Spotlight On: Children’s Graphic Novels

Children’s Graphic Novels: A graphic novel is a novel in comic-strip format. The graphic novels in the Children’s area are geared towards children, and consist of many different types of graphic novels: stand-alone, series, and versions of children’s novels in graphic novel form. The Children’s graphic novels are located in the Children’s area, 3 rows down on the left hand side, all the way to the end by the windows.

Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth / Don Brown and Dr. Mike Perfit

Sibert-Honor winner Don Brown brings us a graphic novel about world geology. Perfect for science class as well as anyone curious about our globe, a humble groundhog guides us on a tour through the planet’s natural history and describes the different stages of the Earth’s evolution as well as the incredible natural forces constantly at work. (J GRAPHIC 551 BRO)

CatStronauts: Mission Moon / Drew Brockington

CatStronauts, you are needed! 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. (J GRAPHIC BROCKINGTON BK.1)


Mighty Jack and the Goblin King / Ben Hatke

Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor to a strange floating crossroads where they encounter rats, brutal giants, and a fearsome Goblin King. (J GRAPHIC HATKE)


One Trick Pony / Nathan Hale

In a future where alien beings consume technology as a few humans try to preserve it, Strata, her brother, and a friend are separated from their caravan and, with a wonderful robotic horse, must fight their way back. (J GRAPHIC HALE)


Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute / Jarrett J. Krosoczka

As if slinging hash in the school cafeteria isn’t exciting enough, Lunch Lady has a secret life as a crime-fighting superhero! And she’s noticed that something about the new substitute teacher, Mr. Pasteur, just doesn’t seem right. But while Lunch Lady is busy investigating Mr. Pasteur, students Hector, Terrence, and Dee are investigating her. (J GRAPHIC LUNCH LADY BK.1)

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel / Mariah Marsden

Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm. With red hair and a wild imagination, Anne takes Green Gables by storm. (J GRAPHIC MARSDEN)


Bolivar / Sean Rubin

Living a quiet life in New York City, Bolivar, a dinosaur, finds his life complicated when Sybil, the girl next door, tries to prove his existence. (J GRAPHIC RUBIN)


5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior / Mark Siegel

Depicts five imperiled worlds that will be rendered extinct unless five ancient and mysterious beacons can be lit in the wake of erupting wars during which three unlikely heroes make surprising discoveries about their homes and themselves. (J GRAPHIC SIEGEL BK.1)


Sisters / Raina Telgemeier

In a semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Raina’s disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister is further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents’ marriage. (J GRAPHIC TELGEMEIER)


Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible / Ursula Vernon

Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right. (J GRAPHIC VERNON BK.1)


“The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.” ~Oliver Goldsmith

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