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List: Eisner Award-Winning Graphic Novels for Kids

A photo of Guts


Also available in Overdrive. Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?


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A photo of Comics: Easy As ABC!

Comics: Easy As ABC!

"Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti teams up with editor Françoise Mouly to create a comprehensive Comics how-to booklet, geared towards parents, teachers, librarian, and children alike"-- Provided by publisher.

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A photo of Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer

Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer

Also available in Hoopla. Johnny Boo creates an incredible Ice Cream Computer that can turn anything into delicious ice cream. Old toys that you don't want to play with anymore? Ice cream! Clods of dirt and grass? Ice cream! It works great... until Squiggle decides to turn himself into ice cream! Then: Johnny Boo time travels to the future, where the Mean Little Boy tries to add him to his butterfly collection. Can Squiggle save the day, or will everyone get turned into ice cream??


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A photo of Good Night, Planet

Good Night, Planet

"After being played with all day, Planet, a friendly stuffed animal, comes to life at night and goes on a moonlit adventure with a dog and a mouse"--

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A photo of The Tea Dragon Society

The Tea Dragon Society

Also available in Hoopla. After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.

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A photo of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Also available in Overdrive. A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

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A photo of Ghosts


Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets her heart on meeting one.

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A photo of Little Robot

Little Robot

"When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!" --


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Over the Garden Wall

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Lost in a strange and endless wood, Wirt and his half-brother Greg befriend a sardonic bluebird named Beatrice who promises to guide them to safety, but with every strange adventure the brothers seem to travel deeper into the wood.

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A photo of The Zoo Box

The Zoo Box

"When Erika and Patrick's parents leave them home alone for the night, they head straight to the attic to explore. When they open a mysterious box, hundreds of animals come pouring out! Soon the town is awash in more and more zoo animals, until Erika and Patrick discover that the tables have been turned... and the animals now run a zoo full of humans!" --


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A photo of El Deafo

El Deafo

"Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for"--


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A photo of Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

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A photo of Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President

Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President

When Babymouse decides to become president of the student council, she learns that there is more to running for office than being famous and in charge.

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Adventure Time, Volume 1

The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the Land of Ooo, and he's bent on total destruction. Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case...but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet?

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Dragon Puncher Island

a cute but ruthless kitty in an armored battle suit, dedicated to defeating dangerous dragons wherever they may be. The Dragon Puncher and his would-be sidekick Spoony-E confront a gigantic, drooling dragon and have a ridiculous, hilarious brawl.

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A photo of Tiny Titans: Welcome to the Treehouse

Tiny Titans: Welcome to the Treehouse

The young superheros begin a new school year. The teachers are super villains, the field trips are out of the world, and their playground must be protected from the Fearsome Five.

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A photo of Smile


From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

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A photo of Owly: Flying Lessons

Owly: Flying Lessons

Owly overcomes his fear of flying with the help of Wormy and a flying squirrel--who overcomes his fear of owls.

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Scary Godmother

While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Hannah Marie meets her Scary Godmother and a host of creepy creatures who make her welcome on the Fright Side on later Halloweens as well.

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A photo of Batman & Robin Adventures

Batman & Robin Adventures

"The adventure continues in this follow-up to the four-time Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series! Join Batman, Robin and Batgirl as they fight crime against the deadliest, craziest villains Gotham City has to offer. The dynamic duo takes on the likes of Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Penguin, the Joker and more as the streets of Gotham get darker and wilder."--Provided by publisher.


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