New Children’s Graphic Novel Spotlight – March 2022

By Isaac F.
March 13, 2022

There are too many new graphic novels – I can’t keep up! I think I’ll start with Housecat Trouble, what about you? Click on the covers to go to our catalog and place holds. Want to get occasional new book spotlights in your inbox? Subscribe to the It’s Elementary Newsletter.

Wingbearer / by Marjorie Liu & Teny Issakhanian

Zuli is extraordinary—she just doesn’t realize it yet. Raised by mystical bird spirits in the branches of the Great Tree, she’s never ventured beyond this safe haven. She’s never had to. Until now.

Spy School: the Graphic Novel / by Stuart Gibbs & Anjan Sarkar

Ben Ripley is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science–but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy.

Paws: Gabby Gets it Together / by Nathan Fairbairn & Michele Assarasakorn

Meet best friends Gabby Jordan, Priya Gupta, and Mindy Kim. They’re different in just about every way—personalities, hobbies, family, and more—but they have a few important things in common: they’re all in the same class, they absolutely love animals, and for reasons that are as varied as the trio themselves none of them can actually have any pets.

Housecat Trouble / by Mason Dickerson

Buster has only one job: keep the house safe. Too bad he is a massive scaredy-cat. When his owner goes away and he suddenly finds his home filled with monsters, Buster has the biggest challenge he’s ever faced. Can he learn to be brave before his owner gets back?

InvistiGators 5: Braver & Boulder / by John Patrick Green

With their ears to the ground, Mango and Brash hear mysterious rumblings about BOULDER BUDDIES… are they just the latest fad or part of a mob-run scheme? And could a rocky relationship from the InvestiGators’ past be trembling beneath the surface? Find out in their most stone-cold dangerous mission yet!

Baloney & Friends 3: Dream Big / by Greg Pizzoli

Baloney and friends are reaching for the stars—but not without some funny obstacles along the way! Whether they’re creating a masterpiece, destroying a birthday cake, or debating online comments about themselves, these lovable characters know how to dream big!

Goddess Girls 2: Persephone the Phony / by Joan Holun & Suzanne Williams

Persephone’s mom encourages her to “go along to get along” instead of doing what she really wants, and Persephone follows her advice even when it makes her feel like a fake. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy troublemaker Hades, she finally feels she has found someone she can be herself with.

Katie the Catsitter 2: Best Friends for Never / by Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue

Back-to-school time for Katie the Catsitter finds the Mousetress getting blamed for things she didn’t do, among other problems, challenging Katie and 217 out-of-the-ordinary cats to uncover the real supervillain to clear the Mousestress’s name.

Big Nate 26: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins / by Lincoln Peirce

Sixth-grade dynamo Nate Wright has all kinds of big plans and tricks up his sleeve, including writing a new hit children’s book, trying to convince his dad to get him a new dog for Christmas, and helping his friend Chad score a new nickname at P.S. 38.

Hilo 8: Gina and the Big Secret / by Judd Winick

There’s a NEW Earth! The world’s timeline has been turned upside down, and now magical creatures are EVERYWHERE. Gina has to fix things–FAST! With DJ and HILO’s help, can Gina find the key to turn the world back to what it was?

Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez / by Terry Blas & Mar Julia

Discover the true story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike, as he and the National Farm Workers Association set out on an incredible three-hundred-mile protest march in support of farmworkers’ rights.

Anne of West Philly / by Ivy Noelle Weir & Myisha Haynes

Anne of Green Gables with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy  and The Secret Garden on 81st Street, this full-color graphic novel moves Anne Shirley to modern-day West Philadelphia, where where she finds new friends, new rivals, and a new family.

The Legend of Brightblade / by Ethan Aldridge

A young prince must learn to be his own kind of hero in this stand-alone graphic novel from the acclaimed creator of the Estranged duology. Perfect for fans of the Amulet series and The Witch Boy.

Creepy Cat 2 / by Cotton Valent

Now that she’s all moved in to the mysterious mansion, Flora discovers Creepy Cat’s incredible secret! And what will become of Flora’s dreams and loves? Nothing good, probably! Mayhem abounds in the second volume of this scary-cute Gothic comedy!

Green Arrow: Stranded / by Brendan Deneen

When 13-year-old Oliver Queen is stranded on a deserted island, it’s up to him to keep his injured dad alive. In doing that, he’ll learn that it takes more than strength to be a hero.

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