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New Children’s Graphic Novel Spotlight – November 2021

By Isaac F.
November 4, 2021

There were some real winners in the October crop of Children’s Graphic Novels. Click on any book cover to go to the catalog and place a hold. Want new book spotlights sent to your inbox? Subscribe to the It’s Elementary Newsletter.

Death & Sparkles. 1 / by Rob Justus.

Adventure Time meets The Good Place in this zany-yet-philosophical graphic novel buddy comedy about the unlikely friendship between Death, a grim reaper who’s never had a friend, and Sparkles, The Last Unicorn, a celebrity influencer who is somehow immune to Death’s touch.

InvestiGators. Ants in our P.A.N.T.S. / by John Patrick Green

The InvestiGators’ new mission has our sewer-loving secret agents bugging out in InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S, the latest chapter in the hilarious adventure series from John Patrick Green.

Barb the last Berzerker. 1 / Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power meets Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man in this sidesplitting graphic novel about a young Berzerker who has to rescue her fellow warriors from the evil villain Witch Head before he destroys the world!

Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11): A Korean War Tale / by Nathan Hale

Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series.

PJ Masks Saves the Daytime! / by Patty Michaels

In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics book featuring an all-new, original story, the PJ Masks must stop the villains from permanently turning daytime into nighttime!

Great Power, No Responsibility (Spider-Ham Graphic Novel) / by Steve Foxe and Shadia Amin

Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (and breakout character from Into the Spider-Verse), arrives in this all-new, original graphic novel for younger readers!

Cranky Chicken / by Katherine Battersby.

Narwhal and Jelly meet The Bad Guys in this heartwarming, brightly illustrated, and downright hilarious chapter book about what happens when a very cranky chicken is befriended by a very cheerful worm.

Squirrel Do Bad / by Stephan Pastis

From the author of the Pearls Before Swine comic strip and New York Times bestselling Timmy Failure series comes a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, full-color graphic novel series about a quirky town – just right for young readers starting to read longer books!

Goldilocks : wanted dead or alive / by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Jon Proctor.

When we first meet her in The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell, Goldilocks is a beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw. Discover her origin story and more as she takes you on adventures where she may or may not break a few laws along the way.

Choose Your Own Adventure Eighth Grade Witch / by Andrew E. C. Gaska

From the hit Choose Your Own Adventure® novels comes a newly adapted graphic novel taking readers on their own visual adventure! Enter a ghoulish world of nightmares, witches, ghosts, and dreaded the eighth grade as Rabbit, the new kid on the block.

Marshmallow & Jordan / by Alina Chau

Jordan’s days as star player for her school’s basketball team ended when an accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Now, she’s still the team captain, but her competition days seem to be behind her…until an encounter with a mysterious elephant, who she names Marshmallow, helps Jordan discover a brand new sport.

Science Comics : Whales: Diving into the Unknown / by Casey Zakroff

In this volume of the nonfiction series Science Comics, Zip, an enthusiastic beaked whale, is eager to share everything he can about whale pods by broadcasting his very own undersea podcast!

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