Today we're looking at graphic novels for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. You can take a look at my recommendations for ages 4 to 7 here. Or, suggested graphics for 7 to 10 year olds here. Or click on the graphic above to see the entire list, for all ages, on Pinterest. (Don't worry, you don't have to have an account!)
AGES 10 AND UP
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale: Series of four books that introduce kids to various conflicts in American history with humor and adventure.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: Gorgeous, award winning novel in art form. Check out Wonderstruck, by the same author, too.
Rapunzel's Revenge by Dean Hale: Love this strong-girl fracture fairy tale!
Coraline: The Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman: Adaption of the novel of the same name. Has received multiple starred reviews. Perfect for kids who like spooky fantasy.
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle: Adapted in comic form in celebration of the novel's 50th anniversary.
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson: Who doesn't love the Wimpy Kid focus on middle school social issues, with ninjas thrown in for self defense?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney: Why is this the king of graphic/diary format novels? Kinney's crisp drawing style and his knack for understanding (and helping readers cringe/laugh at/identify with) the crucible that is middle school. Currently a series of 9, plus.
The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley: Brand New Winter 2014! A well-reviewed middle school memoir.
AGES 12 AND UP
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang: Stunning dichotomy in two tales of Chinese history. Multiple awards.
March Book 1 by John Lewis: I cannot wait for Book Two! American history (Civil Rights Movement) in graphic form. Engaging, dramatic, emotional.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: Award winning biographical graphic.