Praise for Ghosts

WINNER: Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids, 2017

A USA Today Bestseller

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

An Indie Bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Best book of 2016

A Little Maverick 2017 pick


★ “Telgemeier has her finger on the pulse of middle-grade readers, and this might be her best yet.”
– Booklist, starred review
★ “Telgemeier’s bold colors, superior visual storytelling, and unusual subject matter will keep readers emotionally engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “A can’t-miss addition to middle grade graphic novel shelves; hand to fans of the author and newcomers alike.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

★ “The story is consistently engaging, the plot is tightly built.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Raina Telgemeier’s characters fizz with visual energy..”
— The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Smile

WINNER: Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience, 2011

FINALIST: Children’s Choice Book Award, 2011

ALA Notable Children’s Book, 2011

HONOR BOOK: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, 2010

Kirkus Best Book of 2010

New York Times Editors’ Choice, 2010


“It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it.”
— New York Times Book Review

“An utterly charming graphic memoir of tooth trauma, first crushes and fickle friends, sweetly reminiscent of Judy Blume’s work…Irresistible, funny and touching – a must read for all teenage girls, whether en-braced or not.”
— KIRKUS Reviews

“A charming addition to the body of young adult literature that focuses on the trials and tribulations of the slightly nerdy girl…This book should appeal to tweens looking for a story that reflects their fears and experiences and gives them hope that things get easier.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Telgemeier’s storytelling and full-color cartoony images form a story that will cheer and inspire any middle-schooler dealing with orthodontia.”
— Booklist

“Telgemeier’s book is an excellent addition to middle school literature.”
— School Library Journal

“Raina…shares her ordeal with orthodontics, appearance, ridicule and pain with warmth, dignity and insightful humor. This book belongs in every school and on every family bookshelf. You don’t need to have had braces to appreciate the message in this graphic novel. I so enjoyed reading it, I couldn’t put it down.”
— Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse

“I’ve been writing about teen girls for 25 years and have never come close to what Raina has so magically captured in her funny, sad, inspiring and touching story. I guess I should have had more dental work.”
— Greg Evans, creator of Luann


Praise for Sisters

WINNER: Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, 2015

A USA Today Bestseller

A New York Times Editors Choice

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

An Indie Bestseller


★ “A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with.”
– KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
★ “Alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny…Telgemeier’s visual storytelling skills are well-honed, and readers will be left wishing for more.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
★ “Profoundly familiar…a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold.”
— BOOKLIST, starred review
★ “Utterly relatable for anyone with siblings…a must-have.”
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

Praise for Drama

A Stonewall Honor Book

Harvey Award Nominee

NPR: 5 Great Summer Reads for Teens

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012

A Washington Post Best Book of 2012

New York Times Editors’ Choice

Booklist Editors’ Choice

NPR: Graphic Novels that Flew Under the Radar

New York Public Library’s 100 Titles For Reading and Sharing

School Library Journal Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012

★ "The author follows up her award-winning graphic novel Smile with another dead-on look at the confusing world of middle school, sweetly capturing all the drama swirling around the school production. . . . Should be eagerly devoured by her many fans."
— Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!"
— Kirkus, starred review

★ "In this realistic and sympathetic story, feelings and thoughts leap off the page, revealing Telgemeier’s keen eye for young teen life."
— Booklist, starred review

★ "An entertaining and enlightening read."
— School Library Journal, starred review

"Telgemeier draws up-by-their-book-bags characters who value hard work and seize a chance that has nothing to do with looks or even with love. . . . The better Telgemeier’s books sell, the less hand-wringing to do over the next generation. If this is what the youth of America are into, the kids are all right."
— New York Times Book Review

"Hilarious. . . . Telgemeier’s graphic artist skills make this novel a pleasure to read and re-read."
— Horn Book

"Raina Telgemeier delivers a star turn with her graphic novel follow-up to Smile, with this tale of Callie and her middle-grade drama (double entendre intended). Encore!"
—Shelf Awareness


Praise for The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels

“Comics artist Telgemeier’s clean-lined art . . . nicely differentiates the four personable seventh-graders who parlay their babysitting experience into a business. The story has been effectively trimmed to accommodate the format (Kristy’s actions and feelings are the focus), but there’s still plenty of content, comedy, action, and emotion — in both the text and the art — as the kids cope with feisty toddlers and personal problems and fight with and help one another, while modeling right behavior and the ups and downs of friendship.”
— Booklist
“The graphic adaptation of the hugely popular series has as much heart as the original. The . . . cartoons capture each character’s personality; the facial expressions say a lot. Each girl has her own style. The outfits have been updated but the skirts haven’t gotten shorter. A solid purchase for both school and public libraries.”
— School Library Journal
“Martin and Telgemeier have created an endearing graphic novel for young readers. Telgemeier’s . . . art is a perfect complement to Martin’s writing, forming a smooth synthesis for readers. This family-friendly volume should be a hit with ‘tween audiences and will even reach teens with its heavy nostalgia value.”
“Telgemeier’s . . . illustrations are crisp and clear, while concise narrative passages keep the focus on the dialogue and action. Here and there, a wordless panel conveys much more than a simple description; if a picture is worth a thousand words, then the portrait of Louie the collie after the day-camp kids “make him look beautiful” must be worth a chapter or two alone.”
— School Library Journal
"The artist adds abundant energy to the pages and, largely through amusingly exaggerated facial expressions, ably captures each character's personality." 
— Publishers Weekly
“I highly recommend this book.”
— Children’s Literature
“Telgemeier . . . creates characters who are expressive, endearing, and do a great job expressing the gawkiness of those tween and teen years.”
— Voice of Youth Activists
“This book’s a lovely portrait of how friendship develops. It’s the details that make it a solid read, like an apology letter taking several drafts with different tones, instead of being right the first time through.”
— Comics Worth Reading

"Crisp and spot on." 
— Booklist

"Unique and original."