As my students read through and traded the graphic novels that the librarian picked out for them, I did a little perusing myself. I was truly blown away at the amount of books and the types of books that have been turned into graphic novels. It wasn't until I sat down to do more research for this blog that I realized how big this genre was...and I had NO CLUE it was out there. There are graphic biographies, graphic classics, graphic science, graphic for girls, graphic invention and discovery, graphic history...and the list goes on.
Here are just a few (as in a drop in the bucket) of the graphic novels that I found on available on Amazon. All of these are suggested for the age groups of 6 and up (some are 8 and up). If you have a boy (or a girl-although there seem to be a lot less geared towards girls) who just doesn't enjoy reading, try checking a few of these out. **Please Note: I have not read the majority of these books and do not take responsibility of their content. That responsibility lies with you, the parent, to preview them before your child does!
I thought I'd start with a classic series. I would read these books ALL.THE.TIME as a kid. I don't know why....but I loved them. Apparently they are making a comeback as well. Our library has several different copies. All it took was me saying that I read those books as a kid and my students were pulling them off the shelves. The girls seem to really like them...more than the boys, at least.
Graphic Sport Illustrated Kids
Graphic Muppet...yes, I said it.
Graphic Nancy Dew and Graphic The Hardy Boys
Graphic Boxcar Children
Graphic Novels that would appeal to girls
Graphic Inventions and Discoveries
Graphic Tall Tales
Just a few random ones...I have one of the "Knights of the Lunch Table" series in my class library. The boys seem to like it a lot.
So there you have it!! I could have posted SEVERAL other covers...but I need to save room on my computer for more pictures of my adorable niece!!
**All images are from www.amazon.com