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Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    RISE OF THE HALFLING KING

    NOV. 3, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    CLASS ACT

    OCT. 6, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

CLASS ACT

by Jerry Craft ; illustrated by Jerry Craft

A well-Crafted, visually rich, truth-telling tale for our troubled times that affirms the eternal importance of friends. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED

    APRIL 14, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED

by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed ; illustrated by Victoria Jamieson with Iman Geddy

This engaging, heartwarming story does everything one can ask of a book, and then some. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    TWINS

    OCT. 6, 2020

CHILDREN'S

TWINS

by Varian Johnson ; illustrated by Shannon Wright

A touching, relatable story of identity, sisterhood, and friendship. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT BUNK BED BATTLE

    SEPT. 1, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    BEETLE & THE HOLLOWBONES

    AUG. 4, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

BEETLE & THE HOLLOWBONES

by Aliza Layne ; illustrated by Aliza Layne

This inclusive fantasy adventure passes the Bechdel test with flying colors. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LIGHTFALL

    SEPT. 1, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

LIGHTFALL

by Tim Probert ; illustrated by Tim Probert

Thoroughly satisfying, with a cliffhanger ending that’s sure to hook readers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    STUCK TOGETHER

    SEPT. 1, 2020

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

STUCK TOGETHER

by Brian "Smitty" Smith ; illustrated by Brian "Smitty" Smith

Readers will “bee” delighted by this earnest and endearing tale. Full review >

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