Fall 2024

Mr. Smarty Pants

Aww Nuts!

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Benjamin Carver III, aka Mr. Smarty Pants, is basically a kid genius, comes from a lineage of Black inventors, and his family owns the local peanut factory, Carver Nuts.

One minor problem—he’s extremely allergic to peanuts! So he invents tech solutions for his allergy problems.

When Deon, aka Dark Midnight, of the rival chocolate factory in town is jealous of Mr. Smarty Pants’ lab and inventions, he creates a plan to steal them to become the top inventor in town. But Dark Midnight doesn’t know Mr. Smarty Pants has the PB&J squad on his side, made up of his best friends Pete and Jemma.

An accessible introduction to graphic novels and reading for reluctant readers, Mr. Smarty Pants is fun-to-read and humorous while exposing kids and teens to STEM and Black History Figures like George Washington Carver.

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On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2024
Publisher Soaring Kite Books
Imprint Soaring Kite Books
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2024-09-10
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008150, JUV036020, JUV008020
Dewey 741.5
Dimensions 8 x 11
Guided Reading Level U
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Charity Reid

Charity Reid is an elementary educator with a love for books and learning. As a mom, she is passionate about creating books where her boys can see themselves reflected.

Illustrator: Astronym

Chelsea "ASTRONYM" Blackwell is an illustrator and comic artist with an affinity for bright colors, eccentric themes, and quirky characters. She loves creating narrative with art, building stories in imagery.


School Library Journal

“[T]his book shines with well-drawn, expressive characters and a palette that leans dark and moody but still feels youthful.”—School Library Journal