Inspiration for the graphic novel-obsessed. Most of these are for kids ages 8-12, with a few specifically for the earlier elementary grades. Last updated August 4.
Bina's story lives on! (Check out book #1, although both can be read as a stand-lone: All Together Now) She's in middle school, she has a new best friend, she's writing songs, she's in a band -- what could go wrong? Well, of course, so very many things. Follow Bina as she tries to figure out her heart and find her voice. Fans of Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale, check out Hope Larson's graphic novels. You'll love 'em! --Elese
Two 10-year-olds search for a missing gecko and find friendship along the way.
The intergalactic travails of an elite group of cat astronauts! And now the 6th book in the series. (See the others in the series here.)
A new Cleopatra in Space graphic novel!
Check out Book #1 here: Karen's Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #1)
From the creator of the brilliant Cardboard Kingdom. (After reading Cardboard Kingdom, I found my boys in the garage constructing elaborate costumes out of old boxes. Love.) --Elese
A new graphic novel co-authored by Roller Girl creator Victoria Jamieson.
Fans of Dog Man, meet the InvestiGators!
A younger graphic novel, great for ages 5-8. Perfect for fans of Narwhal & Jelly.
"This sensitive, slightly spooky tale will spur middle graders to mull the importance of fostering welcoming communities." --School Library Journal
The latest in the Emmie & Friends series. If you'd like to start from the beginning here, see Invisible Emmie.
Best for ages 7-10.
A coming-of-age graphic novel about blended families and farmer markets from the talented Lucy Knisley.
"Lê and Tong reimagine the Green Lantern as a 13-year-old Vietnamese American boy. ... Sci-fi and adventure are flashy vehicles for a tale about power and compassion--and the importance of service to others." --School Library Journal
"Kids are going to love these characters, which is good, as more stories are already in the works. An absolutely delightful gateway into comics for the Saturday-morning cartoon crowd." --Booklist (ages 7-10)
Endorsed by my avid-graphic novel reading 8-year-old --Elese
"Spirited adventure and an oddball sense of humor make this a promising start to a series that will be perfect for fans of the Hilda comics. Ages 8-12." --Publishers Weekly
Book #11 in the hilarious and fabulous Phoebe and her Unicorn series.
A collection of modern Russian folklore in graphic novel format.