"The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The TMGNRL list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum."
Draws on 19th-century romanticism and the themes of Jules Verne's classics in a fantastical graphic novel adventure that imagines what may have happened if humanity's space race had occurred a century earlier, in a tale told through the experiences of the husband and son of a missing balloonist.
A follow-up to the Eisner Award-nominated Awkward finds a misfit art club targeted by the school's bullies while Jenny and Akilah try to raise awareness, only to find their friendship tested by differing perspectives.
Investigating an eerie blue glow in the woods behind his house, Luke encounters a scientist, a robotic Abraham Lincoln riding a friendly dinosaur and a sassy ghost before tackling a bickering trio of bumbling henchmen who would steal a device locked to his arm that compels him into a parallel dimension. By the Eisner Award-nominated creator of Chickenhare.
A first of two graphic novels that retell the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" depicts a boy from a single-parent home who, at the urging of an autistic sibling, trades in the family car for a box of magic beans, sparking a magical adventure involving onion babies, biting cabbages and a fiery dragon.
Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire and is eager to begin her own training as a squire, but first she'll need to prove her bravery while navigating the embarrassments caused by her eccentric family and outmaneuvering a clique of spiteful mean girls. By the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Roller Girl.
A debut entry in a groundbreaking sci-fi fantasy adventure series depicts five imperiled worlds that will be rendered extinct unless five ancient and mysterious beacons can be lit in the wake of erupting wars during which three unlikely heroes make surprising discoveries about their homes and themselves.
A first graphic novel by the creator of the popular Saint for Rent webcomic follows the experiences of orphan Blue, who during a terrible war disguises herself as a newsboy for the only newspaper in town that tells the truth while forging a bond with a boy who is also not what he seems.
Lia, a 17-year old orphan living by the Atlantic is swept away by the ocean currents during a ruthless storm. She is then saved by Moria and Albert, a duo of illegal runaways on their magical ship! Her normal, mundane life suddenly becomes a supernatural adventure as she learns about the powers of their kind and their relations to the human world. But Lia soon discovers that there is a dark secret hidden in a mysterious kingdom. Join Lia as she unlocks the truth behind an Ocean of Secrets!
When Priyanka finds a mysterious pashmina in her house, she is transported to an India which may or may not be real, and goes in search of the reason why her mother left her homeland and the father she has never met
When one of their teachers goes missing, the students of Gotham Academy set out to find her wandering into the woods where they find the Lumberjanes, who are looking for their own missing camp director
The Newbery Honor-winning author of Princess Academy traces the roller-coaster challenges of first friendships as demonstrated by her own experiences from kindergarten through fifth grade, years marked by cliques, bullies and her efforts to gain popularity. Illustrated by the best-selling artist of the Princess in Black series.
A volume of graphic novel renderings of some of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works includes "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven." By the creator of the graphic novels Macbeth and Beowulf.
The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store
Natsuru Nanao decides to forego soccer camp for the summer and instead spends his time with Rio Suzumura and her kid brother in their rickety house, a home that contains a dark secret that threatens their happiness
Based on the enormously popular typo-filled Twitter account, an illustrated story follows a lonely and confused alien named Jomny who, sent to observe Earth, finally feels at home for the first time in his life among the earthlings he meets.
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.
Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug's tyrannical rule. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; instead, she'll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the stor
The three-time Caldecott Medalist behind Tuesday and the author of The King of Mulberry Street follows the coming-of-age of a young mermaid who dreams of freedom and independence outside of her boardwalk aquarium.
It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh's home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet's mineral resources. Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.
"Barbara Gordon is no stranger to secrets. She's the daughter of GCPD Jim Gordon, the vigilante known as Batgirl and Oracle, the most powerful hacker on the planet, who until now has been kept completely hidden. Someone new has resurrected the Oracle mantle that Babs once controlled, and whoever is behind it is sending Batgirl on a wild chase all across Gotham City. By her side are two equally dangerous vigilantes--Dinah Lance, the rock star-turned-hero known as Black Canary, and Helena Bertinelli, the lethal spy codenamed the Huntress. Can this mismatched trio come together in time to solve the mystery of the new Oracle and defeat the villainous forces arrayed against them? Or will these Birds of Prey have their wings clipped before they can even get off the ground?"
A walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel who has mysteriously retained his soul within the confines of the dungeon where he has been imprisoned departs with his sidekick, a gelatinous monster, to investigate clues about his identity in snippets of a song he hears in his dreams.
"In the beginning, there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future--and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life. Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!"
Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away. Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble, finds himself on the run after he’s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl’s body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they’ve created on their planet and others.
This unprecedented biography of Andre the Giant charts his earliest days on his family's farm, to his enormously successful runs in Japan, to his heated feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, to his memorable turns in Hollywood TV and cinema, and to his darkest moments caused by excessive substance abuse.
One of the best racers in the circuit, Domino competes in the World Grand Prix during the day and engages in battle with rival bike gangs at night in pursuit of the engine-boosting machine stimulant, crush
When Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, is parted from her two beloved friends, Yuzu and Momo, both boys promise to find her one day through her singing, and now in high school, Nino reunites with Yuzu, but she still yearns to see Momo again
Stepping out on her own Faith Herbert is determined to become the hero she always knew she could be, but after uncovering a deep-rooted alien conspiracy her plan to fly solo becomes tougher than she ever thought
In a graphic-novel adaptation of the classic spine-tingler, the grandson of the story¡s original author depicts the eerie town and their shocking ritual in detailed four-color panels that breathe new life into the iconic tale.
Princess Yona lives an ideal life, doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, but everything changes on her sixteenth birthday when she witnesses her father's murder, and she must flee the palace to evade her enemies
Sherlock Manga—printed in English in the US for the first time! Adapting the episodes of the smash-hit TV series starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit). Holmes and Watson tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning Manga, presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialized! Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time ... all over again!
A graphic novel account of how the Beatles rose from humble origins in 1950s Liverpool to become 1960s rock-and-roll icons includes coverage of their coming-of-age in Hamburg and the unique talents that made them stars.
In a future world where speed, efficiency, and stimulation are the basis of society, a girl named Angela discovers that she is not alone in questioning this way of life, and is recruited into a resistance movement focused on taking things slow
After an inexplicable event sends him back in time to when he was eleven years old, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he'd see again, including the girl who was murdered when he was young, and Satoru begins plotting a way to change her fate
The Eisner Award-winning “Best New Series” continues with a bold new direction, as intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future ... the year 2016. Collects issues 6-10. Original.
A latest anthology in the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series follows the reunion of newspaper delivery girls Erin, Mac and Tiffany with their long-lost friend, KJ, in an unexpected era that challenges them to uncover the secret origins of time travel. Collects Paper Girls #11-15. Original.
Unable to conceive of a life beyond her competitive training regimen, a teen figure skater begins to question her unrelenting lifestyle in the wake of a growing passion for art and a first love with a new girlfriend. By the award-winning creator of I Love This Part. Simultaneous.
When a disaster destroys her city, ends her parents' lives and leaves her sister badly scarred, Addison earns money by taking photographs of the devastation for high-paying art collectors, including an eccentric patron who offers a million dollars for a life-risking image.
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He's in love with his best friend. He's also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart's content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal's strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means...leaving him.
"Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl."
When a Russian immigrant is framed for a Jack the Ripper-inspired crime, three friends--Billy, Charlie, and Tom, known as the Baker Street Irregulars--set out to discover the truth with the help of their friend, Sherlock Holmes