Great Graphic Novels for Kids: Part 2

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!

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
For children in grades 3-6.
Hoopla: eBook
I genuinely believe that folks of all ages will enjoy this heartwarming story! Greta has been learning the art of blacksmithing from her mother. On the way home from the marketplace one day, she hears a creature crying for help and goes to investigate. She discovers what is known as a tea dragon and sets off to return the animal to her owner. She meets Hesekiel and Erik as well as Minette and grows friendships with them as they teach her how to take care of tea dragons. This is such a peaceful tale and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful! The sequel to this book, The Tea Dragon Festival, is also available on Hoopla as an eBook!

Stargazing by Jen Wang
For children in grades 3-6.
OverDrive: eBook
“With her surreal drawings, her penchant for bright nail polish, her lax study habits, and her inability to speak Chinese, Moon Li is nothing like the other kids in her Chinese American community. And she couldn’t be more different from perfectionist Christine Hong. But when Christine’s parents rent a property to Moon and her mother, who are having trouble making ends meet, it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” –School Library Journal

The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
For children in grades 4-7.
OverDrive: eBook
“Magic fans will welcome Ostertag’s graphic novel about a modern-day forest settlement where girls become witches and boys learn how to be shapeshifters. Aster’s a boy who should be focusing on transforming into an animal; instead, to his family’s dismay and embarrassment, he finds ways to hang around when girls are learning witchcraft.” –Publishers Weekly

Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte
For children in grades 3-6.
Hoopla: eBook
“In this engaging book, kids write to the Justice League superheroes, asking questions that many readers have probably wondered: Has Superman ever been less than perfect? Does Green Lantern get tired of wearing the same colors all the time? Does Aquaman smell like fish? The heroes thoughtfully consider these big and small queries, reflect on their experiences, and come up with answers that are sometimes honest and sometimes diplomatic. In several instances, the kids’ lives change for the better after the exchange with their hero.” –School Library Journal

The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
For children in grades 4-6.
OverDrive: eBook
“With many a SZZT! SZRAK! FWOOM! and SKREE!, young Emily learns to use an energy-bolt-shooting amulet against an array of menaces to rescue her captured Mom in this graphic-novel series opener. When a scuttling “arachnopod” sucks down their widowed parent, Emily and younger sib Navin pursue through a door in the basement and into the alternate-Earth land of Alledia.” –Kirkus Reviews

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