Children’s Graphic Novels Go Back to the 90s

If you were a kid in the 90s, you may have read these series that are now making a comeback as graphic novels!

The Baby-Sitters Club

While slightly modernized to bring Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn into the present day, these graphic novels stay close to the original series. These books about a group of friends who start a babysitting business focus on relationships with friends and family and are great for fans of Raina Telgemeier (who did some of the graphic novel adaptations). The Baby-Sitters Little Sister series about Kristy’s younger stepsister, Karen, is also being adapted into graphic novels.

The Baby-Sitters Club. Volume 1

Sweet Valley Twins 

One of the many spin-offs of Sweet Valley High, this series follows polar opposite twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield as they start sixth grade and develop different interests. With a modernized setting, bright illustrations, and lots of drama, the graphic novels feel new without diverging much from the original storylines. 

Sweet Valley Twins. Volume 1


Five friends get the power to morph into animals in order to fight an invasion by parasitic, mind-controlling aliens. For older fans, pick these up to see how the illustrations compare to your imagination when it comes to the different alien species and how the characters look mid-morph. For kids today, these are great for readers who like action-packed sci-fi with a touch of horror.

Animorphs. Volume 1

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids

A group of third graders suspect that adults in their town, starting with their teacher, are actually vampires, ghosts, and other paranormal creatures. These light mysteries follow the kids as they try to find out if their suspicions are true. These are fun stories for younger elementary kids. 

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids. Volume 1

Magic Tree House 

In this long-running series, siblings Jack and Annie visit a magic tree house to travel through time. The colourful graphic novel adaptations are sure to be a hit with kids who love adventure and are transitioning from picture books to longer stories. 

Magic Tree House. Volume 1


After the Monroe family brings home a bunny, their dog, Harold, and cat, Chester, start finding vegetables that have been drained of their juice. Suspicious that Bunnicula is a vampire, they decide to investigate. Filled with familiar horror and mystery tropes (think old vampire movies, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie), Bunnicula is an excellent choice for kids who like funny books that are just a little scary.