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Books for early elementary school readers who like splashy illustrations, elements of graphic novels, and wacky humor. Look for other books by Dav Pilkey in the Early Reader (JE ER Pilkey), Children's Comic (J Comic PI) and Children's Fiction (J Pilkey) sections. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.


Children’s Fiction (J)


Author Title Call Number
Anholt Little Red Riding Wolf
In this version of "Little Red Riding Hood," a big, bad girl terrorizes a wolf cub who is going to visit his granny wolf. (64 pp.)
J Anholt
BentonFranny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us
Franny K. Stein, a mad scientist, experiments with fitting in at her new school until a monster erupts from the trashcan. (102 pp.)
J Benton
BruelBad Kitty Gets a Bath
Takes a humorous look at the way cats bathe and the challenges of trying to bathe a cat with soap and water. (125 pp.)
J Bruel
ElliottWuv Bunnies from Outers Pace
Two rabbits from a galaxy called Outers Pace save some children from being turned into carrots by a villain and his henchrabbits. (107 pp.)
J Elliot
GriffithsKiller Koalas from Outer Space: And Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff that Will Make Your Brain Explode!
A collection of illustrated short stories that includes selections featuring zombie kittens, rocket stealing ants, and killer koalas. (172 pp.)
J Griffiths
GutmanMy Weird School: Miss Daisy Is Crazy
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. (83 pp.)
J Gutman
Hale Prince of Underwhere
When he slides into the world of Underwhere, Zeke is hailed as a prince who will free the Undies from the evil UnderLord's rule. (165 pp.)
J Hale
KellerThe Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit
When Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter balls during a big bowling tournament, Arnie suspects foul play and sets out to solve the mystery. (128 pp.)
J Keller
LewisSuper Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry
Fern transforms into a superhero that takes on the giant, mutant french fry that threatens to crush the whole school. (141 pp.)
J Lewis
MarkoKung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking
Superheroes must save Fowladelphia from Granny Goosebumps, who has filled the city with cookies that cause chickens' feathers to fall off. (72 pp.)
J Marko
McDonaldStink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Stink, the shortest kid in the second grade, learns about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison. (102 pp.)
J McDonald
O'RyanGalaxy Jack: Hello Nebulon
Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people. (115 pp.)
J O'Ryan
Proimos When Guinea Pigs Fly
Three guinea pigs lost in a big city try to make their way back home to the pet store, with help from some very unlikely characters. (105 pp.)
J Proimos
TrineMelvin Beederman, Superhero: The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin unexpectedly teams up with a school play actress to nab the evil McNasty Brothers. (138 pp.)
J Trine
VernonDragonbreath
During an underwater tour, Danny Dragonbreath encounters giant squid and mako sharks and learns about standing up to bullies. (146 pp.)
J Vernon
WightFrankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty. (79 pp.)
J Wight
WillisSupercat vs. the Fry Thief
One lick of a toxic sock and Tiger turns into Supercat! Can Supercat save the all the fries from the dastardly Count Backwards? (217 pp.)
J Paperback Willis

Comics & Graphic Novels


Author Title Call Number
EatonThe Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan
Two beavers thwart an evil plot by penguins who plan to turn Beaver Island into a frosty resort. (98 pp.)
J Comic EA
HarperFashion Kitty
Kiki Kitty turns into Fashion Kitty, a superhero who saves other cats from fashion disaster. (88 pp.)
J Comic HA
HolmBabymouse: 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. (91 pp.)
J Comic HO
KrosoczkaLunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots. (95 pp.)
J Comic KR
SimpsonPhoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle
Can a precocious little girl and a self-absorbed mythical forest creature find common ground? (222 pp.)
J Comic SI

Last Updated: 9/16

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