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Comic books reading list

Comic books

Comic books can be a great option for children who are reluctant readers or not ready for words-only books. And they’re just as fun and interesting! We share some of our favourite titles for children of all ages.

Baby to age 3

Nursery Rhyme Comics

Nursery Rhyme Comics features 50 classic nursery rhymes re-imagined as comics by 50 of the world’s best cartoonists and illustrators.


By Ben Newman

Follow a cast of brave characters as they each take it in turns to see who is the bravest animal of all.

Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons

By Agnes Rosenstiehl

Lilly is a lively little girl who delights in the unexpected pleasures of each season, peering inside shells in the summer and tasting different kinds of apples in the autumn.

Ages 3 to 4

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse

By Frank Viva

Travel with a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale.

Long Tail Kitty

By Lark Pien

Join Long Tail Kitty as he explores his town and makes new friends along the way. This funny, easy-going comic book is perfect for younger readers.

Maya Makes a Mess

By Rutu Modan

In the midst of a family dinner with her scolding parents, Maya receives an unexpected invitation to dine with the Queen. Suddenly, her messy manners are put to the ultimate test and she begins to improvise her very own set of rules

The Pigeon Needs a Bath

By Mo Willems

The Pigeon needs a bath! Except, well, the Pigeon's really not so sure about that... Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It looks like it's going to take some serious convincing to get the Pigeon to take the plunge!

Ages 5 to 8

Azzi In Between

By Sarah Garland

This tale of a young girl starting a new life in an unknown country uses a comic book format to give readers a window into the life of a refugee family.

Arthur and the Golden Rope

By Joe Todd Stanton

Copy: Travel back to the land of the Vikings with Arthur in this page-turning graphic novel. A place filled with magical objects, powerful gods and legendary beasts to be conquered!

Inspector Flytrap

By Tom Angleburger and Cece Bell

This wacky, funny comic book tells the story of a mystery-solving Venus flytrap and his assistant, Nina the Goat, as they solve lots of silly cases.

Ages 9 to 12


By Lorena Alvarez Gomez

Copy: This spooky graphic novel tells the story of Sandy, a young girl who loves to draw – and her new friend, Morphie, whose interest in Sandy’s drawings is turns into something more eerie…

Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel

By Antony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki

Copy: The adventures of Antony Horowitz’s famous teenage spy, Alex Rider, are re-imagined in a graphic novel format in this adaptation of the first book in the series. This book is easy to follow for even the most reluctant readers.

El Deafo

By Cece Bell

Copy: Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!

Bunny vs Monkey

By Jamie Smart

This hilarious comic follows the antics of wacky woodland characters waging war on each other to take control of their forest home.