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11 Best Graphic Novels For Kids, March 2024

Best Graphic Novels For Kids March 2024

Looking for the best graphic novels for kids this March 2024? There’s a new Dog Man book. Good article! See you later.

Just kidding. Though there is a new entry in Dav Pilkey’s hit series, there are plenty of other kids’ graphic novels to love out this month. From a story about ants told from the ants’ perspective to a boy with a magical unicorn horn and much more… Here are our picks for the 11 best graphic novels for kids this month.

1. A For Effort

A For Effort cover

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The latest graphic novel from writer-artist Jarad Greene focuses on a high school Freshman trying — and failing — to balance theater with his classwork. Hits a little too close to home, Greene!

2. Magic Girls: Kira and the (Maybe) Space Princess

Magic Girls: Kira and the (Maybe) Space Princess cover

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The titular Kira loves Magic Girls, like Sailor Moon and others. So she wishes on a star and one shows up… Catacorn. Only of course things don’t turn out the way she’d expect.

3. Bunny vs. Monkey and the Human Invasion

Bunny vs. Monkey and the Human Invasion cover

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The latest in Jamie Smart’s series pits the title characters against humans. Looks adorable!

4. Table Titans Club

Table Titans Club cover

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator of PvP is back with a new series all about tabletop gaming. Seems like the perfect pivot from the guy best known for video game comics!

5. Big Nate: This Means War!

Big Nate: This Means War! cover

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The 30th book in the Big Nate series, the latest volume finds Nate’s status as the most disgusting person at school challenged, hence the war of the title.

6. Unicorn Boy

Unicorn Boy cover

Release Date: March 12, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

Dave Roman’s absolutely delightful new graphic novel follows a kid named Brian who discovers he’s growing a unicorn horn. That’s just the start of the adventure which takes weird and wild turns throughout as Brian explores his horn’s new powers, and meets all sorts of fantastic creatures.

7. Next Stop

Next Stop cover

Release Date: March 19, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

After Pia’s younger brother dies and her family moves cross-country, she heads off on a bus tour with a friend to try and heal. This debut graphic novel from Debbie Fong sounds heartbreaking, and hopefully hopeful as well.

8. Travis Daventhorpe Powers Up!

Travis Daventhorpe Powers Up!

Release Date: March 19, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

The second in Wes Molebash’s series, Travis is trying to become the hero the multiverse needs — but first, he has to survive gym class.

9. Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder cover

Release Date: March 19, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 7 and up

At this point, what more do you need to know about the blockbuster Dog Man series? The twelfth volume of Dav Pilkey’s monster hit finds Dog Man literally turning red after getting doused in tomato juice, while cat Petey gets pulled back into a life of crime. Why am I writing about this, you already pre-ordered the book, didn’t you?

10. Ant Story

Ant Story cover

Release Date: March 26, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

Biology professor Jay Hosler returns for a deep dive into the world of ants. The book focuses on one ant, Rubi, as she tours through her anthill and makes science accessible for kids — and cute!

11. The Circuit

The Circuit cover

Release Date: March 26, 2024

Suggested Reading Age: 8-12

Based on the memoir by Francisco Jiménez, this graphic novel brings the writer’s story to life with illustrations by Celia Jacobs, thanks to an adaptation by Andrew J. Rostan. The book follows Jiménez and his family’s path from Mexico to California, and the hard work that followed.

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