Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2017

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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  

  • *Arnold, Tedd and Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Noodlehead Nightmares. Holiday House. 2016. ISBN: 9780823435661
  • Burks, James. Bird and Squirrel on the Edge! Graphix. 2015. ISBN: 9780545804257
  • Coudray, Jean-Luc. A Goofy Guide to Penguins. Art by Philipe Coudray. Toon Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781935179962
  • Dahl, Michael. Bedtime for Batman. Art by Ethen Beavers. Capstone Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9781623707323
  • Fenske, Jonathan. A Pig, a Fox, and a Box. Penguin Young Readers Group. 2015. ISBN: 9780448485102
  • Ferrier, Florian. Hotel Strange: Wake Up Spring. Art by Katherine Ferrier.  Graphic Universe.  2015. ISBN: 9781467786485
  • *Graves, Keith. Puppy! Roaring Brook Press. 2016. ISBN: 9781626722255
  • Kochalka, James. Johnny Boo Goes Like This! Top Shelf Productions. 2016. ISBN: 9781603093842
  • *Santat, Dan. Are We There Yet? Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9780316199995  
  • Sturm, James. Ape & Armadillo Take Over the World. Toon Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781943145096
  • Sturm, James and Andrew Arnold. Ogres Awake! Art by Alexis Frederick-Frost. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781596436534
  • Torres, J. Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle. Art by Sean Dove. Oni Press. 2016. ISBN: 9781620103067

Grades K-5

  • Braddock, Paige. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2016. ISBN: 9781449476038
  • Comeau, Joey. Ninja-Rella. Art by Omar Lozano. Stone Arch Books. 2015. ISBN: 9781434296474
  • *Doerrfeld, Cori. CICI: A Fairy's Tale: Believe Your Eyes. Art by Tyler Page. Graphic Universe. 2016. ISBN: 9781467795715
  • Domingo, Jose. Pablo & Jane and the Hot Air Contraption. Nobrow Press. 2015. ISBN: 9781909263369
  • *Green, John Patrick. Hippopotamister. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626722002
  • *Holm, Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm. Babymouse Goes for the Gold Random House Books for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9780307931634
  • Jamieson, Victoria. Pets on the Loose: The Great Pet Escape. Henry Holt & Company. 2016. ISBN: 9781627791052  
  • Kanata, Konami. Fukufuku: Kitten Tales. Vertical Comics. 2016. ISBN: 9781942993438 
  • Mendez, Phil. Ohgrr Soup. Bliss on Tap Publishing. 2015. ISBN:  9780989614337
  • *Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man. Graphix. 2016. ISBN: 9780545581608
  • Spires, Ashley. Fluffy Strikes Back: A P.U.R.S.T. AdventureKids Can Press. 2016. ISBN: 9781771381277 
Grades 3-5
  • Baldwin, Christopher. Little Dee and the Penguin. Dial Books. 2016. ISBN: 9780803741089
  • *Brown, Jeffrey. Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. Crown Books for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9780385388351
  • *Camper, Cathy. Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. Art by Raul the Third. Chronicle Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781452123431  
  • Chabert, Jack. Poptropica: Mystery of the Map. Art by Kory Merritt. Amulet Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781419720673
  • *Chmakova, Svetlana. Awkward. Yen Press. 2015. ISBN: 9780316381321 
  • *Colossal, Eric. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Feasts of Fury. Amulet Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781419716584
  • *Corona, Jorge. Feathers. Archaia. 2015. ISBN: 9781608867530
  • *Crilley, Mark. The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw. Watson-Guptill. 2016. ISBN: 9780385346337
  • Feuti, Norm. The King of Kazoo. Graphix. 2016. ISBN: 9780545770880  
  • Gardner, Matt. Alabaster Shadows. Art by Rashad Doucet. Oni Press. 2015. ISBN: 9781620102640  
  • Gerstein, Mordicai. I Am Pan! Roaring Brook Press. 2016. ISBN: 9781626720350  
  • *Grunberg, Greg. Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape. Art by Lucas Turnbloom. Graphix. 2016. ISBN: 9780545826037  
  • Guibert, Emmanuel. Ariol: The Three Donkeys. Art by Marc Boutavant. Papercutz. 2016. ISBN: 9781629914398  
  • *Hale, Nathan. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars. Amulet Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781419719028 
  • *Hatke, Ben. Mighty Jack. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626722651  
  • *Hicks, Faith Erin. The Nameless City. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626721579 
  • Hirsch, Andy. Varmints. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626722798 
  • Hoena, Blake. The 12 Labors of Hercules: A Graphic Retelling. Art by Estudio Haus. Capstone Press.  2015. ISBN: 9781491422755  
  • Holm, Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm and Krosoczka, Jarrett J (editors). Comics Squad: Lunch! Random House Books for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9780553512649  
  • Jansson, Tove. Moominmamma's Maid. Drawn & Quarterly. 2015. ISBN: 9781770462168  
  • Kindt, Matt. Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon. Art by Brian Hurtt. Dark Horse Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781616559434  
  • Konishi, Noriyuki. Yo-Kai Watch, Volume 1. Viz Media. 2015. ISBN: 9781421582511 
  • Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Star Wars: Jedi Academy: A New Class. Scholastic Inc. 2016. ISBN: 9780545875738  
  • *Larson, Hope. Compass South. Art by Rebecca Mock. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2016. ISBN: 9780374300432  
  • Maihack, Mike. Cleopatra in Space: The Thief and the Sword. Graphix. 2015. ISBN: 9780545528443
  • Maihack, Mike. Cleopatra in Space: Secret of the Time Tablets. Graphix. 2016. ISBN: 9780545838689
  • Martin, Ann M. Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea. Art by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix. 2015. ISBN: 9780545813860 
  • Morishige, Takuma. My Neighbor Seki, Volume 1. Vertical Comics. 2015. ISBN: 9781939130969 
  • *Orchard, Eric. Bera the One-Headed Troll. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626721067  
  • *Phelan, Matt. Snow White: A Graphic Novel. Candlewick Press. 2016. ISBN: 9780763672331
  • Pittman, Eddie. Red's Planet. Amulet Books. 2016. ISBN: 9781419719073
  • *Reed, MK. Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers. Art by Joe Flood. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626721449  
  • Ricard, Anouk. Anna and Froga: Out and About. Drawn & Quarterly. 2016.  ISBN: 9781770462403  
  • Savage, Doug. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2016. ISBN: 9781449470944
  • Simpson, Dana. Unicorn vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2016. ISBN: 9781449483500
  • Telgemeier, Raina. Ghosts. Graphix. 2016. ISBN: 9780545540612  
  • Ueno, Haruki. Big Hero 6, Volume 1. Yen Press. 2015. ISBN: 9780316263894  
  • *Weing, Drew. The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. First Second.  2016. ISBN: 9781626723399 
  • Wicks, Maris. Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean. First Second. 2016. ISBN: 9781626721463
  • Winick, Judd. Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World. Random House Books for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN: 9780385386234  
 

 

Created on Mar 11, 2015 | Last updated December 05, 2016