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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.

2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

* Titles received a unanimous vote from the selection committee
+ Title is part of a series

Little Maverick K-2

Grades K-2

  • Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? by Jory John, illus. by Liz Climo (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers Group).
  • Don’t Eat That! by Drew Sheneman (Viking/Penguin Young Readers).
  • + Game for Adventure: Belinda the Unbeatable by Lee Nordling, art by Scott Roberts (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group).
  • Good Night, Planet by Liniers (TOON Books).
  • + Gordon: Bark to the Future! A P.U.R.S.T. Adventure by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press).
  • + Johnny Boo (Book 8): Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James Kochalka (Top Shelf Productions).
  • *+ Little Tails on the Farm (Volume 5) by Frédéric Brrémaud, illus. by Frederico Bertolucci, trans. by Mike Kennedy (Magnetic Collection/ Lion Forge).
  • Moo Moo & Mr. Quackers Present: What’s Cooking, Moo Moo? by Tim Miller (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).
  • * Nobody’s Duck by Mary Sullivan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
  • Poppy & Sam And The Leaf Thief  by Cathon (Owlkids Books).
  • * Red Again by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
  • Sweet Dreams, Supergirl by Michael Dahl, illus. by Omar Lozano (Capstone Young Readers/Capstone).
  • + The Whiskers Sisters #1: May’s Wild Walk by MissPATY, trans. by Nathan Sacks (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group).

Little Maverick 3-5

Grades 3-5

  • Akissi: Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, illus. by Mathieu Sapin, trans. by Judith Taboy and Marie Bédrune (Flying Eye Books/Nobrow).
  • All Summer Long by Hope Larson (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/ Macmillan Publishing Group).
  • *Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, color by Alec Longstreth (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • * The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel text adapted by Shelley Tanaka, based on the original book by Deborah Ellis, screenplay by Anita Doron, directed by Nora Twomey, color stills by Breadwinner Canada Inc./Cartoon Saloon (Breadwinner) Limited/Melusine Productions S.A., (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press).
  • The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House).
  • CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers).
  • Cici’s Journal: The Adventures Of A Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain, illus. by Aurélie Neyret (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • The City On The Other Side by Mairghread Scott, illus. by Robin Robinson (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Clem Hetherington And The Ironwood Race by Jen Breach, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Graphix/Scholastic).
  • + Cucumber Quest 1: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G. (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • + Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown by Haruhi Kato (Tokyopop/Disney Manga).
  • Get To Know Your Universe! Science Comics Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield by Falynn Koch (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Get To Know Your Universe! Science Comics: Robots And Drones: Past, Present, and Future by Mairghread Scott, illus. by Jacob Chabot (First Second/ Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry (Graphix/Scholastic).
  • Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters by Judd Winick (Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House).
  • Mega Robo Bros by Neill Cameron (Scholastic/David Fickling Books/The Phoenix).
  • Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • * My Beijing: Four Stories Of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun, trans. by Edward Gauvin (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group).
  • Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History of Earth by Don Brown and Dr. Mike Perfit, illus. by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
  • * Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, illus. by Thomas Taylor (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Star Scouts: The League Of Lasers by Mike Lawrence (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Suee And The Shadow by Ginger Ly, illus. by Molly Park (Amulet Books/Abrams).
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Oni Press).
  • Time Shifters by Chris Grine (Graphix/Scholastic).
  • * The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag (Graphix/Scholastic).
  • Wings Of Fire The Graphic Novel: Book One The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland, adapted by Barry Deutsch, art by Mike Holmes, color by Maarta Laiho (Graphix/Scholastic).

Little Maverick K-5

Grades K-5

  • Chasma Knights by Boya Sun and Kate Reed Petty, illus. by Boya Sun (First Second/ Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Crafty Cat And The Great Butterfly Battle by Charise Mericle Harper (First Second/ Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • *+ Dog Man And Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey (Graphix/Scholastic).
  • Far Out Fables: The Robo-Battle Of Mega Tortoise vs. Hazard Hare: A Graphic Novel by Stephanie Peters, illus. by Fernando Cano (Stone Arch Books/ Capstone).
  • Far Out Fables: The Ugly Dino Hatchling: A Graphic Novel by Stephanie Peters, illus. by Otis Frampton (Stone Arch Books/Capstone).
  • Grace For Gus by Harry Bliss (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins).
  • How To Spot A Sasquatch by J. Torres, illus. by Aurélie Grand (Owlkids Books).
  • Kitten Construction Company: Meet The House Kittens by John Patrick Green, color by Cat Caro (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • *+ Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre, art by Rafael Rosado, color by John Novak (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Peter & Ernesto: A Tale Of Two Sloths by Graham Annable (First Second/Roaring Book Press a division of Holtzbrinck).
  • Small Things by Mel Tregonning (Pajama Press).
  • Sparks! by Ian Boothby, art by Nina Matsumoto, color by David Dedrick (Graphix/ Scholastic).

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 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.