Graphic Novels

Graphic novels aren't only for Wimpy Kid fans or comic book enthusiasts: All kinds of stories are now 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. These illustrated novels are engaging both avid and reluctant readers of all ages with their powerful stories. We've selected our favorites, which are sure to wow the graphic novel lover in your life. And for more popular hits, try our list of the Bestselling New Books on Amazon for Kids and Teens.

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Bink & Gollie

age 6+

Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.

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Little Robot

age 6+

Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.

By: Ben Hatke (2015)
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Babymouse Series

age 7+

Quick, lively graphic novels pack in the positivity.

By: Jennifer L. Holm (2005)
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Bad Kitty Gets a Phone

age 7+

Funny graphic novel has great lessons about phone ownership.

By: Nick Bruel (2021)
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CatStronauts: Mission Moon -- CatStronauts, Book 1

age 7+

Successful launch of fun series starring heroic space cats.

By: Drew Brockington (2017)
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Dog Man: Dog Man, Book 1

age 7+

Riotous, silly fun with soft touch by Underpants creator.

By: Dav Pilkey (2016)
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Giants Beware!

age 7+

Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.

By: Jorge Aguirre (2012)
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Series

age 7+

A mouse and robot fight evildoers in fun graphic novels.

By: Dav Pilkey (2014)
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Squish: Super Amoeba: Squish, Book 1

age 7+

Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.

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Stone Rabbit Series

age 7+

Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.

By: Erik Craddock (2009)
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Stuntboy, in the Meantime

age 7+

Engaging, thoughtful story of changing family has great art.

By: Jason Reynolds (2021)
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Zita the Spacegirl

age 7+

Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.

By: Ben Hatke (2011)
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The Baby-Sitters Club Series

age 8+

Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.

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Bolivar

age 8+

Beautiful story of misunderstood dinosaur in big city.

By: Sean Rubin (2017)
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City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm

age 8+

Curious kids care for baby water dragon in fun adventure.

By: Jaimal Yogis (2021)
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The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel

age 8+

Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.

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Earthling!

age 8+

Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.

By: Mark Fearing (2012)
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom: Frazzled, Book 1

age 8+

Girl conquers middle school worries in fun graphic novel.

By: Booki Vivat (2016)
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Ghosts

age 8+

Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.

By: Raina Telgemeier (2016)
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

age 8+

Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.

By: Ursula Vernon (2015)
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