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Favorite Graphic Novels for Kids

Favorite Graphic Novels for Kids

It’s no secret! Kids love graphic novels, whether they’re memoirs like Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters or historical fiction, like Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Here are a few of our favorite graphic novels for kids! (Descriptions and links from the Evergreen catalog.)

Favorite Graphic Novels

Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper and Raul the Third

Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio customize their car into a low rider for the Universal Car Competition to win the cash prize that will enable them to buy their own garage.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most important, who is her father and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions. For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any Bollywood film.

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. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds–and not really fitting into either one.

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.

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past.

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends. But their friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.

Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school crawling with mysteries! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

With so many great graphic novels available, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!



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