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A graphic novels reading list for children grades K - 5.

The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5. The purpose of the list is to encourage students to explore a variety of current graphic novels. The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.

2018 List

*Received a unanimous vote from selection committee members
+Title is part of a series

Grades K-2

+Arnold, Tedd, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Noodleheads See the Future.

Arsenault, Isabelle. Colette’s Lost Pet.

+Brremaud, Frederic. Little Tales in the Jungle. Art by Frederico Bertolucci.

Brunetti, Ivan. Wordplay.

+Burks, James. Bird & Squirrel On Fire.

*Dahl, Michael. Be A Star, Wonder Woman!

*Eaton, Maxwell, III. I’m Awake!.

*Graegin, Stephanie. Little Fox in the Forest.

+Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny & Penny in How to Say Goodbye.

Holm, Jennifer L. Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes. Art by Matthew Holm.

Richards, Barnaby. Blip!.

*Sturm, James, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost. Hocus Focus.

*Sullivan, Mary. Frankie.

*Sullivan, Mary. Treat.

+Torres, J. Brobots 2 and the Mecha Malarkey!. Art by Sean Dove.

Grades 3-5

Alvarez, Lorena. Nightlights.

Bar-el, Dan. Dog Night at the Story Zoo. Art by Vicki Nerino.

+Brockinton, Drew. CatStronauts: Mission Moon.

+Brockington, Drew. CatStronauts: Race To Mars.

*Chmakova, Svetlana. Brave.

*Eliopoulos, Christopher. Cosmic Commandos.

+Friedolfs, Derek. DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #2 Fort Solitude. Art by Dustin Nguyen.

Hale, Shannon. Real Friends. Art by LeUyen Pham.

+Hatke, Ben. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King.

*+Holm, Jennifer L., Mathew Holm, Jarret J. Krosoczka (editors). Comic Squad: Detention! (Comics Squad #3).

Howard, Abby. Dinosaur Empire! (Earth Before Us #1): Journey through the Mesozoic Era.

Jamieson, Victoria. All’s Faire in Middle School.

+Larson, Hope. Knife’s Edge: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 2). Art by Rebecca Mock.

+Lawrence, Mike. Star Scouts #1.

Leijten, Aileen. Lint Boy.

Lucke, Deb. Lunch Witch 2: Knee Deep in Niceness.

Middleton, Dan. Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal.

O’Neill, Katie. Princess Princess Ever After.

+Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the Stone Forest (Hilda #5).

Renner, Benjamin. The Big Bad Fox.

+Riess, Natalie. Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SNACKTION!

Sava, Scott Christian. Animal Crackers. Art by Alison Acton.

Siegel, Mark and Alexis Siegel. 5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior. Art by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun.

Terrell, Brandon. Daydream Receiver (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels). Art by Eduardo García. S

+Weiser, Joey. Mermin Volume 5: Making Waves.

Wiesner, David and Donna Jo Napoli. Fish Girl. Art by David Wiesner. C

Xu, Ru. NewsPrints.

Grades K-5

*+Clanton, Ben. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1).

*+Clanton, Ben. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2).

*+Doerrfeld, Cori. Cici: A Fairy’s Tale #2 Truth in Sight. Art by Cori Doerrfeld and Tyler Page.

+Harper, Charise Mericle. Crafty Cat #1 The Amazing Crafty Cat.

+Hicks, Faith Erin. The Nameless City Volume 2: The Stone Heart. Color by Jordie Bellaire.

+Jamieson, Victoria. The Great Art Caper (Pets on the Loose!).

*Koch, Falynn. Science Comics: Bats: Learning to Fly.

Krosoczka, Jarrett. Star Wars Jedi Academy #5: The Force Oversleeps.

*+Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man #2: Unleashed.

*+Pilkey, Dav. Dog Man #3: A Tale of Two Kitties.

*Raicht, Mike and Brian Smith. Tree Mail. Art by Brian Smith.

*Reynolds, Aaron. Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny. Art by Phil McAndrew.

Tsukirino, Yumi. Disney Stitch! Vol.1.

*+Winick, Judd. Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom.

2018 Little Maverick Reading List
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