Children’s comics for all ages

Introduce your child to the world of comics with our suggested reads.

Baby to 3

Nursery Rhyme Comics Nursery Rhyme Comics
Various authors

Nursery Rhyme Comics features fifty classic nursery rhymes re-imagined as comics by 50 of the world’s best cartoonists and illustrators. Beautiful pictures and easy-to-read rhymes make this book ideal for the youngest of readers.

Boo! Boo!
Ben Newman

Follow a cast of courageous characters as they each take it in turns to see who is the bravest animal of all. This colourful and engaging picture book is the perfect introduction to the comic book genre for young children.

Age 3 to 5

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse
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 and have all kinds of fun! The beautiful artwork makes this a perfect book for reluctant young readers.

Long Tail Kitty Long Tail Kitty
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 and makes a brilliant bedtime story to boot.

Age 5 to 7

Azzi In Between Azzi In Between
Sarah Garland

This tale of a young girl starting a new life in an unknown country uses a comic book format to tell its powerful, heart-warming story, giving readers a window into the life of a refugee family.

Arthur and the Golden Rope Arthur and the Golden Rope
Joe Todd Stanton

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 Inspector Flytrap
Tom Angleburger and Cece Bell

Welcome to Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency! This wacky, humorous comic book tells the story of a mystery-solving Venus flytrap and his assistant, Nina the Goat, as they solve lots of silly cases.

Age 7 to 11

Nightlights Nightlights
Lorena Alvarez Gomez

This spooky, mysterious and richly illustrated 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 Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel
Antony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki

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. Using bold, Japanese manga-style illustration, this book is easy-to-follow for even the most reluctant readers.

El Deafo El Deafo
Cece Bell

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! This funny, honest graphic novel tells the story of the author’s hearing loss at a young age – and how she turned it into a superpower…

Bunny vs Monkey (Book One) Bunny vs Monkey (Book One)
Jamie Smart

This high-octane, hilarious comic follows the antics of wacky woodland characters waging war on each other to take control of their forest home. Plus, it’s a three-part series, so if your child enjoys this zany comic book there’s much more to explore!

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