Multcolib School Corps Picks Graphic Novels Grades 5-8
Annotation:This adventure, set in a fantastical Asian-influenced world, follows the story of Aang, a reluctant hero who must restore balance in his war-torn world. The story arc moves forward with each book of chapters.
Annotation:Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. For the first time, rabid fans will be able to see what Foaly's tin hat looks like; discover just how "Beet" Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind as he plots and connives in action-packed, full-color panels.
Annotation:It's midnight in Robot City, and all is not well. When the crew of the Red Star Rig sends out a desperate distress call, Robot City's favorite hero leaps into action. Meet Curtis, the Colossal Coast-Guard Robot--a mighty machine intent on saving the city from a giant sea monster.
Annotation:Eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg dreams of fighting dragons and spends her days honing her skills, even though there are no dragons in her Orthodox Jewish community, but when she accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, Mirka just might win her dragon-fighting sword after all.
Annotation:The X-Men face off with some of their greatest foes in this all-new edition - including the Juggernaut, Doctor Doom and the Hellfire Club's newest recruits, the Hellions - and team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, Power Pack and more!
Annotation:A wrong number dialed from his dorm room on a Saturday night connects Keiichi Morisato to the Goddess Technical Help Line. When the goddess Belldandy shows up and tells him she will grant him one wish, he jokingly wishes that she would stay with him always. To both his and Belldandy's surprise, the wish is granted and Keiichi's life will never be the same.
Annotation:Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Annotation:oin Matt Groening, the King of Comic Chaos and the creator of America's favourite family, 'The Simpsons', as he cooks up a creepy cornucopia of knee--knocking, white knuckling, knee--slapping knick--knacks.
Annotation:Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.
Annotation:After a stack of fashion magazines falls on Kiki Kitty's head while she is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, Kiki turns into Fashion Kitty, a feline superhero who saves other kitties from fashion disaster.
Annotation:Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.
Annotation:Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment transports readers to bygone eras. For the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything.
Annotation:When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Annotation:Legendary Fantastic Four stories - including the first-ever appearances of the Black Panther, the Inhumans, the Negative Zone and the Silver Surfer, and Galactus.
Annotation:Collected from the first three Hardy Boys comics, here's the complete saga of Frank and Joe's adventure in the war-torn Middle Eastern land of Osyria!
Annotation:Winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated feature, Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro, a girl in the midst of a move to the suburbs who wanders into a strange town and finds a world of spirits ruled over by the mysterious Yubaba.
Annotation:The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.
Annotation:Join Nancy Drew, along with Bess and George, as they search for missing student filmmakers and discover the deadly secret behind the local urban myth known as 'The demon of River Heights'.
Annotation:In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father's failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness.
Annotation:In this choose-your-own adventure graphic novel, a boy stumbles on the laboratory of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine.
Annotation:From the minds and hands of Superman creators Jerry Seigel Joe Shuster come the stories that started it all. This hardcover collectionincludes the early SUPERMAN comics that recount the Golden Age adventuresof the Man of Steel.
Annotation:The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New York City Ballet
Annotation:Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions.
Annotation:Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of their home, Boneville, and become separated in the wilds, but better fortune begins when the three cousins reunite at a farmstead in a deep forested valley, where Fone meets a young girl named Thorn.
Annotation:J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. introduce an enigmatic stranger who will forever change the way Peter Parker views himself ... and the origins of his amazing alter ego!
Annotation:Join Astro Boy, an android with superior powers and skills as well as human emotions, as he fights crime, evil injustice against robot-hating humans, robots gone beserk, and alien invaders.
Annotation:Magic Trixie looks for some special magic to bring in to show-and-tell to impress her friends, but her family keeps telling her that she is too young to use any of their magic, while her baby sister gets away with everything.
Annotation:While their parents are away doing research, brothers Duffy and Sumo Pugg go with their cousin, Mister Come-and-Go, to Kokalaha Island, where they meet Aunt Lulu and become trapped in an erupting volcano.
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A collection of graphic novels for students in grades 5 through 8. Many of the books on this list are parts of series. We have included only one book in the series.