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Kindergarten Mystery Suggestions

Kindergarten

Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems

The doghouse by Jan Thomas

Sixth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Sixth Grade

A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin

Battling Boy by Paul Pope ; color by Hilary Sycamore

Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: the graphic novel by adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson

Cat burglar black by Richard Sala

Mouse Guard. Vol. 1. Fall 1152 by story & art by David Petersen

Fifth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Fifth Grade

Alison Dare: the heart of the maiden by [written by] J. Torres ; [illustrated by] J. Bone

True things: (adults don't want kids to know) by [by Jimmy Gownley]

The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus graphic novel by adapted by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin ; art by Lee Sullivan ; color by Nicolas Chapuis ; lettering by Chris Dickey

The lightning thief: the graphic novel by Rick Riordan ; adapted by Robert Venditti ; art by Attila Futaki ; color by José Villarrubia ; layouts by Orpheus Collar ; lettering by Chris Dickey

Three thieves. Vol. 1. Tower of treasure by Scott Chantler

Fourth Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Fourth Grade

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Azzi in between by written and illustrated by Sarah Garland

Broxo by Zack Giallongo

The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan

The wonderful Wizard Of Oz by adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum ; writer, Eric Shanower ; artist, Skottie Young ; colorist, Jean-Francois Beaulieu ; letterer, Jeff Eckleberry

Third Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Third Grade

Ariol. 2, Thunder horse by [writer,] Emmanuel Guibert ; [artist,] Marc Boutavant ; [Joe Johnson, translation ; Michael Petranek, lettering]

Beauty and the squat bears by Émile Bravo ; [translation, J. Gustave McBride]

Binky the space cat by Ashley Spires

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Sardine in outer space by stories by Emmanuel Guibert ; pictures by Joann Sfar ; color by Walter Pezzali ; translation by Sasha Watson

Second Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

Second Grade

The adventures of Ook and Gluk: kung-fu cavemen from the future by Dav Pilkey

Backpack stories by Kevin O'Malley

Bake sale by Sara Varon

Mr. Men, Little Miss: Mr. Bump: lights, camera, bump! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Matthew Britton]

Pranks and attacks! by Laurent Richard ; illustrated by Nicolas Ryser ; translation: Edward Gauvin

First Grade Graphic Novel Suggestions

First Grade

Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs

The woodshed mystery by adapted by Joeming Dunn ; illustrated by Ben Dunn ; [colored by Robby Bevard ; lettered by Joeming Dunn & Doug Dlin]

Eek & Ack: vs. the Wolfman by Blake A. Hoena ; illustrated by Steve Harpster

Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton III

Okie Dokie Donuts: "open for business!" by [Chris Eliopoulos]

Poetry Novels for Middle-Grade Readers

When thinking of books of poetry, most people think of Shel Silverstein, Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, or nursery rhymes. But there's a wealth of other options. Here are some novel length books written in free verse, which is non-rhyming and does not have a regular meter or flow.
This is just a sampling, with more novels in verse available through our catalog.

The crossover by Kwame Alexander


Heartbeat by Sharon Creech


Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai


Looking for me by Betsy R. Rosenthal

Realistic Fiction Suggestions for Sixth Grade

Like reading about situations that could happen in real life? Here are some realistic fiction picks. Although they're suggested for sixth graders, other readers may enjoy them as well.

Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne

Waiting for normal by Leslie Connor

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick