Recommended graphic novels for middle schoolers

The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow

The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow

Emma Steinkellner

In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results-perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Molly Ostertag!

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Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are.

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Allergic

Allergic

Megan Wagner Lloyd

A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

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Twins

Twins

Varian Johnson

A renowned Nigerian storyteller evokes the rich blending of cultures in Lagos through the eyes of a little girl with an outsize will--and an even bigger heart.

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Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?!

Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?!

Sophie Escabasse

Effie just wants to have fun being a witch, but her life in Brooklyn is complicated with friend problems and the hard work of learning magic.

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Seance Tea Party

Seance Tea Party

Reimena Yee

Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and...

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 Read reviewLightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Tim Probert

Fearing for the Pig Wizard's safety, Bea and Cad set out across Irpa to find him, while danger fights its way out of the shadows and into the light. Will these two unexpected friends find the beloved Pig Wizard and prevent...

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Just Jaime

Just Jaime

Terri Libenson

Another spot-on story of middle school drama and friendship from Terri Libenson, national bestselling author of graphic novel favorites Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy. Friends. At least she can count on her BFF, Maya, to...

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Class Act

Class Act

Jerry Craft

Kirkus Prize winner Jerry Craft follows up his critically acclaimed, Newbery award-winning full-color graphic novel New Kid, with this poignant and funny story following Jordans friend, Drew, who has struggles of his own at...

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 Read reviewPawcasso

Pawcasso

Remy Lai

A delightful graphic novel about friendship and belonging, starring the world's most adorable dog, perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Guts.

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Dungeon Critters

Dungeon Critters

Natalie Riess, Sara Goetter

A middle-grade graphic novel about a gang of adorable animal friends on a D&D style dungeon crawl.

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Long Distance

Long Distance

Whitney Gardner

An exceptionally charming middle grade graphic novel about friendships both near and far, far away.

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Beetle & the Hollowbones

Beetle & the Hollowbones

Aliza Layne

Twelve-year-old goblin and witch-in-training Beetle enlists her former best friend, Kat Hollowbones, to help stop Kat's sorceress aunt from demolishing the mall where Beetle's friend Blob Ghost is trapped.

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Jukebox

Jukebox

Nidhi Chanani

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Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise

Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who doesn't like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she's never met in far away Key West, Florida.

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New Kid

New Kid

Jerry Craft

After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.

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Truly Tyler

Truly Tyler

Terri Libenson

. Don't miss the rest of the Emmie & Friends series: Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, Just Jaime, Becoming Brianna, and You-Niquely You: An Emmie & Friends Interactive Journal!

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Sylvie

Sylvie

Sylvie Kantorovitz

In a wise and witty graphic memoir, a young artist finds her path apart from the expectations of those around her. Sylvie lives in a school in France. Her father is the principal, and her home is an apartment at the end of a...

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All Together Now

All Together Now

Hope Larson

From the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling graphic novelist Hope Larson comes a standalone sequel to All Summer Long about friends, first crushes, and being your bravest rockstar self.

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Stargazing

Stargazing

Jen Wang

A heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times-bestselling Jen Wang.

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 Read reviewGhosts

Ghosts

Raina Telgemeier

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new home is haunted, and...

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Witch Hat Atelier 1

Witch Hat Atelier 1

Kamome Shirahama

First published in Japan in 2017 by Kodansha Ltd. as Tongari Baoshi no Atorie, volume 1.

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Home Time (Book One): Under the River

Home Time (Book One): Under the River

Campbell Whyte

During their last summer before high school, twins Lily and David and their friends fall into a river and awaken in a village of fantastic creatures. In his spectacular graphic novel debut, Australian cartoonist Whyte combines the...

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...

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Fake Blood

Fake Blood

Whitney Gardner

A middle-schooler comes face to face with his vampire-slayer crush in this laugh-out-loud funny coming-of-age story for anyone who's ever felt too young, too small, or too average.

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Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, Graphic Novel 1)

Kristy’s Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, Graphic Novel 1)

Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up -- cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls -- you can count on them to save the day.

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When Stars are Scattered

When Stars are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Iman Geddy

A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings.    

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Gert And The Sacred Stones

Gert And The Sacred Stones

Marco Rocchi, Francesca Carita, Jaime Richards

From two Italian-comics powerhouses, a fantasy tale exploring the harsh realities of war.

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Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer

Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer

Gillian Goerz

This children's graphic novel for fans of Roller Girl and Smile introduces Jamila and Shirley, two unlikely friends who save each other's summers while solving their neighbourhood's biggest mysteries.

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Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson

For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most...

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Drama

Drama

Raina Telgemeier

Callie loves theater and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members aren't working...

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All Summer Long

All Summer Long

Hope Larson

A coming-of-age graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling Hope Larson.

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Anti/Hero

Anti/Hero

Kate Karyus Quinn, Dimitria Lunetta, Maca Gil

In the word Anti/Hero, Hero is upside down and backwards.

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Ever After

Ever After

Olivia Vieweg

Stranded between safe zones, two young women, Vivi and Eva, trek across the German countryside. Together they'll face their inner demons and dodge packs of the undead --

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The Crossover: Graphic Novel

The Crossover: Graphic Novel

Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile

'With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering,' raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood - he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the...

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Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel

Bre Indigo, Rey Terciero

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the classic book that Little, Brown published first! Rejoin Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they are re-envisioned as a blended family in modern day NYC in this beautiful (FULL-COLOR) graphic novel...

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To Dance: Special Edition

To Dance: Special Edition

Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel

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This Was Our Pact

This Was Our Pact

Ryan Andrews

In search of the truth behind their town's legend, a group of kids vow to go farther than anyone before them . There are only two rules. No one turns for home.

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Real Friends

Real Friends

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

Bestselling author Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's middle grade graphic novel about the happiness and heartache of making first friends.

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American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang

Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Vera Brosgol

A gripping and hilarious middle-grade summer camp memoir from the author of Anya's Ghost.   

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Best Friends

Best Friends

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

The highly anticipated follow-up to the runaway hit graphic memoir Real Friends.

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The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch

Emma Steinkellner

A half-witch discovers the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything! --

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The Mythics #1: Heroes reborn

The Mythics #1: Heroes reborn

Philippe Ogaki, Alice Picard, Patricia Lyfoung, Jenny, Patrick Sobral

Everyday kids become powerful and stop the spread of evil!

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The Mythics #2: Teenage Gods

The Mythics #2: Teenage Gods

Philippe Ogaki, Dara,Magali Paillat, Patricia Lyfoung, Patrick Sobral

Everyday kids become powerful and stop the spread of evil!

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One Year at Ellsmere

One Year at Ellsmere

Faith Erin Hicks

Juniper wins a scholarship to an elite boarding school - which turns out to be way more cutthroat than she expected.

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Witches of Brooklyn

Witches of Brooklyn

Sophie Escabasse

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.

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Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter

Atelier Sento, Marie Velde

Part fantasy, part travelogue, Diary Of A Yokai Ghost Hunter follows the adventures of two foreign visitors as they tour Japan. When they buy an antique camera along the way, they discover they can capture images of Japan's...

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Guts

Guts

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to faceand conquer your fears.

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The Graveyard Book: Graphic Novel

The Graveyard Book: Graphic Novel

Neil Gaiman

An irresistibly-brilliant graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, adapted by award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell. This is the first of two volumes.

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All's Faire in Middle School

All’s Faire in Middle School

Victoria Jamieson

From the author of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl comes a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving an embarrassing family, and life at the Renaissance Faire.

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Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

Karen Schneemann, Lily Williams

A debut graphic novel about friendship, life, and periods. Period.   

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Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Book 1)

Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Book 1)

Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move to the home of their deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through the basement....

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My Hero Academia, Vol. 1

My Hero Academia, Vol. 1

Kohei Horikoshi

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Black Sand Beach 1: Are You Afraid of the Light?

Black Sand Beach 1: Are You Afraid of the Light?

Richard Fairgray

Twelve year old Dash and his best friend Lily are spending the summer at Back Sand Beach, where Dash's family has a house.

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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Lucy Knisley

Jen moves out to the country and has to put up with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, as well as his kids. Suddenly part of a larger family in a new place, Jen isn't sure there is a place for her in this different world --

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