Great Graphic Novels

Are picture books too childish for you? Check out these sophisticated Graphic Novels:
Laika by Nick Abadzis
Books of Doom: Fantastic Four by Ed Brubaker
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey
P.L.A.I.N Janes by Cecil Castellucci
Elk’s Run by J. H. Fialkov
Magical Life of Long Tack Sam  by Ann Marie Fleming
Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman
Blue Beetle Series by Keith Giffen
Notes for a War by Gipi
Malcom X: Graphic Bio by Andrew Helfer
Beowulf by Gareth Hinds
Batman: Secrets by Sam Kieth
Sidescrollers by Matthew Loux
Houdini, Handcuff Kings by Jason Lutes
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
Mouse Guard Series by David Petersen
The Wall by Peter Sis
Shazam! by Jeff Smith
Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics for an Unpleasant Age
Skim by Mariko Tamaki
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
Dead High Yearbook
Clubbing by Andi Watson
Death, Jr. Series  by Gary Whitta

Great Manga Series

Get ‘Em All!
Aria by Kozue Amano
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Yotsuba&! byKiyohiko Azuma
Miki Falls by Mark Crilley
Oh My Goddess! by Kosuke Fujishima
Hikaru No Go by Yumi Hotta
King of Thorn by Yuji Iwahara
Pumpkin Scissors by Ryotaro Iwanaga
Alive by Tadashi Kawashima
Naruto by Masashi Kisimoto
Train + Train by Hideyuki Kurata
Nightmare Inspector by Shin Mashiba
Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
After Shool Nightmare by Setona Mizushiro
Emma by Kaoru Mori
Love*Com by Aya Nakahara
Death Note by Tsugumi Oba
Translucent by Kazuhiro Okamoto
Goong by SoHee Park
Gin Tama by Hideaki Sorachi
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
To Terra by Keiko Takemiya
Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama
Penguin Revolution by Sakura Tsukaba
Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara
Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase
Chronicles of the Cursed Sword by Pŏm-nyong Yo
Flower of Life by Fumi Yoshinaga

Short Stories

Do you have a favorite author?  Think you have read everything by that author?  Did you know that many young adult authors write short stories?  You could be missing a story from your favorite author.  Are you unsure about an author?  Read one of their short stories to get a feel for their writing style.  Here are some of the authors that are included in our list of short stories:  M.T. Anderson, Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Stephenie Meyer, Garth Nix, Neal Shusterman, Vivian Vande Velde, Nancy Werlin and Scott Westerfeld.

21 Dresses
Authors include:  Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegesar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos
666:  the number of the beast
Authors include:  Peter Abrahams, Christopher Pike, Joyce Carol Oates, Heather Graham, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Robin Wasserman and Melissa de la Cruz.
Firebirds Rising
Authors include:  Francesca Lia Block, Alan Dean Foster, Diana Wynne Jones, Tanith Lee and Tamora Pierce
First Kiss (then tell)
Authors include:  Deb Caletti, Nikki Grimes, Shannon Hale, Sarah Mlynowski, Donna Jo Napoli and Scott Westerfeld
Gothic!:  ten original dark tales
Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Vivian Vande Velde
Let it Snow:  three holiday romances
Even though these stories take place during the holiday season they will warm your heart all year around.
Authors:  John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
Love is Hell
Authors include:  Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld and Gabrielle Zevin
No such thing as the real world:  stories about growing up and getting a life

Authors include:  M.T. Anderson, K.L. Going, Chris Lynch, Jacqueline Woodson
Prom Nights From Hell
Authors include:  Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe and Stephenie Meyer
The Restless Dead:  ten original stories of the supernatural
Authors include:  Annette Curtis Klause, Deborah Noyes, Libba Bray, M.T Anderson and Holly Black
Troll’s Eye View:  a book of villainous tales
Authors include:  Garth Nix, Nancy Farmer, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman
Sideshow:  ten original tales of freaks, illusionists, and other matters odd and magical
Authors include:  Vivian Vande Velde, Annette Curtis Klause, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Matt Phelan
Twice Told:  original stories inspired by original art
Authors include:  Sarah Dessen, John Green, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Neal Shusterman and Nancy Werlin
What are you afraid of?:  stories about phobias
Authors include:  Gail Giles, David Lubar and Neal Shusterman
Vacations from Hell
Authors include:  Sarah Mlynowski, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare and Libba Bray

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Let’s Play Ball: Stories with baseball

Do you love playing baseball?  Watching baseball?  Check out these titles:

Beanball by Gene Fehler
Bull Catcher by Alden R. Carter
The Comeback Season by Jennifer Smith
My Brother’s Keeper by Patricia McCormick
Over the Wall by John Ritter
Painting the Black by Carl Deuker
Playing the Field by Phil Bildner
7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
Striking Out by Will Weaver

 

Mystery: a Reading List

Do you enjoy a good mystery?  Do you like the solve the ending on your own?  Try these books and tell us what you think!

Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles
Desert Crossing by Elise Broach
Down the Rabbit Hole:  an Echo Falls mystery by Peter Abrahams
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison
The Rag & Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
Virals by Kathy Reichs

Twilight

Twilight Cover Did you enjoy Twilight? Are you interested in reading some other titles similar to Twilight? Here is a list of titles you may enjoy. Check them out! Don’t forget to tell us what you think of these books.