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Graphic novels will appeal to children who might not normally pick up a book. Our selection covers important eras, stories and days in history. The comic book format makes sometimes complex situations more accessible.

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Primary School Graphic Novels for Young Readers

Graphic novels will appeal to children who might not normally pick up a book. Our selection covers important eras, stories and days in history. The comic book format makes sometimes complex situations more accessible.

  • Hansel & Gretel & Zombies: A Graphic Novel

    Benjamin Harper

    Product Code: AGW2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    You've never read a Hansel and Gretel story this sweet!

    The Undead family have run out of brains to eat as the tourists have stopped visiting their graveyard home. They're pretty hungry so they disguise themselves as tourists and try to lure tourists back to their house...
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  • The Flash Races the Rogues

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AFJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Flash is outnumbered by three adversaries - including Captain Cold - in this speedy read starring DC Comics favourites.

    Barry Allen - aka The Flash - thinks back to his time growing up alone and uses these experiences to help fend off the bad guys in this situation. Superhero fans and reluctant readers will both enjoy this action-packed story that shows the importance of being brave.
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  • Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem

    Joe Berger

    Product Code: EEZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    The Pudding Problem, the first book in Joe Berger's Lyttle Lies series is a laugh-out-loud read that finds Sam Lyttle's little white lies coming back to haunt him.

    Sure to appeal to fans of Barry Loser and Tom Gates, this is a funny illustrated book with plenty of appeal for all kinds of readers.
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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Blake A. Hoena

    Product Code: AJA2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    This is a graphic novel-style adaptation of the famous fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. His mother is anything but pleased with his decision but then the beans sprout into a towering beanstalk.

    This leads to a castle filled with gold and other treasures. Jack has the chance to make his family rich - if he can get past the man-eating giant. This is a fee-fi-fo-fun- version of a beloved story that will appeal to reluctant readers.
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  • The Riddler's Battleship Blitz

    JE Bright

    Product Code: AMQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Riddler has escaped from Arkham Asylum and stolen a museum. Not just the artefacts, the whole thing itself!

    Will Batman and Robin be able to solve his riddles and spoil his plans before he uses the fully functional battleship to blow up Wayne Manor and Gotham City?

    Featuring familiar superheroes and an action-filled plot, this is an exciting and engaging book for younger readers.
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  • Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Product Code: AEV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    This is an exciting adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula - retold in an exciting graphic novel format.

    This book's incredible artwork, easy-to-follow text and discussion questions will inspire conversation around the story and appeal to those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
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  • Two-Face's Double Take

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: APQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Bruce Wayne is attending a charity ball when he notices something very strange: all the waiters are twins. Shortly after this discovery, Two-Face gatecrashes the party - and he has plans to rob every bank in Gotham City.

    This book features an action-packed plot and famous characters from the DC Comics back-catalogue. It's a fun and engaging read for younger superhero fans.
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  • The Black Masquerade

    Sean Tulien

    Product Code: ACJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Black Mask has gatecrashed Bruce Wayne's charity masquerade ball. Will he have to call on his Batman alter-ego to save the day?

    As False Face Society members rob guests, steal donations and even kidnap Commissioner Gordon, the Dark Knight has no choice but to resolve matters on his own term.

    Featuring popular characters from the DC Comics stable, this Batman book is packed with page-turning action and adventure.
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  • Need to Know

    Ty Templeton

    Product Code: AKO2
    Hardback 8 years +
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    This is a thrilling adventure starring the Caped Crusader. Batman meets his old adversary Ra's Al Ghul on a trip to Easter Island and has to use all his detective skills to squeeze intel and information out of the bad guy.

    With an action-packed plot, stunning artwork and familiar characters, this is a great book to inspire children to read more.
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  • Wonder Woman Wrestles Circe's Sorcery

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AQE2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Wonder Woman heads to another dimension to battle against Circe the sorceress. But when she thinks back to when she first left her homeland, she remembers just how important courage is.

    This superhero story is packed with action and also will teach children all about the concept of being brave. It's perfect for newly independent readers.
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  • Superman Battles the Billionaire Bully

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AOQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Lex Luthor has made a dramatic return and he's been threatening Clark Kent and his fellow Daily Planet workers. Clark deals with this harassment by thinking back to how he used to stand up to bullies when he was younger.

    Featuring Superman and other DC Comics favourites, this book is action packed and contains morals that children can learn from.
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  • Mxy's Magical Mayhem

    Tim Levins

    Product Code: AKK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Clark Kent is having a very bad day. But so is the rest of Metropolis. Evil imp Mister Mxyzpltlk is on the loose causing magical mayhem around every corner. Can Clark's alter-ego Superman save the day?

    With familiar characters and an action-packed story, this is an engaging book for any younger superhero fan.
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  • The Man of Gold

    Tim Levins

    Product Code: AJY2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Booster Gold keeps beating Superman in stopping villains achieving their evil plans. But Superman has some reservations. Is he really as good as he's making out?

    This exciting story features familiar characters and an action-packed plot for young superhero fans to delve into.
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  • Mr William Shakespeare's Plays

    Marcia Williams

    Product Code: AAJKG
    Paperback 6 years +
    This title presents seven classic Shakespeare plays in an accessible comic strip format. Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. "Romeo and Juliet", "Hamlet", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Macbeth", "Julius Caesar", "The Winter's Tale" and "The Tempest" are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays has sold over 50,000 copies since it was first published in 1998. Reissued with a new cover look, this brings Marcia Williams' dramatic take on Shakespeare right up to date for a modern audience. Also publishing this month - "Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare!".
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  • 13-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: AMDQH
    Paperback 7 years +
    (4)
    Andy and Terry live in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster ...Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble ...! The story follows Andy and Terry's crazy adventures in their treehouse as they try to write a book, and is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
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  • Red Riding Hood, Superhero: A Graphic Novel

    Otis Frampton

    Product Code: ARJOA
    Paperback 8 years +
    While taking a tour of Area 54 with her grandmother, the President of the United States, little Ruby Topper discovers a mysterious little alien carrying a red hood. When Ruby dons the crimson cape and cowl, it grants her amazing superpowers! But will her newfound abilities be enough to save the White House - and her grandmother - from the rampaging Big Bad Wolf-Bot?
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  • The 39-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: ARHIJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Andy and Terry's amazing treehouse has thirteen new levels! They've added a chocolate waterfall you can swim in, a volcano for toasting marshmallows, a bulldozer-battling level, a baby-dinosaur-petting zoo, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world's scariest roller coaster and a top-secret thirty-ninth level which hasn't even been finished yet! But what good is all this stuff when Andy and Terry are trying to write their fastest book ever? You'll have to read it to find out! The 39-Storey Treehouse is the third book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
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  • The 26-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: ANHOJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    (2)
    Andy and Terry have expanded their treehouse! There are now 13 brand-new storeys, including a dodgem-car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an antigravity chamber, an ice-cream parlour with seventy-eight flavours run by an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands, and the Maze of Doom - a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again ...well, not yet anyway ...The 26-Storey Treehouse is the second book in Andy Griffith's and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.
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  • Tintin

    Herge

    Product Code: AAIXI
    Paperback 7 years +

    After making it onto the big screen in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's major feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, there's no better time for young readers to immerse themselves in the young reporter's action-packed comic-strips - and the film was even partly based on this book. In The Crab With the Golden Claws, Tintin and Snowy stumble upon a police investigation under way in Brussels and set off on an adventure to Morocco, hot on the trail of a gang of opium smugglers. Herge was an author very much of his time, and this book marks Tintin's first meeting with Captain Haddock, a troublesome sailor who turns out to be a staunch ally!

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  • Macbeth

    William Shakespeare

    Product Code: AESYY
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is the epic tale of Macbeth retold in graphic-novel format. Macbeth and Banquo are Scottish generals returning home from a victorious war campaign. Their journey is interrupted when three strange witches come upon them and predict their futures. They claim that Macbeth will one day become King of Scotland! Macbeth is stirred by the prophesy. With the help of his scheming wife, he sets into motion a sinister plan that will paint bloody strokes across the entire landscape of Scotland.
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  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Carl Bowen

    Product Code: AHMBC
    Paperback 7 years +
    In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic murder mystery is transformed into a hair-raising visual feast depicting one man's deadly pursuit of a killer of a different kind.
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  • Destination Moon

    Herge

    Product Code: AAIXO
    Paperback 7 years +

    Destination Moon is Belgian comic-book author Herge's sixteenth story in The Adventures of Tintin series. Professor Calculus is building a space rocket that will fly from Earth to the moon, and Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock head off on what is bound to be a hazardous journey. Set in the 1950s and very much of its time, this adventure will delight fans of Tintin - including those who have enjoyed watching the feature film.

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  • Red Rackham's Treasure

    Herge

    Product Code: AAIXK
    Paperback 7 years +

    Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock are on the hunt for treasure in this adventure, which partly inspired the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson feature film. Marking the first appearance of the eccentric Professor Cuthbert Calculus, Red Rackham's Treasure sees the young reporter and friends travelling and searching for treasure - something they believe to be the sunken remains of a 17th century ship called the Unicorn. Herge was an author very much of his time and that helps bring the characters to life in this thrilling journey.

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  • Asterix and the Normans

    Goscinny

    Product Code: AEAYC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. BOOK 9 A group of Vikings comes to Gaul trying to learn what fear is. Their visit coincides with that of a real expert on the subject: Vitalstatistix's trendy nephew fromLutetia, Justforkix...
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