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Graphic Novels for Kids

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Planetary-Yum: A CatStronauts Kitten Adventure by Drew Brockington
Meet Waffles and his sister Pancake, siblings who love science and outer space! It's Saturday, and Dad-Cat surprises the kittens with a trip to the science museum. While there, they see extraordinary things, such as dino-cats and the planetarium show. But soon the kittens find themselves separated from Dad-Cat -- oh no! Will they be stuck living in the museum forever?

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! by Ben Clanton
A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

King of the Birds by Elise Gravel
Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's not afraid to tell him when he's being insufferable! In the first of three episodes, a battle of the brains and bird-to-bird banter soon turns into an unexpected friendship. Arlo and Pips' adventures include a visit to the big city and the beach on their hunt for shiny things and French fries.

Owly: The Way Home by Andy Runton
Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give him a chance, just because he's an owl. That all changes, though, once Owly meets Wormy. Like Owly, Wormy needs a good friend, too – someone who can be counted on for a helping hand, a good laugh, and a great adventure!

Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song
Belly and Norma are the best of squirrels . . . or so they think! After discovering donuts for the first time, they are determined to get some for themselves, even if they have to outsmart the food truck driver to do it!     

Binky the Space Cat by Ashely Spires
Binky's blast-off into outer space (outside) to battle aliens (bugs) is delayed when he realizes he's left something behind – and it's not the anti-gravity kitty litter.

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Everyone at Cece's old school was Deaf, but in her new one, she's the different one. Her Sonic Ear seems to repel new friends, until she discovers she can hear the teacher anywhere she goes. Can she use her superpowers to attract a true friend?

Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey          
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.

Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt
Meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie.

New Kid by Jerry Craft
Seventh-grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds – and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Real Friends by Shannon Hale
When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.

Babymouse, Vol. 1: Queen of the World! by Jennifer Holm
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Written by a roller derby girl, this heartwarming tale of discovering new passions, surviving a failing friendship and of course, junior high, won a Newberry Honor Award and other accolades for good reason. Give it to any kid who needs a little dose of confidence. 

The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Emily's and Narvin's mother is kidnapped and dragged into a strange and magical world where, it seems, the children's great-grandfather has been before. It's up to the children to set things right and save their mother's life.

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsdan
Anne, an 11-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

The Accursed Vampire by Madeline McGrane
Cursed by a witch centuries before, Dragoslava must complete every task the witch assigns to him, challenges that send him off to a sleepy midwestern town to obtain a spellbook, in what becomes a life-changing mission that brings about friendship and a sense of belonging.

Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind teashop owners.

Baloney and Friends by Greg Pizzoli
Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course, and Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?

The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert 
Bea lives with her aging and forgetful adopted grandfather, the Pig Wizard, protecting their flame jar and helping gather ingredients for his potions. On a foray into the woods for supplies, Bea falls out of a tree and is rescued by the last Galdurian, an extinct people responsible for the inventions that bring light to their dying planet.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin Reynolds
Miles is struggling to balance school, his personal and family life, and the demands of being Spider-man when an earthquake in his mother's beloved home of Puerto Rico upsets the delicate balance.

Shy Ninja by Ricardo Sanchez
Rena, who suffers from social anxiety disorder, is pressured by her mother to join an activity. She joins School for Ninjas. Rena's life changes as she discovers that she will fulfill a prophecy and become the "Ghost Ninja."

Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who create costumes from cardboard and use their imagination in adventures with knights, robots and monsters.

Little Vampire Goes to School by Joann Sfar
A lonely little vampire, yearning for a friend, gets permission from the other monsters to go to school and makes the acquaintance of a boy who does not believe that vampires are real.

Pea, Bee, & Jay: Stuck Together by Brian Smith
When Pea's competitive nature gets the best of him and he rolls too far away from his farm, he'll need the help of a know-it-all bee and a ground-bound Jay to help him get home.

BONE Adventures by Jeff Smith
For the youngest fans of the bestselling graphic novel series BONE, Jeff Smith has created two hilarious tales to delight beginning readers. In Finders Keepers, the Bone cousins find a coin – finders keepers – but the boys can't agree on how to spend it. Whose idea will win out? In Smiley's Dream Book, Smiley Bone walks through the woods on a beautiful morning. During his journey, he meets a flock of friendly and playful birds. Smiley is having such a good time that he must find a fantastical way to keep up with his new friends as they soar into the big, blue sky.

Monster Friends by Kaeti Vandom
Despite their differences, monster neighbors Reggie and Emily make the perfect pair of explorers, and with a map to make, a beach party to plan, and a sea monster to find, Reggie will have to learn to talk about his feelings and let new friends in.

The Awakening Storm by Jaimal Yogis
After moving to Hong Kong with her mom, Grace must get used to everything from   learning a new language to making new friends at her fancy boarding school. But when an old lady gifts her a mysterious dragon egg that hatches overnight, Grace will have to deal with a whole new set of problems as evil forces try to harness its power.

Audience: Kids Teens
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