Category Description: Graphic Novels

From toddlers just learning to read to teenage superhero fans to grown-ups reading manga on the train, it seems like everyone’s reading comics now. And no wonder: some of the most exciting visual storytelling out there is taking place on the cutting edge of the comic world. Using serial artwork to tell the tale, graphic novels cover it all—everything from wordless picture books appealing to the very young to intense, issue-based young adult novels.

Here at Cybils, we’re interested in the best graphic novels published over the past year for elementary/middle grade and young adult readers. We give an award for both the younger graphics and for the young adult graphics… tell us who your favorites are! Remember that they need to have been published between Oct. 15 2016 and Oct. 15 2017 to qualify.

—Alysa Stewart