Graphic Novels & More: #CYBILS2023 Recommendations from Kristen Harvey

kristen harvey 2023 recommendations

Okay, comics fans! Are you ready to topple that TBR? Don’t you just love that visual (pun intended)! This week’s list of Boy-I-Hope-These-Get-Nominated titles includes fiction and nonfiction, realism and fantasy, and starts with a learn-to-draw title!

Introducing Kristen Harvey

Kristen has participated in the CYBILS Awards since 2013 and is returning for her third year at the helm of the Graphic Novels category. She loves graphic novels and knows first-hand that young readers do, too. How? She’s a Library Media Specialist at a Chicago-area middle school!

Kristen’s Comics Picks

The Graphic Novel category has two divisions: elementary/middle-grade and young adult. In creating her list of comics she’d like to see nominated in the fall, Kristen included recommendations for each audience individually.

Elementary Graphic Novels

Middle Grade Graphic Novels

Young Adult Graphic Novels

Kristen’s Other Nomination Nods

Kristen hopes to see these books nominated in October. You’ll find them on our Eligible in 2023 Goodreads Idea Board, too.

Got Recommendations?

We’d love to know about them! We’re not using the padlet Idea Boards this year. Instead, we’re gathering readers’ recommendations and ideas via Goodreads. Here’s how you recommend a book. [desktop, IOS, Android]

Check out our Eligible in ’23 Idea Board on Goodreads.