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Children's & Young Adult Literature: Graphic Novels

Guide for library and Internet research resources about children's and young adult literature.

Genres Within Graphic Novels

As with other forms of literature there are various genres within the graphic novel category.  Graphic novels are written for various age groups of children and young adults but the majority are written for young adults.  Not all genres of graphic novels are suitable for young readers but followinggenres of graphic novels are common.

Adventure Crime Fantasy
Historical Horror Humor
Non-fiction Science Fiction Superheroes


Searching Children's and Young Adult Graphic Novels

Graphic novels for children and young adults are located in the Curriculum collections in Hayden Library, Polytech Library and Fletcher Library on the West campus.  While they are located in various places within the collections a large number are shelved in the 741.5 call number area. 

If you are looking for graphic novels search the ASU Library Catalog using the keywords:

graphic novels

graphic novels juvenile


Books About Graphic Novels

Selected Books About Graphic Novels:


PN6710 .P388 2007 West Journals

AC1 .R44 v.82:5 2010 Hayden Stacks, West Stacks

Z692 .G7 G6 2010eb Online

741.5 .H4125gr 2011 West Curriculum

Z692 .G7 G65 2005 Hayden Stacks

PN6710 .G735 2005 Hayden Stacks

PN6725 .W44 2008eb Online

PN6710 .T38 2009 West Stacks

LB1631 .M588 2010 West Stacks

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