What do you do when you have a popular online book as Epic! had when they debuted Epic! Originals? You team up with a great company to bring them to print format to grow the audience. Epic! teamed up Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) and Diary of a Fifth Grade Outlaw By Gina Loveless And Andrea Bell became a hit with Luciana V.
Epic!, the world’s leading digital library for kids, and global independent publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP), today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to exclusively publish a new line of children’s books.
Earlier this year, Epic! debuted Epic! Originals, a new collection of original digital books based on insights from millions of young readers and created in collaboration with leading authors and illustrators. Already incredibly popular in their native digital form, the books will be available in print for the first time and sold at major retail chains nationwide this fall.
Luciana V read the book twice as she enjoyed it so much and then we were able to ask her some questions.
Why did you like Diary of a Fifth Grade Outlaw By Gina Loveless And Andrea Bell?
Because Robin risked a lot to try get reunited with her best friend, Mary Ann. So there was a lot of adventure.
What character are you most like in real life?
Joan because she is really supportive of Robin
What did you think of the illustrations in Diary of a Fifth Grade Outlaw
I really like the illustrations because it is like Robin drew them, especially because it is her diary. It is not like these are super fancy drawings like in some books, these look like they are on notebook paper which made it feel more like Robin did them.
If you could read the book from the perspective of someone else who would it be?
Joan because it would be about Robin and Joan’s basketball skills and I would like to learn more about that.
One word to describe the book.
Robin Loxley, the 5th grade outlaw of Nottingham Elementary, tells all! From Epic! Originals comes a comic-inspired illustrated novel series that treats growing up as an adventure.
Fifth grade has just started, and the school bully, Nadia, already rules recess with an unfair Playground Tax. Robin refuses to be pushed around, but all she can think about is winning back her best friend, Mary Ann, after a disastrous fallout over the summer. To do so, she will have to stand up to Nadia, face the wrath of Assistant Principal Johnson, and become a legendary outlaw at Nottingham Elementary—all while forming a merry band of new friends along the way.
Note: Diary of a Fifth Grade Outlaw By Gina Loveless And Andrea Bell provided for review