The Youth Graphic Novel selection at the Library has grown significantly in the last few years. This list is just a few of the series that are in high demand by our young readers.
Not sure about your child’s love for graphic novels? Research says to embrace it. Here is a short Scholastic article about the 3 Ways Graphic Novels Benefit Reading Skills.
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
One Dead Spy tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Hale – from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officer – and America during the Revolutionary War.
When Phoebe meets a unicorn named Marigold who grants her one wish, Phoebe wishes Marigold would become her best friend, and the two set off on adventures big and small.
Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends–and why it’s worth the journey.
D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn’t! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet?
Karen Brewer’s imagination gets the best of her when she decides that her neighbor, Mrs. Porter–who has wild gray hair, wears black robes, and has a garden full of mysterious herbs–must be a witch.
The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound–but their plan soon goes awry.
Benji’s heart is broken when his parents announce that they’re having a baby and the family will have to move. When Benji learns about a pond hockey tournament by his house, he rallies his friends to take on his sister’s team. Will Benji finally defeat his sister on their own home ice and learn to have confidence in his own abilities?
This blog post was created by librarians from Park City Library with help of information found in NoveList – a database which is free with your library card. NoveList is a comprehensive reading recommendation resource.