Interested in what graphic novels HCPL staff enjoyed this year? If so, you're in luck. Listed below are staff favorites in the Juvenile and Young Adult collection.
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl  by Ben Hatke. In the second installment of Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl series, Zita is determined to make it home but her intergalactic celebrity status poses a threat and she's unsure who she can trust.
Bill the Boy Wonder: the secret co-creator of Batman  by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton.
Astronaut Academy: re-entry  by Dave Roman.
Bake Sale  by Sara Varon. A Texas Bluebonnet  title, Varon's Bake Sale follows two best friends, Cupcake and Eggplant, who run a bakery together. Life is perfect, but Cupcake daydreams of traveling abroad to meet his chef idol, Turkish Delight.
Young Adult Picks
A Game for Swallows : to die, to leave, to return  by Zeina Abirached. In this biographical graphic novel set in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Gambit, Volume 1: once a thief  by James Asmus and others.
Spider-men  by Brian Michael Bendis and others. Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) becomes acquainted with young Miles Morales, also known as Spider-Man from another world. The two must work together to fight the master illusionist, Mysterio, who opened the door between Parker's and Morales' worlds.
Anya's Ghost  by Vera Brosgol
Brain Camp  by Susan Kim and others.
Code Geass  by Majiko!
Arata, the legend  by Yuu Watase
Boxers  by Gene Luen Yang
Saints  by Gene Luen Yang
Library Wars  by Kiiro Yumi
The titles recommended above are suitable for children and/or teens and also enjoyable for adults. Stay tuned for next week's post covering adult picks.