Graphic Novels

Graphic novels aren't just for Wimpy Kid fans: All kinds of stories now are being told in this format, which mixes illustrations and text. Younger readers might like silly books about a superhero mouse or a wacky lunch lady, whereas mature teens can check out modern takes on classic novels, powerful historical fiction, and compelling memoirs.

Browse Graphic Novels

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Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2010)
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Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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Quick, lively graphic novels pack in the positivity.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2010)
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Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2013)
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Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2011)
Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.
By Erik Craddock
(2010)
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
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Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2010)
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Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2012)
Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
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Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
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Girl searches for brother in exciting fantasy graphic novel.
By Peter Wartman
(2013)
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Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
Fiery start to educational graphic novel series.
By George O'Connor
(2015)
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Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
By Paul Pope
(2013)
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
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Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2014)
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Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2011)
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Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
Delightful romp has swashbuckling action, powerful female.
By Tony Cliff
(2013)
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Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2011)
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Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2013)
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2007)
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Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.
By Maggie Thrash
(2015)
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Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
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Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
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Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
Slacker turns hero for his gal in quirky graphic novels.
By Bryan Lee O'Malley
(2010)
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Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
By Gareth Hinds
(2007)
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)
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Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(2009)