Fall 2024

Second Strike

Book 2

From the Series Power Button

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

Mismatched cousins Kaz and Truly barely survived their first alien invasion.

When the villainous Horde Empire returns, the space conquerors look twice as dangerous. This time, Maximo Skulldigg and the rest of the Horde have a tool to sideline the kids’ mysterious protector, cosmic knight Trinn Cyclo. To make matters worse, the Horde kidnaps Kaz’s parents!

If Kaz and Truly hope to rescue the grown-ups, they’ll need all the luck they can get. They’ll even need Kaz’s catlike, UFO-obsessed uncle, Lucky…

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On pre-order until 11/05/2024
On pre-order until 11/05/2024
On pre-order until 11/05/2024
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Publication Date 2024-11-05
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS JUV008140, JUV008040, JUV053010
Dewey 741.5/973
Dimensions 6 x 9
Guided Reading Level U
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Teaching Guides

Author, Illustrator: Zack Soto

Zack Soto is a cartoonist and comic book editor living in Portland, Oregon. He likes toys, movies, houseplants and making things in his workshop—but he might like comics most of all. You can find him at www.zack-soto.com.

Illustrator: Jason Fischer-Kouhi

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Power Button

Kaz and Truly, two mismatched cousins, have discovered a pair of mysterious matching wristbands. And when they bump the bands together, they summon an outer-space superhero. Meet Trinn Cyclo, the Omega Knight! It’s a weird afternoon. But as Kaz, Truly, and the rest of Oregon become View available downloads →