Multcolib School Corps Picks Graphic Novels Grades 5-8

Anya's Ghost
Anya's Ghost By Brosgol, Vera Book - 2011 ygn BROSGOL 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

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 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Fairy Tale Comics
Fairy Tale Comics [classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists Book - 2013 jgn FAIRY 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:From favorites like Puss in Boots and Goldilocks to obscure gems like The Boy Who Drew Cats, this volume has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by such noted artists as Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and others.

Coraline By Gaiman, Neil Book - 2002 j GAIMAN All copies in use Availability details

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

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 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Comics Squad
Comics Squad Recess! Book - 2014 jgn COMICS 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid's favorite subject--RECESS!

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.

Redwall By Jacques, Brian Book - 2007 j JACQUES All copies in use Availability details

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.

Nursery Rhyme Comics
Nursery Rhyme Comics [50 Timeless Rhymes From 50 Celebrated Cartoonists] Book - 2011 jgn NURSERY 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.

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.

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.

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.

Drama By Telgemeier, Raina Book - 2012 jgn TELGEMEIE 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 7 on 34 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.

Sisters By Telgemeier, Raina Book - 2014 jgn 306.8753 TELGEMEIE 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 44 copies

Annotation:The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE. Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be.

Smile By Telgemeier, Raina Book - 2010 ygn 617.645 TELGEMEIE 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 30 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.

Cardboard By TenNapel, Doug Book - 2012 ygn TENNAPEL 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

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 Available in some locations

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: 2 on 15 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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