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.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
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7
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Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
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By Ben Hatke
(2011)
AGE
7
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Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
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By Jorge Aguirre
(2013)
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7
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Quick, lively graphic novels pack in the positivity.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2010)
AGE
7
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Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.
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By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2011)
AGE
7
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Time-travel comic mixes cartoon mayhem, some learning.
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By Erik Craddock
(2010)
AGE
8
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Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
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By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2010)
AGE
8
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Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
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By Mark Fearing
(2012)
AGE
8
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Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
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By Cathy Camper
(2014)
AGE
8
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Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
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By Kazu Kibuishi
(2012)
AGE
9
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Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
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By Cece Bell
(2014)
AGE
9
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Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
AGE
9
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Milder than Wimpy Kid, and a sure hit with boys.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
AGE
9
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Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
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By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
AGE
9
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Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
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By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
AGE
9
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Girl searches for brother in exciting fantasy graphic novel.
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By Peter Wartman
(2013)
AGE
9
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Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
AGE
9
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Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
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By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
AGE
10
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Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
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By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
AGE
10
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Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.
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By Paul Pope
(2013)
AGE
10
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Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
AGE
10
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Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
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By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
AGE
10
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Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
AGE
10
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Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2014)
AGE
10
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Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2011)
AGE
11
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Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
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By Jane Yolen
(2011)
AGE
11
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Delightful romp has swashbuckling action, powerful female.
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By Tony Cliff
(2013)
AGE
12
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Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
AGE
12
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Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
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By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
AGE
12
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Fun graphic novel about gamers makes strong political point.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2014)
AGE
12
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Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
13
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Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
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By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
AGE
13
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First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2007)
AGE
13
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Slacker turns hero for his gal in quirky graphic novels.
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By Bryan Lee O'Malley
(2010)
AGE
13
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Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
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By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
AGE
14
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Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
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By Gareth Hinds
(2007)
AGE
16
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Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
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By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)
AGE
16
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Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
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By Alan Moore
(2009)