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This list is for those young readers who can't seem to get into the books they're assigned at school. If you know a child who prefers graphic novels, digestible text, and imaginative narratives, consider gifting them one of these books for the holiday season.

 

PET THAT DOG!: A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends by Gideon Kidd and Rachel Braunigan

From 11-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I’ve Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities! (Available October 20; $14.99.) Ages 7 and up.

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KID ACTIVISTS: TRUE TALES OF CHILDHOOD FROM CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE by Robin Stevenson and Allison Steinfeld

Through kid-friendly text and colorful illustrations, Kid Activists tells moving and totally true childhood biographies of a diverse and inclusive group, including Harvey Milk, Ruby Jones, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists. (Available now; $13.95.) Ages 8-10.

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SPARK AND THE LEAGUE OF URSUS by Robert Repino

Toy Story meets Stranger Things in this epic tale of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect. (Available now; $13.95.) Ages 8-12.

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KNIGHTS CLUB: THE ALLIANCE OF DRAGONS by Shuky, Waltch, and Novy

You've been training to be a valiant knight, and now the prince of Nekashu needs your help: the princess of the orcs has been taken by a band of vikings! Solve riddles, traverse mountains, and fight giants and dragons to reach the princess and bring her safely home in this interactive, pick-your-panel graphic novel. (Available now; $9.99.) Ages 8-12.

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WARREN THE 13TH AND THE THIRTEEN-YEAR CURSE by Tania Del Rio and illustrated by Will Staehle

Warren the 13th sets sail on his final adventure in this lushly illustrated middle grade series in the spirit of Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket. (Available now; $16.99.) Ages 8-12.

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