Best Comics & Graphic Novels Books for 10 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 comics & graphic novels books for 10 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6): Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6

by: Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 1056
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No Dork Diary collection is complete without this boxed set of Dork Diaries #4, #5, and #6!

Books four, five, and six in the wildly popular New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Dork Diaries series are all available in one dorktastic boxed set!

This boxed set includes Dork Diaries #4: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, Dork Diaries #5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All, and Dork Diaries #6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

2. Ponyo Picture Book (PONYO ON THE CLIFF)

by: Hayao MiyazakiHayao Miyazaki
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
Number of Pages: 152
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Reads L to R (Western Style)

 

Ponyo, a female fish, runs away from her home in the sea and ends up stranded on the shore. Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff, rescues her. He promises to protect Ponyo forever. Ponyo grows very fond of Sosuke, and with the help of her sisters and her father’s magic, she becomes human. This results in a great imbalance in the cosmos, causing great storms and floods and satellites to fall from the sky. Ponyo becomes a fish again and Sosuke promises to love her no matter what form she takes. In the end, when Ponyo kisses Sosuke, she becomes human again.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

3. Welcome To Showside

by: Ian McGinty
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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From the writer/artist of Adventure Time comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.
Showside is just your average southern town, except that portals to the Nexus realm keep popping up and flooding the town with demons and monsters. The only thing keeping Showside safe is Kit and his friends Belle and Moon. From the writer/artist of Adventure Time Candy Capers and Bravest Warrior comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.
Soon to be an animated series!

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

4. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 13

by: Kiyohiko Azuma
Release date: May 24, 2016
Number of Pages: 224
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Fresh off the excitement of her camping trip, Yotsuba initiates a very productive session of sandbox play in which she instructs Fuuka how to properly run a bakery. But even more exciting is a visit from Grandma! Yotsuba learns how to value and enjoy cleaning, how not to be rude when hoping for souvenirs, and most important, how to cope when Grandma leaves. But don’t worry, she’ll be back someday!
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

5. Human Body Theater

by: Maris Wicks
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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Welcome to the Human Body Theater, where your master of ceremonies is going to lead you through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body! Starting out as a skeleton, the MC puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each “act.” By turns goofy and intensely informative, the Human Body Theater is always accessible and always entertaining.
Maris Wicks is a biology nerd, and by the time you’ve read this book, you will be too! Harnessing her passion for science (and her background as a science educator for elementary and middle-school students), she has created a comics-format introduction to the human body that will make an expert of any reader — young or old!

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Anatomy & Physiology

6. Manga Melech

by: NEXTTyndale
Release date: Sep 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 288
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Manga Melech is a Biblically accurate Manga retelling of Bible stories beginning with entry into the Promised Land through the rule of King David. This book, fourth in the Tyndale Manga line, combines cutting-edge authentic Japanese Manga style with fast-paced storytelling to deliver Biblical truths in a compelling package to an ever changing, post-modern culture. Nearly 200,000 books sold in series!
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Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living

7. BONK!: A Mutts Treasury

by: Patrick McDonnell
Release date: Oct 09, 2012
Number of Pages: 208
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The beloved characters of Earl and Mooch are back in a collection of a year’s worth of color Sunday and black-and-white daily cartoons.

Enjoy the day-to-day adventures of two animal buddies, a small mutt with a big heart named Earl, and Mooch, a cat with his own way of thinking and talking (yesh!). 

Mutts explores the special bond between animals and their guardians, and the endearing friendship of Earl and Mooch. It strikes a delicate balance between joy and fun and responsible social commentary. Mutts has been recognized for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and compassionate advocacy for animal issues.

In this 16th chronological collection of Mutts strips, a year’s worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips are included, along with pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell’s imaginative artwork and distinctive style.

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8. Garfield Shovels It In: His 51st Book

by: Jim Davis
Release date: Jan 25, 2011
Number of Pages: 96
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FILL ‘ER UP
 
Garfield believes in living life to the fullest. No easy task for a cat with a bottomless stomach. In this latest collection of comics, the fat cat with the legendary appetite treats himself to seconds, thirds, fourths, and fifths and proves that anything worth eating is worth overeating.
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9. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Vols. 3 & 4 Collector’s Box Set (Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse)

by: Floyd GottfredsonDavid Gerstein
Release date: Nov 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 560
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A stunning box set, combining Volume 4 with the previous Volume 3, complete with slipcase, available at a bargain price.
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10. The Secret World of Arrietty Picture Book (Studio Ghibli Library)

by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 144
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Based on the beloved classic The Borrowers by Mary Norton.  The picture book based on the movie!

Reads L to R (Western style).

Arrietty isn’t your ordinary fourteen-year-old girl – she’s small enough to make her home under the floorboards of a typical house, “borrowing” what she and her family need from the giants in whose shadows they live. A young boy named Sho befriends Arrietty, but when adults discover the Borrowers, Arrittey and Sho must work together to save her family. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, Arrietty is a delight for all ages.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

11. Asterix Omnibus 7: Includes Asterix and the Soothsayer #19, Asterix in Corsica #20, and Asterix and Caesar’s Gift #21

by: Rene GoscinnyAlbert Uderzo
Release date: Jun 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 156
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Asterix stories 19 through 21: together in one fabulous volume! In Asterix and the Soothsayer, the sinister Prolix claims he’s clairvoyant—but Asterix isn’t convinced. Asterix in Corsica has Asterix and Obelix out to foil Praetor Perfidius and oppose Caesar’s army. Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the deed to the Gaulish village in Caesar’s Gift; but Asterix isn’t about to hand over his home!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Europe

12. Any Way You Slice It (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo (Pb))

by: Nancy E. KrulikJohnWendy
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 80
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Third grader Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished she could be anyone but herself. Now her wish has come true and she keeps turning into other people and even animals.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills

13. The Balloonatiks

by: Erica Orloff
Release date: Oct 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 112
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In a high school chemistry lab, five students ranging from the `too cool` football linebacker, to the twelve-year-old genius, to the always perky and popular beauty queen are `gooped`, transforming these ordinary and very human teens into Balloonatiks! Each with his or her own special powers and comic personalities, these kids turned super heroes must learn to get along with each other. Only by combining their talents and setting aside their differences, can they hope to find a way to transform back to their human selves and defeat the dark forces stirring in their hometown of Hot Air City.So watch out. Because when the Baloonatiks are involved, you can never be quite sure of what`s going to happen next.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

14. Empire the Skyscraper in The Land of Man-Made Wonders (Book 1 & Book 2) (The Land of Man-Made Wonders®)

by: Michael David DruckerRaymond Joseph Sumser III
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 93
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Introducing a brand new illustrated Children’s Book Series
that takes place in “The Land of Man-Made Wonders!”

Travel around the world with Empire the Skyscraper as he meets
the other man-made wonders on an epic journey of peace.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER!

Book 1 & Book 2 of the series are being offered together
as one downloadable file to introduce you to the characters
from “The Land of Man-Made Wonders.” You get the first two
books in the series for the price of one.

YOU DO NOT NEED A KINDLE TO SEE THIS FILE!

Although it looks great on a Kindle, you can enjoy this eBook
on any of your devices.

Smartphones & Tablets: Download the free Kindle App (Link above)

Mac & PC Laptops and Desktops: View on the Kindle Cloud Reader
Go to “YOUR ACCOUNT” on Amazon.com > Select “Manage Content and Devices” >
Under the “ACTIONS” column, click on the ellipses box (…) > Select “Read Now”
The Kindle Cloud Reader pops up. Scroll the bar on bottom all the way left to Page 1.

Enjoy!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

15. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7

by: Kiyohiko Azuma
Release date: Dec 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 208
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Mooooo…! MOOOO…! Cows are neato! It’s fun pretending to be a cow! And milk comes from cows, so I bet they’re real nice too. ‘Cos milk is super-yummy, right?! Yotsuba thinks so! And milk comes in lotsa flavors, so cows must come in different flavors too. How else is there white milk and coffee milk and chocolate milk?! Then there’s the black and white cows, they’ve gotta make a super-secret special flavor, huh?! Yotsuba wants to know! Let’s go ask the cows at the ranch, Daddy! Come on!
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

16. Max & Charlie

by: Zack LiebermanLouis Neubert
Release date: Sep 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 136
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MAX & CHARLIE is a graphic novel adventure through the chaOs of dreamed New York City. We follow our reluctant young hero (Charlie!) as he chases his silly beagle pup (Max!) through a beautiful dreamed day in the city. But there’s something a little strange about this place… and we hope you read the book to discover what’s what!
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17. Superhero for a Day: The Magic Magic Eight Ball

by: Dustin Brady
Release date: Aug 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 147
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Yesterday, Jared Foreman was a normal sixth grader. Today he’s already been kidnapped from school by Channel 5 News and interrogated by a weird scientist with a giant tree hand – and it’s not even noon. Can Jared use his newfound superpower to save the day before time runs out?

Superhero for a Day: The Magic Magic Eight Ball is the latest book from Dustin Brady, author of the popular Trapped in a Video Game series for boys. Like that series, Superhero for a Day is a funny thriller for kids age 9-12 who hate reading but love a good story.

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Children’s Books > Humor

18. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8

by: Kiyohiko Azuma
Release date: Apr 20, 2010
Number of Pages: 224
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The ranch wasn’t fun, huh? But maybe festivals will be less funner?! (Yotsuba’s playing opposites, ha-ha!) Yotsuba got uninvited to Fuuka’s school for a culr…a clart…a cultural festival! And she didn’t promise Yotsuba there wouldn’t be CAKE! Yotsuba doesn’t want a cake as biiiiiig as Jumbo, nope!! You wouldn’t either, now would you?! Ohhh! And then, and then! There ISN’T gonna be a great big festival for the whole town to go to! And Yotsuba isn’t gonna work hard and help out there with Ena and Fuuka, nuh-uh! Not even for candy, nooooo way!
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga

19. Archie: The Best of Samm Schwartz Volume 1

by: Various
Release date: Nov 29, 2011
Number of Pages: 152
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  • Samm Schwartz was one of the main Archie artists in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked on all the major Archie characters, but is most remembered for his portrayal of Jughead. Jughead in particular was a highpoint for Schwartz. Samm’s greatest talents were his storytelling ability, depicting facial expressions and body language. But the key ingredient along with his talent, was his keen sense of humor that brought the characters to life.
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Children’s Books > Humor

20. Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter

by: Jennifer L. HolmMatthew HolmJennifer L. HolmMatthew Holm
Release date: Apr 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Winner of the Eisner Award and multiple children’s choice awards and with over 2 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING, THREE-TIME NEWBERY HONOR–WINNING author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a graphic-novel series packed with humor and kid appeal: BABYMOUSE!
 
Wanted: Expert babysitter. Babymouse will finally have enough money to buy cool stuff! All she has to do is take care of a few kids. No problem! Who’s more responsible than Babymouse? She’s practically Mary Poppins! (Okay, maybe that’s going a little too far.) Will Babymouse be the ultimate sitter? Or will triplets mean triple trouble? Find out in Bad Babysitter—the nineteenth laugh-out-loud installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series. BONUS PAGE: Learn to draw a character!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

21. Cad McGhee & The Nasty Three: 1 – The Baltimore Caper

by: R.F. Gilmor
Release date: Nov 15, 2014
Number of Pages: 68
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Children’s Fantasy : Cad McGhee & the Nasty Three

-Book for kids: When a raccoon bandit , known as Cad McGhee along with his gang, The Nasty Three, hit town things start happening. That is, of course until our hero Police Sergeant Michael Barge steps in. An adventure in Baltimore to be enjoyed by young and old alike as the raccoon bandits travel from the city to the county. This gang of crooks become famous for their get-aways. The Baltimore Caper is the first McGhee book in a series of seven. Follow this gang as they move up and down the coast. A delightful story, ideal for the 8-10 year old reluctant reader. Encourages reading skills and a sense of accomplishment mixed with fun. A delightful series of seven books. Book #2: The Christmas Caper.

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22. Hamtaro Hamster Care Guide

by: Ritsuko KawaiRitsuko Kawai
Release date: Dec 10, 2002
Number of Pages: 62
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Hamsters have a long history of popularity with children everywhere, and in Japan their popularity has skyrocketed. Driving the phenomenon is Ritsuko Kawai’s hugely popular manga series, Hamtaro Tales. Now kids who want to raise real hamsters can do so with the help of this colorful illustrated guide. The process of choosing and raising a hamster is covered, and photos of hamsters in precarious situations engage readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

23. The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West

by: Donald “Scribe” Ross
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 258
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Best friends Rumpus, Tai, Phil, and Phlox are thrilled for the chance to make their first real mural, but when they fall into the world of their own epic painting, they suddenly have to face down the piranha-pistol-packing Wildhares, cattlefish stampedes, and buzzing battlebees of their own creation. Even if they survive, how will they ever find their way back home? 


Giddyup with the Scribble Squad as they ride into a very weird, very wild Old West!

* With over a hundred full-color illustrations by nationally renowned street artist Donald “Scribe” Ross

  
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Children’s Books > Animals

24. Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 2 (1969-1971)

by: Russ Manning
Release date: Dec 31, 2013
Number of Pages: 296
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This second volume of a 4-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents five complete daily storylines and five complete Sundays adventures. In the dailies from October 29, 1969 through March 31, 1971, Tarzan meets the Stone Pharaoh while his son, Korak, encounters the Gryf Worshippers. In the Sundays from May 18, 1969 through January 17, 1971, Tarzan embarks on a safari to Opar and we learn the backstory on how he met his wife and life partner Jane. The more than 600 daily and Sunday strips are reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs file copies.

Optional: In 1967 Manning was selected by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate to take over the strip and bring it back to the original Burroughs vision. With assists by Bill Stout, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens, Manning created a modern classic.

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25. The Treehouse And Beyond (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Teen Titans (Prebound))

by: Art BaltazarFrancoArt BaltazarFranco
Release date: Dec 20, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents the adventures of the Tiny Titans–the super-powered members of the Teen Titans as children–as they face new teachers, new allies, and otherworldly versions of themselves.
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes

26. Woodstock A Bird’s-Eye View

by: Charles M. Schulz
Release date: Apr 26, 2005
Number of Pages: 96
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NO ORDINARY BIRD . . .

For a small guy, Woodstock makes a big impression. True, he gets a tad jumpy around Thanksgiving and tends to have a bit of a temper, but Woodstock can type and take shorthand, and he’s a great friend and confidant to Snoopy–even though the little bird is often the butt of the beagle’s practical jokes. Whether flying erratically around the baseball field or embarking on adventures with his best pal, Woodstock is loved by one and all. So join this famous yellow bird and the rest of the Peanuts gang in a comic strip collection full of fun . . . and flight.

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27. Akiko in the Castle of Alia Rellapor

by: Mark CrilleyMark Crilley
Release date: Nov 13, 2001
Number of Pages: 189
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Akiko and her crew — Spuckler Boach, Mr. Beeba, Poog, and Gax — have faced dangers unimaginable to the average fourth-grade earthling. Now their mission is finally coming to an end. At last they’ve reached the castle of Alia Rellapor — but that doesn’t mean that things have gotten any easier. The castle is heavily guarded by robots and getting inside won’t be easy. If they do get in, they have to locate Prince Froptoppit, free him from captivity, and escape from the castle without alerting the guards or their leader, the half man — half machine Throck. Can a girl who’s too scared to be school safety leader pull it off? If anyone can, Akiko can!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

28. Les Aventures de Tintin: L’Ile Noire (French Edition of The Black Island)

by: Herge
Release date: Sep 15, 2000
Number of Pages: 61
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The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Herge the pen name of Georges Remi (1907 1983). The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtieme, a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle on 10 January 1929. Set in a painstakingly researched world closely mirroring our own, Herge’s Tintin series continues to be a favorite of readers and critics alike 80 years later.
The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other colorful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupond et Dupont). Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character; as do his assistants in some instances.
The success of the series saw the serialized strips collected into a series of albums (24 in all), spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.
The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Herge’s signature ligne claire style. Engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humor, accompanied in later albums by sophisticated satire, and political and cultural commentary.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. The Middles School Rules of Skylar Diggins (Middle School Rules)

by: Sean Jensen
Release date: Jul 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 176
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Skylar Diggins is a basketball phenomenon, receiving her first letter of interest from a respected college coach when she was in fifth grade. She is an icon: signing as the first female client of Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, serving as the face of Nike’s Women’s Basketball Collection, and establishing herself as a must-follow on social media platforms such as Instagram (931,000 followers) and Twitter (604,000 followers).

The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins features Skylar’s defining childhood stories and lessons about growing up in a diverse middle-class family. Young readers will learn how Skylar dealt with bullying, struggled to fit in at school, and figured out how to excel in basketball despite never being the tallest, strongest, or fastest player.

Skylar shares personal anecdotes that helped her become the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and one of the most decorated collegiate basketball players. “She was the most important recruit in the history of our program,” Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach, Muffet McGraw, says. “Skylar was in our own backyard, and we couldn’t let her get away.” Skylar Diggins did not disappoint.

A four-time All-American, Skylar finished her career at Notre Dame owning or co-owning 32 game, season, or school records, and earned the distinction as one of just six NCAA Division 1 players to compile 2,000 points, 500 rebounds,
500 assists, and 300 steals in a career. In the WNBA, Skylar, is starting guard for the Dallas Wings, a two-time All Star Starter, WNBA’s 2014 Most Improved Player and Named to WNBA’s 2014 First Team.

Off the court, she oversees Skylar’s Scholars, a program that highlights the academic achievement of youth who have overcome challenges or achieved goals, and she serves on the board of directors for the GenYouth Foundation. Aside from sports mediums like ESPN and Sports Illustrated, Skylar has also been featured in Vogue and Self, and has been on MTV. 

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels

30. Pokemon Adventures, Vol. 13

by: Hidenori KusakaSatoshi Yamamoto
Release date: Jun 07, 2011
Number of Pages: 208
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Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games!

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!

The Pokémon Gym Leader Exhibition matches have begun. Meanwhile, the Masked Man is plotting to invade the stadium with Team Rocket. The powers of good and evil are about to clash.

Will the Trainers be able to join forces, or will Team Rocket finally have their victory?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

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