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Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Graphic novels engage both reluctant readers and visual learners. It's no surprise that our graphic novel collections are very popular and growing. Here are some titles to check out!

Cover of Otto: A Palindrama
Jon
Agee
2021

Otto is on a journey to find Pip, his dog who has gone missing. His quest for the lost pup turns into an adventure that becomes weirder and weirder as he goes along. Funny and engaging, this story is told completely in palindromes.

Cover of Tales of the Feathered Ser
David
Bowles
Charlene Bowles
2021

An adventure based on Mayan mythology. Sayam is a boy who possesses magical powers and was born from an egg. A giant snake is unleashed on a nearby city by a tyrant king, and Sayam rushes to the aid of the city with his magical powers. But it will take more than defeating the snake to bring peace to the land and undo the harm the evil king has inflicted on his people.

Cover of Star Wars Adventures: Defe
Delilah S. Dawson and
Cavan Scott
Nick Brokenshire
2020

Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact while Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda embark on an urgent mission. Anakin's rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic.

Cover of Between Snow and Wolf
Agnès
Domergue
Hélène Canac
2021

Lila lives with her loving father in a land of perpetual winter. She is afraid of the neverending blizzard surrounding them and stays inside with her talking animal companions. However, one day, when her father goes out on a fishing trip and doesn’t return, Lila sets out, determined to find him. In doing so, she also finds what the snow has been hiding.

Cover of Amethyst: Princess of Gemw
Shannon
Hale
Asiah Fulmore
2021

Spoiled Amaya, a princess of House Amethyst, is a prankster who lives on Gemworld and treats others poorly. She eventually gets punished by being sent to Earth and becomes an ordinary middle schooler with no magic. Due to a glitch, she forgets all about Gemworld, until a prince brings her back and she discovers that her family has disappeared and trouble runs amok.

Cover of Making Friends: Third Time
Kristen
Gudsnuk
2021

In this third installment of the Making Friends series, Dany and Madison are experiencing major shifts in their lives that they can’t explain, even down to their own personalities changing! Strange magic is afoot, and Dany and Madison have to figure out who’s behind it.

Cover of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Faith Erin
Hicks
Peter Wartman
2021

In this standalone graphic novel set in the world of the popular Avatar series, Toph Beifong, earthbender and metalbender extraordinaire, is ready for a new adventure. Things have gotten steady and boring in her life. However, one day, while out with some old friends, she stumbles across a huge secret that might just be the cure for her boredom.

Cover of Piece by Piece: The Story
Priya
Huq
2021

13-year-old Nisrin becomes a victim of a hate crime for wearing a headscarf. Despite the trauma of this experience, she decides, as she enters freshman year at a brand new school, to start wearing a hijab. Turmoil ensues, both at home and at school, but so does self-discovery.

Cover of Salt Magic
Hope
Larson
Rebecca Mock
2021

Twelve-year-old Vonceil Taggart, willing to risk everything to set things right, leaves her family's Oklahoma farm in 1919 seeking the salt witch who cast a spell that turned their spring to saltwater.

Cover of Hooky
Míriam Bonastre
Tur
2021

Twelve-year-old twins Dani and Dorian miss their bus to magic school, which is their only way to know where the location of the school is. This launches them into an adventure full of magic and danger where they discover far more than the location of the school. Despite the innocent style of the artwork, this story has well-developed characters and surprising plot twists.