Flyleaf's Favorite Graphic Novels for Kids & Teens 2023
Bea Wolf is one of those perfect books that makes you want to tell everyone you know to read it! It is a modern retelling of the Beowulf legend told by children fighting against the scariest monster of all, a middle-aged fuddy-duddy. Full of allusions and alliterations, this is a story for all ages, and it begs to be a part of your literary collection! --Kat
Oh yeah, we're playing basketball against an ancient entity. Fast paced, witty, perfect for re-reads. Let Fantasy Sports whisk you into a world of magicians, treasure hunters, and dedicated basketball fans. --Jamie K.
Curlfriends is a bright and spunky addition to the genre! Sure to be a hit with fans of Raina Telgemeier and Babysitters Club. I can't wait to see how the series and its characters develop. --Jamie K.
The Moth Keeper is a beautifully illustrated story about Anya, who takes on the responsibility of shepherding moon moths across the desert to keep her village's Night Flower tree alive. The job can only be done at night or else the moths disappear into light. Anya learns that responsibility doesn't have to come at the expense of self care and that it is okay to feel sad and ask for help. A beautiful story for all ages. --Kat
Four Eyes is a compelling read that is both a topical graphic novel and a memoir of author Rex Ogle's childhood. You can expect the typical lightheartedness and humor of the genre, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by the array of other subjects Ogle fits in without sacrificing reader enjoyment. --Jamie K.
Dan Santat's A First Time for Everything is a reflection on life's great firsts that come with early teenhood. This graphic memoir recounts the author's own firsts during his trip through Europe as a 13-year-old. An intensely relatable coming-of-age story. Great for fans of Raina Telgemeier. --Kat
For a very special few days each October, young witch/skater Gwen gets to hang out with her best friends: a werewolf and vampire from the monster realm who can only cross over right around Halloween. Together, they do spooky things like go to the mall and haunt normies! A super fun series opener (I hope), perfect for whatever the Zoomer/Alpha version of Hot Topic tweens is. --Talia
This graphic novel is as sweet as it is creepy, and I can't wait for you to uncover this little town's secrets. --Jordan
In her first year of university, kind, anxious, people-pleasing Momo develops a crush on PG, an unattainable player known for her many one-night stands. The two gradually develop a flirty friendship, but can they let their guards down and allow love to bloom? A likable, cute WLW graphic novel, recommended for fans of Heartstopper and other character-driven contemporary YA romance. --Talia
An adorably cheesy (overused, I know) romance. I loved the usage of little things like a Nintendo Switch and other modern electronics; this graphic novel doesn't take itself too seriously and it really allows the characters to shine. --Jamie K.