31 Wonderful Graphic Novels For 1st Graders (Age 6)

Graphic novels are a wonderful way to engage kids and ignite their imaginations. Combining illustrations with exciting storytelling, these books have the power to develop a love for reading in 1st graders. If you’re looking for graphic novels suitable for 1st graders, you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we will explore 31 Wonderful Graphic Novels For 1st Graders (Age 6).

The graphic novels mentioned in this post are based on comprehensive research and reviews and are considered some of the best graphic novels For 1st graders.

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Overview Of The 31 Wonderful Graphic Novels For 1st Graders (Age 6)

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Pea, Bee, & Jay


Pea, Bee, & Jay by Brian Smith is a delightful story about a determined pea named Pea. When a challenge takes him off the farm, he meets Bee and Jay. Together, they navigate obstacles and form an unlikely friendship.

Pizza and Taco

Friendship And Funny

Pizza and Taco by Stephen Shaskan explores the friendly rivalry between Pizza and Taco. They both share a love for each other and become mutual friends. With a humorous debate, they compete for the title of being the best.

Bird & Squirrel On the Run

Friendship And Funny

Bird & Squirrel On the Run by James Burks follows the adventures of a shy Squirrel, a carefree Bird, and a determined Cat. When Bird and Squirrel begin on a road trip for the winter, they cleverly fool the determined Cat who is determined to catch them.

Arlo & Pips

Friendship And Adventure

Arlo & Pips by Elise Gravel is a delightful graphic novel about a clever crow named Arlo and his friend, Pips. Join them on exciting adventures in the city and at the beach as they search for shiny treasures and tasty French fries.

The Mr. Wolf’s Class

Funny And Delightful

The Mr. Wolf’s Class series by Aron Nels is a humorous story of the daily adventures in a classroom. Mr. Wolf, the new teacher, faces various challenges with his lively students. This delightful series shows the moments in a fourth-grade classroom.

Karen’s Roller Skates


Karen’s Roller Skates by Ann M. Martin. Karen is excited about her new roller skates. However, her excitement turns to disappointment when she falls and breaks her wrist, leading to a hospital visit. Join Karen as she perseveres and refuses to give up until her goal is achieved.

Don’t forget to explore Baby-sitters Graphix Collection.

Baloney and Friends

Friendship And Funny

Baloney and Friends by Greg Pizzoli. Join Baloney, along with his friends Peanut, Bizz, and Krabbit, as they begin on charming adventures. From Baloney’s hilarious attempts at magic in the swimming pool, the book offers a perfect balance of humor and life lesson.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea


Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton, follows the adventures of Narwhal and Jelly. Despite their differences, they share a love for exciting journeys. Join them as they explore the sea together. Narwhal and Jelly showcase the joys of friendship, teamwork, and the power of imagination.

Be sure to check out Narwhal and Jelly Box Set.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn


Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson follows the story of Phoebe, an imaginative little girl. When Phoebe accidentally meets a unicorn, leading to an unexpected friendship between them. Despite their differences, Phoebe and Unicorn develop a deep connection over time, discovering the actual value of their friendship.

Babymouse: Rock Star

Delightful And Funny

Babymouse: Rock Star by Jennifer L. Holm, Babymouse sets her eyes on becoming the star of the school concert. With her flute, she’s determined to shine in the spotlight. Will Babymouse find her musical track and become the rock star she dreams of? Join her on this amazing journey!

Check out the Babymouse – Collection for more delightful stories.

Agent Moose

Suspense And Action

In “Agent Moose” by Mo O’Hara, a mysterious case rises on the South Shore as people disappear. When Agent Moose discovers that a crucial witness has gone missing, he teams up with Owlfred for a rescue mission. Join them on an action-packed adventure filled with suspense and surprises.

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot

Friendship And Bravery

In “Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot” by Dav Pilkey, Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse facing friendship troubles, discovers a great partner in the form of a Mighty Robot. Together they form an unlikely friendship and then adventure begins.

Check out Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series for more adventures.

Peter & Ernesto


“Peter & Ernesto” by Graham Annable. Join Peter and Ernesto, two friends who have different natures. While Peter prefers staying in their tree, Ernesto dreams of exploring the world. When Ernesto begins on an adventure, Peter stays behind and worries. However, their time apart brings them closer together as Peter discovers new horizons and Ernesto realizes the importance of home.

Fancy Friends


“Fancy Friends” by Jess Keating. Join Bunbun, a cute rabbit, as they begin on a journey to find a friend. When Bunbun meets Bonbon, their adventure begins.

Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society

Suspense And Mystery

“Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society” by James Kochalka. Join Banana Fox, the clever detective, as he begins a mission to find a missing turtle. But as he delves deeper into the case, he discovers that the Secret Sour Society is causing trouble. With his loyal assistant Flashlight, Banana Fox must stop them and solve this case.

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Science Fiction

In “The Return of Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke, Zita faces her most hard challenge yet. Zita finds herself imprisoned on a planet. Determined to save the galaxy from the wicked warden, Zita must gather all her spirit and courage to escape from this world. Join Zita as she embarks on an action-packed adventure filled with thrills and courage.

Binky the Space Cat

Science Fiction

Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires, Binky is an ordinary house cat and wants to become a space explorer. With his spaceship and determination, Binky sets off on daring missions to protect humans from the alien invasion. Join Binky as he navigates the challenges of space and discovers mysterious objects.

Don’t forget to explore The Top Secret Collection.

Little Robot

Friendship And Empathy

“Little Robot” by Ben Hatke, follows a young girl who meets a robot in the woods. When she activates him, they quickly become friends. However, their bond is tested when bad robots try to capture the little robot for their devilish plan. Armed with loyalty, the brave girl begins on a mission to save her robotic friend.

The Flying Beaver Brothers


“The Flying Beaver Brothers” by Maxwell Eaton, follows Ace and Bub, two beaver brothers with different personalities. While Ace wants adventure and Bub likes napping. However, when a group of penguins threatens to freeze Beaver Island for their own purposes, the brothers combine their unique talents to save their island.

CatStronauts: Robot Rescue

Science Fiction And Teamwork

In “CatStronauts: Robot Rescue” by Drew Brockington, the CatStronauts team goes on an exciting adventure. When their Cat gets stuck on a cold moon, their fellow cats want to save him and create robot versions of the team to help. Using new technology and facing robot problems, the CatStronauts go on a long journey to rescue Cat.

Lupin Leaps In


In “Lupin Leaps In” by Georgia Dunn, the cat reporters Elvis, Puck, and Lupin are back to cover important news for cats. They report on mysterious people, holiday events, new cat friends, and everything happening in and around their homes. Get ready for more cat headlines and exciting adventures in this delightful book.

Waffles and Pancake


In “Waffles and Pancake” by Drew Brockington, Waffles and his sister Pancake begin on an exciting adventure to the science museum with their Dad. However, they accidentally get separated from Dad and must find a way to reunite.

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Adventure And Teamwork

In “Dinosaurs Before Dark” by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie stumble upon a mysterious tree house that transports them to the past. Now they must find a way back home before darkness falls and they have to face dangerous dinosaurs.

Frankenstein Doesn’t Plant Petunias

Mystery And Suspense

In “Frankenstein Doesn’t Plant Petunias” by Marcia Thornton Jones, the School Kids begin on a trip to a mysterious science museum. There, they meet Dr. Victor and his assistant, who has doing suspicious activities. As the kids explore the museum’s secrets, they wonder what Dr. Victor is hiding in his hidden lab. Join the School Kids on this mysterious adventure.



Investigators by John Patrick Green, follows Mango, and Brash, on their funny spy missions. With their special gadgets, they have to solve two mysteries. Join them in his funny adventure.

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk


In “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk” by Dav Pilkey, join Ook and Gluk on a journey. When their town is threatened by an evil corporation, they travel to the future and team up with Master Wong to learn kung fu and save their town.

Fitz and Cleo


In “Fitz and Cleo” by Jonathan Stutzman, join the siblings Cleo and Fitz, best friends and science lovers, who begin on exciting adventures. This delightful novel celebrates friendship and the joy of embracing life’s wonders.

My Weird School


My Weird School by Dan Gutman takes readers on an exciting trip to New York City with A.J. and his friends. They explore the city’s iconic milestones. But when they get separated from their tour guide, Mrs. Mentry, will they be able to find their way? Join the gang in this adventurous novel filled with twists and laughs.

Just a Little Blue

Empathy And Kindness

“Just a Little Blue” by Andy Runton, follows the adventures of best friends Owly and Wormy. When they discover a bluebird family in need, they build them a new home. But things don’t go as planned, and with a storm coming, they must find a way to keep the birds safe.


Bravery And Teamwork

In “Scaredy-Pug” by Kyla May, join Bub the pug, the cat, and their human friend, Bella. When they discover a ghost, Bub and the cat must beat their fears to protect their friend, Bella.

The Nature Club


“The Nature Club” by Rebecca Elliott is about Eva and her classmates getting ready for a party. They form two groups. Eva feels sad when she’s in a different group than her best friends. The book teaches about friendship and empathy.

Make sure to explore the Owl Diaries Book Set for more delightful stories!


We hope that our list of graphic novels for 1st graders has given you some great options to choose from and you and your 6 year old will have fun exploring these exciting graphic novels together.

The graphic novels recommended in this list have been thoroughly researched and reviewed, and are considered some of the best graphic novels for 1st graders. While I may not have personally read all of these novels, they have been highly recommended by other readers.

We would love to hear from you about which graphic novel your 1st grader enjoyed the most, or if there is a favorite graphic novel that we missed. Please leave your comments and feedback below.

Best wishes and happy reading to you and your family!

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