Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: 15 Graphic Novels for Tweens (9-12 Yr. Olds) Not To Be Missed!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

15 Graphic Novels for Tweens (9-12 Yr. Olds) Not To Be Missed!

The Oldest Diva is a HUGE fan of graphic novels. It's definitely one of her preferred genre to read so I am always on the lookout for new finds for her to enjoy. We wanted to share a few of our NOT TO BE MISSED recent finds with you.



Nimona - Let me start by saying that the Oldest Diva sat down to read this book and never looked back up until she was done. It pulled her in immediately and wouldn't let go. We are hoping there is more in store for Nimona in the near future. The story is one of heroes & villains, magic and lots of heart and humor. Nimona is a shapeshifter. She is also sidekick to a villain. Not what you were expecting? That's the point! Baluster Blackheart isn't your average villain. I won't spoil the plot for you - you have to read it!



Bone Series - These books popped up often and I was always hesitant to even take a peek inside. The Oldest Diva came upon this one herself and wanted to read it so I caved. I'll be honest, I'm still not 100% sure what the Bones are but I think that's part of the charm. Either way, the Oldest Diva really enjoys the series and there are quite a few books to enjoy. She finds them very humorous and filled with adventure. The Bones are always up to some type of shenanigans with danger looming nearby (and monsters!). This series is not MY favorite but children will definitely enjoy it.



Awkward - Graphic novel meets realistic fiction. The characters and plot are exactly what you'd expect to see in a middle school setting. This one is definitely relatable to the age group it's intended for. It's full of diverse characters which I loved and goes beyond the typical cool versus nerd plot. Peppi and Jamie are in rival clubs (Science vs Art) each vying for a table at the school club fair. The story follows the evolution of their friendship through their competition.



Sunny Side Up - This one has undertones of some more serious content but I thought it was handled very well. Sunny is sent to spend the summer with her grandfather in Florida at his retirement home. We find out that her brother is having serious issues with substance abuse and things at home have been anything but sunny. The topic is handled delicately and is a great opportunity to open up discussion with children about drug use. Don't let it make you shy away from the book - it's only a small part of what happens here. The real story is Sunny and her friendships, feelings and transformation. This one is a gem and one of my personal favorites.



Cardboard - The story has a sad beginning - Cam has lost his mom, his Dad doesn't have a job and there is no money for birthday presents. So Cam gets a cardboard box for his birthday. Only, it's not just any cardboard box. It comes to life when they build a boxer. Adventure ensues when a spoiled neighbor steals some of the magical cardboard and creates evil monsters. The story has action, lots of heart and is definitely imaginative.




Ghostopolis - Written by the same author as Cardboard (see above). The Oldest Diva was pulled in by the creative story, great characters and amazing artwork. Garth finds himself sucked into the afterlife but he's still alive. The book centers around his journey to find his way home. Along the way he finds he has some amazing powers which come in handy as he faces off with Ghostopolis' evil ruler. This one comes highly recommended by the Oldest Diva! Just beware that sensitive children may find some of the images frightening - it is the afterlife after all.



Dream Jumper (Nightmare Escape Book 1) - Ben is a Dream Jumper - he travels into other peoples dreams to help them with their nightmares. The story was a quick, fast paced read and a promising start to the series. The Oldest Diva enjoyed it and definitely wants to see where it goes and what happens next.



The Popularity Papers - I definitely judged this book by its cover & I'll admit it - I was wrong. When the Oldest Diva showed it to me I tried to convince her to put it back on the library shelf because it looked silly (cheesy). She insisted she wanted to read it so I shrugged it off. Of course, she started reading it right away and all I could hear was her laughing - over and over again. Curious, I sat and read a few pages with her and found myself chuckling too. Lydia and Julie are the kind of characters you can't help but like. They are two 5th grade girls that are determined to crack the code to popularity. The book is their private notebook (the pages look like a handwritten diary). The story was touching and a powerful testament to friendship. The Oldest Diva can't wait to read the next one in the series! If you have a Dork Diaries or Wimpy Kids fan - they won't want to miss this series.



Space Dumplins - The artwork was definitely fun and the story was intriguing. Violet is on a mission to find/save her dad.  What the Oldest Diva really enjoyed - all the references to potty humor. It simply made her laugh to read about whale poop. There is a storyline here and most kids will probably enjoy it but this was not one of my personal faves as an adult reader.



Sidekicks - Captain Amazing is looking for a sidekick. Who better to help him than his own super power wielding pets! This was such a fast, fun feel good read. Who doesn't enjoy pets with superpowers? The story is a great blend of action, adventure, friendship and humor. I can see children having imaginative adventures with their own sidekick pets after reading this one.



Dragon Girl - There is just something magical and endearing about baby dragons. Alanna is an orphan who finds dragon eggs and steps in to be a surrogate "mom" to a baby dragon whose mom was killed. The story was a quick, fun read for the Oldest Diva. I must mention that the illustrations are in black and white which is a bit different.



Lumberjanes - The Lil Divas are Girl Scouts so I couldn't resist picking up this graphic novel about "scouts". The plot was a bit all over the place and filled with weird magical creatures supernatural elements but the Oldest Diva laughed out loud reading this one so it definitely worked for her. What I liked was that at it's core it was about a strong friendship. Friendship and lots of silly, adventurous moments at camp - basically what any young girl wants for her summer. It was a great summer read and the Oldest Diva has already requested the next novel in the series.



Rapunzel's Revenge - We love fairy tales and are always open to exploring a well known favorite with a new twist. That's exactly what we got from Rapunzel's Revenge. The tale is set in the west, with a spunky Rapunzel using her long braids to rope, lasso and wrangle. She is brave and curious and definitely not a damsel in distress. This novel was fun, full adventure and one you'll definitely be glad you read. We'll definitely be reading more by Shannon Hale.



Coraline - If you like creepy stories then this one is for you. You may have read the original novel but the graphic novel is perfect for a quick read or to entice reluctant readers who shy away from longer books. I think this book to comic adaptation was well done. It's definitely not for everyone - if your child is sensitive or scares easy you may want to read it first. The story of Caroline and the "Others" is creepy and can be downright scary for some.



If you enjoy the book be sure to check out the movie too.



Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures - This is a hybrid of sorts - it's not 100% a graphic novel, nor is it strictly a chapter book - it's a bit of both. It is also a fantastically clever book that children and adults who have a fondness for children's books will love. Flora is a precocious 10 year old girl.  Ulysses is a squirrel who was sucked by a vacuum cleaner and gains super powers. Together they are the perfect team! Who wouldn't want a super squirrel as their best friend? We genuinely laughed out loud reading this book which doesn't happen very often. Despite that, the book dealt with some very real emotional topics such as divorce and loneliness. There is also some advanced vocabulary in the book. I personally like when children learn new words in the midst of a good book. I'll admit even I had to look up a few of them - now that's something! Overall, we found this book funny, entertaining and heartwarming - you won't want to miss it.



Don't forget to check out our previously shared list 10 Graphic Novels for Girls (8-12 Years Old for even more amazing graphic novels, it includes some of her all time faves!

Happy Reading,
Bern

45 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Great Article Image Processing Projects Deep Learning Projects for Final Year JavaScript Training in Chennai JavaScript Training in Chennai The Angular Training covers a wide range of topics including Components, Angular Directives, Angular Services, Pipes, security fundamentals, Routing, and Angular programmability. The new Angular TRaining will lay the foundation you need to specialise in Single Page Application developer. Angular Training Project Centers in Chennai

      Delete
  2. I love reading and each of these books have made me happy. Are you looking for the best books out there? I have a great list of the best graphic novels for teens. Visit at Dissertation editing services.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I recommend to write such more post like this as it will encourage others.I also recommend visiting elearning mobile app developer

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nimona is truly a work of art in both the visual and literary sense. Something that is gripping and tender and appropriate for all ages. Such an impressive and beautiful work.

    Luzia
    Click Here

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have study your article, it is very informative and beneficial for me. I recognize the valuable statistics you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it and is.
    Visit us for Notebook Kraft Pad.

    ReplyDelete
  6. App Development Company in Delhi - One of the best Android App Development company in Delhi. We offer best Android application development services
    app development company in delhi

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your post is very helpful and information is reliable. I am satisfied with your post. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post.
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  8. At On Time Payroll 247, we have professionals and financial experts working to meet the financial needs of the clients. We are the Best Financial Service Provider Georgia collaborating with companies to provide tailored financial solutions. Make sure to visit our website to find detailed information about our services.

    ReplyDelete
  9. thanks for the information, i really like your post infact i have a nice reading experience i have a complete guide on how does streamlabs donation link works

    ReplyDelete
  10. We are dedicated to the breeding of the finest quality, sweet-tempered rough-coated pug puppies at the most reasonable prices. We take great pride in the feedback received from purchasers of our puppies that their puppies have grown up to be very social and friendly adult dogs. This provides us with the necessary incentive to continue breeding these wonderful, loving and loyal companions..
    Our Website Link: Pug Puppies for sale

    ReplyDelete
  11. Riythvika is a south Indian actress who was mostly involved in Tamil movies. Her real name is Manda Kasayam. She made her acting debut in director Bala's 'Paradesi.She is a member of a Hindu-middle class household. Riythvika's Age is 28 years old in 2020.

    ReplyDelete

  12. Pug puppies and French Bulldogs make wonderful family pets. They are easygoing and get along well with children and the other pets of the household. Above all, they are hardy and an ideal pet, especially for first-time owners. Selecting a new pug puppy or French Bulldog is a daunting task. You want one that is healthy but also comes with a pleasant personality and is adaptable to your lifestyle.
    pug for sale near me
    Pug Puppies for sale
    French bulldogs for sale
    pug puppies for sale near me
    pug puppies for sale under 500
    pug for sale near me
    French bulldogs for sale near me

    ReplyDelete
  13. Appslure is an award-winning mobile app development company building feature-packed and interactive mobile applications for startups, medium and large enterprises.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow, that’s what I was seeking for, what a material!
    existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web page. buy dumps

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. 야한동영상

    ReplyDelete
  16. Very good blog post about plastering a one bed flat. I am very happy to see this post and interested to find another good post in coming days. Thanks for it 야동

    ReplyDelete
  17. Glad to read your article, looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences and expect a quality work! 한국야동닷컴

    ReplyDelete
  18. I feel very grateful that I read this. It is very helpful and very informative and I really learned a lot from it 일본야동닷컴

    ReplyDelete
  19. I’m more than happy to discover this great site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every part of it 중국야동넷

    ReplyDelete
  20. Appslure is one of the best Software Development Company in Delhi. There are many Software development Companies in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noida. Appslure have most satisfied clients.

    ReplyDelete
  21. the best treatment for dog Pain Relief in Homeopathic its works Naturally for dogs, dog leg pain home remedies.
    thehomeopathicremedies.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for sharing this.,
    Leanpitch provides crash course in Brain hacks using NLP everyone can use it wisely.

    Brain hacks with NLP

    NLP training

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for sharing this.,
    Leanpitch provides crash course in Brain hacks using NLP everyone can use it wisely.

    NLP training

    NLP crash course

    ReplyDelete
  24. The author has discussed a very resourceful topic in times of the pandemic. We, as a nation, cannot keep our children out of schools forever. Hence a plan needs to be implemented where children can safely go to school without getting mass infected. However, it is not recommended for parents or children to go physically to the shops for book supplies. Hence there is a need for an online book shop such as KitaabNow.

    ReplyDelete
  25. After exploring a few of the blog posts on your web site, I
    really like your way of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark
    website list and will be checking back soon. Take
    a look at my web site as well and tell me how you feel.오피사이트

    ReplyDelete
  26. I accidentally searched and visited your site. I still saw several posts during my visit, but the text was neat and readable. 카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  27. wow, great, I was wondering how to cure acne naturally. and found your site by google, learned a lot, now i’m a bit clear. I’ve bookmark your site and also add rss. keep us updated.
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  28. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good. Thanks a lot!
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is also a very good post which I really enjoy reading. It is not everyday that I have the possibility to see something like this.
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is an excellent post I seen thanks to share it. It is really what I wanted to see hope in future you will continue for sharing such a excellent post.
    토토

    ReplyDelete

  31. Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
    Turient is an All-in-one platform for all our teaching needs. If Teaching is your passion ,enabling is ours
    Read the Informative blog - 11 Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers

    11 Free Teaching Tools for Online Teachers
    Free Teaching Tools

    ReplyDelete
  32. Independent Escorts in Dubai is the right decision. the top Dubai Escorts at your one Click. Log on to us for entertainment.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It's always interesting to read content from other writers and use
    something from other sites.
    풀싸롱

    ReplyDelete
  34. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to undertand. Unlike additional blogs I have read which are really not tht good. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well! books

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi there, I log on to your new stuff on a regular basis.
    Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

    Take a look at my web site; ==== 강남안마

    (freaky)

    ReplyDelete

  36. Thanks for sharing this.,
    Leanpitch provides online training in Build mvp without code ,everyone can use it wisely.

    Build mvp without code
    no code mvp

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for sharing this informative content.,
    Leanpitch provides online training in Scrum Master Certification , everyone can use it wisely.
    Join Leanpitch 2 Days CSM Certification Workshop in different cities.

    CSM training online

    Scrum master training online

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later on.
    Just visit our webpage on visiting card size

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas! I hope you will stay awhile to explore all we have to offer!