The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
Booklists by Subject
The Adventures of Tintin Volume 1
Tintin is a young reporter who has a nose for a good mystery. He and his dog snowy find adventure at ever turn as they travel the world (and the moon too) solving crimes.
This graphic novel contains three African myths: the story of creation from the Yoruba people of West Africa, how Anansi owns all the tales that are told from the Asanti people of Ghana and the story of dog and jackal from the Bushongo people of Zaire.
Avatar: The Last Airbender #1
When Katara and her brother Sokka from the Southern water tribe find a mysterious young boy in a glacier, they are shocked to discover that he is an airbender, a tribe that was thought to have disappeared over a century ago.
Babymouse: Queen of the World
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.
Bone: Out from Boneville
The three bone cousins are separated while wandering across a vast desert after being kicked out of Boneville. Along the way they meet a dragon, a swarm of locusts and some hungry rat creatures. Eventually they each find their way into a beautiful valley and that's when the adventure really gets started.
City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel
A woman named Asterel races against time to locate a token which will save the city.
The Clouds Above
Simon and his pet cat Jack find a mysterious stairway to the clouds on the roof of their school.
The movie Aladdin is now in comic form, now with more princess per page, because it is narrated by Jasmine!
Emily & the Intergalactic Lemonade Stand: A Story of Ponies, Robots...And World Domination
Emily just wants to make enough money with her lemonade stand to buy a pony, but along the way she and her robot encounter trouble at every turn, alien worlds, an invasion force and the really annoying neighbor boy.
Grandpa and Julie: Shark Hunters
Julie and Grandpa have hilarious adventures while they search the ocean, the desert and even outer space for Stephen the shark.
Captain America, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine and many other heroes all team up to fight crime.
Hikaru No Go
Hiraku Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan until one day when he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic.That's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the Emperor of Japan many centuries ago.
Jason and the Argobots
What boy doesn't wish for his very own giant robot? Every kid fantasizes about a mechanized friend who can tower over bullies and adults a like, take you to strange new places and basically make you the coolest kid on earth. Well, Jason's dreams are about to come true.
Mail Order Ninja
Timothy McCallister is just a normal fifth-grader at L Frank Baum elementary school until he wins a mail order ninja as part of a promotional contest for Jacque Co toy catalog. With his ninja by his side there's nothing he can't do.
My Neighbor Totoro
By venturing deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinating new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel captures the magic of Miyazaki's animated film of the same name. A series of four graphic novels.
The Ocean of Osyria
The Hardy Boys have returned in all new Graphic Novels. In this adventure the Hardy Boys travel halfway around the world to track down an elusive jewel thief and clear their friend's name.
Owly: The Way Home & Bittersweet Summer
A graphic novel for the very youngest of readers, the owly graphic novels tell a story without words.
Spider-man and Captain America in Stars, Stripes and Spiders!
Spider-man and Captain America team up to defend New York. Part of the Spider-man team up series.
The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr
Tells the story of circus strongman Louis Cyr, a man who holds several weight lifting records that have stood for over a hundred years!
Tales of the Dead: Ancient Rome
A graphic novel that presents the story of Publius and Sabina, the children of a North African soldier who are sold into slavery after their father is injured by Roman forces. The graphic novel is accompanied by maps and other information about daily life in Ancient Rome.
Time Warp Trio Vol. 1, NIghtmare on Joe's Street
During a sleepover, Joe and Sam come face to face with Frankenstein's monster. They take him back to the nineteenth century to drop him off with his creator, Mary Shelley, but their helpfulness may end up changing the history of horror fiction completely.
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a ballerina at the age of six and how that dream carried her from her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing ballet at the Lincoln Center in New York.
The Truth about Stacey: A Graphic Novel
Stacey, a member of the Baby-sitters Club, learns to cope with her diabetes and her overprotective parents. A graphic novel based on the 1988 book by the same name.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Vol. 1, The Millenium Puzzle
When tenth-grader Yugi solves the ancient Egyptian Millenium Puzzle, he is possessed by the King of Games, causing him to challenge bullies and evildoers to the Shadow Games, in which the fates of the players is decided.
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