List of Graphic Novels for Kids
What are graphic novels?
Graphic novels are stories written and illustrated in a comic-like style. They tend to be fictional stories (although they can be non-fiction, too) with short blurbs of texts and lots of illustrations. These kinds of books can be a great tool for building reading skills and growing a love for reading.
What age range are graphic novels for?
There are graphic novels for any reading level! The earliest recommended age in the links of this post is 5 years old.
Why are graphic novels such a great tool?
- Engaging: Because of the illustrations and action/story within a graphic novel, many kids may find graphic novels more intriguing. This kind of book may be especially helpful for reluctant/struggling readers.
- Easy-to-understand: The plotlines of graphic novels tend to be easy to follow and the short blurbs of text are easier for readers to digest. The illustrations also serve a huge role in helping aid students' comprehension. If an unfamiliar word is in the story, the context of the illustrations help kids understand its meaning.
- Various genres: There are graphic novels about aliens, animals, middle-school life, robots, and much much more. Some graphic novels only have pictures, which may be helpful for early readers.
List of Graphic Novels for kids:
What are the books in the image?
New Kid by Jerry Craft (recipient of the John Newberry Medal, ages 8-12)
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (10-part series, ages 7-10)
Little Robot (ages 5-9)
Diana: Princess of the Amazons (ages 6-10)
*Remember that you can check your local library catalog to see if it has graphic novels, too!