Graphic Novels Graphic Novels

Please select a tab to see the graphic novels in your chosen category



Under 9+

Skeleton Key Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
A stylish new edition of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Alex Rider's third thrilling mission. Divided into the action-packed spreads of this graphic format, Alex Rider, the boy recruited by M16, is back for an exciting adventure set in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Buy

Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library
Dave Shelton
Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo are pedigree police: the finest canine cops in all Muttropolis. And they're never short of work. The city is heaving with cunning crooks and malevolent mongrels who would sell their own mother for a bone.... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2010
Info Extract Buy

The Snowman
Raymond Briggs
This is one of the all time favourites of any nursery and certainly a book to turn back to time and time again whether you're a child or an adult. No words, just the most wonderful pictures telling a poignant... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/09/1980
Info Extract Buy

The Comic Strip History Of The World
Tracey Turner
Everything important that's happened in the world – in pictures, brilliant! Lovereading comment: If you're not into history but feel you need to know just a little bit more than you do, then this is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2008
Info Extract Buy

Fungus The Bogeyman
Raymond Briggs
This is a book that is enduringly funny, wonderfully poignant and at times quite rude. Beautifully described through stunning illustrations and hand written text is the story of the bogey men – and in particular Fungus - who live underground... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/1990
Info Extract Buy

The Young Inferno
John Agard
Age 9+. Winner of The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's Poetry Award for 2009 and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. Brilliantly original, John Agard's poetic reworking of Dante's Inferno for a young, modern audience is a thrilling... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
Info Extract Buy

Fungus The Bogeyman
Raymond Briggs
This is a book that is enduringly funny, wonderfully poignant and at times quite rude. Beautifully described through stunning illustrations and hand written text is the story of the bogey men – and in particular Fungus - who live underground... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/1990
Info Extract Buy

The Savage
David Almond
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Visually stunning, this is also a spellbinding read, as the story a young boy writes develops a life of its own and begins to play a powerful role on reality. Encouraged to write... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2009
Info Extract Buy

Glister: The House Hunt
Andi Watson
All kinds of magical things happen to Glister Butterworth whose unusual world is wittily imagined in words and pictures. When Chilblain Hall, her already unruly home, is described as “a dog's breakfast” by the chairman of the Village in Bloom... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2009
Info Extract Buy

Glister: The Haunted Teapot
Andi Watson
Magical chaos follows the arrival of a haunted teapot at Chilblain Hall. Glister Butterworth has her hands full as she tries to satisfy the many demands made by the unusual author who is resident in the teapot. With minimal text... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2009
Info Extract Buy


Back to top

Over 9+

Bow-wow Bugs A Bug
Mark Newgarden
A charming and funny wordless picture book that gives great opportunities for story telling. A little dog sets out on an unexpected adventure when he follows a little dot. What is that dot? Dogs and bugs multiply as the witty... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2008
Info Extract Buy

Derek The Sheep
Gary Northfield
One of the Beano's most popular cartoon strip characters, Derek the Sheep, makes his long-awaited entry into a bumper collection. Existing fans of Derek as well as children who enjoy a more graphic approach to reading will love this bumper... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
Info Extract Buy

London Deep
Robin Price, Paul McGrory
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 This is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure told through words and comic art. Set in the near future, in a flooded London where rival police forces – one for adults and one... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
Info Extract Buy

Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers
John Harris Dunning, Nikhil Singh
Brilliantly created in mesmerising black and white spreads, this stylish graphic novel is a spell-binding gothic story of an unusual inheritance. Woven through with magic, the story tells how young magician Salem returns to his father's house unsure of what... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2009
Info Extract Buy

The Young Inferno
John Agard
Winner of The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's Poetry Award for 2009 and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. Brilliantly original, John Agard's poetic reworking of Dante's Inferno for a young, modern audience is a thrilling journey of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2008
Info Extract Buy

Stormbreaker The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's very first mission. Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Buy

Reader ReviewedEagle Strike Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
In this title, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant, international... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
Info Extract Buy

The Rainbow Orchid: Adventures of Julius Chancer - Vol 2
Garen Ewing
Garen Ewing surpassed himself in the first volume of The Rainbow Orchid and this, the second one, is an absolute cracker. The panel artwork is beautifully rendered and the storyline incredibly intricate and yet hugely accessible to any reader... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
Info Extract Buy

The Rainbow Orchid: The Adventures of Julius Chancer - Vol One
Garen Ewing
The Rainbow Orchid is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined. If you like your comics full of mystery and adventure and you love the worlds of H.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2009
Info Extract Buy

Skim
Mariko Tamaki
Stunningly drawn, this graphic novel brilliantly charts the deep and sometimes desperate conflicts and moods that prevail in teen years. Teenage witch Skim keeps a diary in which she records all her thoughts, hopes and fears. There's the grief and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2009
Info Extract Buy

Beowulf (Graphic Novel)
Gareth Hinds
A dramatic graphic novel adaptation of the epic Anglo-Saxon legend. Beowulf, the King of heroic epics gets a superb and lavish visual interpretation in this full-colour mixed-media gem. A story that has been told over the generations for more than... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2007
Info Extract Buy

Merchant of Venice (Graphic novel)
Gareth Hinds
An elegant, illuminating, mesmerising and highly accessible modern adaptation based on the play by William Shakespeare. This stylish graphic-novel adaptation boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty and charm of Venice. With elegant drawings and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2008
Info Extract Buy

Reader ReviewedStormbreaker Graphic novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
Info Extract Buy

Jane Eyre, Quick Text
Charlotte Bronte
This is the full story of this classic story, written in quick modern English for a fast-paced read. The illustrations are beautiful and evocative and bring to life one of our favourite classics. The Classical Comic series acts as an... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/09/2008
Info Extract Buy

Coraline (graphic novel)
Neil Gaiman
A sensational graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's story which adds extra layers of fear to the already powerful narrative. When Coraline's family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2008
Info Extract Buy

Macbeth, Quick Text
William Shakespeare
This graphic novel uses 'quick text' communicating the meaning of the story with as few words as possible. Fate? Destiny? Or one man's obsession with power? Macbeth is probably the most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies. Set against the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2008
Info Extract Buy

Invention Of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
Tender, magical, utterly original, this is a stunning tour de force from an innovative and daring storyteller and artist. A book to treasure, to dip in and out of forever whether you're 9 or 109. The Invention of Hugo Cabret... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2007
Info Extract Buy

The Rainbow Orchid Adventures of Julius Chancer Vol 3
Garen Ewing
Don't miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest adventure in comics! The Rainbow Orchid is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork, in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined. You can find more about... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2012
Info Extract Buy

Young Bond : Silverfin The Graphic Novel
Charlie Higson
Graphic novel - Lovereading review to follow soon... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2008
Info Extract Buy

Eagle Strike Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
In this stylish re-issue, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Buy

Scorpia The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Eyebrow-raisingly, heart-stoppingly pacey adventures starring the boy every would-be teen superhero wants to be, the Alex Rider books are now available as stylish graphic novels. The medium is perfect for these adrenaline-filled stories and, in the hands of some of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
Info Extract Buy


Back to top

Twilight Zone

Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz
The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
Info Extract Buy

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident - Graphic Novel
Eoin Colfer
A thrilling new crime adventure for the young mastermind genius Artemis Fowl, who stars in this visually dramatic adventure. Artemis must brave the sub-zero temperatures of the Arctic Circle to rescue his father who is being held prisoner by the... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
Info Extract Buy

The Wolves In The Walls
Neil Gaiman
Prepared to be scared by this utterly brilliant romp of a story which is powerfully told in words and pictures. Lucy can hear all kinds of noises coming from the walls of the house. They are creeping, sneaking and crumpling... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2004
Info Extract Buy

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney
Take a peek into Greg's diary and find out the story of his life – and especially about his relationship with his older brother Rodrick. Wittily told in words and pictures, this diary charts the trials and tribulations of a... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
Info Extract Buy

Artemis Fowl - Graphic Novel
Eoin Colfer
Not to be missed! This book is slick, stylish; action packed and is an exhilarating read from start to finish. The criminal genius and mastermind is available for the first time in graphic novel form. Giovanni Rigano, who worked on... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2007
Info Extract Buy

Reader ReviewedPoint Blanc Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
Info Extract Buy

Reader ReviewedSkeleton Key (The Graphic Novel)
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Divided into the action-packed spreads of this graphic format, Alex Rider, the boy recruited by M16, is back for an exciting adventure set in Cuba. The dangers and challenges as well as the heroic actions Alex must take to keep... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: Deaths-Head Revisited
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
Set in Dachau a concentration camp, Deaths-Head Revisited is a story of revenge as a former Captain returns to the camp where he receives from the inmates the torture and degradation he once inflicted. A chilling reminder that the sins... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
In The Midnight Sun, two women find themselves left alive in New York as the temperature rises to a dangerous height. Services breakdown, there's no water – will they be able to survive? We're featuring all the titles in Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: The Odyssey Of Flight 33
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
Transocean Flight 33 leaves London bound for New York as scheduled. But a mysterious tailwind sends them far off course, hurtling back and forth through time. Can the crew get the passengers back to their own time . . .... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: Walking Distance
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
Martin Sloan steps off the beaten path, looking for redemption on his journey home but steps into the Twilight Zone and a journey of a lifetime. Brilliantly conceived, the graphic novels in this series capture the TV drama of... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
Maple Street USA—late one Saturday afternoon a mysterious flash of light cuts off all the electricity. But this is no ordinary power failure, and the neighbours on Maple Street will soon find themselves in the dark with an enemy of... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
Info Extract Buy

Twilight Zone: The After Hours
Mark Kneece, Rod Serling
Marsha White is a dissatisfied shopper with an unusual problem. And her shopping trip reveals a bizarre other world on the top floor of the Department store . . . but this is the Twilight Zone! Brilliantly conceived, the... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
Info Extract Buy

The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio
Neil Gaiman
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 Visually dramatic, this is a hugely entertaining adventure perfectly tinged with an alarming subtext. Desperate to have his friend's two goldfish, a boy swaps his father for them – despite the warning... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Audiobook On Cd | Released 04/10/2004
Info Extract Buy


Back to top See ALL Authors in this category
See ALL Featured Books (with opening extracts) in this category
Share this page

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

Graphic novels have become one of today’s most exciting art forms with a plethora of publishing. However, there has, and no doubt there will always continue to be huge debate as to the exact definition of a graphic novel as the origins of the art form itself are open to interpretation.

Here at Lovereading4kids, however, we see it as a novel whose narrative is conveyed through a combination of text and pictures, usually but not always in comic-strip form. Occasionally, a graphic novel might even contain no text at all and Raymond Briggs is of course a past-master at this.

We do not intend to pretend to make our genre remotely comprehensive; that is not our purpose. Our reason for creating a graphic novel genre is so that we can firstly, showcase graphic novels of previously published novels from the likes of Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson and Eoin Colfer, secondly, keep you abreast of some unusual one-off titles such as Hugo Cabret (on which the film from Martin Scorsese HUGO is based) and finally, we couldn’t exclude a small selection from an author at the forefront of the world of graphic novels, Neil Gaiman. Tintin and Asterisk we see as stand alone graphic cartoon classics and as such get their own space within Lovereading4kids.

One other very important element to mention is that graphic novels enhance reading skills and are particularly helpful in getting reluctant readers reading more enthusiastically as the flexibility of the medium ensures that complex stories can be told in a simpler form.

So why not take a look. We’ll add to and refresh the list on a regular basis as and when something grabs our attention.


Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****