Graphic Novel Recommendations

Graphic Novels

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Series by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. New York, NY: First Second, 2009

Part how-to-draw cartoons and part story of friendship and chivalry, a princess/knight and her horse go on fun-filled adventures while learning lessons in sequential art,...

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....

by Victoria Jamieson. New York, NY: Dial Books, 2017

Until now, Imogene's been homeschooled by her parents who work at the Renaissance Faire. She is now a Squire-in-Training and her quest is to survive middle school. The story is sensitively and beautifully told and thi...

First of the series by Jimmy Gownley. New York, NY: Atheneum, 2002

This book is great fun, brilliantly executes visual storytelling, and has wonderful wordplay. The endearing but flawed and snarky characters face all sorts of growing up issues such as divorce, friendshi...

Series by Dave Roman. New York, NY: First Second, 2011

Life at Space Academy for a diverse group of kids who get into all sorts of trouble including: Hakata Soy (former space hero), Senor Panda (Spanish teacher who isn't what he appears to be), Doug Hiro (whose only goa...

Series by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm. New York, NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2005

A feisty, day dreaming mouse deals with all sorts of school, family, and community adventures. This series is great fun and chock-full of adventures, humor, wordplay, wond...

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 Benjamin Renner. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

While foxes are typically cunning, it’s the chicks and chickens in this wonderful story who rule the roost. When Wolf helps Fox steal some eggs (his turnips are getting tired), he decides to hatch them, fatten them, a...

First in the series by James Burks. NY:  Scholastic, Graphix 2012

It’s an adventure about best friends Bird (who’s fearless) and Squirrel (who’s afraid of everything including dust). They always seem to find themselves in the midst of some trouble and creatively work th...

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,...

First of the series by Jamie Smart. New York, NY: David Fickling Books, 2016

Monkey, sent into space but unbeknownst to him crash-lands in a peaceful nearby forest. He thinks it's a new world and claims it as his. When the friendly Bunny refuses to let him take over  -...

First of the series Dav Pilkey. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 1997

These graphic novels chronicle the adventures of two boys and their Principal (who unbeknownst to him is also Captain Underpants). The boys, pranksters, turn their nemesis into Captain Underpants and...

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...

First of the series. Anthology. New York, NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014.

A  fun comics collection from award-winning authors including Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Matt Phelan, Cece Bell, Nathan Hale, and others.

Each volume co...

First in the series by Chris Schweizer. (New York, NY:  Amulet Books. 2015).

Pumpkins County, home of more mad scientists and monsters than anywhere else. It is full of science lore, science fiction, and mysteries - which four friends: Carol (hacker extraordinaire), Mi...

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