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Great Comics for Older Readers

    All's Faire in Middle School

    All's Faire in Middle School - Victoria Jamieson

    Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Jamieson, V.
    Recess Warriors

    Recess Warriors - Marcus Emerson

    When imaginations go wild in the schoolyard, anything can happen. Normal kids become world-saving heroes, girls become power-hungry pirates, and zombies take over the school after being infected by the dreaded epidemic--cooties! It's up to Scrap, his partner Yoshi (don't you dare call her a sidekick!), and Clinton, the baddest cowboy in the, um, badlands, to stop recess from collapsing into total apocalyptic chaos.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Emerson, M.
    Real Friends

    Real Friends - Shannon Hale

    Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends--and why it's worth the journey. When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Hale, S.
    Cucumber Quest

    Cucumber Quest - Gigi D. G.

    The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour...? Sure, why not?

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Gigi D. v.1
    Adventure Time

    Adventure Time - various

    Collects short comics featuring the citizens of the Land of Ooo.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Adventure Time v.1
    Plants vs. Zombies

    Plants vs. Zombies - Paul Tobin

    Young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely fend off a 'fun-dead' neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Plants
    The Dam Keeper

    The Dam Keeper - Robert Kondo

    Pig maintains the dam that keeps a dangerous black fog from enveloping Sunrise Valley, but when a massive tidal wave of black fog begins to menace the valley, Pig and his friends Fox and Hippo must face the world on the other side.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Kondo, R. bk.1
    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel - Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson

    A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Larson, H.
    Star Scouts

    Star Scouts - Mike Lawrence

    Avani is the new kid in town, and she's not happy about it. Everyone in school thinks she's weird, especially the girls in her Flower Scouts troop. Is it so weird to think scouting should be about fun and adventure, not about makeovers and boys, boys, boys? But everything changes when Avani is "accidentally" abducted by a spunky alien named Mabel. Mabel is a scout too--a Star Scout. Collecting alien specimens (like Avani) goes with the territory, along with teleportation and jetpack racing. Avani might be weird, but in the Star Scouts she fits right in. If she can just survive Camp Andromeda, and keep her dad from discovering that she's left planet Earth, she's in for the adventure of a lifetime.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Lawrence, M.
    DC Super Hero Girls

    DC Super Hero Girls - Shea Fontana

    It was the night before finals and the student body is hard at work... and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and their friends are learning to become heroes, but no one knew the trials that awaited them. In the first original graphic novel from the DC Super Hero Girls line, meet the students of Superhero High School as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all parts of growing up!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL DC Super Hero Girls v.1
    Lumberjanes

    Lumberjanes - Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson

    Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Lumberjanes v.1
    Avatar, The Last Airbender: North and South

    Avatar, The Last Airbender: North and South - Gene Luen Yang

    When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return to the Southern Water Tribe by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A Northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change, pushing the North and South to be more unified...but what are her true goals?

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Yang, G. pt.1
    Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2

    Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 - Hidenori Kusaka

    When Team Plasma attacks the Unova region using Pokémon-controlling machines, Nate infiltrates the Pokémon Trainers' School in order to acquire a memory card that can jam the signals, which is in the possession of Rosa, a student.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Kusaka, H. v.1
    Suee and the Shadow

    Suee and the Shadow - Ginger Ly

    After transfering to the ordinary Outskirts Elementary, Suee must confront a secret from her past that something dark and sinister is putting her and her new classmates in danger.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Ly, G.
    The Nameless City

    The Nameless City - Faith Erin Hicks

    Every time it is invaded the City gets a new name, but to the natives in is the Nameless City, and they survive by not letting themselves get involved--but now the fate of the City rests in the hands of Rat, a native, and Kaidu, one of the Dao, the latest occupiers, and the two must somehow work together if the City is to survive.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Hicks, F.
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