Browsing Category : Graphic Novels

Nathan Hale’s Latest Adventure


Today I have Nathan Hale’s latest adventure.  What do you do next when you have an immensely popular graphic novel series based on great moments in history? Why create a post apocalyptic fantasy where the world is inhabited by aliens of course.  This is a departure for the author but a sucessful story into a new genre of graphic novel.…

Empowering Graphic Novel for Girls


Today I am reposting a review I did for an empowering graphic novel for girls.  This book won a well deserved Newbery Honor and helps make the case that graphic novels are a noteworthy form of literature for kids.  I love books that show that girls can be fierce and tenacious. This was the author’s debut graphic novel and she…

New Installment to the Babysitters Club Graphic Novel Series


There is a new installment to the Babysitters Club Graphic Novel series.  The current illustrator, Gale Galligan will be taking over for Raina Telgemeier and she looks to be a wonderful addition to keep this graphic novel adaptation going.  You can read an excerpt from her new book here, but sadly readers will have to wait until September for the actual novel…

Book for Kids Who Love Illustrated Novels


My nephew loves most illustrated novels in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates.  As his book loving aunt, I must come up with a winning book related Christmas gift for the season.   This year I am going with The 13-Story Treehouse series.  It is funny, full of ridiculous antics and plenty of hysterical pictures.  A…

New Graphic Novel Series


I always love it when a new graphic novel series comes out, and this one from the author of Zita Space Girl is an adventure filled new addition to the category.  Graphic novels have become a rich environment for storytelling that challenge both traditional readers as well as visual learners.  These are not your parents comic books! Don’t forget to…

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…