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STEM Graphic Novels and Comic Books: Series

Guide to help students and librarians find STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) graphic novels, manga and comics

STEM Resources

This LibGuide is designed to help students and librarians locate graphic novel resources to support the STEM (Science, Technoloy, Engineering, and Math) subjects.

Graphic Novel Series

  • Basher Books
  • The Cartoon Guide To...
  • Disasters in History
  • Graphic Adventures: The Human Body
  • Graphic Forensic Science
  • Inventions and Discovery
  • Jay Hosler
  • Jim Ottaviani
  • The Magic School Bus
  • Mandrill Mountain Math Mysteries
  • Manga Math Mysteries
  • The Manga Guide To...
  • Max Axiom, super scientist
  • Medikidz
  • Monster Science

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Graphic Novels and Comics

Below, you will find series of titles, above you will find groupings by subject areas.  If the book is owned by IU Southeast, the call number and location are included (CULAB is the Curriculum Materials Center, LB330 and STACKS are the circulating books on the third floor shelves.)

Basher Books

Basher Books, Basher Basics, Basher Science, Kingfisher Publishing

Elementary and up

The Cartoon Guide To...

By cartoonist Larry Gonick

Published by William Morrow, HarperResource, Harper Perennial, CollinsReference, Collins, Harper Collins.

Middle School, High School, College

Disasters in History

Graphic Library, Capstone Press

Middle School

Graphic Adventures: The Human Body Series

Graphic Forensic Science

Introducing... Graphic Guides

Icon Books

High School, College

Inventions and Discovery

Graphic Library, Capstone Press

Middle School

Jay Hosler, Biologist and Entomologist

Jay Hosler, Professor, Junaita College

High School, College


Jim Ottaviani, Nuclear Scientist and Librarian

Written by Jim Ottaviani, G.T. Labs (and other publishers)

High School and Up

Max Axiom, Super Scientist

Published by Capstone Press, Graphic Library, Graphic Science.

Middle School. (Spanish editions also available.)


Mandrill Mountain Math Mysteries

Windmill Books

Manga Math Mysteries

Graphic Universe

The Manga Guide To...

Published by Ohmsha and No Starch Press, 2009-2012.

High School and College. (Electronic Books also available.)

The Magic School Bus

Published by Scholastic, Inc.



Middle School, High School

Monster Science

Graphic Library, Capstone Press

Capitalizes on middle schoolers' fascination with all things zombie, vampire, and monster, this series introduces science concepts.



"Howtoons are instructional comics that teach kids how to build projects and toys using everyday household goods.

Howtoons was created in 2004, by Saul Griffith, Joost Bonsen, artist Nick Dragotta, and toy deisgner Ingrid Dragotta."