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Great Graphic Novels

Whether it’s something new for your independent reader or its his or her genre of choice, these graphic novels are bound to please.
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Out from Boneville
Series: Bone, Book #1
by Jeff Smith Illustrated by Jeff Smith

In Out from Boneville, volume 1 of this 9-book epic, the three Bone cousins — Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone — are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.

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Dog Man
Series: Hombre Perro, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers.
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by Raina Telgemeier Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached.

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American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang Illustrated by Lark Pien
The first graphic novel ever to win the Printz Award, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist.
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The Stonekeeper
Series: Amulet, Book #1
by Kazu Kibuishi Illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot --- and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.

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Tommysaurus Rex
by Doug TenNapel

In the tradition of Old Yeller comes the heartwarming friendship between a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex

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by Dan Santat Illustrated by Dan Santat
Look up in the sky! It's a bold new graphic novel about superhero pets!

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets.

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Target Practice
Series: Cleopatra in Space, Book #1
by Mike Maihack Illustrated by Mike Maihack
When fifteen-year-old Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian.
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by Chris Grine Illustrated by Chris Grine

He's a chicken! He's a hare! He's Chickenhare! And he's your new favorite comic-book character, whether you know it or not!

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The Dumbest Idea Ever!
by Jimmy Gownley Illustrated by Jimmy Gownley
Jimmy Gownley's graphic novel memoir about the "dumb" idea that changed his life forever!

What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
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The Tra-la-laa-rific Captain Underpants Collection (Books #1-4 with sound chip)
by Dav Pilkey
Four hilarious adventures in one glow-in-the-dark, tra-la-laaaaa-rific collection!
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Camp Babymouse
Series: Babymouse, Book #6
by Matthew Holm , Jennifer L. Holm
Welcome to Camp Babymouse! Two weeks of fresh air, fun, and friendship! Babymouse can't wait for the adventures to start. All that she has to do is relax and make sure she doesn't get lost in the wilderness. What could possibly go wrong, right Babymouse?
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Bird & Squirrel on the Edge!
by James Burks

Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia.

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