Top Ten Graphic Novels for Kids 2018

As with last year, I was honored to be one of the judges putting together the “Top 10 Graphic Novels 2018” list for School Library Journal (since I blog for their Good Comics for Kids site). Here is their list of this past year’s top ten (with links to my reviews where I’ve covered them — clearly I have some catching up to do!).

  1. Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
  2. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  3. Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
    Aquicorn Cove
  4. Crush by Svetlana Chmakova
  5. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  6. Illegal by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, and Giovanni Rigano
  7. Sparks by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto
  8. Snails Are Just My Speed by Kevin McCloskey
  9. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
  10. The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

(Yes, that last one came out at the very end of October 2017. Advance deadlines — this piece was due over a month ago — makes it tricky to figure out eligibility sometimes. Great works with potential to be recognized as top of the year often won’t be if they come out in November or December.)

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