Favourite Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Children
These comics and graphic novels offer a different route into discovering the pleasure of reading.
Author: David Orme Illustrator: Peter Richardson
This graphic novel style book is a quick read and perfect for those who don’t like too much text.
Author: Lorena Alvarez
A remarkable, haunting and beautiful graphic novel for younger readers, Nightlights is a magical fable about creativity and believing in yourself. With a 'Studio Ghibli' feel and some sumptuous artwork, this is a wonderful read and a visual treat.
Author: Dean and Shannon Hale Illustrator: Nathan Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
This graphic novel is full of fun action set pieces, comedic turns and well-drawn out characters and is a much-needed updating of the classic fairy tale.
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Walker Books
The graphic novel adaptation of this well-written and action-packed story of a teenage spy works really well
Author: Cece Bell
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Delivered in graphic-novel format, this story is based on the childhood of US author/illustrator Cece Bell who was diagnosed as deaf at the age of four.
Author: Sarah Garland
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
This is a moving tale of a refugee family told in graphic novel style and so appealing to a wide range of younger readers.
Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
The second in the Scavenger series, Chaos Zone finds York and his robot Zoid friend Belle exploding from a ventilation tube into a strange forest. A thousand years into space, the animals and plants aboard the city-sized Biosphere spaceship have mutated. But what has happened to the humans on board the ship?
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 captivating illustrations.
Author: Joe Todd-Stanton
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Arthur goes to the great hall to help Thor catch the wicked Fenrir. There, he is set the almost impossible task of making a magical Golden Rope. A fantastic version of a Norse myth that falls between a picture book and a graphic novel.
Author: Luke Pearson
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
In her fifth adventure, the daring Hilda is back on form with plenty of strange magic, but this time with mum in tow. This allows Pearson to explore their mother-daughter relationship - as they battle two-headed trolls, of course.
Author: Judd Winick
Colourful, action-filled and laugh-out-loud funny, with plenty of burps, farts and catchphrases, HILO is the first in a bestselling US graphic novel series for younger readers. It's also a genuinely well-told, gripping sci-fi story.