Search
Select Criteria

Close

Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Back to Lists Print this List

Apocalypse taco : a graphic novel / by Nathan Hale.

Hale, Nathan, 1976- author, illustrator.

Positively Izzy / Terri Libenson.

Libenson, Terri, author, artist.

Nimona / Noelle Stevenson.

Stevenson, ND, author, illustrator.

The moth keeper / K. O’Neill.

O’Neill, Kay (Cartoonist), author, artist.

Minecraft. Wither without you / by Kristen Gudsnuk.

Gudsnuk, Kristen, artist, author.

Mexikid : a graphic memoir / by Pedro Martin.

Martin, Pedro, 1967- illustrator. author, artist.

The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang.

Wang, Jen, 1984- author, artist.

Red’s planet. [1] / Eddie Pittman.

Pittman, Eddie, author.

Tidesong / Wendy Xu.

Xu, Wendy, author.

Back to Lists

Book List: Middle School Graphic Novels

Sachem Public Library

Apocalypse taco : a graphic novel / by Nathan Hale.

Apocalypse taco : a graphic novel / by Nathan Hale.

Twins Axl and Ivan, with Sid as their driver, make a late-night fast-food run for a high school theater crew but return to discover that aliens have made copies of everything.
Apple crush / by Lucy Knisley colored by Whitney Cogar.

Apple crush / by Lucy Knisley colored by Whitney Cogar.

Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese, but when the school year starts, there are even more changes in store for her.
Positively Izzy / Terri Libenson.

Positively Izzy / Terri Libenson.

On the day of the school talent show, the lives of shy Bri and dreamer Izzy converge to create an event even more dramatic than either could even imagine.
Plants vs. zombies. Lawnmageddon / written by Paul Tobin art and cover by Ron Chan colors by Matthew J. Rainwater letters by Steve Dutro.

Plants vs. zombies. Lawnmageddon / written by Paul Tobin art and cover by Ron Chan colors by Matthew J. Rainwater letters by Steve Dutro.

The mush-mouthed inventor Crazy Dave strives to help his niece Patrice and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a zombie invasion that threatens to overrun the peaceful town of Neighborville. Their only hope is a brave army of chomping, squashing, and pea-shooting plants.
Pilu of the woods / written, illustrated, colored, & lettered by Mai K. Nguyen edited by Robin Herrera designed by Kate Z. Stone.

Pilu of the woods / written, illustrated, colored, & lettered by Mai K. Nguyen edited by Robin Herrera designed by Kate Z. Stone.

Willow loves the woods near her house. They’re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can’t find her way back home—which turns out to be the magnolia grove Willow’s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isn’t sure she’s ready to return home yet—which infuriates Willow, who’s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and Willow’s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger… and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.
Nimona / Noelle Stevenson.

Nimona / Noelle Stevenson.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
The moth keeper / K. O'Neill.

The moth keeper / K. O'Neill.

Kit is excited to prove her worth as a Moth-Keeper, a protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year, but she quickly finds that life as a Moth-Keeper is not what she imagined it would be.
Minecraft. Wither without you / by Kristen Gudsnuk.

Minecraft. Wither without you / by Kristen Gudsnuk.

Cahira and Orion are twin monster hunters who go on a mission to get their mentor back, and meet Atria, a girl cursed as a monster lure, whom they convince to join their rescue mission to use her monster-attracting abilities to find the enchanted wither.
Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste.

Minecraft : the crash / Tracey Baptiste.

Bianca Cooper, a normal sixteen-year-old student, escapes into the world of Minecraft after getting into a terrible car accident. Soon, however, she realizes she is trapped inside the game, and the in-game characters who have been attacking her resemble figures from her real life.
Mexikid : a graphic memoir / by Pedro Martin.

Mexikid : a graphic memoir / by Pedro Martin.

Pedro Martin's grown up in the U.S. hearing stories about his legendary abuelito, but during a family road trip to Mexico, he connects with his grandfather and learns more about his own Mexican identity in this moving and hilarious graphic memoir.
Measuring up / Lily LaMotte Ann Xu colors by Sunmi.

Measuring up / Lily LaMotte Ann Xu colors by Sunmi.

Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old Cici enters a cooking competition to win the chance to see her grandmother again, but she only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.
The Mars challenge / Alison Wilgus and Wyeth Yates.

The Mars challenge / Alison Wilgus and Wyeth Yates.

Nadia is a teen with a dream: to be the first woman on Mars. But to get there, she's got to learn all she can about the science of spaceflight. It's a good thing her friend Eleanor is an Attitude Determination and Control Officer—basically, she pilots the International Space Station! Eleanor takes Nadia on a conceptual journey through an entire crewed mission to Mars, and explains every challenge that must be overcome along the way; from escaping Earth's gravity well, to keeping the crew healthy as they travel through deep space, to setting up a Mars base, to having enough fuel for the trip home!
The last kids on Earth : and the midnight blade / Max Brallier & Douglas Holgate.

The last kids on Earth : and the midnight blade / Max Brallier & Douglas Holgate.

Discovering that his Louisville Slicer has otherworldly powers, Jack sets out to test the blades capabilities, before his efforts are challenged by zombies, deadly monster vines, and Dirk's strange behavior.
¡Ay, Mija! : my bilingual summer in Mexico / Christine Suggs.

¡Ay, Mija! : my bilingual summer in Mexico / Christine Suggs.

Sixteen-year-old Christine takes their first solo trip to Mexico to spend a few weeks with their grandparents and tía. At first, Christine struggles to connect with family they don’t yet share a language with. Seeing the places their mom grew up—the school she went to, the café where she had her first date with their father—Christine becomes more and more aware of the generational differences in their family. Soon Christine settles into life in Mexico, eating pan dulce, drawing what they see, and growing more comfortable with Spanish. But when Mom joins their trip, Christine’s two worlds collide. They feel homesick for Texas, struggle against traditions, and miss being able to speak to their mom without translating. Eventually, through exploring the impacts of colonialism in both Mexico and themselves, they find their place in their family and start to feel comfortable with their mixed identity.
Best friends / Shannon Hale artwork by LeUyen Pham color by Hilary Sycamore.

Best friends / Shannon Hale artwork by LeUyen Pham color by Hilary Sycamore.

Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon's got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she's allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? Shannon begins to question whether she wants to remain in the in crowd.
Camp Midnight / written by Steven T. Seagle drawn by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

Camp Midnight / written by Steven T. Seagle drawn by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her "step monster," Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won't be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight, with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia, is a full-fledged monster!
City of dragons. The awakening storm. 1 / Jaimal Yogis illustrated by Vivian Truong.

City of dragons. The awakening storm. 1 / Jaimal Yogis illustrated by Vivian Truong.

When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school. But when a mysterious old woman gifts her a dragon egg during a field trip, Grace discovers that the wonderful stories of dragons she heard when she was a young girl might actually be real--especially when the egg hatches overnight.
Click / by Kayla Miller [traducción, Ana Belén Fletes Varela].

Click / by Kayla Miller [traducción, Ana Belén Fletes Varela].

Olive 'clicks' with everyone in the fifth grade—until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?
Enlighten me / Minh Lê illustrated by Chan Chau.

Enlighten me / Minh Lê illustrated by Chan Chau.

Binh and his family take a trip to a silent meditation retreat, where he learns a lot about himself and how to manage his feelings through Buddhist teachings.
Family style : memories of an American from Vietnam / Thien Pham.

Family style : memories of an American from Vietnam / Thien Pham.

Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam. After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.
Frizzy / written by Claribel A. Ortega art by Rose Bousamra.

Frizzy / written by Claribel A. Ortega art by Rose Bousamra.

Marlene loves three things: books, her cool Tía Ruby and hanging out with her best friend Camila. But according to her mother, Paola, the only thing she needs to focus on is school and "growing up". That means straightening her hair every weekend so she could have "presentable", "good hair". But Marlene hates being in the salon and doesn't understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. With a few hiccups, a dash of embarrassment, and the much-needed help of Camila and Tía Ruby―she slowly starts a journey to learn to appreciate and proudly wear her curly hair.
Guide to Minecraft dungeons : a handbook for heroes / written by Stephanie Milton illustrations by Ryan Marsh.

Guide to Minecraft dungeons : a handbook for heroes / written by Stephanie Milton illustrations by Ryan Marsh.

An official, fully illustrated guide to Minecraft Dungeons, the new standalone game, draws on insider recommendations to outline strategies for vanquishing the Arch-Illager and his evil minions, from navigating unique environments to acquiring helpful loot.
Let's make ramen! : a comic book cookbook / Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan.

Let's make ramen! : a comic book cookbook / Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan.

A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries. Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect bowl at home including tares, broths, noodles, and toppings...
The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang.

The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang.

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances--one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
The princess and the grilled cheese sandwich / Deya Muniz.

The princess and the grilled cheese sandwich / Deya Muniz.

A nobleman with a secret and a princess on a mission find love—and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches—when they least expect it, in this funny, heartfelt graphic novel rom-com. Lady Camembert wants to live life on her own terms, without marriage. Well, without marrying a man, that is. But the law of the land is that women cannot inherit. So when her father passes away, she does the only thing she can: She disguises herself as a man and moves to the capital city of the Kingdom of Fromage to start over as Count Camembert. But it’s hard to keep a low profile when the beautiful Princess Brie, with her fierce activism and great sense of fashion, catches her attention. Camembert can’t resist getting to know the princess, but as the two grow closer, will she able to keep her secret? A romantic comedy about mistaken identity, true love, and lots of grilled cheese.
Red's planet. [1] / Eddie Pittman.

Red's planet. [1] / Eddie Pittman.

Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old, longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined-- across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. Before Red can be discovered as a stowaway, the great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens. With her newfound friend, a small gray alien named Tawee, Red must find a way to survive the hostile castaways, evade the ravenous wildlife and contend with Goose, the planet's grumpy, felinoid custodian. Surely this can't be the paradise she's looking for.
Squished / Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter.

Squished / Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter.

Eleven-year-old Avery Lee loves living in Hickory Valley, Maryland. She loves her neighborhood, school, and the end-of-summer fair she always goes to with her two best friends. But she's tired of feeling squished by her six siblings! They're noisy and chaotic and the younger kids love her a little too much. All Avery wants is her own room — her own space to be alone and make art. So she's furious when Theo, her grumpy older brother, gets his own room instead, and her wild baby brother, Max, moves into the room she already shares with her clinging sister Pearl! Avery hatches a plan to finally get her own room, all while trying to get Max to sleep at night, navigating changes in her friendships, and working on an art entry for the fair. And when Avery finds out that her family might move across the country, things get even more complicated.
Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 1 / written and illustrated by Stephen McCranie.

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 1 / written and illustrated by Stephen McCranie.

Amy lives on a colony in deep space, but when her father loses his job the family moves back to Earth, where she has to adapt to heavier gravity, a new school, and a strange boy with no flavor.
Sunny side up / Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm with color by Lark Pien.

Sunny side up / Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm with color by Lark Pien.

From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, graphic-novel memoir. Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behavior has thrown their family into chaos, 'Sunny Side Up' is at once a compelling 'problem' story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world.
Survive in the outdoors! / Mike Lawrence.

Survive in the outdoors! / Mike Lawrence.

Sophia and Alonso have been packed off to their grandpa's for a fishing trip, and they're dreading spending a whole day in the woods without any cell service. But Grandpa opens their eyes to the wonders of the outdoors, and its dangers--from tick bites to hypothermia. And when a sprained ankle delays their return to civilization, the kids have to learn not only how to perform forest-friendly first aid, but how to safely spend the night in the woods when you don't have a tent!
Sweet Valley twins. Best friends / created and story by Francine Pascal adaptation written by Nicole Andelfinger illustrated by Claudia Aguirre colors by Sara Hagstrom and Andrea Bell letters by Warren Montgomery.

Sweet Valley twins. Best friends / created and story by Francine Pascal adaptation written by Nicole Andelfinger illustrated by Claudia Aguirre colors by Sara Hagstrom and Andrea Bell letters by Warren Montgomery.

Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? Jessica and Elizabeth have always been inseparable twins, but starting middle school means a chance for new beginnings! Elizabeth is excited to organize a school newspaper, but Jessica is more interested in joining the exclusive Unicorn Club. What will happen when the twins realize they might not be as alike as they thought? Middle school is hard enough, but with these twins each dealing with becoming their own person—will they be able to stay friends at the same time?
Tegan and Sara : junior high / words by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin pictures by Tillie Walden.

Tegan and Sara : junior high / words by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin pictures by Tillie Walden.

From indie-pop twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara comes a contemporary middle grade graphic novel that explores growing up, coming out, and finding yourself through music and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Sisters. Before Tegan and Sara took the music world by storm, the Quins were just two identical twins trying to find their place in a new home and new school. From first crushes to the perils of puberty, surviving junior high is something the sisters plan to face side by side, just like they've always faced things. But growing up also means growing apart, as Tegan and Sara make different friends and take separate paths to understanding their queerness. For the first time ever, they ask who one sister is without the other. Set in the present day, this effervescent blend of fiction and autobiography, with artwork from Eisner Award–winner Tillie Walden, offers a glimpse at the two sisters before they became icons, exploring their shifting relationship, their own experiences coming out, and the first steps of their musical journey.
Tidesong / Wendy Xu.

Tidesong / Wendy Xu.

Sophie is a young witch whose mother and grandmother pressure her to attend the Royal Magic Academy--the best magic school in the realm--even though her magic is shaky at best. To train for her entrance exams, Sophie is sent to relatives she's never met. Cousin Sage and Great-Aunt Lan seem more interested in giving Sophie chores than in teaching her magic. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir. Lir is trapped on land and can't remember where he came from. Even so, he's everything Sophie isn't--beloved by Sophie's family and skilled at magic. With his help, Sophie might just ace her entrance exams, but that means standing in the way of Lir's attempts to regain his memories. Sophie knows what she's doing is wrong, but without Lir's help, can she prove herself?
chat loading...