Great Graphic Novels For Kids

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The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea

Title: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea
By: Raina Telgemeier
Published: 2015

Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

Recommended for ages 8-12.


Title: Catstronauts
By: Drew Brockington
Published: 2017

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.

Recommended for ages 6 - 10.


Title: Chiggers
By: Hope Larson
Published: 2008

When Abby returns to the same summer camp she always goes to, she is dismayed to find that her old friends have changed, and the only person who wants to be her friend is the strange new girl, Shasta.

Recommended for ages 10-14.

Cleopatra In Space: Target Practice

Title: Cleopatra In Space: Target Practice
By: Mike Maihack
Published: 2014

When a young Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

El Deafo

Title: El Deafo
By: Cece Bell
Published: 2014

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Go With The Flow

Title: Go With The Flow
By: Lily Williams
Published: 2020

Sophomores Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha are fed up. Hazelton High never has enough tampons. Or pads. Or adults who will listen. Sick of an administration that puts football before female health, the girls band together to make a change. Its no easy task, especially while grappling with everything from crushes to trig to JV track, but they have one another's backs.

Recommended for ages 10-14.


Title: Hippopotamister
By: John Patrick Green
Published: 2016

The zoo isn't what it used to be. It's run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he'll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise.

Recommended for ages 5 - 8 Years.

Katie The Catsitter

Title: Katie The Catsitter
By: Colleen A. F. Venable
Published: 2021

Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp -- something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life gets interesting. Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain?

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Title: Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian
By: Tim Probert
Published: 2020

For fans of Amulet and middle grade readers who love sweeping worlds like Star Wars, the first book of the Lightfall series introduces Bea and Cad, two unlikely friends who get swept up in an epic quest to save their world from falling into eternal darkness.

Recommended for Ages 8-12

Little Robot

Title: Little Robot
By: Ben Hatke
Published: 2015

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!

Recommended for ages 6-9.

Measuring Up

Title: Measuring Up
By: Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu
Published: 2020

Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old Cici enters a cooking competition to win the chance to see her grandmother again, but she only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Little Women

Title: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Little Women
By: Rey Terciero
Published: 2019

Whether it's school woes, health issues, boy troubles or simply feeling lost, the March sisters all need the same thing: support from each other. By coming together -- and sharing lots of laughs and tears -- these four young women find the courage to discover who they truly are as individuals... and as a family.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

 Odd Duck

Title: Odd Duck
By: Cecil Castellucci
Published: 2013

Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. Chad, on the other hand, is one strange bird. It's a good thing Chad has a normal friend like Theodora to set a good example for him. But who exactly is the odd duck here? Theodora may not like the answer.

Recommended for ages 6-10.


Title: Pashmina
By: Nidhi Chanani
Published: 2017

Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl.

Recommended for ages 10-14.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea [A Narwhal and Jelly Book 1]

Title: Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea [A Narwhal and Jelly Book 1]
By: Ben Clanton
Published: 2016

A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together. Includes facts about narwhals and jellyfish.

Recommended for ages 6-9.

The Prince and The Dressmaker

Title: The Prince and The Dressmaker
By: Jen Wang
Published: 2018

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon is his brilliant dressmaker, Frances--his best friend and one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But how long can Frances defer her dreams to stay a secret and protect her friend?

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer

Title: Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer
By: Gillian Goerz
Published: 2020

When ten-year-olds Shirley and Jamila meet, Jamila is simply hoping for a friend in her new neighborhood but Shirley is a detective and together they seek a missing gecko.

Recommended for ages 8-12.


Title: Smile
By: Raina Telgemeier
Published: 2010

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.


Title: Snapdragon
By: Kat Leyh
Published: 2020

Snap's town has a witch. At least, that's the rumor. In reality, Jacks is just a Crocs-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells the skeletons of roadkill online. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. Snap needs a favor from this old woman, though, so she begins helping Jacks with her strange work. Snap gets to know her and realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and an unlikely connection to Snap's family's past.

Recommended for ages 10-14.


Title: Stargazing
By: Jen Wang
Published: 2019

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

This Was Our Pact

Title: This Was Our Pact
By: Ryan Andrews
Published: 2019

Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel.

Recommended for ages 9-12.


Title: Twins
By: Varian Johnson
Published: 2020

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran -- a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. The sisters are growing apart and there's nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?

Recommended for ages 8-12.

When Stars Are Scattered

Title: When Stars Are Scattered
By: Victoria Jamieson
Published: 2020

Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp.

Recommended for ages 9-12.

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