Graphic Novel Recommendations

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By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun. NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2017.

A clumsy sand dancer who never seems to add up to her missing older sister must work with two others to save their threatened world from the brink...

by Phillip Pullman, illustrated by Fred Fordham. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2017

A time travel adventure mystery about a research experiment that somehow went terribly wrong, and it’s up to John Blake, his crew, and friends from the future to set things straight....

by Faith Erin Hicks. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Publications, 2013

Superhero girl is a multifaceted nuanced character who while having super powers is so very 'normal.'  While chock-full of superheroes and  full of fun and adventure, this book is really about  real life....

First in the series by Kazu Kibuishi. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2008

After a tragic accident, a girl and her brother, and mom have to move into their grandfather's old home. There, they find themselves swept in an alternate world they must save.  Filled with adv...

by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillain. Milwaukie, OR. Dark Horse Books, 2016

A genetic engineer, Strig Feleedus accidently spills a serum on himself, mutates into a man-owl-cat, and finds himself deep in a comic book pulp-inspired adventure fightin...

by Scott Christian Sava and Mike Holmes. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

This story is engaging and full of good puns, clown car chases from beginning to tend. Its story, design, and art are full of wonderful magic as good and evil face off to save a circus and its ver...

by Vera Brosgol. New York, NY: First Second, 2011

A coming of age story, Anya's embarrassed by her family, is self-conscious about her body, and feels she doesn't fit in. Then she meets a ghost at the bottom of a well. Things change.

NOTE: Some mature content for cigaret...

by Matt Smith. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 2014

This story is a mix of Norse mythology with a smattering of Tolkien and a mild Game of Thrones. It is full of swordplay and sorcery it is the story of Donaar's farm, now run by his son, and the Skullmaster's plots to dest...

Series by Larry Marder. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2009

These books contains adventure; a thoughtful look into the meaning of life, love, and family; sing-song-dialogue; and invigorating word play.

The fun begins with the title of the first book, “Wahoolazuma!” to...

by Sean Rubin. Los Angeles, CA: Archaia 2018

This is a hybrid picture book/comic book that is an all ages book. It is wonderful story about New York City and the people who live there, including the very last dinosaur, Bolivar. Bolivar is happy in the city because no on...

by J. Torres and Sean Dove. Portland, OR: ONI Press, 2016

Three wisecracking "borbots" (brother robots) who resemble a cross between Voltron and Transformers team up to fight a giant that threatens their city. This series is full of wordplay, alliteration, idioms, puns,...

by Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson. New York, NY: First Second, 2018  

There are two types of fairies - Seelie and Unseelie who are in the midst of a cold Iron War. The problem is that there’s only a thin veil between the fairy and human world and young Isabel...

First of the series by Mike Maihack. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix 2014

Young Egyptian princess Cleopatra finds herself transported to a very, very, distant future where legend says she saves the world. Our initially reluctant heroine is up to the task as she continu...

Series by Rod Espinosa. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics. 2015

A plucky, generous, good-hearted princess is kidnapped by an evil dragon. Using her keen mind she escapes (along with very powerful magical 'treasures). Along the way she meets Spiky - a cuddly talking porcu...

Series by Ted Naifeh Portland, OR: ONI Press, 2012

After sustaining financial loss, Courtney and her parents move to Hillsborough to live with their creepy old uncle Aloysius where Courtney finds herself an outcast among her rich snobby classmates while living in an old...

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