FALL in Love with Graphic Novels for Kids

By Portia Turner | July 13 2021 | blogChildren's

As we look ahead to the fall, we see so many great kids’ graphic novels coming out!  From silly graphic novels like Mayor Good Boy and When Pigs Fly, to absolutely stunning ones such as Hicotea and City of Illusion, there is something for everyone.  Check out more great recommendations below!

Hicotea
A Nightlights Story
978-1-910620-59-5
NEW PAPERBACK EDITION! Raina Telgemeier meets Miyazaki with a Latin American twist in this mesmerizing follow-up to the best-selling children's graphic novel Nightlights. Lorena Alvarez's spunky heroine Sandy returns to explore a magical new dimension.
$10.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
8 x 11
Paperback
64 Pages
Nobrow
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Five Magic Rooms
978-0-8234-5044-2
Come on a playdate to a magical house in this wildly imaginative easy reader comic!
$7.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

A Giant Mess
978-0-8234-4934-7
A gigantic tyrannical toddler is out to play . . . with the whole town! A hilarious early reader from comics artist Jeffrey Ebbeler.
$7.99 US
Aug 24, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic!
978-0-593-37603-4
Besties Pizza and Taco are BACK in Book 3, putting their drawing skills--and wild imaginations--to good use writing a comic book together!
$9.99 US
Aug 10, 2021
6 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
72 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Mel The Chosen
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-30124-1
In this magical middle-grade graphic novel, nothing is more dangerous than a wish come true.
$20.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
6 x 8
Hardcover
208 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Tide Pool Troubles
978-0-593-20531-0
There isn't a mystery that Shelby & Watts can't solve! They're saving the environment, one case at a time.
$12.99 US
Aug 31, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
96 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

City of Illusion
978-0-593-11451-3
Read the follow-up to the action-packed adventure that Dan Santat called "An-edge-of-your-seat thriller!"
$22.99 US
Aug 31, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
256 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?!
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-12544-1
Effie returns in this spellbinding sequel: a middle-grade graphic novel about found family, friendship, and learning to embrace who you are!
$20.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
240 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Mayor Good Boy
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-12487-1
There's a new dog in town! Finally Greenwood gets the mayor they've been waiting for--Mayor Good Boy! In this graphic novel, a very good dog is going to save his town, one hilarious try at a time.
$9.99 US
Aug 31, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

Mason Mooney: Doppelganger Detective
978-1-83874-003-0
Mason Mooney returns for another mysterious adventure in this magical sequel to Seaerra Miller's Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator!
$12.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
8 x 11
Paperback
72 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 7-11 years
Grades 2-6

Kraken Me Up
978-0-8234-5017-6
Izzie and her unusual pet make a big splash at the county fair in this punny easy reader comic from a beloved children's book illustrator and comics artist.
$14.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Super Sleepover (Simon and Chester Book #2)
978-0-7352-6744-2
Join Simon and Chester in their second adventure featuring all the ups-and-downs of a sleepover party! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of The Bad Guys and Dog Man.
$12.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
88 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

We Love Bubbles! (Bobo and Pup-Pup)
978-0-593-12065-1
A hilarious new series about best friends Bobo and Pup-Pup--a monkey and a dog with very different personalities. This graphic chapter book series is perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie.
$9.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
6 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
72 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Otto: A Palindrama
978-0-8037-4162-1
This absurdly clever and funny graphic novel, told entirely in palindromes, is created by World Palindrome Champion Jon Agee, author of Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog!
$17.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
6-5/8 x 9
Hardcover
144 Pages
Dial Books
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7

Max Meow Book 3: Pugs from Planet X
978-0-593-12111-5
Max Meow is BACK and up against PUG invaders from OUTER SPACE! This PAWS-itively hilarious graphic novel with CAT-ITUDE is PURR-fect for anyone who likes to LAUGH--and for fans of Dog Man, Bad Guys, and Hilo!
$12.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
240 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

Just Roll with It
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-12541-0
Starting middle school is hard enough when you don't know anyone; it's even harder when you're shy. A contemporary middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Guts and Real Friends about how dealing with anxiety and OCD can affect everyday life.
$20.99 US
Oct 05, 2021
5-1/2 x 8
Hardcover
336 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1)
978-0-7352-6791-6
Meet Weenie, a meatloaf-obsessed wiener dog, and his best friends Frank and Beans in this hilarious early graphic novel for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys.
$12.99 US
Oct 12, 2021
5-3/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
56 Pages
Tundra Books
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Louie and Bear in the Land of Anything Goes
978-0-593-22415-1
"The kind of book I wish I had as a kid!" – Christopher Eliopoulos, author-illustrator of Cosmic Commandos   Get sucked in - literally - to the Land of Anything Goes with Louie and Bear, in this hilarious graphic novel filled with bizarre new worlds, crazy creatures, and a whole lot of adventure!
$14.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
6-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Batpig: When Pigs Fly
978-0-593-35415-5
Introducing a supremely hilarious graphic novel featuring an unstoppable, super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice . . . in between taking mud baths and eating tasty sandwiches.
$14.99 US
Oct 26, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
240 Pages
Dial Books
Age 7 and up
Grade 2 & Up