Big Nate: From the Top by Lincoln Peirce is a fun and witty graphic novel about a boy named Nate and his many adventures at school and home. This book reminds me a lot of Calvin and Hobbes so if you are fond of them, this book is a great choice for you. Children at my library are constantly asking if we have any Big Nate book in and usually they are always all checked out.
Nate has a clever, fast working mind as well as a mouth that is always getting him into trouble. He finds a way to exhaust all of his teachers and practically lives in detention. Even though he is a handful, Nate is a lovable character that adults and children alike will love. The writing is also fantastic, included wonderful pop-culture references and humorous jargon that make the characters feel real.