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Best Graphic Novels for Tweens and Kids

You’re going to love this list of the best graphic novels for tweens and kids! A comprehensive guide of beloved graphic novels, there is a special book here for any youth in your life.

9 graphic novels on a white background

If you’re looking for graphic novels for boys, girls, kids, and tweens, you’ve come to the right place!

Both of my kids LOVE graphic novels. My oldest has always been an advanced reader but has mainly preferred any kind of book with illustrations. I used to think he should be challenging himself with chapter books and novels. But, over time, I’ve come to realize that reading is reading in whatever form your kid decides.

Graphic novels have come a LONG way, and you can find some amazing classical novels that have been revamped into illustrated form. Books like Call of the Wild and The Hobbit are now redone with gorgeous drawings and are available to a whole new generation of readers.

Special thanks to members of the Sustainable Cooks Facebook group for helping me round out this list of beloved graphic novels. They provided amazing recommendations for books that were not yet part of our own family library.

If the book was new to us, I attributed it to the individual reader who recommended it. If multiple readers recommended something or we already owned it, I left it blank.

Looking for more book recommendations? Check out this list of gifts for book lovers, the best cookbooks and gardening books, and my desert island reading list.

Best Graphic Novels for Tweens and Kids

You're going to love this list of the best graphic novels for tweens and kids! A comprehensive guide of beloved graphic novels, there is a special book here for any youth in your life.

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3 comments on “Best Graphic Novels for Tweens and Kids”

  1. I *love* this post! As a language teacher, I’m so glad to hear you say you reading is reading. I get so annoyed when I hear teachers insist on “regular” books and dismiss graphic novels. There is so much great language in many graphic novels and having pictures to reinforce meaning is an added bonus.

    Plus, you gave me some great new titles for stocking stuffers this year. 🙂

    I have to throw in one more title, but due to the content matter it’s better for older kids and adults (my 13 year old son loves it): Maus by Art Spiegelman. The author writes about his Jewish father’s survival in Nazi Europe. It’s an amazing story.

    • I think whatever it is that keeps kids interested and engaged should be seen as a success!

      We’re headed to the library tomorrow and I’ll see if we can reserve that book for Jack. He loves all things WWII! Thank you!

  2. What a wonderful, exciting list of graphic novels! Having taught 5th and 6th grades many years ago, I would have filled my classroom with these books. My school’s librarian says she can’t keep them on the shelves. Great job, Sarah!