2017 Top Graphic Novels for Children and Teens

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All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

The author of the popular Roller Girl returns with a book about Impy, a girl who has been homeschooled until this year.

The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner

The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner

This graphic novel is exceptional. Renner uses perfect comedic timing throughout the book. He melds slapstick comedy with real heart throughout the book and gives readers a villainous but incompetent Fox that they can root for.

Bolivar by Sean Rubin

Bolivar by Sean Rubin

Pure joy in a graphic novel that will have you believing in Bolivar too.

Castle in the Stars The Space Race of 1869 by Alex Alice

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 by Alex Alice

With a dynamic mix of historical detail, science and steampunk, this graphic novel is exceptional.

The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

With unique and fabulous artwork, this graphic novel is based on the Oscar-nominated film.

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

A harrowing look at anorexia from its very beginnings as a child through to new adulthood and its lingering effects even after recovery, this graphic novel is frank and honest about the illness.

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Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez

A dynamic and creative graphic novel for children, this one will light up readers’ imaginations.

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Newbery Honor winning author Hale tells the story of her own elementary-school years and the tensions of changing friendships.

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Spinning by Tillie Walden

…showing an incredible skill for storytelling and art as a young author.

 

Thornhill by Pam Smy

Thornhill by Pam Smy

Get this into the hands of children who enjoy ghost stories, because this one will haunt readers.