Juvenile Graphic Novels
Our favourite stories told through words and pictures.
The Aquanaut : a graphic novel
Santat, Dan, author, illustrator
Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, a marine theme park. But Sophia's world is turned upside-down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab. To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems: inside lives a band of goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand is more sinister than advertised, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park's captive marine life before it's too late.
Ortega, Claribel A., author
Marlene stops straightening her hair and embraces her natural curls. With a few hiccups, and a dash of embarrassment, she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair.
Just roll with it
Durfey-Lavoie, Lee, author
Maggie, who struggles with anxiety and OCD, gets through her first year of middle school by making friends, finding the best after-school clubs, and using her twenty-sided dice to help her make desicions.
The last comics on earth
Brallier, Max, author
"Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk are about to face a challenge unlike any they’ve faced before . . . At their local comic book store, the kids make a startling discovery: they’ve read every last issue of their favorite comic, Z-Man, and no new issues are coming...ever! (Thanks a lot, apocalypse.). Nooo! Our heroes have but one choice: continue Z-Man’s legacy by writing and illustrating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK! Step one? Knock off their beloved Z-Man and cast themselves as super rad, super goofy, superhero protectors of the mysterious city of Apocalyptia. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything! Fans are sure to love this hilarious, action-packed, four-color graphic novel series by the creators of The last Kids on Earth."-- Provided by publisher.
Shiga, Jason, author, illustrator
A "choose your own story" graphic novel. In a small medieval coastal town, the residents live in fear of a giant sea creature, the Leviathan, who attacks anyone who lies. Your mission: discover the secrets and defeat the creature before it's too late! How you go about it depends on the choices you make.
Case, Jonathan, author, illustrator
In the twenty-second century, a sun shift has made it impossible for mammals to survive in the daylight, and ten-year-old Elvie and her caretaker, Flora, are studying the migration route of monarch butterflies along what used to be the western coast of the United States, hoping that something in the butterflies wing scales can be used to protect people from the sun and save humanity from extinction.
Willian, Phellip, author
"Following the loss of their mother, Thomas and Lara find an injured deer on the side of the road. Deciding to bring it home with them, they name the deer Lion and quickly become best friends. The new woodland creature soon fills their hearts with warmth and fun, easing their mourning. But when Lion grows more and more curious about the forest beyond their house, Thomas and Lara start to wonder if the forest is where Lion truly belongs. Will they be able to say goodbye to their new friend?"-- Provided by publisher.
Lai, Remy, author, illustrator
Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she's seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for Pawcasso's owner. Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let "her" dog model for an art class the kids attend. What could go wrong? But what starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows Great Dane-sized when animal control receives complaints about a dog roaming the streets off-leash. With Pawcasso's freedom at stake, is Jo willing to spill the truth and risk her new friendships?
Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator
Eighth grader Drew Ellis recognizes that he isn't afforded the same opportunities, no matter how hard he works, that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted, and to make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids and is finding it hard not to withdraw, even as their mutual friend Jordan tries to keep their group of friends together.
Smith, Mac, 1964-, author, artist
LOOK OUT, LITTLE MOUSE... The humans are gone, the sun is rarely seen, and a cold, dark rain befouls everything it touches. As a group of house mice struggle to survive a long and strange winter, they stubbornly cling to their old ways, looting the abandoned homes nearby for anyscraps they can find. And while food is scarce, danger is everywhere. From mousetraps and poison to feral cats roaming The Neighborhood, every day isa struggle for survival... and the colony is becoming desperate. But when the rumors of a wrecked truck filled with food gives the mice new found hope, the colony's best scouts, including the brave Wix, embark on a perilous journey beyond the fence.
Serafina and the black cloak : the graphic novel
Moreci, Michael, author
In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.
Squire & Knight
Chantler, Scott, author, illustrator
Squire is brainy, bookish, and terribly under-appreciated by the brawny, inept knight Sir Kelton, who somehow always gets all the glory. So when the two mismatched heroes find themselves in a cursed village plagued by a demonic dragon, Kelton rides off to slay it and Squire stays behind to catch up on some reading. But Squire starts to notice that something isn’t quite right about this town . . . Can he uncover its strange secrets?
Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author
Eleven-year-old Avery Lee loves living in Hickory Valley, Maryland. She loves her neighborhood and school and the end-of-summer fair she always goes to with her two best friends. But she's tired of feeling squished by her six siblings! They're noisy and chaotic and the younger kids all love her a little too much. Avery hatches a plan to finally get her own room, all while trying to get Max to sleep at night, navigating changes in her friendships, and working on an art entry for the fair. But Avery soon learns there are worse things than not having her own room, when she finds out her family might move across the country.
Yummy : a history of desserts
Elliott, Victoria Grace, author, artist.
Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri is excited to show you the delicious history of sweets while taking you around the world and back! The team-up that made ice cream cones! The mistake that made brownies! Learn about and taste the true stories behind everyone’s favorite treats, paired with fun and easy recipes to try at home. After all, sweets—and their stories—are always better when they’re shared!