■ Ali Cross

James Patterson, adapted by Adam Rau, illus. by Phillip Tajalle.
Patterson, July

This graphic adaptation features the son of Patterson’s Alex Cross, who wants to be a detective like his father.

■ Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

Paula Danziger, illus. by Victoria Ying. Putnam, May

Amber and her best friend Justin face separation when Justin has to move away in a story filled with humor, puns, and heartfelt emotion, originally published in 1993.

■ Best Friends Forever

P.J. Night. Simon Spotlight, May

The You’re Invited to a Creepover series gets its sixth volume as a graphic novel.

■ The Circuit

Francisco Jiménez, illus. by Celia Jacobs. Clarion, Mar.

Jimenez’s memoir of growing up in a family of Mexican workers in California’s fields, first published in 1997, becomes a graphic novel.

■ Evil Spy School

Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Anjan Sarkar. Simon & Schuster, Mar.

The third volume of adaptations of Gibbs’s popular Spy School series.

■ Katie, Batter Up!

Coco Simon, illus. by Glass House Graphics. Simon Spotlight, Apr.

Simon serves up a fifth volume of graphic adaptations for the Cupcake Diaries.

■ The Old Willis Place

Mary Downing Hahn, adapted by Scott Petersen et al. Clarion, July

A graphic adaptation of Hahn’s ghost story from 2004.

■ Warriors: The Prophecies Begin

Erin Hunter, illus. by Natalie Riess. HarperAlley, July

This new, full-color graphic novel adapts Into the Wild and Fire and Ice, the first two volumes of The Prophecies Begin.

■ Warriors: The Rise of Scourge

Erin Hunter, illus. by Bettina M. Kurkoski and Danielle Weires. HarperAlley, Mar.

A new edition of the manga-style adaptation published by Tokyopop in 2008, now rereleased in color.

■ Whatever After: Fairest of All

Sarah Mlynowski, illus. by Anu Chouhan. Graphix, Apr.

A brother and sister are magically transported to the world of fairy tales and bring some surprising new twists to these familiar children’s stories.

■ Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne, adapted by Travis Dandro. Drawn & Quarterly, Apr.

Dandro adapts the classic tale of a boy and his bear, along with a new story by the author.

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Middle Grade Goes Graphic

Much-loved stories get new lives as graphic novels.