9 Great Graphic Novels (8-11) Books for those who love pictures as much as words Do you love pictures as much as words? Here are some unusual examples of how they can be combined. 1. Louis: Night Salad Metaphrog 2. Slog's Dad David Almond 3. Baggage The Etherington Brothers 4. Wonderstruck Brian Selznick 5. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick 6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney 7. City in Peril Paul Collicutt 8. The Savage David Almond (author), Dave McKean (illustrator) 9. The Arrival Shaun Tan Tags: graphic novels, 8-11 View the discussion thread.