Graphic Novel Book Club: Sci-Fi

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Did you know we have a Graphic Novel Book Club that meets every month here at the library? If you have a love for the visual arts, or just like reading comic books then why not join us? Our next upcoming meeting of graphic novel super-fans is on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 4-5 p.m.

Open to Teens 6th-12th grade

Click here or on the photo below to go to the event page and register online:

If you’re having a hard time picking what to read for our Science-Fiction theme (or just want more recommendations for great books) look no further! Below are suggestions to get you started!

Click on any of the photos below or titles to go to the book’s catalog page. From there you can reserve that book, or if our copy isn’t in, request we have one brought over from another library!

The Chancellor and the Citadel

Maria Capelle Frantz

The world is over. All that remains is the Citadel, and the Chancellor who protects it from the hostility beyond its walls. But what can she do when a fearful and angry mob is convinced she brought the world to ruin in the first place, and are determined to make her pay for it by destroying the one bastion of hope the world has left?

The Inkberg Enigma

Jonathan King

“Haven’t you always thought there’s something WEIRD about this town, Miro?”

Miro and Sia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle. Miro lives in his books; Sia is never without her camera. The day they meet, they uncover a secret. The fishing works, the castle, and the town council are all linked to an ill-fated 1930s Antarctic expedition. But the diary of that journey has been hidden, and the sea is stirring up unusual creatures. Something has a powerful hold over the town.

With Sia determined to find out more, Miro finds himself putting aside his books for a real adventure.

Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper

Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.

Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves


Star wars has a large collection of comic books in the extended universe, as well as multiple manga series!

The Legends of Luke Skywalker

This standalone book is a collection of stories each illustrated by a new author that follows Luke Skywalker through the Universe. Some adventures are familiar, and some are completely new!

Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Who was Leia Organa before she boarded that captured ship as a diplomat for Alderaan? Find out in this exhilarating manga (volume 1, so there will be more)!

Star Wars: Lost Stars

The Star Wars story is seen through an entirely new lens in this 3 book series, following two children through growing up without and then with the empire, joining the ranks, and coming to terms with what that means.

Star Wars: Rebels

Based on the TV series of the same name, this manga follows con artist Ezra. Will he learn to accept his newfound crew on the Starship Ghost?

Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter

Marcus Sedgwick & Thomas Taylor

Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it’s creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.

With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city… whatever the danger!


Juni Ba

Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed over centuries, this unique graphic novel follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, or ‘royal storyteller’ as they journey to meet the great wizard who destroyed their world and then withdrew into his tower, never to be seen again. On their journey they’ll cross paths with friend and foe, from myth and legend alike, and revisit the traditions, tales, and stories that gave birth to their people and nurture them still. But what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?

Ajin: Demi Human, Vol. 1

Tsuina Miura

Illustrated by Gamon Sakurai

High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grisly traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be like every other human. Instead, he may be a mysterious, almost immortal being, granted not only the powers of rejuvenation, but the abilities to see supernatural beings. Scared, he runs away, and is aided in his escape from society by his friend. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on and he will soon be caught within a conflict between mankind and others like him as they prepare to fight a new war based on terror.

Looking for a new series:

Space Boy: A sci-fi drama of a high school-aged girl who belongs in a different time, a boy possessed by emptiness as deep as space, an alien artifact, mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light-years.

With 10 books currently in our collection, there’s a lot to explore in this series!

Space Boy v. 1

Space Boy v. 2

Space Boy v. 3

Space Boy v. 4

School for Extraterrestrial Girls: Girl on Fire

Jeremy Whitley & Jamie Noguchi

Tara Smith’s parents are super strict with all their rules and routines, and Tara is a dutiful daughter. Rule #1: No friends her own age. Rule #2: keep her bracelet on, or else. But when she breaks her routine—and then loses her bracelet—she’s in trouble.
Now outed as an extraterrestrial after wielding fire and losing her humanoid form, Tara is captured by the government. She’s given two options: get shipped far away where she won’t be a danger to anyone or stay on Earth and join a school for other extraterrestrial girls like her. Things at the school aren’t easy—especially for the girl whose only friends were textbooks. But Tara’s goal to learn how to control her powers is soon sidelined by the discovery that the people she’s called Mom and Dad all these years aren’t her parents. With her not-parents still out there, Tara must rely on others for the first time to figure out who she really is before she’s kidnapped a second time.

The Girl From the Sea

Molly Knox Ostertag

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.

Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore.

But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface…whether Morgan is ready or not.

Treasure in the Lake

Jason Pamment

Iris knows this because she’s read them all. However, as a thirteen-year-old stuck in the tiny town of Bugden, real adventure seems like a distant dream. But when Iris and her best friend, Sam, stumble upon an unusually dry river on the outskirts of town, they’re led to a discovery beyond anything Iris has ever read about: a hidden city and a forgotten tale of friendship.

In Jason Pamment’s middle grade graphic novel debut, perfect for fans of Hilda and This Was Our Pact, can Iris and Sam uncover the truth in time to keep their own friendship afloat, or will history repeat itself and pull them apart forever?

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