One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale (gr. 3 and up) ►►►►
■ Set in a future where aliens are devouring all of the technology on the planet--robots, electronics, computers, anything metal--a brave group forms the Caravan. This community is always on the move to stay ahead of the marauding “Piper” creatures. Three kids quickly find themselves going from an exploration mission to just trying to survive when the encounter and befriend a robot pony. Somehow the author perfectly blends snappy dialogue with vivid illustrations to create a graphic novel that is a real page-turner.