Sacramento Public Library

Great Comics for Kids

    New Shoes

    New Shoes - Sara Varon

    Francis the donkey is the best shoemaker in the village. He uses only the finest materials: coconut wood for the soles, goat's wool for the insoles, and wild tiger grass for the uppers.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Varon, 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
    Be Prepared

    Be Prepared - Vera Brosgol

    All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Brosgol, V.
    The Tea Dragon Society

    The Tea Dragon Society - Katie O'Neill

    After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL O'Neill, K.
    The Witch Boy

    The Witch Boy - Molly Ostertag

    In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted...and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family...and be truly himself.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Ostertag, M.
    Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter

    Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter - Marcus Sedwick; Thomas Taylor

    Finding herself at odds with her parent's old nemesis Count Stankovic, Scarlett Hart sets out to disocver why more monsters are manifesting than ever before.

    CHILDREN GRPAHIC NOVEL Sedgwick, M.
    Narwhal and Jelly

    Narwhal and Jelly - Ben Clanton

    A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Clanton, B.
    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.
    Mighty Jack

    Mighty Jack - Ben Hatke

    Jack dreads summer because his single mother has to work and leaves him at home with his boring little sister who is autistic. She doesn't talk at all. Ever. But one day while they are at a flea market, she does talk. She tells Jack to trade their mother's car for a box of mysterious seeds. It's the best mistake Jack has ever made!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Hatke, B. 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
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Jeremy Whitley

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL My Little Pony
    Dog Man

    Dog Man - Dav Pilkey

    George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Pilkey, D.
    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.
    El Deafo

    El Deafo - Cece Bell

    Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Bell, C.
    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.
    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
    Scooby-Doo! Team-Up

    Scooby-Doo! Team-Up - Sholly Fisch

    The Dynamic Duo Batman and Robin team up with Scooby-Doo and his mystery busting friends the Mystery Inc.! Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are affected, leaving Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gangtrapped facing 'monsters' from their own imaginations. Now, it's up to canine crusaders Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound to save the day!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Scooby-Doo
    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
    Babymouse

    Babymouse - Jennifer and Matthew Holm

    An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Holm, J.
    Yotsuba&!

    Yotsuba&! - Kiyohiko Azuma

    Presents the story of the new kid in town - little Yotsuba, a green-haired and wide-eyed girl who doesn't have a clue... about anything! With no knowledge of the world around her, and an unnatural fear of air conditioners, Yotsuba has her new neighbors' heads spinning.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Azuma, K. v.1
     
    Aw Yeah Comics!

    Aw Yeah Comics! - Art Baltazar

    Cornelius and Alowicious are just your average comic book store employees, but when trouble strikes, they are...Action Cat and Adventure Bug! Join their epic all-ages adventures as they face off - with the help of Adorable Cat and Shelly Bug - against their archnemesis, Evil Cat, and his fiendish friends!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Baltazar, A. v.1
Back to Top
Back to Top