March 20, 2010

Graphic Novel List


Prepared by Dave Burbank and Karen MacPherson, Takoma Park Maryland Library, Last updated October 2009.
(This is a list of favorites, not a comprehensive list.)


Comics & Sequential Art by Will Eisner (Poorhouse Press, 1985)
The 101 Best Graphic Novels by Stephen Weiner (NBM)
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art  (HarperPerennial, 1994) and Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels HarperCollins, 2006) by Scott McCloud

Comic Books For Young Adults. Created by librarian Michael Lavin, this website provides lots of basic facts about graphic novels well as a list of recommended books.
Comics inThe Classroom . Created by a teacher, this website offers lots of great ideas for using comics and graphic novels inThe classroom.
Diamond Comics Bookshelf. Diamond offers public and school librarians an annotated catalog of graphic novels, cataloging information and lesson plans.
Good Comics for Kids. This School Library Journal blog is a great place for information and publishing news about graphic novels and comics for kids and teens.
The Graphic Classroom. Created by Chris Wilson, a former journalist who now is a graduate student writing hisThesis on comics in education, this website is full of great suggestions aboutThe best comics for classroom use as well as tips for storingThem.
Graphic Novels In Libraries. This website is chock-full of information about graphic novels, and also offers a list-serv where subscribers talk about graphic novels.
The Librarian’s Guide to Anime and Manga . This is a wonderful introduction toThese genres.
No Flying, No Tights. This website, created by library technician and graphic novel fan Robin Brenner, is a great place to read reviews of graphic novels for kids, teens and adults.
Sequential Tart . This website offers lots of reviews.
Also… Reviews of graphic novels also run regularly in School Library Journal, Library Journal, Booklist and VOYA.

Hokusai: First Manga Master by Jocelyn Bouquillard and Christophe Marquet (Abrams, 2007)
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art by John Canemaker (Abrams, 2005)             
Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, et al (Abrams, 1986)

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, edited by James Bucky Carter (National Council of Teachers of English, 2007)
Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collections by Steve Miller (Neal-Schuman, 2005)
Getting Graphic: Comics For Kids by Michele Gorman (Linworth Publishing, 2007)
Getting Graphic: Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy With Preteens and Teens by Michele Gorman (Linworth Publishing, 2003)
Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection by Francisca Goldsmith (American Library Association, 2005)
Graphic Novels in Your Media Center: A Definitive Guide by Allyson Lyga and Barry Lyga (Libraries Unlimited, 2004)
The Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens by David S. Serchay (Neal-Schuman, 2008) (Note: Serchay offers a list of his 25 favorites, as well as an extensive annotated list of graphic novels.)
The Baby Blues books by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (Andrews and McMeel)
The Calvin and Hobbes books by Bill Watterson (Andrews and McMeel)
The Garfield books by Jim Davis (Ballantine)
The For Better Or For Worse series by Lynn Johnston (Andrews and McMeel)
The Foxtrot books by Bill Amend (Andrews and McMeel)
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics , edited by Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly (Abrams, 2009)

The Zits series by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Blood Song: A Silent Ballad by Eric Drooker (Harvest Books) (Adults)
Flood: A Novel In Pictures by Eric Drooker (Dark Horse) (Adults)
The Owly books by Andy Runton (Top Shelf Productions) (All ages)
The Polo books: The Adventures of Polo and Polo: The Runaway Book by Regis Faller (Roaring Brook) (All ages).

Adventures in Oz by Eric Shanower (IDW)
The Akiko books by Mark Crilley (Sirius Entertainment)
The Amelia Rules books by Jimmy Gownley (Renaissance Press)
The Archie series by Bob Bolling et al (Archie Comic Publications)
The Asterix series by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (Hachette)
The Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
The Baby-Sitter's Club series by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
The Batman series for kids by various authors (DC Comics)
Benny and Penny: Just Pretend by Geoffrey Hayes (TOON Books, 2008)
The Bone series by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books/Graphix/Scholastic)
Castle Waiting: The Lucky Road by Linda Medley (Cartoon Books, 2000)
Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala (First Second, 2009)
Disney-inspired graphic novels, including Lilo and Stitch (Disney)
The Electric Girl series by Michael Brennan (AitPlanetLar)
Flight Explorer, Volume 1 by various authors (Flight Comics/Villard, 2008)
The Groo series by Sergio Aragones (Dark Horse)
The Justice League Adventure series by various authors (DC Comics)
The Kit Feeny series by Michael Townsend (Knopf, 2009 – first two books)
The Little Lulu series by John Stanley and Irving Tripp (Dark Horse)
Luke onThe Loose by Harry Bliss (TOON Books, 2009)
The Lunch Lady series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf, 2009—first two volumes)
Marvel Adventures (Marvel) (various superhero characters)
Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever by Jay Lynch and Dean Haspiel (TOON Books, 2008)
The Neotopia series by Rod Espinosa
Otto’s Orange Day by Jay Lynch (TOON Books, 2008)
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale (Bloomsbury)
The Sardine series by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar (FirstSecond/Roaring Brook)
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso (Jump AtThe Sun/Hyperion, 2007)
The Secret Science Alliance and The Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis (First Second, 2009)
The Simpsons series by Matt Groening (Perennial)
The Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures by various authors (Dark Horse)
Stinky by Eleanor Davis (TOON Books, 2008)
The Superman Adventures series by Mark Millar (DC Comics)
The Teen Titans series by J. Torres and Todd Naugh (DC Comics)
The 3-2-2 Detective Agency: The Disappearance of Dave Warthog by Fiona Roberts (Abrams)
The Tintin series by Herge (Little, Brown)
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel and Mark Siegel (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2006)
The Usagi Yojimbo series by Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
The Wall: Growing Up BehindThe Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (FSG, 2007).
The Warriors graphic novels by Dan Jolley and James Barry (Tokyo Pop)
The Wind inThe Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Michel Plessix (Papercutz, 2007)
Books by Marcia Williams, including: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (Candlewick Press, 2006); The Adventures of Robin Hood (Candlewick Press, 1995), Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! (Candlewick Press, 2000), Tales From Shakespeare: Seven Plays (Candlewick Press, 1998); Greek Myths for Young Children (Candlewick Press, 1992), Charles Dickens and Friends (2002) and Archie’s War (Candlewick Press, 2007).

Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper and Amulet Book Two: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi (Graphix/Scholastic, 2008 and 2009)
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion, 2007) 
The Batman series (DC Comics)
Chiggers by Hope Larson (Atheneum, 2008)
The Fantastic Four Marvel Adventures series (Marvel)
Great Expectations  by Charles Dickens (Classical Comics, 2009)
Houdini:The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes (Center for Cartoon Studies/Hyperion, 2007)
The Immortal Iron Fist series by Ed Brubaker (Marvel, various copyright dates)
Mouse Guard Fall 1152 and Mouse Guard Winter 1152 by David Petersen (Archaia Studios Press, 2007 and 2009)
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelllucci (Minx, 2007)
The Spider-Man series (Marvel)
The Star Wars Knights ofThe Old Republic series by John Jackson Miller,  Brian Ching and Travel Foreman (Dark Horse)
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Philomel, 2006) and Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Philomel, 2008). (These are adaptations of The "Alex Rider" series by Anthony Horowitz.)
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel (Marvel, 2008)
The X-Men series (Marvel)

The Castle inThe Sky series by Hayao Miyazaki (Viz).
The Medabots series by Horumarin (Viz)
The My Neighbor Totoro series by Hayao Miyazaki (Viz)
The Pokemon Adventures series by Hidenori Kusaka (Viz)
The Spirited Away series by Hayao Miyazaki (Viz)
The Yotsuba&! series by Azumanga Daioh (Adv Manga)

The Beet series by Riku Sanjo
The Bleach series by Tite Kubo
The Deathnote series by Tsugumi Ohba
The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series by Akira Toriyama
The Fruits Basket series by Natsuki Takaya (Tokyopop)
The Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromu Arakawa (Viz)
The Inubakia series by Yukiya Sakuragi (Viz)
The Naruto series by Masashi Kishimoto (Viz)
Nausicaa ofThe Valley of Wind by Hayao Miyazaki (Viz)
Project X: Cup Noodle by Tadashi Katoh (DMP)
The Shaman King series by Hiroyki Takei (Viz)
The Tokyo Mew Mew series by Mia Kiumi & Reiko Yoshida (Tokyopop)
The What’s Michael? series by Makoto Kabayashi (Dark Horse Comics)
The Yu-Gi-Oh series by Kazuki Takahashi

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon, 2009)
Aya and Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet (Drawn & Quarterly, 2007 and 2008)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller (DC Comics, 1996)
Blankets by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf, 2003)
Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson (Top Shelf, 2001)
The B.P. R.D. series  by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse, 2004)
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical Productions, 2003)
Cartoon History ofThe Universe by Larry Gonnick (Doubleday)
The Complete Concrete by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse, 1994)
Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma (Fanfare, 2008)
DMZ by Brian Wood et al (DC Comics, 2006)
The Dungeon series by Joann Sfar and Lewis Tronheim (NBM, 1998/2003)
The Ex Machina series by Brian K. Vaughan et al. (DC Comics, 2005)
Fables: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham, et al. (DC Comics. 2005)
Flight Explorer, Volume 1 by various authors (Flight Comics/Villard, 2008)
French Milk by Lucy Knisley (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
H.G. Wells' The War ofThe Worlds by Ian Edington and D'Israeli (Dark Horse, 2005/2006)
Kampung Boy by Lat (First Second, 2008)
Lone Wolf 2100: Shadows On Saplings by Mike Kennedy and Francisco R. Velasco (Dark Horse, 2002/2003)
Maus and Maus II  by Art Spiegelman
Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies (Image/Abrams, 2006)
Palestine by Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics, 2001)
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon, 2003)
The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan With Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefebre and Frederic Lemercier. (First Second,2009)
The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar (Pantheon/Random House, 2005)
Scarlet Traces by Ian Edington and D'Israeli (Dark Horse, 2003)
Stitches by David Small (Norton, 2009)
The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz (Hill & Wang, 2009)
300 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (Dark Horse, 1998/1999)
The True Story: Swear to God series by Tom Beland (AiT/PlanetLar, 2003)
The Wake series by Jean David Morvan and Philippe Buchet (Nantier, Beall, Minoustchine, 2000)
Watchman by Alan Moore et al (DC Comics, 1986/2005)
Yosel by Joe Kubert (ibooks/Simon & Schuster, 2003)

The Amelia books by Marissa Moss (Simon & Schuster) (Ages 8-12)
The Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic) (ages 4-8)
The Diary Of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney (Amulet) (Ages 9 up)
The Ellie McDoodle books by Ruth Barshaw (Bloomsbury) (Ages 8-12)
The Julian Rodriguez books by Alexander Stadler (Scholastic, 2008 and 2009)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic) (Ages 8 up)
The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen (Scholastic, various copyright dates)
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster) (Ages 10-14)
The Little Wolf books by Tony Whybrow

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