2018 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

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Making its third annual announcement, the Texas Library Association presents the 2018 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for children in grades K-5. 

2018 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
* Titles marked with asterisk received a unanimous vote from the selection committee members.
+ Title is part of a series.

GRADES K-2       

+ Noodleheads See the Future by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Wiess, illus. by Tedd Arnold (Holiday House)
 Colette’s Lost Pet by Isabelle Arsenault (Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House)
+ Little Tales in the Jungle by Frédéric Brrémaud, illus. by Frederico Bertolucci (Magnetic Press)
Wordplay by Ivan Brunetti (TOON Books)
+ Bird & Squirrel On Fire by James Burks (Graphix, Scholastic)
*+ Be A Star, Wonder Woman! by Michael Dahl, illus. by Omar Lozano (Picture Window Books, Capstone Publishers)
* I’m Awake! by Maxwell Eaton, III (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House)
* Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin (Schwartz & Wade, Penguin Random House)
* Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye by Geoffrey Hayes (TOON Books)
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House)
Blip! by Barnaby Richards (TOON Books)
*+ Hocus Focus by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost (First Second, Macmillan)
* Frankie by Mary Sullivan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
* Treat by Mary Sullivan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
+ Brobots Volume 2: Mecha Malarkey! by J. Torres, illus. by Sean Dove (Oni Press)

GRADES 3-5

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow Press)
Dog Night at the Story Zoo by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Vicki Nerino (Tundra Books, Penguin Random House)
+ CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group)
+ CatStronauts: Race To Mars by Drew Brockington (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group)
*+ Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (YenPress, Hachette Book Group)
* Cosmic Commandos by Christopher Eliopoulos (Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers Group)
+ DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #2 Fort Solitude by Derek Fridolfs, illus. by Dustin Nguyen (Scholastic)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (First Second, Macmillan)
+ Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke (First Second, Macmillan)
+The Nameless City Volume 2: The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks, color by Jordie Bellaire (First Second, Macmillan)
*+Comic Squad: Detention! (Comics Squad #3) Jennifer L. Holm, Mathew Holm, Jarret J. Krosoczka (Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House)  
Dinosaur Empire!: Journey through the Mesozoic Era (Earth Before Us #1) by Abby Howard (Amulet Books, Abrams)
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House)
* Science Comics: Bats: Learning to Fly by Falynn Koch (First Second, Macmillan)
+ Knife’s Edge (Four Points, Book 2) by Hope Larson, illus. by Rebecca Mock (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Macmillan)
+ Star Scouts #1 by Mike Lawrence (First Second, Macmillan) 
Lint Boy by Aileen Leijten (Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)  
Lunch Witch #2 Knee-deep in Niceness by Deb Lucke (Papercutz, Macmillan)
DAN TDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal by Daniel Middleton, illus. by Doreen Mulryan and Mike Love (Harper, HarperCollins)  
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press)
+ Hilda and the Stone Forest (Hilda #5) by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books, Nobrow Press)
The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner (First Second, Macmillan)
* Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Phil McAndrew (Viking Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House)
+ Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SNACKTION!  by Natalie Riess (Oni Press)
Animal Crackers by Scott Christian Sava, illus. by Alison Acton (First Second, Macmillan)
5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegal and Alexis Siegel, illus. by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun (Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House)
Daydream Receiver (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels) by Brandon Terrell, illus. by Eduardo García (Stone Arch Books, Capstone Publishers)
+ Mermin Book Five: Making Waves. By Joey Weiser (Oni Press)
Fish Girl by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by David Wiesner (Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
NewsPrints by Ru Xu (Graphix, Scholastic)

GRADES K-5

*+ Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) by Ben Clanton (Tundra Books, Penguin Random House)
*+ Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) by Ben Clanton (Tundra Books, Penguin Random House)
*+ Cici: A Fairy’s Tale #2 Truth in Sight by Cori Doerrfeld, illus. by Tyler Page and Cori Doerrfeld (Graphic Universe, Lerner Publishing Group)
+ Crafty Cat #1 The Amazing Crafty Cat by Charise Mericle Harper (First Second, Macmillan)
+ The Great Art Caper (Pets on the Loose!) by Victoria Jamieson (Henry Holt and Co., Macmillan)
Star Wars Jedi Academy #5: The Force Oversleeps by Jarret J. Krosoczka (Scholastic)
*+ Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey (Graphix, Scholastic)
*+ Dog Man A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey (Graphix, Scholastic)
Tree Mail by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, illus. by Brian Smith (Dark Horse Comics)
Disney Stitch! Vol.1 by Yumi Tsukirino (Tokyopop, Disney Manga)
*+ Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick (Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House)

The Little Maverick Reading List provides children and adults with recommended titles that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. The list is recreational and not designed to support any particular curriculum, and it is one of several developed by TLA for readers of all ages. For more information including book titles, visit txla.org/reading-lists   

Contact: 
Sara Ortiz | Communications & Marketing Specialist
sarao@txla.org | 512-328-1518

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Created on Jan 8, 2018 | Last updated January 22, 2018