18 Standout Graphic Novels For Elementary Kids

You must have been familiar with how graphics novels have a way of engaging kids while reading, especially those who read them reluctantly. ( If you are a parent or colleague who does not trust graphic novels as a real-time reading method, research shows that meanings from both words and graphics help kids’ reading muscles.) What must you do when your students have gone through all the popular graphics novels for kids series in your classroom library? These types of novels for kids are becoming more readily available than before. There are numerous of them to keep kids engrossed. Below are some exciting graphics for basic school kids.       

Graphics Novels for Elementary Classes. 

  1. Baloney and Friends series- Greg Pizzoli

this series will resonate well with new readers who bravely deal with series like Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems. We believe such readers are ready for what’s ahead. The four inspiring characters, a pig, a horse, a crabby Rabbit (alias Krabbit), and a bee, have many traits kids love.  

  1. Peter & Ernesto series by Graham Annable

You should add this series of best odd-couple friendship stories. Although Peter and Ernesto may be sloths, that’s all they have in common. (Imagine Frog and Toad in updated graphics novel format.) Fascinating.

  1. Noodleheads series by Tedd Arnold

 If kids take much interest in Narwhal and Jelly books by Ben Clanton (the first entry into graphics novels), they will enjoy equally the humorous character of these pasta brothers. They seem well, but their full brains mean they’ve got a couple of things.

  1. Norma and Belly series Mika Song

What can’t you enjoy about hungry, cunning squirrel besties? Any young chap who’s always desired to sneak to eat will surely love them. We enjoy using these books to help kids up their skills in making knowledgeable inferences based on illustrations.

  1. Pea, Bee & Jay series by Brian “Smitty” Smith

This book series will hold Pun-loving kids and continue to be engrossed by these three unseemly friends’ exploits. Try the following to introduce a good reading of graphics novels to new chapter book readers; there’s much to discuss regarding character development and themes.     

  1. Bug Boys series by Laura Knetzger   

Rhino-B, a rhinoceros beetle, and Stag-B, a stag beetle, appear to be bugs. However, their journey as friends is familiar to kids. Newbie readers will enjoy the thickness of the book, yet each tale in this book gives the right motivation for building stamina. 

  1. Magic Tree House graphic novels by Jenny Laird and Mary Pope Osborne 

These kids want to read Magic Tree House stories because they show the big leap into the realm of chapter books. However, can they do it on their own? A thumbs up for these awesome latest graphic novel adaptations of Jack and Annie’s ancient adventures. Still in the pages are those favorite lines embedded with art. You should have these!     

  1. Hound Heroes series by Todd Goldman   

Surely, Dogs and superheroes are a winning combo. Kids enjoy the individual character of each hound, from Chihuahua to Great Dane. The adventure begins when a malicious canine spaceship crashes their playdate, giving every pup a superpower. 

  1. Cat Kid Comic Club series by Dav Pilkey 

Cat Kid and his buddy Molly starred in a comic-book-making school for young frogs. Many kids will take up this book series due to its relationship with Dog Man. However, we admire how it motivates kids to unlock their creativity. 

Graphic Novels for Older Elementary Kids

  1. I Survived series graphic novels by Lauren Tarshis

Kids have desired this historical fiction series for over a decade. With these new adaptations, there’s more retentive power on classroom shelves. These graphics novels are always placed close to the original contents of the books, although with new vibes.     

  1. Mr. Wolf’s Class series by Aron Nels Steinke

Fourth-grade class is always the fun one. These books can be silly, with their funny characters and events, yet can be passed around the classroom for everyone to enjoy. 

  1. Hilo Series by Judd Winick

D.J was the solitary middle child of his family until Hilo, an alien boy who appeared from nowhere. This particular series has plenty of action, an adventure that kids love, and a species of relatable emotional growth. In the seventh book, the two brothers’ gal pal Gina became the cynosure. This shift keeps readers glued till the end. 

(An exciting fact for teachers who were born in the 90s: The author is the same personality from MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco)

  1. Pawcasso by Remy Lai

By mistake, others thought a dutiful dog belonged to Jo. Jo, a quiet newbie, the focus and promise of a new friendship led him to reveal the truth. Everything about this book is cherished, from the author to the title. It is a great piece of work for late elementary school children (the dog lovers especially.) 

  1. Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Your food-loving kids would enjoy this. Cici is a twelve-year-old Taiwanese who recently came in as an immigrant. She hinges on her passion for cooking as she simultaneously tries to adapt to her new school and honor her family. A good piece for middle schoolers, though. 

  1. Maker Comics series by various authors

If you are looking for the best pairing, then DIY and graphic novels are a good recommendation. Whether kids go for their favorite titles, such as baking, robots, or reading the whole series, they surely enjoy the blend of story and how-to information.     

  1. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series by Nathan Hale 

This series is surely not a new one, but I still keep tabs on it due to the great titles that come from it. History-inclined kids enjoy how the author presents history as though it were real with real energy and humor. You would want to imagine every book’s content, especially elementary school, because they contain unending details.        

  1. Dungeon Critters by Natalie Riess

Four animals enter the quest to save their kingdom from a deadly fast-spreading vine. This is a great artwork with the occasional inclusiveness of LGBTQIA-related characters and an inspiring discourse that reveals to readers how the author and illustrator worked together to create the book. 

  1. Lightfall: The Girl & The Galdurian by Tim Probert

The book has received many reviews from readers interested in quest stories and fantasy worlds. The book presents two friends who must find a sage Pig Wizard and protect their planet Irpa from being shut down forever. Reading on allows you to see the anxiety of the main character. It is expected to be the first in a series of releases. 

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