Don’t-Miss List: Great Graphic Novels of 2016


2016 may just be the year that the acceptance of graphic novels skyrocketed, with an explosion of new titles and new series installments. It’s official–graphic novels are fun to read, highly creative, and a great way to support literacy, foster a love of books, and expand your horizons! Read on for age-specific lists of 2016 graphic novels.

Find this whole collection in the catalog to borrow, or take along a shopping list!


  • The Mystery of the Pirate Ship (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #17) – grades 2-5
  • First to the Last Place on Earth (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #18) – grades 2-5
  • Firelight (Amulet Vol. 7) by Kazu Kibuishi – grades 4-6
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier – grades 5-8
  • Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser and Francis Portela (grades 7 and up)
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman and Gabriel Bá (grades 7 and up)


  • March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin – grades 8 and up
  • Paper Girls Volume 1 and 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang – grades 9 and up
  • Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda – grades 10 and up
  • Princess Jellyfish 1, 2 and 3 by Akiko Higashimura – grades 10 and up


  • Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso
  • Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Patience by Daniel Clowes
  • Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart
  • Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1) by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
  • How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide by Ron Padgett and Jason Novak
  • Clean Room Vol. 1: Immaculate Conception by Gail Simone
  • Hot Dog Taste Test by by Lisa Hanawalt
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