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 Falynn Koch. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

Readers follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans and taken to a bat rehabilitation center. He meets bats of various species he learns how to fly, what to eat and we learn all about bats and their habitats...

by Don Brown. New York:NY. Amulet Books, 2019

This is the first of a science series that chronicle how one specific creative idea was built upon and inspired others that eventually created a BIG IDEA that changed or saved our world. The first in this series details how...

by Maris Wicks. New York, NY: First Second, 2016

This book is shows and tells us all about the ecology, biology, and life of animals in and around coral reefs and their ecological significance to our world at large. It addresses science themes such as: science as inquir...

by MK Reed and Joe Flood. New York, NY: First Second, 2016

Readers learn about dinosaurs, how they lived in their natural habitats, and how paleontologists through history pieced together what we know about dinosaurs today. It can be used in science for: science as inqu...

by Mark Crilley. Berkeley, CA: Watson-Guptill Publishers, 2016

Nonfiction. This book follows a boy named David who wants to learn to draw and by chance meets Becky who agrees to teach him (and the reader). As the storyline follows David, Becky gives him very concrete ea...

by Brian Fies. New York, NY: Amulet, 2019

This is a firsthand account of the tragic wildfires that burned through Northern California on Monday, October 9, 2017 resulting in 44 fatalities and the destruction of thousands of homes and structures.

It started as a webcomic...

by Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks. New York, NY: First Second, 2017

It follows the Wright brothers and mankind’s race to fly. It details the brothers’ designs, their mechanical issues, their understanding and addressing weather issues, and how they dealt with Internatio...

by Saul Griffith, Joost Bonsen, and Nick Dragotta. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2007

Science through the expertise of siblings Tucker (Tuck) and Celine who conquer summer boredom with fifteen build-it-yourself science and engineering projects.

It can be used in science f...

Six volume series by Fred Van Lente, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2014).

In this volume, science is presented through a story of two siblings, Tuck and Celine who escape an ecological apocalypse, find safety on a new planet and while wai...

by Dr. Saul Griffith, Nick Dragotta, Ingrid Dragotta, Arwen Griffith, Joost Bonsen, Jeff Parker, Warren Simons, Sandy Jarrell, Meredith McClaren, Jason Marzloff, Leigh B. Estabrooks Lee Loughridge, Rich Starkings, Comicraft, Jimmy Betancourt and Andrea Dunlap. Berkeley...

by Maris Wicks. New York, NY: First Second, 2015

In this book presents a theatrical revue of each and every biological part and system of our bodies. It begins with the skeleton and layers body elements from inside out. It can be used in science for: science as inquiry;...

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 Jay Hosler. New York, NY: First Second, 2015

This is about one beetle’s quest to leave her home and how she discovers the big world around her. It’s full of very cool beetle facts and integrates storytelling, entomology, and scientific inquiry.

It can be used in scie...

by Nick Bertozzi. New York, NY: First Second, 2011

This beautifully illustrated book retells  the planning and fulfillment of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition to chart the United States' wilderness. It details the planning, the choices made, the hardships, the losses...

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