Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2016

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A recommended reading list of graphic novels designed for children in grades K-5.

* Titles marked with an asterisk received a unanimous vote from the selection committee members.                                                            

Grades K-2  

  • Cohn, Ariel. The Zoo Box. Art by Aron Nels Steinke. First Second. 2014. ISBN: 9781626720527
  • Davis, Eleanor. Flop to the Top! Art by Drew Weing. Toon Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781935179894
  • Eaton, Maxwell, III. Okay, Andy! Blue Apple Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781609053505
  • Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny and Penny in Lost and Found. Toon Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781935179641
  • * Liniers. Written and Drawn by Henrietta. Toon Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781935179900
  • Nichols, Travis. Fowl Play.  Chronicle Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781452131825
  • Roques, Dominique. Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion. Art by Alexis Dormal.  First Second. 2015.  ISBN: 9781626720206 
  • Sturm, James and Andrew Arnold. Sleepless Knight. Art by Alexis Frederick-Frost. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781596436510
  • Townsend, Michael. Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List. Blue Apple Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781609053659

Grades 3-5

  • Aguirre, Jorge. Dragons Beware! Art by Rafael Rosado. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781596438781
  • * Bell, Cece. El Deafo. Amulet Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781419710209
  • * Camper, Cathy. Lowriders in Space. Art by Raul the Third. Chronicle Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781452121550
  • * Colossal, Eric. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef.  Amulet Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781419713804
  • Dauvillier, Loic. Hidden.  Art by Marc Lizano. First Second. 2014. ISBN: 9781596438736
  • Frampton, Otis. Red Riding Hood, Superhero. Stone Arch Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781434296542 
  • Goodin, Robert. The Kurdles. Fantagraphics Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781606998328
  • Hale, Nathan. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor. Amulet Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781419715365
  • Hale, Nathan. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches,Mud, and Blood. Amulet Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781419708084
  • * Hatke, Ben. The Return of Zita the Spacegirl. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626720589
  • Holm, Jennifer. Sunny Side Up. Art by Matthew Holm. Graphix. 2015. ISBN: 9780545741651.
  • Hosler, Jay. Last of the Sandwalkers. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626720244
  • * Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl. Dial Books. 2015. ISBN: 9780525429678
  • * Krosoczka, Jarrett (editor). Comics Squad: Recess. Random House Books for Young Readers. 2014. ISBN: 9780385370042
  • Lendler, Ian. The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth. Art by Zack Giallongo. First Second. 2014.  ISBN: 9781626721012
  • Lendler, Ian. The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet. Art by Zack Giallongo.First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626722781
  • Lente, Fred Van. Howtoons: [Re]ignition. Art by Tom Fowler and Jordie Bellaire. Image Comics. 2015. ISBN: 9781632150561
  • Lucke, Deb. The Lunch Witch. Papercutz. 2015. ISBN: 9781629911625
  • * Maihack, Mike. Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice. Graphix.  2014. ISBN: 970545528429
  • McCoola, Marika. Baba Yaga's Assistant. Art by Emily Carrol. Candlewick Press.  2015. ISBN: 9780763669614
  • * McCormick, Scott. Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! Art by R H. Lazzel. Dial Books. 2014. ISBN: 9780803740075
  • McCormick, Scott. Mr. Pants: Slacks, Camera, Action!  Art by R H. Lazzell.  Dial Books. 2015. ISBN: 9780803740099
  • Orchard, Eric. Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch. Top Shelf Productions. 2014. ISBN: 9781603090728
  • * Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the Black Hound. Nobrow Press. 2014. ISBN: 9781909263185
  • * Petersen, David. Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales. Archaia. 2014. ISBN: 9781608864775
  • Simpson, Dana. Phoebe and Her Unicorn. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2015. ISBN: 9781449473792
  • * Spiegelman, Nadja. Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure. Art by Sergio Garcia Sanchez. Toon Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781935179818
  • Stevenson, Noelle and Grace Ellis. Lumberjanes. Art by Brooke Allen. Boom! Studios. 2015. ISBN: 9781608866878
  • Stine, R L. Slappy's Tales of Horror. Art by Dave Roman, Gabriel Hernandez, Ted Naifeh and Jamie Tolagson. Graphix. 2015.  ISBN: 9780545836005
  • * Telgemeier, Raina. Sisters. Graphix. 2014. ISBN: 9780545540599
  • TenNapel, Doug. Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks. Graphix. 2015. ISBN: 9780545676472
  • Tulien, Sean. Super Billy Goats Gruff. Art by Fern Cano. Stone Arch Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781434296535
  • Watson, Andi. Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626722750
  • * Winick, Judd. Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. Random House Books for Young Readers. 2015. ISBN: 9780385386173 
  • Yang, Gene Luen. Secret Coders. Art by Mike Holmes. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626722767

Grades K-5

  • Burks, James. Bird & Squirrel on Ice. Graphix. 2014. ISBN: 9780545563185
  • Coudray, Philippe. Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! Toon Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781935179825
  • * Hatke, Ben. Little Robot. First Second. 2015. ISBN: 9781626720800
  • Holm, Jennifer and Mathew Holm. Babymouse: Bad Babysitter. Random House Books for Young Readers. 2015. ISBN: 9780307931627
  • Newgarden, Mark. Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors. Roaring Brook Press. 2014. ISBN: 9781596436404
  • * Nordling, Lee. BirdCatDog. Art by Meritxell Bosch. Graphic Universe. 2014. ISBN: 9781467745239
  • Nordling, Lee. FishFishFish. Art by Meritxell Bosch. Graphic Universe. 2015. ISBN: 9781467745765
  • Proimos, James. Apocalypse Bow Wow. Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781619634428
  • * Soo, Kean. March Grand Prix: The Fast and the Furriest. Capstone Young Readers. 2015. ISBN: 9781623701710
Created on Mar 11, 2015 | Last updated December 03, 2015