I found the graphic novel The Loxelys and the War of 1812 by chance on one of my first trips to the public library. We have recently moved to the Niagara region and I have to admit that my memory of the War of 1812 and its impact on this region is pretty foggy.
This graphic novel is appropriate for children who can deal with issues related to war. It is a great resource for learning about the impact of the war on more than just soldiers. For example, the narrative follows the experience of women and native peoples as well.
You can see an animation of the novel here and a trailer for the book below: