Nothing has saved our sanity during quarantine quite like reading graphic novels. Graphic novels has seen a surge in their popularity in the last years and I think the ones that show characters dealing with real issues are the ones that seem to be the most popular. I’ve put together a list of the best tween graphic novels!
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TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVELS RELEASING IN 2021!
allergic is a coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a magical graphic novel about discovering your own power, perfect for fans of the Amulet series and Howl’s Moving Castle. Brightly Woven releases in February of 2021!
Magic turned Aster’s life upside-down — and it’s not over! Get ready for more family, more fun, and even more magic in this graphic novel adventure. Aster and the Mixed-Up Magic released in March of 2021!
Perfect for fans of Lumberjanes and Brain Camp, there’s more than mosquitos at Camp Whatever and Willow will need to face truths about herself and her family as summer camp dread goes head to head with the supernatural. Camp Whatever releases in March 2021!
A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Gabriela Epstein! Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class… until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley’s really different: She wears hippie clothes and has multiple earrings, and she’s the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met.
Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)–perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)
When your best friend is a unicorn, every day is a stroll down the red carpet. Phoebe Howell’s unicorn BFF, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is happy to provide the celebrity treatment—teaching Phoebe fancy new spells, giving her a ride to school so she doesn’t have to ride the bus, and even negotiating with the tooth fairy on her behalf. But when Phoebe starts noticing that unicorns have become a trendy fashion statement, she doesn’t feel quite so unique. Unicorn Famous is filled with amusing examples of the extraordinary lengths friends will go to make each other feel special.
Ever since Tyler started getting into art and hanging out with Emmie, his friends and teammates have been giving him a hard time. He wonders why can’t he nerd out on drawing and play ball? Truly Tyler releases in May 2021!
Have you ever wondered why the ocean has waves? Why the tide goes in and out? And how can coral be alive when it looks like a rock? From the pages of the beloved graphic novel series, join the Surfside Girls, Sam and Jade, for a great investigation into everything that makes the ocean so cool: from moon cycles and king tides, to why a wave breaks, to otters in kelp forests… with plenty of fun and jokes along the way. Plus, there’s a whole step-by-step chapter on how to surf! The Science of Surfing is the coolest way to take a beach vacation and learn at the same time. The Science of Surfing releases in June 2021!
An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Miles Morales: Shock Waves releases in June of 2021!
Kayla Miller, the New York Times best-selling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, and Act, returns with the next chapter of Olive’s story, tackling new friendships, middle school conflicts, and the importance of empathy. Clash releases in July 2021!
As a future writer, Cici knows what questions to ask and where to find the clues she needs to unlock peoples’ hearts. Yet even though Cici is great at helping others, for a long time now she has kept a dark and painful secret hidden inside herself. Cici’s Journal: Lost and Found releases in July 2021!
Effie returns in this spellbinding sequel: a middle grade graphic novel about found family, friendship, and learning to embrace you who are! Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex?! releases in August 0f 2021!
Two twins, one prophecy, and a whole lot of hijinks. From WEBTOON, the #1 digital comic platform, comes a fantastical story about twin siblings Dani and Dorian who have missed the bus to magic school and scramble to find a mentor to teach them before their parents find out. Perfect for fans of THE OKAY WITCH and the 5 Worlds series. Hooky releases in September 2021!