The Perfect Summer Sidekick

As the school year ends, kids and their families are gearing up for summer fun. Whether you are cooling down at the splash park or in search of a frozen treat, a book is the perfect summer sidekick. For early elementary and middle school kids, graphic novels are in high demand, and here are some (mostly) brand-new titles to enjoy. 

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The Aquanaut

With her father lost at sea, Sophia wanders aimlessly around Aqualand, a marine theme park. But when an “aquanaut” breaks into the park’s research lab and reveals Aqualand’s dark side, Sophia vows to help free the captive marine life. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Aru Shah and the End of Time: The Graphic Novel

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon. 

Miss Quinces

All Sue Gutiérrez wants to do this summer is make comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but her overprotective mom has planned a family trip to Honduras to see Abuelita Rita and celebrate Sue’s quinceañera–a party Sue never asked for and would rather skip.