Browsing Category : Graphic Novels

Superheroes Are Human Too


Today I have a clever book that reminds us that superheroes are human too.  They can have the same problems as your average kid and while they may have the swagger of a someone invincible, they can make mistakes just like the best of us. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so…

Favorite Graphic Novel This Year


Today I have my favorite graphic novel this year.  This one is really good and deftly handles a topic that many struggle with or don’t write about at all – being one of only a handful of kids of color in a school. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

New Series from the Creator of Big Nate


Today I have a new series from the creator of Big Nate.  My boys devoured all the Big Nate books when they were younger, so I was so excited to see a new series from this very clever author/illustrator.  He has certainly added another quick-witted entrant into the illustrated novel category! Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Middle School Crush


Today I have a book about a middle school crush.  This third book in the Berrybrook Middle School series focuses on a large but gentle giant who has been quite centered until he meets his biggest foe, a cute girl from the drama department!  Suddenly he isn’t quite sure what to do! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

Graphic Novel to Remind Kids of Summer


Today I have a graphic novel to remind kids of summer.  Now is about the time they are looking back nostalgically at those three months of freedom.  This book will remind them of the good times, but also some of the struggles that summer brings with it.  Friendships can be tested and boredom can set it which are all things kids…

Innovative World War II Book for Kids


Today I have an innovative World War II book for kids.  This book is really like nothing I have read before.  Artwork and text are comingled making the story come alive.  It is about a German theologian who worked from inside the German regime to try and take Hitler down.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer walked a tricky line, but his absolute belief in…

Compelling Graphic Novel


Today I have a compelling graphic novel that does not sugar coat the trauma wrought on families who have a member who is an addict.   This is a true story and will serve as a way for kids to develop empathy for others who face similar difficulties.  It also reminds us that families are complicated and loving and tough…

Silliness Abounds in This Whodunit


Silliness abounds in this whodunit!  The author takes us back to when he was a kid and the Queen of England enlisted him to find some missing jewels.  Really it was all in a days work for this talented author who was actually able to pass himself off as a small adult.  Will wonders never cease! Don’t forget to follow…

What Camp Is Really Like


Today I have a book that shares what camp is really like.  This one hit home for me.  My mom sent me off to camp on my own for several summers, and while I didn’t share all the same experiences as Vera, that feeling of trying to fit in is very real.   In the end, camp is usually a…

History Can Be Fun


Today I have a book that shows kids that history can be fun!  I have always said that I think history textbooks should be written in graphic novel format.  Our past is really a story of how we got to our present-day circumstances.  Bringing that story to life with an arc, a graphic component and humor will make it more…