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Article in [[:Category:Young Adult Fiction|Young Adult Fiction]] category. Article in [[:Category:Young Adult Fiction|Young Adult Fiction]] category.
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Get the picture with these illustrated stories! Get the picture with these illustrated stories!
== Middle School == == Middle School ==
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?alex+rider+graphic '''Alex Rider Adventures'''] by Anthony Horowitz
 +These graphic novel interpretations of the Alex Rider books feature art by Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?amulet+comic '''Amulet'''] series by Kazu Kibuishi
 +Siblings Emily and Navin struggle to save their mother's life with the aid of their grandfather's quirky inventions.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?avalon+high+comic '''Avalon High'''] by Meg Cabot
 +Ellie's high school may be populated by descendants of the Knights of the Round Table! Based on the novels of the same name.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?arrival+tan '''The Arrival'''] by Shaun Tan
 +Follow an immigrant's journey in this amazing, wordless graphic novel.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?artemis+graphic '''Artemis Fowl'''] series by Eoin Colfer
 +See Artemis' exploits in full color!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?blood+relatives '''Blood Relatives'''] series by Ellen Schreiber
 +A manga based on the *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?vampire+kisses '''Vampire Kisses'''] series with art by Rem.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bone+comic+strip '''Bone'''] series by Jeff Smith
 +The Bone cousins roam The Valley after being kicked out of Boneville in a series of hilarious adventures.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack '''Calamity Jack'''] by Shannon and Dean Hale
 +The sequel to [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzel's+revenge '''Rapunzel's Revenge'''], in which Jack climbs a magical beanstalk.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cirque+freak+graphic '''Cirque du Freak'''] manga by Darren Shan
 +A manga version of the tale of a boy turned vampire with art by Takahiro Arai.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?coraline+graphic '''Coraline'''] by P. Craig Russell
 +You've read the [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?coraline+mckean '''book'''], you've seen the [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?coraline+videorecording '''movie'''], now read the graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's creepy tale!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crogan+adventures '''The Crogan Adventures'''] by Chris Schweizer
 +Cory and Eric's ancestors were swashbucklers! See how they escape in this action-packed series!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?enders+game+graphic '''Ender's Game'''] series by Orson Scott Card
 +A graphic novel version of the sci-fi classic.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghostopolis '''Ghostopolis'''] by Doug TenNapel
 +Garth is dying but is sent to the city of the dead too soon. Can he fight his way back?
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hatter+m '''Hatter M'''] series by Frank Beddor
 +This series fills in the blanks of Hatter M's story from the
 +[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?looking+glass+wars '''Looking Glass Wars'''] series.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?japan+ai '''Japan Ai: a Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan'''] by Aimee Major Steinberger
 +This travel journal of Aimee's trip to Japan to see where her favorite dolls are made is a must read for lovers of anime, manga and all things kawaii!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?maximum+ride+comic '''Maximum Ride'''] series by James Patterson
 +A manga-style version of the popular books.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mouse+guard+comic '''Mouse Guard'''] series by David Petersen
 +In this beautifully drawn series, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam patrol the borders of the Mouse Territories to keep its citizens safe. If you liked the Redwall series, you'll love these!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?percy+jackson+graphic '''Percy Jackson & the Olympians'''] by Rick Riordan
 +The graphic novel version of the wildly popular Percy Jackson adventures!
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzel's+revenge '''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] by Shannon and Dean Hale
 +Remember the legend of the damsel in distress locked in a tower who lets her hair fall out of the tower so the prince can climb up to save her? Well, that was then. THIS Rapunzel isn't waiting to be saved -- she'll do it herself, thank you! Here you get a twist on the legend in an action-packed Wild West setting.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?regifters '''Re-gifters'''] by Mike Carey
 +Dixie's crush on Adam threatens her spot in the national hapkido tournament and her relationships with her family and friends.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?satchel+paige+striking '''Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow'''] by James Sturm & Rich Tommaso
 +Stachel Paige begins his baseball career and fights discrimination.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?smile+raina '''Smile'''] by Raina Telgemeier
 +An accident in the sixth grade knocks out Raina's front teeth. Her non-fiction graphic novel explains how those few seconds changed her life in middle school and high school.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?warriors+graphic+hunter'''Warriors'''] series by Erin Hunter
 +A manga version of the wildly popular cat series written by Dan Jolley.
== High School == == High School ==
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+born+chinese '''American Born Chinese'''] by Gene Luen Yang
 +This winner of the [http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm '''Printz'''] Award examines life for Chinese American immigrants. [http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm]
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?anyas+ghost'''Anya's Ghost'''] by Vera Brosgol
 +Russian immigrant Anya just wants to fit in, not be followed by a psychotic ghost.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blokhedz '''Blokhedz'''] by Mark Davis
 +Blak, a 17 year old rapper in Empire City, can make his rhymes come true. Will he use this power for good?
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?castle+waiting '''Castle Waiting'''] by Linda Medley
 +This award-winning book describes life in an abandoned castle, where a talking horse, a bearded nun and other misfits live.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?eternal+smile '''The Eternal Smile'''] by Gene Luen Yang
 +In three stories, graphic novel master Yang pits reality against fantasy.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?good+as+lily '''Good as Lily'''] by Derek Kirk Kim
 +Grace's 18th birthday present? Getting to see her self at three different parts of her life. She's not sure if this is just what she needs or certain disaster.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?good+neighbors+black '''The Good Neighbors'''] series by Holly Black
 +Rue, half faerie and half human, must choose sides in the upcoming conflict between the two sides.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?how+I+made+it+to+eighteen '''How I Made it to Eighteen'''] by Tracy White.
 +Tracy honestly and emotionally examines the issues that led her to check herself into a mental hospital and how she recovered.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?inside+out+portrait '''Inside Out: Portrait of an Eating Disorder'''] by Nadia Shivack
 +Nadia uses the graphic novel format to relate her brutally honest struggle with anorexia and bulimia in this true story.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kampung+boy '''The Kampung Boy'''] series by Lat
 +In these two books, Lat describes his life in Malaysia, from rubber plantation to boarding school.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?laika '''Laika'''] by Nick Abadzis
 +A heartbreaking fictionalization of the first dog in space.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+sucks '''Life Sucks'''] by Jessica Abel
 +A mature story of life as a vampire on the midnight shift at a convenience store by noted graphic novelist.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?maus+Spiegelman '''The Maus series'''] by Art Spiegelman
 +In these award-winning graphic novels, Art Spiegelman traces the effects of the Holocaust on both his parents and his own lives.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?notes+for+a+war+story '''Notes for a War Story'''] by Gipi
 +Giuliano drifts through a war-torn Balkan state until he falls under the influence of Felix, a mercenary. Soon, he no longer knows what he is fighting, and stealing, for.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?plain+janes '''The Plain Janes'''] by Cecil Castellucci
 +Art brings four misfits named Jane together, but their group,
 +P.L.A.I.N., People Loving Art in Neighborhoods, is what really stirs things up.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?return+of+king+doug '''The Return of King Doug'''] by Greg Erb
 +Doug has been running from things since he gave up his throne at age 8, but now that his 8 year old is in danger, he has to stand and fight.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?scott+pilgrim+series '''The Scott Pilgrim'''] series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
 +You've seen the movie, now read how slacker Scott uses his kung-fu to battle Ramona's seven evil exes.
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?skim '''Skim'''] by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.
 +Kimberly Keiko Cameron, Skim, struggles with identity, suicide, divorce and sexuality in this beautiful graphic novel.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?stitches+a+memoir '''Stitches: a memoir'''] by David Small
 +David's radiologist father continually x-rayed him to try to cure sinus problems. At 14, David woke up from an operation mute, not knowing he nearly died of cancer. In this memoir, he explains how he regained his voice through art.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?twilight+graphic+meyer '''Twilight: the graphic novel'''] by Stephenie Meyer
 +A graphic novel version of the popular vampire series, with art by Young Kim.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?yummy+neri'''Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty'''] by Greg Neri
 +A graphic novel version of the true story of an 11 year old who murdered and was murdered in a gang violence.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?zabime+sisters '''The Zabime Sisters'''] by Aristophane
 +The adventures of teenagers on the first day of summer vacation on the island of Guadaloupe. Translated from French.

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Article in Young Adult Fiction category.

Contents


Get the picture with these illustrated stories!

Middle School

These graphic novel interpretations of the Alex Rider books feature art by Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki.

  • Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi

Siblings Emily and Navin struggle to save their mother's life with the aid of their grandfather's quirky inventions.

Ellie's high school may be populated by descendants of the Knights of the Round Table! Based on the novels of the same name.

Follow an immigrant's journey in this amazing, wordless graphic novel.

See Artemis' exploits in full color!

A manga based on the *Vampire Kisses series with art by Rem.

  • Bone series by Jeff Smith

The Bone cousins roam The Valley after being kicked out of Boneville in a series of hilarious adventures.

The sequel to Rapunzel's Revenge, in which Jack climbs a magical beanstalk.

A manga version of the tale of a boy turned vampire with art by Takahiro Arai.

You've read the book, you've seen the movie, now read the graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's creepy tale!

Cory and Eric's ancestors were swashbucklers! See how they escape in this action-packed series!

A graphic novel version of the sci-fi classic.

Garth is dying but is sent to the city of the dead too soon. Can he fight his way back?

This series fills in the blanks of Hatter M's story from the Looking Glass Wars series.

This travel journal of Aimee's trip to Japan to see where her favorite dolls are made is a must read for lovers of anime, manga and all things kawaii!

A manga-style version of the popular books.

In this beautifully drawn series, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam patrol the borders of the Mouse Territories to keep its citizens safe. If you liked the Redwall series, you'll love these!

The graphic novel version of the wildly popular Percy Jackson adventures!

Remember the legend of the damsel in distress locked in a tower who lets her hair fall out of the tower so the prince can climb up to save her? Well, that was then. THIS Rapunzel isn't waiting to be saved -- she'll do it herself, thank you! Here you get a twist on the legend in an action-packed Wild West setting.

Dixie's crush on Adam threatens her spot in the national hapkido tournament and her relationships with her family and friends.

Stachel Paige begins his baseball career and fights discrimination.

  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier

An accident in the sixth grade knocks out Raina's front teeth. Her non-fiction graphic novel explains how those few seconds changed her life in middle school and high school.

A manga version of the wildly popular cat series written by Dan Jolley.

High School

This winner of the Printz Award examines life for Chinese American immigrants. [1]

Russian immigrant Anya just wants to fit in, not be followed by a psychotic ghost.

Blak, a 17 year old rapper in Empire City, can make his rhymes come true. Will he use this power for good?

This award-winning book describes life in an abandoned castle, where a talking horse, a bearded nun and other misfits live.

In three stories, graphic novel master Yang pits reality against fantasy.

Grace's 18th birthday present? Getting to see her self at three different parts of her life. She's not sure if this is just what she needs or certain disaster.

Rue, half faerie and half human, must choose sides in the upcoming conflict between the two sides.

Tracy honestly and emotionally examines the issues that led her to check herself into a mental hospital and how she recovered.

Nadia uses the graphic novel format to relate her brutally honest struggle with anorexia and bulimia in this true story.

In these two books, Lat describes his life in Malaysia, from rubber plantation to boarding school.

A heartbreaking fictionalization of the first dog in space.

A mature story of life as a vampire on the midnight shift at a convenience store by noted graphic novelist.

In these award-winning graphic novels, Art Spiegelman traces the effects of the Holocaust on both his parents and his own lives.

Giuliano drifts through a war-torn Balkan state until he falls under the influence of Felix, a mercenary. Soon, he no longer knows what he is fighting, and stealing, for.

Art brings four misfits named Jane together, but their group, P.L.A.I.N., People Loving Art in Neighborhoods, is what really stirs things up.

Doug has been running from things since he gave up his throne at age 8, but now that his 8 year old is in danger, he has to stand and fight.

You've seen the movie, now read how slacker Scott uses his kung-fu to battle Ramona's seven evil exes.

  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.

Kimberly Keiko Cameron, Skim, struggles with identity, suicide, divorce and sexuality in this beautiful graphic novel.

David's radiologist father continually x-rayed him to try to cure sinus problems. At 14, David woke up from an operation mute, not knowing he nearly died of cancer. In this memoir, he explains how he regained his voice through art.

A graphic novel version of the popular vampire series, with art by Young Kim.

A graphic novel version of the true story of an 11 year old who murdered and was murdered in a gang violence.

The adventures of teenagers on the first day of summer vacation on the island of Guadaloupe. Translated from French.

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