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Kids Graphic Novels

Mamo by Sas Milledge

After the death of her grandmother Mamo, the young witch Orla O’Reilly returns to her small hometown. There Orla is faced with more challenges than she expected. In order to quiet the spirit of her grandmother, Orla must figure out what happened to Mamo’s mislaid bones. Sas Milledge’s debut novel is something I’ve been looking forward to for years, ever since this graphic novel was in a very early stage and being uploaded onto Tumblr!  —Andrea

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ISBN: 9781684158171
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 19th, 2022

Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang

12-year-old Nana (NAH-na) travels to visit family in Ghana for the first time and discovers the power within stories and how to live in her truth, even when those around her believe her to be a fibber. My daughter (age 9) loved this because she learned about Ananse—the trickster spider from African folklore—who she found to be funny and helpful. For middle grade readers who enjoy myths, legends, and learning about a culture from a new perspective.  —Kristina

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ISBN: 9780593204900
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Published: Razorbill - June 7th, 2022

Sir Ladybug, Book 1 by Corey R Tabor

Sir Ladybug is the most valiant knight to have ever lived. At least, that’s what his closest roly poly friend, Pell, proclaims to anyone who will listen. The truth of this is put to the test when a caterpillar is threatened by a MONSTER (a ravenous chickadee). My eyes were shiny and full of hearts (picture an anime character!) while reading this witty tale. Perfect for beginning graphic novel readers and fans of adorable bug drawings. Ivy

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By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063069060
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 29th, 2022

Between Shades of Grey: The Graphic Novel written by Ruta Sepetys, adapted by Andrew Donkin

How do people survive living under a fascist government? This beautiful graphic version of Ruth Septys’ historical novel is based on interviews with Lithuanian people who actually survived their teen years under Stalinist repression. The drawings bring to life 15-year-old Lina’s experience of fear, loss, and survival. Young readers of other popular historically based graphic novels (White Bird, When Stars Are Scattered) will love this story.—Noreen

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By Ruta Sepetys, Andrew Donkin (Adapted by), Dave Kopka (Illustrator), Brann Livesay (With), Chris Dickey (With)
ISBN: 9780593404850
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Published: Philomel Books - October 12th, 2021

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

Huda Fahmy's sense of humor is undeniable, and her story is undeniably relatable. Fahmy as Huda F carefully explores not just the prejudice she faced in high school as a Muslim, but her pride and joy in her faith. At the same time, with friendly illustration and introspective narration, she explores a universal story of a teen looking for friends, connection, identity, and belief in oneself. I smiled through this story, feeling I met a new friend myself.—Jocelyn

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By Huda Fahmy, Huda Fahmy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593324318
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Published: Dial Books - November 23rd, 2021

Barb the Last Berzerker by Dan Abdo & Jason Patterson

Barb is a rough and tough young Berzerker who can’t wait to kick some monster butt! But when her pals get in trouble, she finds the unlikeliest of friends to help her on her epic quest to save them. For fans of sword & sorcery fantasy and cartoons like Adventure Time, this graphic novel will keep you laughing as you encounter monsters, wizards, and fighters alongside the charmingly silly and utterly lovable Barb the Last Berzerker!—Eli

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By Dan Abdo, Jason Patterson, Dan & Jason, Dan Abdo (Illustrator), Jason Patterson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534485716
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

¡¡Manu!! by Kelly Fernández

In a fresh, vibrant take on the school for magic genre, Kelly Fernández draws on the practices of brujería and Catholic saint patronage to create a lush setting inspired by the Dominican Republic. Exploring themes of belonging, friendship, and self-discovery, this heartwarming adventure is perfect for fans of The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez, and The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner.—Molly S.

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ISBN: 9781338264180
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Published: Graphix - November 2nd, 2021

The Secret Garden on 81st Street written by Ivy Noelle Weird, illustrated by Amber Padilla

Everyone wants a secret…and needs a friend. Ivy Noelle Weir and Amber Padilla deliver a lovely graphic novel of renewal, hope, and connection. Any kid who has ever been lonely will relate to Mary, Colin, and Dickon as they find each other. Inspiration can be found in their care for themselves and for the people, plants, and world around them. A welcome update to a traditional classic, this beautiful fable for our current modern world stands on its own.—Jocelyn

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By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316459709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens

This thrilling supernatural graphic novel about a teen girl who just found out she descends from a long line of werewolves is a perfect blend of action and heart. Olivia Stephens weaves a tale of loss, growing up, and family, both found and biological. With art that jumps off the page and a sweet, sapphic romance, fans of Mooncakes and Spill Zone will want to sink their teeth into this fantasy adventure. —Molly

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By Olivia Stephens, Olivia Stephens (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781728420202
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - September 7th, 2021

The Bug Club by Elise Gravel

Not only is this little hardcover educational, but it’s so CUTE. Even the passing appreciator of nature will love this adorably illustrated guide to our six-legged friends. Elise Gravel uses her charming art and handwritten text to create an approachable guide that feels more like sharing notes with a very smart friend than reading lists of facts. As a big fan of bugs, I may be biased, but this book is a must-have for the future entomologist in your life. —MJ

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ISBN: 9781770464155
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 10th, 2021


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