Graphic Novels Reading Lists - 2016 Update

These Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for students Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. PDFs of the book lists are available online in full color and black and white and are free to download, copy and distribute.  Libraries are able to customize the booklist with their own information, hours, and list of programs before printing and distributing.

Graphic novel here is defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. The list does not include book-length collections of comic strips, wordless picture books, or hybrid books that are a mixture of traditional text and comics/graphics. The list includes classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim. The Quicklists Consulting Committee identified the best books currently available, and updates the list at least annually to add great new releases and remove titles that have gone out of print.

To keep the list manageable in size, only the first title in a series is included with a notation that there are others.

Graphic Novels brochure image in color



K - 2nd grade

3rd - 5th grade

6th - 8th grade




Graphic Novels brochure image in black & white


K- 2nd grade