Print page

Favourite Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Children

The King of Birds

These comics and graphic novels offer a different route into discovering the pleasure of reading.

From hilarious capers to nail-biting thrillers and superhero adventures to touching tales, there is something here for everyone.

Find more grapphic novels for middle graders

  • Nightlights

    Author: Lorena Alvarez

    Flip
  • Nightlights

    Author: Lorena Alvarez

    A remarkable, haunting and beautiful graphic novel for younger readers, Nightlights is a magical fable about creativity and believ…

    ; Flip
  • Calamity Jack

    Author: Dean and Shannon Hale Illustrator: Nathan Hale

    Flip
  • Calamity Jack

    Author: Dean and Shannon Hale Illustrator: Nathan Hale

    This graphic novel is full of fun action set pieces, comedic turns and well-drawn out characters and is a much-needed updating of …

    ; Flip
  • Looshkin

    Author: Jamie Smart

    Flip
  • Looshkin

    Author: Jamie Smart

    Looshkin is named ‘the maddest cat in the world’ for good reason – anything that could possibly go wrong all comes down …

    ; Flip
  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    Flip
  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    The chief of her tribe is dying, and has no heir. To decide the rulership of her kingdom after her death, she calls fifty warriors…

    ; Flip
  • KidGlovz

    Author: Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

    Flip
  • KidGlovz

    Author: Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

    This stunning pencil-drawn graphic novel of talent, music and friendship will readers young and old. You'll be rooting for KidGlov…

    ; Flip
  • El Deafo

    Author: Cece Bell

    Flip
  • El Deafo

    Author: Cece Bell

    Delivered in graphic-novel format, this story is based on the childhood of US author/illustrator Cece Bell who was diagnosed as de…

    ; Flip
  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

    Flip
  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

    It’s really exciting to be starting at Roller Derby summer camp, but less so when Astrid finds herself doing it alone. A fantastic…

    ; Flip
  • Scales and Scoundrels

    Author: Author Sebastian Girner Illustrator: Galaad and Jeff Powell

    Flip
  • Scales and Scoundrels

    Author: Author Sebastian Girner Illustrator: Galaad and Jeff Powell

    Luvander and her companions go on an expedition to find The Hall of Dreaming Teasures. Their journey is like a cross between India…

    ; Flip
  • Electrigirl

    Author: Jo Cotterill Illustrator: Cathy Brett

    Flip
  • Electrigirl

    Author: Jo Cotterill Illustrator: Cathy Brett

    An exciting graphic fantasy novel about a girl who develops amazing superpowers - but who values her family and friends even more.…

    ; Flip
  • The King of Birds

    Author: Alexander Utkin Translator: Lada Morozova

    Flip
  • The King of Birds

    Author: Alexander Utkin Translator: Lada Morozova

    Gamayun, the magical human-faced bird of Slavic mythology, narrates this vibrant and luxurious graphic novel for younger readers. …

    ; Flip
  • The Marvels

    Author: Brian Selznick

    Flip
  • The Marvels

    Author: Brian Selznick

    More than just a mystery, The Marvels is a heart-warming story about growing up, identity and family, full of cinematic and captiv…

    ; Flip
  • Sheets

    Author: Brenna Thummler

    Flip
  • Sheets

    Author: Brenna Thummler

    At just 13, Marjorie has to run the family launderette. When a plan emerges to turn it into a posh yoga retreat, unexpected h…

    ; Flip