Staff Picks

Graphic Novels For Kids

Titles on this list are found in the Juvenile Graphic Novel Collection.

Julie Martin

Graphic Novels for Younger Elementary School

Benny & Penny in Just Pretend: A Toon Book     Benny & Penny in Just Pretend: A Toon Book    
Geoffrey Hayes
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Hayes)

Benny wants to play pirates without his little sister Penny. But when Penny really disappears, Benny becomes very worried. Look for More Benny and Penny titles.

Magic Pickle     Magic Pickle    
Scott Morse
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Morse)

Meet the world's greenest, bumpiest, briniest superhero, the Magic Pickle. With his feisty sidekick Jo Jo Wigman, the Magic Pickle faces his worst nightmare, the Brotherhood of Evil Produce. Will he save the world from those foul fiends, or will the world be conquered by vegetables gone wild? Look for more Magic Pickle titles.

Otto's Orange Day     Otto's Orange Day    
Frank Cammuso
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Cammuso)

After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.

Owly: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer     Owly: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer    
Andy Runton
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Runton)

Owly is a kind and lonely little owl who's always on the lookout for new friends and new adventures. Look for more Owly titles.

Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons     Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons    
Agnes Rosenstiehl
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Rosenst)

Follows a young girl named Lilly as she enjoys different activities during each season of the year. Look for more Silly Lilly titles.

Sticky Burr: Adventures in the Burrwood Forest     Sticky Burr: Adventures in the Burrwood Forest    
John Lechner
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Lechner)

Sticky Burr and his friends come to the rescue when the village in Burrwood Forest is attacked by wild dogs. Look for more Sticky Burr titles.

Stinky     Stinky    
Eleanor Davis
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Davis)

Stinky is a monster who loves pickles and possums but is terrified of people! When a new kid enters his swamp, this adorable little monster comes up with all sorts of crazy plans to scare him away.

Graphic Novels for Older Elementary School

Bone. Vol 1. Out of Boneville     Bone. Vol 1. Out of Boneville    
Jeff Smith
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Smith)

The Bone series tells the story of Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams. Look for more Bone titles.

Clan Apis     Clan Apis    
Jay Hosler
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Hosler)

Provides information about the life cycle and environment of honeybees through the story of Nyuki, a young bee from the hive called Clan Apis.

Houdini: The Handcuff King     Houdini: The Handcuff King    
Jason Lute
    (Juvenile Graphic Novel - J Lut)

A graphic novel account of the most death-defying jump Harry Houdini ever attempted as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how he prepared for and performed the escape.

Jellaby     Jellaby    
Kean Soo
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Soo)

Not long after Portia Bennett and her mother move to a new town to start their lives over, Portia discovers a huge purple monster she names Jellaby.

Kampung Boy     Kampung Boy    
    (Juvenile Graphic Novel - J Lat)

Relates the life experiences of a boy growing up on a rubber plantation in rural Malaysia.

Korgi Book 1     Korgi Book 1    
Christian Slade
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Slade)

A wordless graphic novel about a young girl named Ivy, her dog Sprout, and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow. Look for more Korgi titles.

Little Vampire     Little Vampire    
Joann Sfar
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Sfar)

An unusual friendship forms between a vampire and a human, when Little Vampire leaves notes on homework Michael has left at school.

Mouse Gard Vol. 1 Fall 1152     Mouse Gard Vol. 1 Fall 1152    
David Petersen
    (Juvenile Graphic Novel - J Peterso)

Adventures of three mice, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam who patrol borders, and strive to make safeways to keep the mouse territories free from predators.

Rapunzel's Revenge     Rapunzel's Revenge    
Shannon Hale
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Hale)

In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as both a lasso and as a weapon to take on outlaws--including Gothel, the woman she calls Mother.

Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow     Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow    
James Strum
    (Juvenile Graphic Novel - J Strum)

Satchel Paige began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues inAlabamain the 1920s. For years, Jim Crow laws, which segregated blacks and whites, kept him out of the major leagues. But they couldn't stop him from becoming a world-class athlete. This is a fictionalized account of a real-life sports hero.

The Courageous Princess     The Courageous Princess    
Rod Epinosa
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Espinos)

When Princess Mabelrose is kidnapped by a dragon and told that no one will rescue her, she decides to escape and find her way home.

Thunder from the Sea: Adventure on Board the HMS Defender     Thunder from the Sea: Adventure on Board the HMS Defender    
Jeff Weigel
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Weigel)

Illustrated in comic-book format with detailed informational sidebars, this fast-paced, action-adventure story sets sail with Jack Hoyton, a boy who enlists in the Royal Navy and is assigned to the HMS Defender, a mid-sized frigate protecting the British Isles from an invasion by the French Emperor Napoleon.

Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection     Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection    
Matt Dembicki
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Trickst)

The Collection includes over twenty trickster stories from various Native American traditions.