Graphic Novel Recommendations

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Series by Ricardo Delgado. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Publications, 2012

A wordless rendering of dinosaurs whose stories are told through brilliant illustration depicting what life was like in the age of dinosaurs.

Note this is at times gory, and while fictional can be in...

by Matt Phelan. Boston: Candlewick Press, 2013

Nonfiction: Wonderful look at Muskegon, Michigan at the turn of the 20th century and the childhood of Buster Keaton. This provides a wonderful glimpse into a lost time.

Awards include: nominations for three Eisner Awards (in...

by Gene Luen Yang. New York, NY: First Second, 2013  

Nonfiction: a two-volume set that sensitively looks at the Boxer Rebellion - one volume from the side of Bao who leads the Chinese peasants and the other volume from Four-Girl  (a.k.a. Vibiana) who tells the Chr...

by Aaron Reynolds and Phil McAndrew

First of a series. 

Caveboy Dave has a problem. How can he live up to his father and grandfather who already invented all the good stuff (like fire and the wheel). Somehow, Dave’s "Forf" (precursor to the 'fork') just doesn't cut it. A...

by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan; artwork by Pascal Dizin. New York, NY: First Second, 2010.

About two friends in the New York City during the early 1940’s and World War II who after watching a Newsreel in the movies feel it’s their civic responsibility to watch people ar...

by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock. New York, NY: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2016.

High seas adventure set in 1860. It’s about twins Alexander and Cleopatra who join the Black Hook Gang after their father disappears in the hopes of surviving. They get caught in a heist an...

by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2013

Tells the roles dogs played in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Aside from learning about the roles dogs have played in modern warfare, this book can be used as an in social studies t...

by Frank Frazetta, Forward by Frank Frazetta, Jr. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 2015

This was created and originally published by Frank Frazetta when he was 15 years old - over seventy years ago. This comic is a testament to the artist/author and perception of Ameri...

by Nick Abadzis. New York, NY: First Second, 2007

Historical fiction about the US/Russian space race and Laika, the first sentient being (a dog) sent up to space and the struggles her trainer had with the mission. While this is about Laika and the space race, it gives a...

by Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma.New York: First Second, 2018

A simplified, somewhat romanticized version of Siddhartha Gautama's live, abstract thoughts and contributions, and his journey to realizing that happiness was in being in the moment. This is a hybrid book wher...

First of the series by Jeffrey Brown. New York, NY: Crown Books for Young Readers, 2016

Biology; Anthropology; Paleontology; History. Wonderful series blending facts about Neanderthals and life four thousand years ago with fiction about siblings Lucy and Andy, their fam...

by Tony Lee and Sam Hart. Sommerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014  

Told with a superhero comic look this book relays historical facts and legends around the life and death of Joan of Arc and can easily be used to complement European history curricula. Content is r...

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2012

The Story of Nathan Hale the first American spy. At his hanging a magical book of American history hits him and he "sees" America's glorious (and not-so-glorious) future. He begins telling America's story in this book and...

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2012

This is the story of the first submarines during the Civil War and the people who developed and manned them. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and ch...

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2013

This is the story of America's Northwest expansion told around one wagon-train party and the hardships and obstacles they had to overcome. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events and global connectio...

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