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Moving Beyond Graphic Novels (Kids)

Love graphic novels but want to start some super cool chapter books? These are for you!

Lights, camera, middle school! by Jennifer L Holm

"Babymouse joins the school Film Club and writes the greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time! But when the movie gets shown to the entire school, will it be a box office hit or a flop?"--

Timmy Failure : mistakes were made by Stephan Pastis

Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear

Big Nate : in a class by himself. Special edition by Lincoln Peirce

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement

Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship

Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renée Russell

Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group

Stick dog by Tom Watson

"Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!"--

A tail of two kitties by Tom Watson

When Stick Cat hears terrible noises and a violent crash, he must navigate his way across the alley to rescue a man trapped in a building.

Hamster princess : Harriet the invincible by Ursula Vernon

Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right.

Sam Wu is not afraid of ghosts by Katie Tsang

After an embarrassing incident on his school field trip, Sam is determined to prove that he is not afraid of ghosts.

My life as a book by Janet Tashjian

Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list

Wonkenstein : The Creature from My Closet by Obert Skye

Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble, Rob has to do such horrible things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly to set things right again

Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor by Jon Scieszka

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan

Do not open! by Mark Parisi

When Marty finds a cryptic message that claims he is being observed by aliens, Marty attempts to head off this threat to Earth, find his missing cat, and get his homework turned in on time, with help of his best friends.

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

Although she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anyone else at school, Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny, never hurts another creature, unless she has to.

Rise of the balloon goons by Troy Cummings

Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him

Brute-cake by Troy Cummings

It has been several months since monsters last plagued the town of Stermont, and frankly Alexander Bopp (leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol) is bored, and misses his friends Rip (immersed in video games) and Nikki (soccer camp), so when his fathersigns him up for a summer maker program at the library he is happy to go--but soon he starts finding weird old-timey objects, and monster trading cards, and it starts to look like maybe monsters are back in Stermont.

Questioneers. 1 : Rosie Revere and the raucous riveters by Andrea Beaty

When Rosie is unable to invent a contraption to help one of Aunt Rose's Raucous Riveters friends, she calls on classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist to help

Questioneers. 1 : Rosie Revere and the raucous riveters by Andrea Beaty

When Rosie is unable to invent a contraption to help one of Aunt Rose's Raucous Riveters friends, she calls on classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist to help

Kate the great. 1 : except when she's not by Suzy Becker

Fifth-grader Kate faces a challenge when her mother asks her to be especially nice to Nora, a classmate and fellow flute player who is sometimes mean

The new kid by A Newton

While his scientist-parents study Earth, second-grader Zeke tries to fit in but Harris, a classmate, notices his abilities and sets out to prove Zeke is an alien.

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Diary of an 8-bit warrior by author Cube Kid

Runt, a villager who was always expected to become a farmer like his parents, wants to save his village from attacking mobs, and becomes determined to train to become a warrior.

Hello, Nebulon! by Ray O'Ryan

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people

Lost treasure of the emerald eye by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton--editor of "The Rodent's Gazette"--his adventurous sister Thea, a correspondent for the paper, and their cousin Trap travel to a distant island to search for the treasure shown on an old map Thea discovers

Thea Stilton and the dragon's code by Geronimo Stilton

Thea Stilton returns to her old school, Mouseford Academy, to teach a course in adventure journalism, and investigates a mystery involving a strange inscription and a missing person along with five female students

Creepella von Cacklefur : the thirteen ghosts by Geronimo Stilton

Creepella von Cacklefur, an amateur journalist, heads to the scary Squeakspeare mansion to interview some ghosts, where they meet Billy Squeakspeare, who is too afraid to go into his haunted house alone

The stone of fire by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stiltonoot, ancient ancestor of Geronimo Stilton, and his friend Hercule Poirat are on the case of the stolen Stone of Fire from the mouseum

Attack of the dragons by Geronimo Stilton

When the village's cook falls ill, Mouseking Geronimo Stiltonord departs in search of a cure, and ends up snout-to-snout with terrifying dragons.

Alien escape by Geronimo Stilton

Space mouse Geronimo Stiltonix must replace the batteries in his damaged spaceship by tracking down a rare element, but he is wary of a group of mysterious aliens who offer their help.

Drama at Mouseford : A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Thea Stilton

When a performance of William Squeakspeare's favorite play "Mouseo & Juliet" is planned for the six hundredth anniversary of Mouseford Academy, the Thea Sisters and their rival Ruby all want the part of Juliet.

Game over, Super Rabbit Boy! by Thomas Flintham

When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day

Mia Mayhem is a superhero! by Kara West

Eight-year-old Mia Macarooney is delighted to learn she is from a family of superheroes, but her acceptance into the Program for In Training Superheroes requires she take a placement exam.
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