-actor Sock Monkey finds it almost impossible to kiss his co-star while filming the singing cowboy movie, Hubbub at the Happy Canyon Hoedown.

Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie

release date: May 01, 2015
Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie
With the Big Celebrity Dance only days away and all his friends out of town, Sock Monkey is fearful that he will not have a partner for the big event and won''t be able to attend, but after meeting Sock Buddy, Sock Monkey begins to think his new friend may be just the perfect partner.

Rabbit & Robot

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Rabbit & Robot
Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.

Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie

release date: May 12, 2015
Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie
Cece Bell’s famous Sock Monkey, toy actor, returns in three vibrant reissues of his original adventures! The big celebrity dance is just days away, and Sock Monkey doesn’t have a dancing partner! Is he doomed to stay at home and sing the blues? With a polyester suit, some fancy dance moves, and a new argyle buddy, Sock Monkey concocts a creative solution.

Bee-Wigged

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Bee-Wigged
Jerry, a large bee who longs to have friends, finds that by putting on a wig he can pass for a boy, until one day while he is leading the annual school parade the wind starts blowing very hard.

Busy Buddies

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Busy Buddies
A lighthearted board book features friendly pairs of things that are just meant to be together, such as Shoes and Socks, Fork and Knife, and Pencil and Paper.

Food Friends

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Food Friends
Cake''s surprise party brings in Bacon and Eggs, Cookies and Milk, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and other famous couples, leaving readers to guess who the guest of honor will be.

Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood
When Sock Monkey is nominated for an Oswald Award as Best Supporting Toy in a motion picture, his friends help make him clean enough to attend the ceremony. 15,000 first printing.

Smell My Foot!.

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Smell My Foot!.
Now in paperback. From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch.

Sock Monkey in the Spotlight

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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