Madison Library District

Choice Awards

Tween and Junior Graphic Novel NOMINEES FOR 2023

Voting has ended for 2023.

Find all the nominees below.


1. Good-bye Stacey,

by Gabriela Epstein

Stacey McGill is moving back to New York! That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of all…

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2. Karen’s School Picture
by Katy Farina

Karen has to get glasses! She doesn’t want them, especially because school pictures are going to be taken soon. But she picks out…

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3. Pirates Past Noon
by Jenny Laird

Captured by pirates! When Jack and Annie are whisked away in the magic tree house, they arrive on a beautiful beach. It’s paradise! That is, until the pirates arrive…

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4. Unicorn Selfies
by Dana Simpson

Phoebe Howell and her best friend, the dazzling unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have all kinds of exciting things planned for the summer. Their adventures include…

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5. Braver and Boulder
by John Patrick Green

The InvestiGators are having a hard time keeping a low profile with their new headquarters being a giant robot towering over the city! How can they be SECRET agents if everyone recognizes them…

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6. Heist and Seek
by John Patrick Green

When rare paintings go missing, the InvestiGators are called on the scene… the ART SCENE!

Mango and Brash go undercover and under canvas as…

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7. Ham Helsing:
Monster Hunter

by Rich Moyer

After an invitation to peaceful Camp Fish Head Lake, Ham and his buddies arrive expecting to be guests of honor. But there are no staff to be seen…

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8. Exile from ShadowClan
by Dan Jolley

ShadowClan faces two paths. Only one will save its legacy.

On the verge of a bitter leaf-bare, ShadowClan stands on the brink of its own destruction. Its leader, Brokenstar, is bent on…

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9. Encanto:
The Graphic Novel

by Tea Orsi

Disney Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto…

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10. Turning Red
by Amy Chu

In Turning Red, Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to…

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Other Nominees

Aru Shah and the
End of Time

by Joe Caramagna

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break…

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Isla to Island
by Alexis Castellanos

Marisol loves her colorful island home. Cuba is vibrant with flowers and food and people…but things are changing. The home Marisol loves is…

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by Svetlana Chmakova

Felicity’s sure she’s going to do something big. Exactly what is still a mystery, but she’ll figure it out. Her sister, Letty, teases Felicity that she…

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Tentacle Trouble
by Phil Corbett

The islands of Pawdor are in peril once again! Ferocious sea monsters have been spotted on shore, and the townsfolk are…

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Gabby Gets It Together
by Nathan Fairbairn

Meet best friends Gabby Jordan, Priya Gupta, and Mindy Kim. They’re different in just about every way–personalities, hobbies, family, and more–but they have a few important things in common…

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The Big Storm
by Norm Feuti

Ally’s enjoying a peaceful, rainy day down in the swamp until Beak tells her that a big storm is coming. As Ally makes her way home to prepare, she can’t help but notice…

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Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Rosa Parks
by Insha Fitzpatrick

From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how…

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Birds of Prey:
Terrifying Talons

by Joe Flood

In this volume, you’ll get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most skilled hunters, from the majestic eagle to the oft-maligned scavenger vulture…

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Get a Grip! We’re on a Trip!
by Dan Gutman

A.J. and his friends have the chance to win a trip to Dizzyland—if they can finish 5,000 books first. Dr. Carbles, the evil president of…

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Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins
by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is back, and the whole school’s on high alert. Can drama queen Dee Dee compete with Nate’s down-and-dirty gossip gathering? Will Mrs. Godfrey lighten up when…

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Release the Hounds!
by Lincoln Peirce

Nate Wright’s life kind of stinks. His dad’s habit of handing out healthy snacks ruins another Halloween. His frenemy Artur proves to be the world’s worst…

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Baloney and Friends:
Dream Big!

by Greg Pizzoli

Baloney and friends are reaching for the stars—but not without some funny obstacles along the way! Whether they’re creating a masterpiece, destroying…

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The Aquanaut
by Dan Santat

Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia’s world is turned upside down when…

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Who Was the Girl Warrior of France? Joan of Arc
by Sarah Winifred Searle

Follow Joan of Arc on her journey to convince the Dauphin to let her lead the French army in the Battle of Orleans and win the Hundred Years’ War. A story of…

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Prank You Very Much
by Kevin Sherry

It’s time for Seaweed Elementary’s annual talent show, but Squizzard can’t decide on an act. He’s too distracted by…

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Blackrat’s Treasure
by Geronimo Stilton

Benjamin, Trap, and Thea are concerned that Geronimo Stilton works too hard as editor-in-chief at the Rodent’s Gazette. To get him away from the office…

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Last Ride at Luna Park
by Geronimo Stilton

A new ride is opening at Luna Park! Every mouse in New Mouse City has come…

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Best Friends for Never
by Colleen A.F. Venable

Katie loves skating with the Wheelas and the fact that she’s officially a superhero sidekick. But now that school’s starting…

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
by Robert Venditti

Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of …

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Gina and the Big Secret
by Judd Winick

There’s a NEW Earth! The world’s timeline has been turned upside down, and now magical creatures are EVERYWHERE. Gina has to fix things–FAST!…

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