Graphic novels are where it’s at for tween readers and if you’re looking for all the new graphic novels for tweens releasing in 2024 then you’re in the right place because I’ve got the forty most-anticipated graphic novels coming your way this year.
From Dav Pilkey’s latest in the Dog Man series, to the newest release in the Emmie and Friends series and the new Cat in the Hat graphic novels, to my kids cannot wait for these new graphic novels to drop.
Share in the comments below which of these new graphic novels your tween reader is looking forward to reading. I’d love to hear it!
Be sure to also check out our post on the new chapter books for tweens and kids releasing in 2024!
New Graphic Novels for Kids and Tweens Releasing in 2024 Not to Miss
P.U.! Dog Man got sprayed by a skunk! After being dunked in tomato juice, the stink is gone but the scarlet red color remains. Now exiled, this spunky superhero must struggle to save the citizens who shunned him! Will the ends justify the means for Petey, who’s reluctantly pulled back into a life of crime in order to help Dog Man? And who will step forward when an all-new, never-before-seen villain unleashes an army of A.I. robots?
Related: Dog Man Books in Order
The Last Comics on Earth: Too May Villains
by Max Braillier with Josh Pruett
Illustrated by Jay Cooper and Douglas Holgate
Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk face their biggest challenge yet: creating the sequel to their hit graphic novel! And like all sequels, it must be BIGGER, BETTER, and PACKED WITH EVEN MORE NEAT STUFF!
While the kids get to work, their superhero alter-egos make a startling discovery: supervillains do not come up with their own evil plans! The shocking truth? Every supervillain scheme comes from the mind of a single, mysterious bad guy.
Now, Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk’s BIGGEST SEQUEL IN HISTORY has our superheroes in a mad-dash, puzzle-filled race across Apocalyptia to stop the BIGGEST EVIL PLAN IN HISTORY!
Related: Last Kids on Earth Books in Order
Hilo’s favorite warrior-cat-friend, Polly’s adventures with Hilo have landed her in trouble! So when Polly breaks one too many rules, she gets sent to Wombatton–the magical boarding school for bad kids. But something strange is going on at Wombatton–why does everyone pick on Polly’s roommate? And why have students started disappearing? Can Polly get to the bottom of this magical mystery and reunite with Hilo and her friends on Earth?!
Related: Hilo Books in Order
Anthony is TPFW (Too Popular For Words), loves science, hates writing. Leah is a super-shy nerd who’s finally making friends of her own. What could they have in common? A lot more than they thought, as it turns out! But then one day they witness Anthony’s teammates bullying a sixth grader. What happens next could cement their new friendship—or blow it up forever.
Related: Emmie and Friends Books in Order
Alexandra, also known as Al, has been playing baseball with her older brothers for as long as she can remember. But when she ages out of Little League, it seems like it’s the end of the road for Al and the sport she loves. Until, that is, her friend Sammy suggests that Al try out for the middle school team—a team that has always been boys-only.
Al is prepared to fight for her right to try out, but to her surprise, the coach is delighted by her interest. When Al makes the team, it seems like everything is going to work out. But with a tenth consecutive championship on the line for Brinkley Middle School and a team that can’t seem to get along, will their season ground out faster than Al can say “home run”?
When we last saw our hero Peggy Pancake, she was mastering her newfound superhero abilities and saving her sidekick, Luc Croissant, from the scary clutches of Dr. Evil Breakfast Sandwich and his sinister Henchtoasts. Now, Peggy balances being a superhero with her everyday life–going to school and hiding her crime-fighting identity from her family.
This Spring Break, Peggy has homework to complete: write an instructional “How To” paper. Peggy’s mom volunteers her to babysit six rambunctious mini muffins so she can write about “how to be responsible.” That shouldn’t be too bad, right?
But Peggy soon learns that she underestimated her responsibility…and created an accidental villian in the process. Can Peggy and Luc save Breakfast Town and all that is dear?
Sunny is starting to understand the ins and outs of middle school… but she still feels more out than in. It’s about classes or homework, really. No, it’s the fact that most kids have a thing they do outside of class. Like football or track or cheerleading. Sunny isn’t quarterback material, and her cheer attempts are… not the best. So what can she do?
When Sunny’s friend Arun says he wants to start a debate club, she’s not really sure what he means. Isn’t debate just… arguing? Sunny’s never had a problem with arguing. Arun and the advisor show her there’s more to it than that — there’s also teamwork, and research, and being able to speak up in front of judges. Some of the debates are fun ones — which is the best candy? Is peanut butter a force for evil or a force for good? But when the debate club starts to be a success, Sunny realizes she won’t just be able to talk her way into winning… she’ll have to make her case!
Related: Sunny Series Books in Order
Paul Colbert’s French village has been under Nazi control for years. His Jewish best friend has disappeared. Food is scarce. And there doesn’t seem to be anything Paul can do to make things better.
Then Paul finds an American paratrooper stuck in a tree. When Paul helps the soldier, he discovers a secret resistance movement―and he learns the Allies have a plan to crush the Nazis. But first, the resistance needs Paul’s help.
This is Paul’s chance to make a difference. Soon he finds himself in the midst of the largest invasion in history. Can he do his part to turn horror into hope?
No magic. No sketchbook. No friends. Again?!
Dany’s magical sketchbook has steered most of her middle-school life so far — it even helped create her best friend, Madison. But now that the sketchbook is gone, and Madison with it, Dany’s back to being a loner. Then one day, Dany tunes in to the new hit TV show My Magical Best Friend, and it’s starring her magical best friend, Madison! The show is clearly based on Dany’s life, and she watches it regularly with a mix of horror and fascination. But lately there’s something else about the show that’s captured her attention: Madison seems to be dropping hints for Dany to come rescue her. With no magical sketchbook at her fingertips, can Dany find a way to save her best friend?
Related: Making Friends Books in Order
After her confrontation with Ikol, Emily finally understands the stone’s power and what she must do to defend Alledia from the shadows. As she travels to Typhon to help her mom and Navin, Prince Trellis returns to the Kingdom of the Elves to save his countrymen — and confront the fraud who has seized power in the absence of a king. The threat of darkness follows all Stonekeepers closely, and it will take the strength of both new friends and old foes to conquer it… and survive.
Afternoon on the Amazon: The Graphic Novel
by Mary Pope Osborne
Adapted by Jenny Laird
Illustrated by Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews
Watch out for that crocodile! Get ready for a wild ride as Jack and Annie find themselves in the Amazon Rainforest on a dangerous journey. From killer ants to vampire bats, they never know what they’ll run into next! Soon, they’re hopelessly lost (and a monkey seems to be stalking them. . . what’s that about?). Can they find their way through the jungle before it gets dark?
Pizza’s and Taco’s moms want them to join a sports team! But nothing seems to be cutting the mustard. That is, until they spot the wrestling sign up sheet at school! Once they choose their wrestling names and create signature moves—they’re ready to become wrestling pros! Or will the exercise involved send them to the showers?
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Olivia “Liv” Livingston thinks life on the right side of Narrow Bridge is, well, just right! What’s not to love about the perfect town of Pleasant Place? But then her parents pack up and move the family to the left, spooky side of the bridge…right into Gloomsdale.
Liv quickly learns that life is going to be very different, especially in a ghost town…literally. The town looks antique, some students have gleaming fangs, and let’s just say her new house might be haunted. Will Gloomsdale dampen Liv’s spirits? Or can she creep it real and find her place?
It’s a normal day with normal chores for Sally and her brother…until everything turns topsy-turvy when the Cat in the Hat arrives! With a whirlwind of fun, and the hilarious but chaotic antics of Thing 1 and Thing 2, the day promises to be anything but boring. Yet Sally’s wise pet, the Fish, warns them about letting the Cat stay. The question looms: Can they wrap up their tasks before their parents return, or will the Cat’s zany escapades throw them off course?
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Ice-skater Mina is on a one-track path to Olympic gold and glory—that is, until she totally wipes out at her biggest competition, and is kinda-sorta-kidnapped by undead kids on roller skates. Sucked into the high stakes world of Paranormal Roller Derby, she finds herself “recruited” by a squad of vampires who need a human player to complete their team—just in time to save the league from losing it all.
Between learning to play derby well enough to kick butt on the track, crushing hard on the dreamy team captain, and navigating the spooky rules of the supernatural, how can Mina go from striving to be a ten alone, to becoming one of nine chaotic bodies forming a perfectly-imperfect team? Forget being the best. Will she be enough to help her new friends survive the season?
During a spy school game of Capture the Flag, twelve-year-old Ben Ripley accidentally shoots a live mortar into the principal’s office—and immediately gets himself expelled. Not long after going back to the boring real world, Ben gets an offer to join evil crime organization SPYDER. And he accepts.
Ben can tell he’s a key part of their sinister plan, but he’s not quite sure what the plan is. Can Ben figure out what SPYDER is up to—and get word to the good guys without getting caught—before it’s too late?
Follow Ben as he crosses over to the dark side in action-packed, full-color panels.
No matter what Elizabeth does she can’t stop her best friend, Amy Sutton, from trying out for the Unicorn Club’s cheering squad. Elizabeth is sure that the Unicorns are going to steal Amy away from her but when it is revealed that Jessica and the rest of the Unicorns don’t want Amy, what should Elizabeth do?
The Unicorns will do anything to keep Amy off the squad! Can Elizabeth stand by and watch Amy get hurt? And if Elizabeth takes Amy’s side against the Unicorns does this mean she’ll be taking a stand against her own twin sister?!
Spring Break is full of possibilities…but not for Olive.
This year, Olive is leaving her friends and all of their exciting vacation plans behind to visit her dad at his new apartment in the city.
Goober is thrilled to spend a whole week with their father and has a longlist of activities for their time together. Olive, on the other hand, still remembers the hurt of their dad moving halfway across the world. She would rather spend time with her friend Bree or scrolling through her new phone to keep up with everything she’s missing back home than catch up with him.
As the week winds on, the normally easygoing Olive finds feelings of loneliness and resentment throwing her out of whack. Is there any hope of salvaging the visit—or will Olive’s Spring Break be a Spring Bust?
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Olive Cobin Zang has . . . issues. And they mostly aren’t her fault. (No, really!) Though she often slips under the radar, problems have a knack for finding her. So, imagine her doubts when she’s suddenly dropped off at the strangest boarding school ever: a former castle turned prison that’s now a “reforming arts school”!
But nothing could’ve prepared Olive for RASCH (not “rash”). There, she’s lumped with a team of other kids who never quite fit in, and discovers that the academy isn’t what it seems—and neither is she. In fact, RASCH is a cover for an elite group of misfits who fight crime . . . and Olive has arrived just in time.
Turns out that RASCH is in danger of closing, unless Olive’s class can stop the heist of the century. And as Olive falls in love with this wacky school, she realizes it’s up to her new team to save the only home that’s ever welcomed them.
Nat is on an overnight class trip to Philadelphia, which is her first time in a big city without her parents. And it’s a big deal because Nat’s mom and dad are finally giving her the independence she’s been longing for. But the trip is off to a bad start — with one disaster after another — and if things keep up, Nat’s on track to lose her newfound freedom for good!
Can she turn things around in time, or will her first chance with liberty be her last?
Related: Nat Enough Series Books in Order
Pia is a soft-spoken middle schooler whose life is turned upside down after the loss of her younger brother, followed by her parents’ decision to move to a new town. In an effort to get her mind off of the troubles at home, Pia goes on a bus tour with a family friend, stopping at weird and wacky roadside attractions. The final destination: a mysterious underground lake. The locals say it has magical powers; Pia won’t admit she believes in it, but she’s holding on to hope that the waters may hold the answer to mending her broken family.
The trip is much more than the final stop. The friendships that Pia makes along the way are just as valuable as the destination itself.
Dale Donavan has heard the same lecture over and over again: Art will get you nowhere in life. A kid with a creative streak, Dale wants nothing more than to doodle, play video games, and create comics forever—maybe even as a full-time job one day. But between his grandfather pushing him to focus on his studies and a school with zero interest in funding arts programs, Dale feels like his future has already been decided for him.
That is, until he comes up with the perfect plan: What if he starts an after-school art club, gathers a team of creative students like himself, and proves all the naysayers—his stubborn vice principal in particular—wrong?
This might just work, but if the club isn’t financially successful by the end of the semester, the school with shut them down. This may be Dale’s only chance to show the adults in his life that a career as an artist is not just a dream but a possibility!
There’s nothing cooler than Magical Girls – pretty superheroes fighting villains with the power of friendship and glitter? What could be better than that! This year in middle school, Kira is going to be cool and popular and have SO many friends because she’s going to be a MAGICAL GIRL! …Or not.
Frustrated beyond belief, Kira makes a wish on a shooting star that her life will change – and when Catacorn, a cat-unicorn-space-princess, crashes into Kira’s backyard, it seems her wish has come true…kinda…maybe… Oh no. Is Kira’s dream of being a Magical Girl really possible…or is Catacorn not really what she promises to be?
Travis Daventhorpe is destined to save the multiverse―at least, that’s what the prophecy says. But if he’s a legendary warrior in the making, shouldn’t he be a little better at sword fighting? With his engineering genius, Travis could develop technology to make himself unstoppable, but the wise sorcerer Bela says he needs to find his power within. Wherever he finds it, he better do it soon! The evil Nol Invictus, the ruler of the mystical realm Solusterra, is preparing a second attack―and this time, his lieutenant, the Rogue, has an army of velociborgs for backup!
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Agents of S.U.I.T. From Badger to Worse
by John Patrick Green with Christopher Hastings and Pat Lewis
In the first book of AGENTS OF S.U.I.T., the new volume in John Green’s smash-hit INVESTIGATORS world, eager rookie agent Cilantro stepped into the spotlight―and rocketed into space! Now it’s time for the B-Team to show why they’re so un-B-lievably B-loved.
That’s right, Bongo and Marsha, the super-spy Badgers, are on the case…and way over-budget. When S.U.I.T. realizes just how much money the Badgers waste with their gadgets and spy vehicles and custom plush toys, they’re sent to Bora Bora to investigate a case…the old-fashioned way. The bees―that’s “bee-ee-ee,” like the insect―that run the resort are hiding something under the tropical sands, and Marsha and Bongo are just the bumbling agents to crack this pineapple-flavored case wide open.
The first few years of Brian Reyes’ life were unremarkable―nothing weird about this kid, no sir. Then, one day, a bump appeared on his head, and it grew…and grew…and grew until it was a full-blown, sparkling, SINGING unicorn horn. That’s absolutely the last thing a shy kid like Brian wants, but destiny waits for no unicorn boy.
Luckily, Brian has his reassuring pal Avery to keep him grounded as weird occurrences start stacking up, like Brian’s breakfast muffin talking to him, or a bizarre black cat offering him a business card. But when shadowy creatures from another realm kidnap Avery, Brian has to embrace his fate to rescue his best friend.
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Bouncing back from a broken arm should be no big deal—but when Ty spends a month off the swim team the thought of getting back in the water is suddenly not as fun as it used to be.
After weeks of ignoring his friends, Ty isn’t sure how to connect with them again in summer camp. They used to have swim team together but after so long without swimming he’s out of shape and afraid of failing in front of them. With his friendships fracturing, will Ty be able to gain confidence in himself and fix everything before it’s too late?
After attending an incredible concert, Tate Seong is inspired to become a professional violist. There’s just one problem: they’re the worst musician at their school.
Tate doesn’t even have enough confidence to assert themself with their friends or come out as nonbinary to their family, let alone attempt a solo anytime soon. Things start to look up when Tate attends a summer orchestra camp—Camp Prodigy—and runs into Eli, the remarkable violist who inspired Tate to play in the first place.
But Eli has been hiding their skills ever since their time in the spotlight gave them a nervous breakdown. Together, can they figure out how to turn Tate into a star and have Eli overcome their performance anxieties? Or will the pressure take them both down?
Tiana sets off to New York City for an apprenticeship at the most celebrated restaurant in Harlem. But can she juggle the dueling demands of her mentor, Chef Leroy, while experiencing Harlem’s exciting cultural scene?
Is this what middle school is all about? Being stuck in the middle? Twelve-year-old Mia feels like everything and everyone is changing—and she is caught in the middle. Stuck between old friends and new friends…between feeling like a kid and growing up…
Just as her longtime bff Addy is gravitating towards the popular crowd and starting to care more about school dances than treehouse playdates, Mia finds out that her favorite science camp friend, Tariq, is moving to town and will be going to school with her. She’s super excited and can’t wait to show him around and help him make friends.
But when Tariq arrives in town, he seems like he’s grown up a lot, too. No more braces or glasses. A new hair cut. And who knew he was also a soccer star, immediately making the team mid-season?? He’s welcomed to Buttonwood Bay Middle School with open arms in a way that Mia can’t even recognize, and now she’s feeling more lost than ever.
Then her science teacher announces the school’s science olympics and she and Tariq are teaming up again to crush the competition—just like at camp. Only this time they’re joined by a couple of unconventional teammates in Kinsey (more artist than scientist) and the loveable, if also sometimes kind of gross and goofy, Evan.
Do Mia and Tariq still have enough of a spark to build a killer robot (figuratively speaking, of course) and take home the prize? Through much experimentation and a little trail and error, Mia navigates new friendships and old as she tries to find her place in middle school—and on the winner’s podium.
Once upon a time, Abby and her little brother, Jonah, were ordinary kids. The next minute? The mirror in their basement slurped them up and magically transported them into the fairy tale of Snow White. Yes, really!
When Abby and Jonah stop Snow from eating the poison apple, they think they’re heroes. But wait! If Snow doesn’t die, she won’t meet her prince and get her happy ending. Oops.
Now it’s up to Abby and Jonah– with some help from Snow and the seven dwarfs–to outwit the witch and save the famous fairy tale in time.
But what if Snow’s REAL happy ending is something else entirely?
Dive into four new stories so sweet they’ll make your teeth tingle! Everyone knows that Narwhal is a big fan of sugary treats — but Jelly is shocked when Narwhal’s tusk-tooth isn’t looking so pearly white anymore and is feeling a little funny. It turns out, Narwhal has been using it as a “snack saver”! Thankfully, no one knows more about dental hygiene than Shark — she has seven rows of teeth, after all! Meanwhile, Jelly and Crab try to show Narwhal that it’s fine to frown if you’re feeling down. Can Narwhal’s friends convince the happiest creature in the ocean that it’s okay to have a bad day?
After a lackluster school year, Maya anticipates an even more disappointing summer. The only thing she’s looking forward to is cooking and mixing ingredients in the kitchen, which these days brings her more joy than mingling with her peers . . . that is until her dad’s girlfriend registers her for culinary summer camp! Maya’s summer is saved! . . . or not.
What was meant to be a summer filled with baking pastries and cooking pasta is suddenly looking a lot . . . paler?! Why do all of the kids have pointy fangs? And hate garlic? Turns out that Maya isn’t at culinary camp—she’s at a camp for VAMPIRES! Maya has a lot to learn if she’s going to survive this summer . . . and if she’s lucky, she might even make some friends along the way.
For Nate Wright, conflict is a way of life. He tangles with Gina, the editor of the school newspaper, after she rejects his comic strip. He can’t get on the same page with his snooty study partners as they cram for the final exam. And once he hears that Mr. Rosa’s job is on the line, Nate even takes on the all-powerful school board. But when a challenger threatens Nate’s status as the owner of P.S. 38’s filthiest locker, our hero may have met his match. Can he win the slob-off and bury Kyle under the ash heap of history? In this brand-new collection of comics, Nate is definitely NOT messing around.
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Aliya is new to Wisconsin, and everything feels different than Florida. The Islamic school is bigger, the city is colder, and her new basketball team is…well, they stink.
Aliya’s still excited to have teammates (although the team’s captain, Noura, isn’t really Aliya’s biggest fan), and their new coach really understands basketball (even if she doesn’t know much about being Muslim). This season should be a blast…if they could just start to win. As they strengthen their skills on the court, Aliya and the Peace Academy team discover that it takes more than talent to be great–it’s teamwork and self-confidence that defines true success.
Megan Hathaway was supposed to be helping put together a newspaper for her English class…but everything is going wrong.
Weird Randall keeps trying to mail potatoes, evil Vice-Principal Mr. Fisher has imprisoned the class’s best artist, and…oh geez…Olivia just yarked in a trombone! Can you help Megan save school journalism?! Or will you let Sunbright Middle School’s secrets remain hidden forever?!
With more than twenty-five different endings, Newsroom Nonsense is a breaking news saga you’ll be coming back to over and over.
When Meesh banded together with Fairy Princess Nouna to save the underworld, she never expected she’d have to… do it again someday. Though, as Meesh grows into her newly discovered destiny as the Guardian of the world, she figured there would be a few minor rescues, maybe some crime-fighting here or there.
But before long, her new friend Chai’s family is forced out of their home by an evil force who threatens to destroy all of fox-kind if they dare stay. Meesh suspects the same masked villain she faced before is behind all of this, but will she be able to stop them before it’s too late?
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Bay Ann wants to shine.
She’s sure her moment in the spotlight has arrived when she wins the school talent show with a showstopping tap routine! But then her classmate and crush, Alyee Maq, causes her to wobble and almost fall. The video of him catching her goes viral, making Alyee an overnight sensation for “helping her.” Bay Ann is reduced to her disability and her talent is ignored.
Bay Ann doesn’t want her classmate to get all the fame, and she is NOT satisfied being anything but the best. She’ll do everything in her power to beat Alyee at his own attention-seeking game. With the help of her two best friends, Michelle and Davey Matt, she’ll go up against Alyee and his crew to prove she’s number one.
But as Bay Ann tries to find the thing that really makes her stand out, everything she tries goes disastrously wrong. What if the only way to beat her enemy . . . is to join him?
Cecil Hall and his family have just moved from Florida to Massachusetts, near Boston. Cecil is anxious about making friends because he doesn’t know where he’ll fit in. His older sister, Leah, thinks he should befriend the other Black kids at his new school, but Cecil isn’t sure how he’d go about doing that. He wants to be known for his comics-making talent, anyway. But the few kids who are impressed by Cecil’s art aren’t always nice to him. When one of his drawings is misused and gets him into serious trouble, can Cecil stand up for himself and figure out who his real friends are?
Pickles decides it’s time to make good on an IOU that Albert forgot he gave him four years ago and requests that they take a trip to Wonder Wharf! Albert begrudgingly agrees to accompany his best friend, but amusement parks aren’t really his thing. Pickles is determined to make Albert feel the magic around him, but even after exploring all the rides, games, mazes, and prizes that Wizard’s Wharf has to offer, Albert still isn’t as wowed by this environment as his friend is.
Albert doesn’t want his practicality to ruin his friend’s IOU day, so they continue exploring the park and run into their friend and neighbor, Platters, who’s working as a ride mechanic. Platters offers to take them on a tour of a top secret ride that’s still under construction, but when the ride has a slight malfunction and the three of them are separated, Albert and Pickles will have to rely on how well they know each other, and maybe even a little magic, to help them find their way out.
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