great new graphic novels for kids

Great New Graphic Novels & 4 Book GIVEAWAY

My son learned to love reading because of graphic novels so they will always have a place in my heart. He’s reading chapter books now, but he still enjoys a funny notebook novel. I’m excited to share some newly published ones, and I’m giving away a few them as well (at the bottom of the page).

How about you? What graphic novels or notebook novels have your kids been enjoying? Please share!

 

Doodle Adventures: You Draw the Story

This is a fun concept, particularly for summer reading. It’s a doodle book combined with a graphic novel. The reader gets to decide the story by drawing it in and you don’t necessarily have to be an artist.

The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs by Mike Lowery

I wasn’t sure how my son would react to this doodle graphic novel since it looked a little easy for him, but he raced through it and enjoyed doodling along to create his own adventure. Since we had an ARC (advanced release copy), I’ve giving away this brand spanking new hardcover book! [doodle graphic novel, ages 6 and up]

The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate by Mike Lowery

This adventure will be out September 2016 and it’s the same doodle adventure concept. If you child like The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs, be sure to pre-order your copy! [doodle graphic novel, ages 6 and up]

 

Funny Graphic Novels for Young Kids

Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror! by Paige Braddock

I’ve read a few of the Stinky Cecil graphic novels and they are funny, with an environmental message to boot. Cecil the toad gets captured from his pond and ends up in a classroom terrarium. His pond friends have to launch a daring rescue. Back pages include notes on chameleons, garter snakes, how to make a terrarium, and character sketches. [graphic novel, ages 6 and up]

Unicorn vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and her unicorn have a relationship that reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes with similar dry sarcastic humor. In this graphic novel geared towards girls, Phoebe goes to a sleep away summer music camp, meets her unicorn’s sister, and goes on various misadventures involving sparkles, magic and goblins. [graphic novel, ages 8 and up]

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans by Gary Northfield

I would describe this notebook novel — chapter book with doodles like Diary of a Wimpy Kid — simply as the movie Madagascar during The Roman Empire. Both the zebra in the movie and in this book are hilarious! Julius is captured and brought back to the Roman coliseum where he must battle for his life as a gladiator. My son and I loved this funny, zany adventure. The cartoon doodle illustrations match the comedic text perfectly. We are impatiently waiting for the sequel! [notebook novel, ages 8 and up]

Stick Cat: A Tale of Two Kitties by Tom Watson

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Stick Dog will enjoy this newest offering by Tom Watson. Two cats, one adventure, and lots of laughs. [notebook novel, ages 8 and up]

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell

I just bought a copy for my son and am waiting for it to arrive. He’s also starting middle school and loves funny graphic novels and/or notebook novels. I don’t expect my son to be stuffed into the lockers by the school bully but I do think he will find this hilarious. [notebook novel, ages 9 and up]

 

Historical Fiction Graphic Novel

Alamo All Stars by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale’s historical fiction graphic novel series is a terrific, well executed series. I had read his previous book about the Donner Party and the book gave me such a realistic accounting of what happened that I couldn’t help but be annoyed with various people in the party for being so stupid.

The Alamo is especially interesting to me because I visited San Antonio a few years ago and took my kids to The Alamo.

My only criticism is that the font size is quite small which may be off putting to reluctant readers. [graphic novel, ages 9 and up]

New Graphic Novels for Kids GIVEAWAY

graphic novel giveaway

I’m giving away these four great graphic novels:

  • The Search for the Slimy Space Bugs (doodle adventure graphic novel for ages 6 and up)
  • Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror (environmental animal adventure graphic novel for ages 6 and up)
  • Unicorn vs. Goblins (funny graphic novel for girls ages 8 and up)
  • Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! (hilarious notebook novel — chapter book with doodles, ages 8 and up)

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

36 Comments

  1. Nancy Wright

    1 Julius Zebra
    2 Unicorn vs Goblins
    3 The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs
    My children have read graphic novels for years and they are a HUGE hit in the library where I work.

  2. Sarah

    1. Search for Slimy Space Bugs
    2. Stinky Cecil
    3. Julius Zebra
    Graphic novels have always been a huge hit in my classroom, but I need to expand to some new titles thanks for the ideas!

  3. Julie F

    1. The Search for the Slimy Space Bugs
    2. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror
    3. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

    Oh my goodness, my daughter would love all these books! I even want to read them! 😍

    • Hi Julie,

      They are fun to read. Every time I have a stack of graphic novels to read, I am a happy camper!! They are so satisfying because they are a quick read, and tell a great story. Many excel in the humor department or are a fun way to learn about a historical event. We are huge fans!
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  4. Both my daughter & I love Raina Telgemeier’s Smile and Sisters–can’t wait for her Ghosts in September!

    We also loved El Deafo by Cece Bell; Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (mainly because that’s my daughter’s name 😉 );

    She also enjoyed many of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (especially The Underground Abductor) and Roller Girl.

    I liked Sunny Side Up (& some of the Babymouse books) by Jennifer & Matthew Holm.

  5. Caitlin

    Thanks for the chance!

    1st choice – Unicorn vs. Goblins
    2nd choice – Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror
    3rd choice – Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

  6. Heather S

    So fun!

    1. Unicorn vs. Goblins
    2. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans
    3. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror

  7. Valerie

    1. Julius Zebra
    2. Unicorns vs. Goblins
    3. Stinky Cecil

  8. 1. Unicorn Vs. Goblins
    2. The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs
    3. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!

    Fun!

  9. MS

    1. Search for Slimy Slugs 2. Zebra 3. Cecil

  10. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!
    Unicorns vs. Goblins
    Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

    I’m a school librarian at two elementary schools and I can’t seem to keep up with my students’ excitement over graphic novels. Any of these would be a wonderful and much appreciated addition to our collection.

  11. Margaret D. Barham

    1. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!
    2. The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs
    3. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans
    Thank you!

  12. Graphic novels are important – I’m glad to see your post! Kids should always have the option to pick up a great graphic novel! 😀
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  13. Beth T.

    They all sound fun, My choices would be: Slimy Space Slugs, Julius Zebra, and Unicorn vs. Goblins. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  14. Renee Alam

    I’d love to start collecting these for when my son is older to read on his own but for now I can read it to him. Here’s the books I like in order,thanks!

    1. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!
    2. The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs
    3. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans

  15. 1. Julius Zebra
    2. Unicorns v. Goblins
    3. The Search for the Slimy Spacebugs

    My kids would love these books!

  16. Jennifer Oliger

    These would all be awesome for my classroom. My students love graphic novels. My first choice would be Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror, then The Search for the Slimy Space Bugs, and third choice would be Unicorn vs. Goblins.

  17. Sarah Z

    I can’t keep my graphic novels in my library!

    1. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!
    2. Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror
    3. Unicorns vs. Goblins

  18. Tabathia B

    1. Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!
    2. Unicorn vs. Goblins
    3. Stinky Cecil

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