Browsing Category : Graphic Novels

Get Kids Educated on the Election Process


With the election so near (and yet feeling so far away!) I want to share a fun book to get kids educated on the election process.  It is fiction, but brings in so many elements of tailoring your message to your audience, and targeting certain blocks of voters that kids will get quite a lesson on  what is going on this election…

Illustrated Early Chapter Book


I love it when authors use all their tools to get early readers engaged.  Creating an illustrated early chapter book is a nice way to take some of the pressure off the leap up from those simple early reader books.  Illustrated novels are much less intimidating for kids and allow them to use the pictures as a guide in the story.…

Getting Through Middle School


I like an illustrated/graphic novel with a female main character focused on getting through middle school.  So many times these books have boys at the helm and it is refreshing to have one where the ladies are at the forefront.  However, just like its male counterparts, this book can be enjoyed by both genders since many of the issues relate to growing up…

Escape Into a Great Early Reader


If you read my blog regularly, you know how militant I am about getting great early readers into the hands of kids.  I have been a Cybils early reader judge for two years because I think this is such an important time to hook these kids in to books.  If they love to read when they are young, their skills develop…

A New Book from the Author of Smile


It is always big news in our house when a new book from the author of Smile, Raina Telgemeier comes out.  When I got back with a copy from Book Expo America it was the first story that my daughter dug out of a box filled with many impressive titles.  While this book may be a little more somber than her…

A New Series from the Creator of Captain Underpants


There is a new series from the creator of Captain Underpants, and I couldn’t be more pleased.   I had the opportunity to hear Dav Pilkey speak a few months back, and his desire to get kids to love reading is his mission.  He suffers from dyslexia and so he is writing books that will engage his younger self.  A…

Best Graphic Novel Series for Kids


My favorite graphic novelist/historian has a new installment to his very popular series Nathan Hale’s Hazerdous Tales.  If you are unfamiliar with these books, Nathan Hale takes actual events from the past and the individuals who participated in them and crafts a historically accurate story with dialogue that is funny, gag filled and incredibly clever.  The phrases uttered may be…

Great Graphic Novel for Girls


Fun graphic novel alert!  This is one I couldn’t put down.  It deftly handles the tricky aspects of middle school and shows kids they are not alone. Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you won’t miss a book that will have your middle school daughter nodding with a knowing understanding.…