—Submitted by Los Gatos Librarian Henry Bankhead
1. One piece, Eiichirō Oda
Eiichiro Oda began his manga career at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan. (amazon)
2. Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible
knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is
completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja!
3. Xxxholic, Clamp (Artistic group)Watanuki Kimihiro is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. Seemingly by chance, he encounters a mysterious witch named Yuuko, who claims she can help. In desperation, he accepts, but realizes that he’s just been tricked into working for Yuuko in order to pay off the cost of her services.
4. Scooby-Doo! Magazine, D.C. ComicsJoin Scooby and all his friends for great learning fun. Each issue contains stories, a collectible poster and a workbook full of fun educational activities designed to encourage and reinforce the skills needed to succeed in school while having fun with their favorite character dog -- Scooby. Published 6 times a year, this magazine is for the 4 to 9 year old. (amazon)
5. People weekly magazine6. World War Z [videorecording] Paramount
Gerry Lane travels the globe in an effort to eliminate the zombie pandemic that is endangering the existence of humanity.
7. Fullmetal alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world, somewhere between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in these powers to grant their dearest wish, one of them has lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living iron. Now they are agents of the government, slaves of the military-alchemical complex, using their unique powers to obey their orders...even to kill. But their powers aren't unique. The world crawls with evil alchemists. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are.
8. Inferno, Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno. (amazon)
9. Doctor Who [videorecording] The complete David Tennant years
The Doctor and his companion travel around the universe and through time to battle Daleks and other evil aliens.
10. Cooking light
At 25 years, Cooking Light is the nation's leading epicurean brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial and the most recipes. (amazon)