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Travels of Thelonious (Fog Mound)
The Travels of Thelonius, which is the first book in the Fog Mound graphic novel series, was really fun. I enjoyed its combination of alternate histor ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Your Pajamas Are Showing! (Where's Leopold?, #1)
Is it possible to have too many books full of underwear jokes? Probably not, and this one is a good addition to the bunch. Sibling antics, practical j ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas
This book is incredibly clever. Each page tells a short story illustrating a Bright Idea that Benjamin Bear has. Some ideas turn out well, some not so ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan
Lots of fun--most of it can be read just with the pictures, so I think this would be a good one for newly independent readers.

The beavers are getting
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May 19, 2012
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Fishy Business
These books are hilarious! Bub and Ace, the two beavers, along with their penguin friends Bob and Bob (and his trusty spatula Cynthia) are back to sav ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Zig and Wikki in The Cow: TOON Level 3
Genre-bending to the max, this book tells the story of tiny aliens who have taken a fly away from the Earth. When he gets sick, they decide to bring i ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken
I loved this! Warren (at least according to him) is no ordinary chicken. He is not satisfied with pecking the same chicken feed every day. One day he ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
The Odyssey
I read the first few sections of this book and wasn't compelled to finish it. I picked it up because it was on the Booklist Top 10 of 2010 graphic nov ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
This book was super powerful and very well done as a way to communicate some of the terrible historical events that took place in the Holocaust. It co ...more
Sep 2014
May 07, 2014
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
This is a funny funny book that will be enjoyed by many Wimpy Kid fans. It's written as a "notebook blog", which in practice reads like a diary with l ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Twin Spica, Volume: 01
I enjoyed this book! The main character's mom was hit by fallout from a Japanese rocket launch and died when she was 5. She is determined to be an ast ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Take What You Can Carry
This book was amazing. It weaves together 2 stories: 1 of a Japanese boy/teen who is forced into an internment camp during WWII, and 1 of a modern day ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
I liked this book more than I thought I would. It reminded me a lot of Smile and Page by Paige, as well as Trading Faces--tween girls trying to find t ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists
This was incredibly well done and so much fun to read! Each nursery rhyme is interpreted and illustrated by a different cartoonist. Some are recogniza ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
The Secret of the Stone Frog: A TOON Graphic
Similar to Alice in Wonderland, this book tells the tale of a brother and sister who wake up in a strange forest. They encounter large word-eating bee ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Ferret Fun
This is a cute graphic novel style picture book that tells the story of Marvel the cat visiting a home with 2 ferrets. Although Marvel threatens to ea ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Paradise Kiss, Volume 1
I was determined to read a manga book all the way through, and I did it. I feel a sense of accomplishment that I can now (most of the time) figure out ...more
May 18, 2012
May 01, 2012
The Silver Six
Terrific story set in the future where one company controls everything. Deep in the country's psyche looms the specter of a failed space mission where ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Amelia Rules! Volume 1: The Whole World's Crazy (Amelia Rules! #1)
Fun, episodic book telling the story of Amelia and how she interacts with her friends, her frenemy, her parents, and the aunt she lives with. Probably ...more
May 13, 2012
May 16, 2012
Super Amoeba (Squish, #1)
This was hilarious and strangely compelling. Yes, it is about an amoeba who is friends with a paramecium (so many pseudopods/hands to wash! not enough ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Giants Beware!
Surprisingly interesting and entertaining for a juvenile graphic novel. Lots of fun characters and many hilarious hijinks. Highly recommended.
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
This one was too abstract for me to enjoy. Curious to know if any kids have liked it. Maybe if they like knight-adventures?
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
Yotsuba&!, Vol. 01 (Yotsuba&! #1)
I'm just not a manga reader! It was a cute enough story, but I didn't really get into it.
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
I'm not much of a graphic novel reader, but this is a good stand-alone.
May 2009
Aug 17, 2009
A Bride's Story, Vol. 01
top graphic novel for teens slj pick; shelved in adult manga at apl
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Jun 12, 2012
The Shark King: TOON Level 3
(see best books blog--in short, a fine adventure story.)
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation (Gunnerkrigg Court #1)
I picked this up to see if it would be a good pick for Battle, but after reading a few chapters, I think the subject matter is too dark for a general ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Hugely popular, good storytelling.
Mar 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Page by Paige
Beautiful, introspective.
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Sep 01, 2011
Queen Bee
yalsa quick picks
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Apr 11, 2012
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