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Graphic Novels for Young Readers 2020

Enjoyable quick reads that build reading confidence with big illustrations, fun storylines and limited text.

Cover of Peter and Ernesto: A Tale
Graham
Annable
First Second
2018

Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on earth. So Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, and Peter stays behind and frets. Will their separation tear these friends apart ... or can it bring them closer together?

Cover of Chick and Brain: Smell My
Cece
Bell
Candlewick
2019

Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain's constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.

Cover of Hello Crabby
Jonathan
Fenske
Acorn
2019

Crabby is not a happy crab, in fact Crabby is quite crabby, so pushy Plankton, who is always trying to cheer up fellow marine creatures, bakes Crabby a cake--but will Crabby finally smile?

Cover of Fox & Rabbit
Beth
Ferry
Gergely
Dudás
2020

Easygoing Fox and anxious Rabbit seem like total opposites, but they're the best of friends, discovering their favorite things and overcoming their fears together.

Cover of Let’s Have a Sleepover
Norman
Feuti
Acorn
2019

Harry and Hedgehog are having a sleepover, but Harry is uneasy about sleeping outside.

Cover of InvestiGATORS
John Patrick Green
| colorist Aaron Polk
First Second
2020

With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission together, they have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks--or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp?

Cover of Horse & Buggy: Paint It Ou
Ehan
Long
Holiday House
2019

Horse is all set to paint a mural his way, oblivious to Buggy's suggestions that a bit of planning might be a good idea. But as the Horse knocks over paint cans and sends brushes flying, he relents and accepts some help from Buggy. The hilarious antics and easy-to-read text will put smiles on the faces of fledgling readers

Cover of Baloney and Friends
Greg
Pizzoli
Disney Hyperion
2020

Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?

Cover of Pizza and Taco: Who’s th
Stephan
Shaskan
Random House
2020

Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means.