Broad Genre Designations (with Examples)

Wordless: Owly by Andy Runton and Polo by Regis Faller


Beginning Readers: all TOON books (various levels), including Stinky by Eleanor Davis and Benny and Penny in the Big No-No by Geoffrey Hayes


Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Sardine from Outer Space by Guibert and Sfar, Jellaby by Kean Soo. Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi, Salt Water Taffy by Matthew Loux


Superhero: X-Men: First Class by Jeff Parker, G-Man by Chris Giarrusso, anything with a superhero in it


Humor/Comic Strips: Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma (also fits into contemporary category), Garfield by Jim Davis, Calvin and Hobbes by Waterson, Babymouse by Jennifer Holm


Contemporary/Realistic Fiction: Amelia Rules by Jimmy Gownley (also fits into humor), Baby-sitters Club series adapted by Raina Telgemeier


Literary Adaptations: The Wonderful Wizad of Oz by Shanower and Young, The Last Knight by Will Eisner, Tales From the Brothers Grimm adapted by Mazan, Chicault, and Petit


Historical/Biographical: Sons of Liberty by Poe and Purvis, Zeus: King of the Gods by George O'Connor, No Girls Allowed by Hughes and Dawson