Graphic novels offer a wide variety of options for all types of readers! Today we’re sharing some of our newest titles for youth, teens, and adults. Click the book cover to place a hold on your favorites!
Peter Pan – Didier Le Bornec
Lady and the Tramp – Fran Corteggiani
An upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady and a street-smart, stray schnauzer called Tramp fall in love and embark on many adventures.
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Follow the Fearless Leader
This Donald Duck collection co-stars nerdy cousin Fethry, master spy Mata Harrier, and terrible tomcat Tabby. From Fethry’s very first story through the doggy doings of Scamp to Uncle Scrooge in “The Case of the Purloined Pearls,” Kinney and Hubbard keep the laughs rolling and the hijinks hopping.
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 – Lauren Tarshis
In a Jewish ghetto, Max Rosen and his sister, Zena, struggle to live after their father is taken away by the Nazis. With barely enough food to survive, the siblings make a daring escape from German soldiers into the nearby forest and are brought to a safe camp by Jewish resistance fighters. But soon, grenades are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion?
The Wild Mustang: Horses of the American West – Chris Duffy
On the North American plains, wild mustangs have roamed for generations . . . shaping human history and struggling to survive it. For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest. For Native Americans, they brought on a new way of life where horsemanship and horse-trading were central. And for the entire world, wild mustangs became a renowned wonder of the American West. There are still thousands of mustangs in the wild today, but they struggle to survive in an ever-changing landscape and their future is by no means guaranteed.
Big Nate: In Your Face! – Lincoln Pierce
When you’re a sixth-grade dynamo like Nate Wright, life comes at you fast. Whether it’s a soccer ball to the gut or another teacher tirade, surprises lurk around every corner. In the latest Big Nate collection, Nate’s friends issue the ultimate insult: they point out all the ways he resembles his arch-nemesis, Gina. Nate also scores a new job as an intern at Klassic Komix, and his master plan to carpet-bomb the school with Valentine’s Day cards goes seriously sideways. And when Nate gets dragged into a cringe-worthy party for the dreaded Mrs. Godfrey, what could possibly go wrong?
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident – Michael Moreci
Artemis Fowl receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father.
As Artemis rushes to his dad’s rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis: Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. Now, instead of battling the fairies, Artemis must join them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
Ruff Luck – Christopher Harbo
When Tom decides to impress his girlfriend, Toodles, by winning a big prize at a local carnival, he doesn’t count on Jerry spoiling his plan. Now the chase is on to see who can ultimately triumph in the battle for Toodles’ attention.
Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move – Ebony Joy Wilkins
It’s March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights leaders organize bus boycotts and perform similar acts to defy segregation laws. Eventually, Claudette’s court case results in overturning Alabama’s unconstitutional laws and provides greater freedom for black Americans everywhere.
Sybil Ludington Rides to the Rescue – Jessica Gunderson
In 1777, the American Revolution is well underway. At 16, Sybil Ludington knows the war all too well. Her father is a colonel in the Continental Army, battling for America’s independence from Great Britain. Colonel Ludington and his regiment are home for the season when word comes that the British Army is attacking nearby. With her father too ill to ride, it’s up to young Sybil to alert the American militia that the British are coming.
Band Nerds Awards: Nominations from the 13th Chair – DJ Corchin
It’s not about winning…(chuckle, chuckle). The Marching Band Nerds Awards are the most prestigious awards in the world. No other awards matter. Whether you win Most Creative Use Of A Saber, Most Amount Of Props In One Show, or Loudest Flute Player, earning an MBNA is a first class ticket to the A-List.
Displacement – Kiku Hughes
Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.
These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “”stuck”” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.
Eight-Lane Runaways – Henry McCausland
One runner relies on her poncho to give her direction. Another deals with a suddenly missing appendage. There are also algebra dogs, a juice institute, and a helpful network that consists of miles of string that proves that, no matter how far apart, the friends you can rely on are the ones you met while traversing life’s twisty-turny trails.
Invisible Differences – Julie Dachez
Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She’s sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli assaults her senses, the constant chatter of her coworkers working her last nerve. Then, when one big fight with her boyfriend finds her frustrated and dejected, Marguerite finally investigates the root of her discomfort: after a journey of tough conversations with her loved ones, doctors, and the internet, she discovers that she has Asperger’s. Her life is profoundly changed–-for the better.
Captain America, Vol 1 – Ta-Nehisi Coates
It’s winter in America! For over 70 years, Captain America has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Cap is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising! Who are they? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America? Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time – and out of options! Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal of influence brokers known as the Power Elite?
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
A portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.
Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation – Ari Folman
This adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl into a graphic version for a young readership, maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Vol 1 – Kieron Gillen
Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra barely escaped Darth Vader’s wrath. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns that she still lives, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what Aphra does best! With killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One in tow, she’s off in search of the rarest of artifacts – as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, bounty hunters…and just about everyone else! But soon, archaeologist and rebel pilot stand side-by-side when Aphra persuades Luke Skywalker to join her in a journey to the heart of the Screaming Citadel! What secret are they after? And when word gets out, can Han and Leia be far behind them?
Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham – Tom King
Batman is Gotham City’s greatest protector. But now he’s not alone. There are two new heroes in town—a pair of masked metahumans with the powers of Superman and a devotion to preserving all that is good about this twisted city. Calling themselves Gotham and Gotham Girl, they’ve saved Batman’s life, fought by his side and learned from his example.
But what happens if Gotham’s new guardians go bad? What if they blame the Dark Knight for the darkness that threatens to drown their city?
When sinister forces are unleashed that can warp the minds of men and make heroes into monsters, the time will come for Batman and his allies to decide once and for all: Is Gotham a force for good…or an engine of evil?
Batman/The Flash: The Button – Joshua Williamson
During the unforgettable events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman found a mystery he can even begin to solve a strange bloodstained smiley-face button embedded in the Batcave wall. All analysis suggests the button is not of this universe…so where did it come from? And who left it here? These are questions only the Flash can help answer. When the button is stolen by Reverse-Flash, Batman and Flash follow his trail to a parallel world, a twisted alternate timeline that should exist. Someone is sending the heroes on a bizarre trip through reality, showing them glimpses of fallen loved ones and forgotten friends but who? Wally West warned the Flash of an unseen force influencing our world distorting histories, pulling the strings, watching all—and the strange yellow button could be the key to finding it.
I Love You More Than My Phone – Dante Fabiero
Life with a stumpy legged fur-baby is an absolute joy, but it often comes with some hilarious challenges, especially when you’re a phone-addicted, snack-loving, always-tired little sloth.
For Slothilda and Peanut, each with their own unique set of short-comings (literally and figuratively), navigating their way through the world can be a struggle. However, no obstacle is too great when they’ve got each other. Watch as the two take on life’s day-to-day challenges as they grow together along the way!
Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh
Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.
The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui
Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through.
California Dreamin’ – Penelope Bagieu
Before she became the legendary Mama Cass—one quarter of the mega-huge folk group The Mamas and the Papas—Cass Eliot was a girl from Baltimore trying to make it in the big city. After losing parts to stars like Barbra Streisand on the Broadway circuit, Cass found her place in the music world with an unlikely group of cohorts.
The Mamas and the Papas released five studio albums in their three years of existence. It was at once one of the most productive (and profitable) three years any band has ever had, and also one of the most bizarre and dysfunctional groups of people to ever come together to make music. Through it all, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams—and her very identity.
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung
This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung’s experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie’s life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.
The first half of the book traces Debbie’s final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet.
Spider-Man, Vol 4: Death of Spider-Man – Brian Michael Bendis
Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility – but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here?
Fantastic Four: The Overthrow of Doom
Diablo and the Red Ghost have taken schemes laid out by Dr. Doom and made them their own, but even their insidious efforts pale before Doom’s present plot! What is Operation: Coronation, and why will it reunite the FF? Who is the mysterious Victor II? Doom’s son, his better half or someone even more unexpected? The answers surprise heroes and villains alike!