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Multcolib School Corps Picks Graphic Novels Grades 5-8

Essential X-Men
Essential X-Men Volume 5 By Claremont, Chris (Book - 2011 ) GN CLAREMONT 2011 Available in some locations

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!

Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl [1] : the Graphic Novel By Colfer, Eoin (Book - 2007 ) jgn COLFER Available in some locations

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.

City in Peril!
City in Peril! By Collicutt, Paul (Book - 2009 ) jgn COLLICUTT 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Hereville How Mirka Got Her Sword By Deutsch, Barry (Book - 2010 ) jgn DEUTSCH 2010 Available in some locations

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.

The City of Ember
The City of Ember The Graphic Novel By DuPrau, Jeanne (Book - 2012 ) jgn DUPRAU 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Coraline By Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2002 ) j GAIMAN Available in some locations

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.

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Fun-filled Frightfest By Groening, Matt (Book - 2003 ) 741.5973 G874st 2003 Available in some locations

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.

Rapunzel's Revenge
Rapunzel's Revenge By Hale, Shannon (Book - 2008 ) ygn HALE 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 31 copies

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.

Fashion Kitty
Fashion Kitty By Harper, Charise Mericle (Book - 2005 ) jgn HARPER Available in some locations

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.

Babymouse 1, Queen of the World! By Holm, Jennifer L. (Book - 2005 ) jgn HOLM Available in some locations

Annotation:An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

Squish 1, Super Amoeba By Holm, Jennifer L. (Book - 2011 ) jgn HOLM 2011 Available in some locations

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.

No Girls Allowed
No Girls Allowed Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure By Hughes, Susan (Book - 2008 ) jgn 305.42 HUGHES 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Redwall By Jacques, Brian (Book - 2007 ) j JACQUES Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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.

Miyazaki's Spirited Away
Miyazaki's Spirited Away 1 By Miyazaki, Hayao (Book - 2002 ) ygn MIYAZAKI Available in some locations

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.

T-minus The Race to the Moon By Ottaviani, Jim (Book - 2009 ) jgn OTTAVIANI 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Nancy Drew, Girl Detective
Nancy Drew, Girl Detective 1, The Demon of River Heights By Petrucha, Stefan (Book - 2005 ) jgn PETRUCHA All copies in use Availability details

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'.

The Storm in the Barn
The Storm in the Barn By Phelan, Matt (Book - 2009 ) jgn PHELAN 2009 Available in some locations

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.

The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief The Graphic Novel By Riordan, Rick (Book - 2010 ) jgn RIORDAN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Meanwhile By Shiga, Jason (Book - 2010 ) jgn SHIGA 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Superman Archives
Superman Archives Volume 1 By Siegel, Jerry (Book - 1989 ) GN SIEGEL Available in some locations

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.

To Dance
To Dance A Memoir By Siegel, Siena Cherson (Book - 2006 ) jgn 792.8 SIEGEL Available in some locations

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

The Wall
The Wall Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain By Sís, Peter (Book - 2007 ) jgn 943.704 SIS Available in some locations

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.

Bone Volume 1, Out From Boneville By Smith, Jeff (Book - 2005 ) GN SMITH Available in some locations

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.

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man Book 1 By Straczynski, J. Michael (Book - 2009 ) GN STRACZYNS 2009 All copies in use Availability details

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!

Drama By Telgemeier, Raina (Book - 2012 ) jgn TELGEMEIE 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 22 copies

Annotation:Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Smile By Telgemeier, Raina (Book - 2010 ) ygn 617.645 TELGEMEIE 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 33 copies

Annotation:From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Astro Boy
Astro Boy Vols. 1 & 2 By Tezuka, Osamu (Book - 2008 ) ygn TEZUKA 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Magic Trixie
Magic Trixie By Thompson, Jill (Book - 2008 ) jgn THOMPSON 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!
Billy Tartle in Say Cheese! By Townsend, Michael (Book - 2007 ) jgn TOWNSEND Available in some locations

Annotation:Billy is determined to find a way to make his school picture day less boring than usual.

Robot Dreams
Robot Dreams By Varon, Sara (Book - 2007 ) jgn VARON 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.

Into the Volcano
Into the Volcano A Graphic Novel By Wood, Don (Book - 2008 ) jgn WOOD 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Avatar, the Last Airbender
Avatar, the Last Airbender The Promise. Part 1 By Yang, Gene Luen (Book - 2012 ) jgn YANG 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:Picking up exactly where Avatar: The Last Airbender left off, The Promise takes Aang to a Fire Nation colony in the heart of the Earth Nation, where tensions between neighbors threaten to shatter the world's newfound peace-putting the Avatar on a collision course with one of his closest friends, FireLord Zuko.

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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.

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