Sacramento Public Library

Great Comics for Younger Readers

    Wordplay

    Wordplay - Ivan Brunetti

    In this introduction to compound words by a famed cartoonist, a young student named Annemarie learns how to have fun with language.

    EASY READER 1 Brunetti, I.
    Hocus Focus

    Hocus Focus - James Sturm

    All day long, the Knight peels turnips. This isn't what she had in mind for her first magic lesson. She wants to make a magic potion, not soup! Things get a lot more exciting when she steals the wizard's magic wand and spell book. Her potion transforms Edward into a giant wormand he's hungry.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Sturm, J.    
    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
    The Amazing Crafty Cat

    The Amazing Crafty Cat - Charise Mericle Harper

    Sometimes school can be scary and even embarrassing, but not today. Today is Birdie's birthday, and everything will be perfect! Birdie's panda-riffic cupcakes are beautiful, and there's one for everyone. She will be the star of the class. But then . . . disaster! A trip and fall on the way to school means no more cupcakes! Who can save the day? Who can make the class smile again? This is a job for Birdie's alter ego . . . the Amazing Crafty Cat! After a quick transformation, Birdie is ready. She's not afraid of sticky paws or paper cuts. She's not afraid of anything, even Anya, the class bully. It's time to get crafting!

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Harper, C.
    Abigail and the Snowman

    Abigail and the Snowman - Roger Langridge

    Nine-year-old Abigail meets a loveable and sophisticated yeti named Claude who's escaped from a top-secret government facility.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Langridge, R.
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Jeremy Whitley

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL My Little Pony
    The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

    The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo - Drew Weing

    After moving to Echo City, Charles finds himself at the mercy of the town's monsters, but lucky for him there is Margo Maloo, monster mediator

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Weing, D.
    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
     
    Little Robot

    Little Robot - Ben Hatke

    When a girl finds a lost robot in the woods, they become fast friends, but is in for an adventure when a much larger, menacing robot comes to retrieve it.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Hatke, B.
    Hilda and the Troll

    Hilda and the Troll - Luke Pearson

    In this tale of an adventurous girl, Hilda can't resist exploring her enchanting world – one where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move.

    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Pearson, L.
    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.
    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.
    Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

    Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea - 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.
     
    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.
    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
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