Like comic books? Check out the library's graphic novel collection--there are stories and facts, fairy tales and scary stories, new versions of popular books and imaginative, original work, all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
Tower of Treasure
An acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd is in search of her long-lost twin brother. Hungry and desperate, she and Fisk, the circus strongman, are recruited by Topper, the circus juggler, to rob the royal treasury--setting the three thieves off on a series of fast-paced adventures. Presented in comic book format.
Lila & Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club
Twelve-year-olds Lila and Ecco are obsessed with comics. Every summer, they dress up as their favorite characters to attend the local comic book convention. This year, after they stumble into a workshop of comics creators, Lila and Ecco come to an exciting realization - they can make their very own comic books!
The Smurf King
When Papa Smurf goes away, his tiny blue subjects hold haphazard elections for a temporary leader that result in a showdown between Brainy Smurf and a power-hungry competitor who would name himself king.
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute : a Smurfs graphic novel
This graphic novel features the first comics story in which the Smurfs ever appeared. In Medieval times, Johan, a royal page, and his friend Peewit come upon a magic flute that makes those who listen to it too long dance until they collapse from exhaustion. When a thief steals the magic flute, Johan and Peewit must seek out the makers of the flute, the Smurfs, to make another magic flute to combat the thief.
Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors
Rick the raccoon and Rack the deer spend a day fishing, tracking wild animals, and canoeing on a lake. Presented in comic book format.
Homer's epic, retold in graphic novel format, follows Odysseus on his long journey home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy.
The Drained Brains Caper
Required to attend summer school after moving to Chicagoland, thirteen-year-old manga-lover Megan Yamamura needs help from twelve-year-old computer genius Raf to escape the maniacal principal's mind-control experiment. Presented in comic book format.
Muppet Snow White
Gonzo and Rizzo retell the tale of Snow White with grumpy geezers, rockin' dwarves, and pretty pigs in a battle to find out who's the fairest of them all. Presented in comic book format.
Museum of Thieves
Goldie, an impulsive and bold twelve-year-old, escapes the oppressive city of Jewel, where children are required to wear guardchains for their protection, and finds refuge in the extraordinary Museum of Dunt, an ever-shifting world where she discovers a useful talent for thievery and mysterious secrets that threaten her city and everyone she loves.
From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
The Incredibles. Secrets & Lies
Mrs. Incredible must save the day when the Eiffel Tower explodes; and Mr. Incredible, Dash, and Violet track down a mysterious thief. Presented in comic book format.