Great Graphic Novels for Kids

What’s not to love when it comes to graphic novels? They’re a ton of fun and I’ve noticed that the majority of kids absolutely adore reading them! From Dog Man by Dav Pilkey to Smile by Raina Telgemeier, I am constantly being asked if we have some of the most popular graphic novels currently in the library. The kids get this look of pure joy when they find out that we do! Our graphic novel section is a well loved area and I enjoy recommending various books to eager readers. Without further ado, enjoy some of these great graphic novel suggestions!

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
For children in grades 4-8.
OverDrive: Audiobook and eBook
I think this might be my favorite kids graphic novel! What first drew me into this delightful tale are its colorful illustrations and main character Astrid’s spunky personality! Twelve-year-old Astrid and her best pal Nicole hit a snag in their friendship since Astrid signs up for a summer roller derby camp and Nicole chooses to participate in dance camp instead. At the camp, Astrid deals with learning how to roller skate amongst older kids that seem to be champion skaters already. This book is all about girl power and I loved how hard Astrid worked to achieve her goals as well as to be a team player!
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
For children in grades 3-7.
Hoopla: Audiobook and eBook
OverDrive: eBook
“In this clever tale, super-shy seventh grader Emmie rarely speaks to a soul at school but loves to draw. Occasional comic-style sections follow super-popular, impossibly perfect “Katie.” After a classmate shares Emmie's note about her crush with everyone, Emmie goes from feeling invisible to feeling embarrassingly visible. But as Emmie becomes more satisfyingly confident, Katie gradually disappears — a no-longer-needed coping mechanism that existed only in Emmie's drawings.” –The Horn Book Magazine
Surfside Girls: The Secret Of Danger Point by Kim Dwinell
For children in grades 4-7.
Hoopla: eBook
“After the owner of Danger Point dies, 12-year-old Samantha Taylor and her friend Jade Lee take to their surfboards to explore the private waterfront property in their West Coast town of Surfside. Sam discovers that ghosts are living on the grounds, and they beseech her to protect their refuge from the mayor’s plan to develop it into a resort.” –Publishers Weekly
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden and illustrated by Brenna Thummler
For children in grades 3-7.
Hoopla: eBook
OverDrive: eBook
“A jewel-toned graphic novel adaptation of the beloved classic. This abridged version of Anne of Green Gables appropriately condenses the longtime favorite into a more accessible volume, but it doesn’t cut out the spirit of Montgomery’s effervescent heroine.” –School Library Journal
Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying
For children in grades 3-7.
Hoopla: eBook
OverDrive: eBook
“A young Diana of Themyscira makes an unusual friend. Not quite Wonder Woman yet, this preteen princess of the Amazons is finding it more and more difficult to find her place on their isolated island…A cute and brightly rendered bit of backstory for DC’s Amazon warrior.” –Kirkus Reviews
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