Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi
Posted on 03/25/2019
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi“My students are exuberant about this series, and they ask every week if there is one of the seven books in for them. They enjoy the mystery, and love that they never know what the next page turn will bring.” - Caroline Mickey, librarian at Alpine Crest Elementary

The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi is the Hamilton book of the week nominated by Caroline Mickey, the librarian at Alpine Crest Elementary. Amulet is a graphic novel series illustrated and written by Kazu Kibuishi and includes eight different books. The series is a collection of adventure, science fiction novels that follows the adventures of Emily, a young girl who discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather's house. The first book was published in 2008, and the most recent book was published in 2018.

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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot encountered by two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Emily and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Emily finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan. We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.

Goals addressed by more students reading include:
• Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
• Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21
• Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023