Graphic Novels For Kids

Graphic Novels For Kids

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

Julie Martin

Graphic Novels for Older Elementary School

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics     Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics    
James Sturm
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J 741.51 Stu)

This basic cartooning tutorial is for kids who love comics, who enjoy an adventure filled with action and humor, or aspire to become comic book creators.

Awkward     Awkward    
Svetlana Chmakova
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Chmakov)

After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres has a hard time making it up to him. For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, Sisters, and Drama.

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.

Cardboard     Cardboard    
Doug TenNapel
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Tennape)

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley     Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley    
Jeff Weigel
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Weigel)

Alanna discovers a nest of hatching dragon eggs and decides to care for them herself. When mama dragon returns, Alanna is mistaken for a baby dragon herself and is soon caught up in the conflict between knights and dragons!

El Deafo     El Deafo    
Cece Bell
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J 362.42 Bel)

This tale follows the adventures of young Cece, who develops "superpowers" to manage the challenges of making friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid - that sometimes lets her hear things she shouldn't.

Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists     Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists    
edited by Chris Duffy
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Fairy)

Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by such noted artists as Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and others.

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.

Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever     Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever    
Stephen McCranie
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Mccrani)
Mccranie, Stephen, 1987- Mal and Chad ; 1.

Fourth grade genius Mal and his talking dog Chad shrink themselves to microscopic size and travel through time, but girls and the school bully present bigger challenges.

Meanwhile     Meanwhile    
Jason Shiga
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Shiga)

Jimmy explores the lab of a mad scientist in this Choose Your Own Adventure-style graphic novel.

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.

Roller Girl     Roller Girl    
Victoria Jamieson
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Jamieso)

As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.

Smile     Smile    
Raina Telgemeier
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Telgeme)

Raina trips while running and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. From 6th grade to high school, she deals with dental drama, boy confusion, a major earthquake, and not-so-friendly friends.

The Dodgeball Chronicles     The Dodgeball Chronicles    
Frank Cammuso
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Cammuso)
Knights of the lunch table ; 1

Artie King's hopes for easing into life at Camelot Middle School are dashed when he opens a mysterious locker filled with useful, wonderful items and is pulled into a do-or-die dodgeball game that pits Artie and his friends against the school's toughest kids.

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.

Zebrafish     Zebrafish    
Sharon Emerson
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Emerson)

When their rock band becomes popular, five middle schoolers use their new fame to generate awareness (and donations) for an important cause.

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 & Penny

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.

Binky the Space Cat     Binky the Space Cat    
Ashley Spires
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Spires)
Binky adventure

Binky has a dream to become a space cat. Join him in his rigorous training as he battles aliens (bugs), explores space (the outdoors), and protects his humans.

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.

The Adventures of Polo     The Adventures of Polo    
Régis Faller
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Faller)

Polo the dog sets out from his home and enjoys many adventures, including sailing his boat on top of a whale, roasting hot dogs over a volcano, and taking a ride in a spaceship built from a mushroom.

The Big Wet Balloon     The Big Wet Balloon    
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Liniers)
Toon into reading. Level 2.

Clemmie and her sister Matilda are in for a surprise on a rainy day.

Tippy and the Night Parade     Tippy and the Night Parade    
Lilli Carré
    (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J Carre)
Easy-to-read comics. Level 1

Follow Tippy on a nocturnal adventure through mist, up a mountain, down a hole, and back home.