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Easy Reader Graphic Novels

This is a list of graphic novels perfect for beginning readers. There is relatively little text on each page, the illustrations are bright and friendly and the storylines are appropriate for younger readers. There are still some “rare words” and some of the books use non-standard fonts that might prove challenging to readers who are still working on the basics

Cover of Waffles and Pancake: Plane
Drew
Brockington

Future CatStronaut Waffles and his younger sister Pancake are kittens who enjoy visiting the science museum with Dad-Cat.

Cover of FItz & Cleo
Jonathan
Stutzman
Heather Fox
2021

Ghost siblings and best friends Fitz and Cleo go to the beach, fly paper airplanes, play baseball, and adopt a cat.

Cover of All Ketchup, No Mustard!
Jason
Tharp
2021

When a spicy mustard packet tries to make everyone grumpy, friends Nugget, a chicken nugget, and Dog, a hot dog, come to the rescue by starting a K.E.T.C.H.U.P. club to fight back with kindness.

Cover of Shell Quest
Steph
Waldo
2021

When a little slug finds new friends in the backyard, she notices they look a lot like her ... except they have shells! Maybe a shell is exactly what she needs to fit in--but finding one is a lot harder than it sounds!

Cover of Thunder and Cluck: Friends
Jill
Esbaum
Miles Thompson
2021

Big, scary, and hungry Thunder the dinosaur wants to chase and chomp Cluck, a small but brave dinosaur, but Cluck has decided that they will be friends.

Cover of Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch
Maggie P.
Chang
2021

With encouragement from her supportive lunchbox, a young girl ignores a classmate's teasing and heartily enjoys bao buns, stinky tofu, and other tasty lunches prepared by her Taiwanese grandmother.

Cover of Red Titan and the Runaway
Ryan Kaji, Arie Kaplan and
Patrick Spaziante
2021

Red Titan is enjoying a day in the park with his parents when his friend Peck calls for help. There's a gigantic dancing robot on the loose, and it's about to destroy the city! Can Red Titan and his friends try to stop the robot in time?

Cover of Tag Team
Raúl the Third
2021

Wrestling star El Toro teams up with his fighting partner, La Oink Oink, when a post-match mess at the stadium becomes a bit too intimidating to clean up alone.

Cover of Kraken Me Up
Jeffrey
Ebbeler
2021

When Izzie brings her pet Kraken to the county fair everyone thinks he is frightening, but he is like Izzie, sweet and shy, and Kraken and Izzie use creativity and humor to win over the crowd.

Cover of Apple of My Pie
Mika
Song
2021

When Norma, Belly, and their friend little B go into uncharted territory--the apple orchard--to find spy-master Pops, who has been squirrel-napped, they wonder if their adventure will end in tragedy--or apple pie!