Great Graphic Novels for Indoor Adventures

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist

Graphic novels have been a staple in children’s literature for years and they only continue to grow in popularity among readers. Read on to discover the graphic novel titles being published this season and follow the links to read them on NetGalley. Two of them will disappear at the end of October so make your requests now!

Timothy Dinoman Saves the Cat: Book 1 by Steve Thueson

Timothy Dinoman is on the trail of a stolen satellite! To learn what these suspected supervillains want with outer-space tech, the world’s nicest iguanodon will visit a mountain fortress, a giant blimp, and a diner with excellent pancakes. On the way, he’ll even meet a really cute cat. Grab your rocket boots and your fake mustache—it’s time to crack the case with Timothy!

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Timothy Dinoman is the coolest character since James Bond, and he’s a dinosaur so it only gets better. Read all about his first adventure on NetGalley before the end of the month!

Praise for Timothy Dinoman Saves the Cat

“Action-packed, save-the-world drama mixed with humor and heart.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[U]ncomplicated paneling streamlines the plot, and bold color palettes vividly capture adrenaline-fueled fight sequences in this quirky adventure. “—Publishers Weekly

“This is one of the funnest books of the year as Thueson brings to life an all-ages friendly espionage adventure. Filled with gadgets, action, and cool disguises, you don’t want to miss Timothy Dinoman’s debut!” —The Nerdist

Notes from a Sickbed by Tessa Brunton

In 2009, Tessa Brunton experienced the first symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome). She spent much of the next eight years unwell, in a medical holding pattern, housebound and often alone. In 2017, she found a strategy that helped reduce her symptoms, and soon began creating the first installments of a graphic memoir. Notes from a Sickbed collects previously released and brand-new, unseen comics that recall her experiences with honesty, a pointed wit, and a lively visual imagination.

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Tessa Brunton combines two popular genres, the medical memoir and the graphic novel to create this unique title. Take a peek and tell us what you think on NetGalley!

Praise for Notes from a Sickbed

★”Painfully real.” –starred, Kirkus Reviews

Notes from a Sickbed is a sympathetic, inspiring graphic memoir account of grappling with an illness.”—Foreword Reviews

“[A]lternates whip-smart humor with searing emotional honesty . . . a revelatory look into one person’s experience managing a chronic condition.”—Publishers Weekly

Never Make a Giant Mad: Book 2 by Artur Laperla

Felix’s favorite toy, a robot dog, is lost in the land of the trolls. With a little help from an all-seeing troll witch, Felix and Calcite get close to finding it. That’s when they learn a big problem is standing in their way: Garganto, a giant who guards the path ahead. Garganto says no one gets through his gorge—even if Felix’s toy is on the other side. But he’s never met a duo like Felix and Calcite!

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Join Felix on his adventures and read this title on NetGalley before the end of October!

The Wolf in Underpants Breaks Free by Wilfrid Lupano and illustrated by Mayana Itoïz and Paul Cauuet 

The Wolf in Underpants is arrested for being a lazypants! The Wolf helps out around the forest, but he doesn’t ask for coins in return. That makes some other animals suspicious. They say everyone has to work—and they toss the Wolf in prison! While the anti-wolf brigade questions the Wolf’s friends, the Wolf hatches a plan to break free. In the fourth tale of the Eisner-nominated Wolf in Underpants series, Wilfrid Lupano and Mayana Itoiz share a hilarious fable about the work in life that matters most.

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If your young reader loves silliness and misunderstood characters, they don’t want to miss the latest book in The Wolf in Underpants series. Read this title on NetGalley!

Praise for The Wolf in Underpants Breaks Free

“A clear message that there’s more to life than making a living.”—Kirkus Reviews

For more books to add to your TBR list, find them here!

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