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Graphic Novels are for Everyone

Reading a variety of books, genres, topics and different authors is always a goal of parents and educators. You may be skeptical about graphic novels. Maybe your mindset goes to only the comic strips that appear in newspapers. However, graphic novels come in all reading levels and use images and written words to keep the story moving forward. Graphic novels may tempt others who aren’t excited to read or feel a longer novel is too daunting. Graphic novels come in a whole array of topics and genres.


We have rounded up 10 of our favorites for Elementary and Middle School ages


1- New Kid by Jerry Craft: This Newbery award winning book is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. His newest book is Class Act.


2-Real Friends by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham: All about friends and standing up against bullying. This is a great graphic novel to introduce kids into Shannon Hale's other novels.


3- Narwhal and Jelly Books by Ben Clanton: Silly stories about two friends. These are for a younger audience, but are funny enough for all ages to enjoy.


4- The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell: All about imagination and thinking outside of the norm. Where kids transform cardboard boxes into anything they can dream of.


5- Amulet Book Series by Kazu Kibuishi: Fantasy fans will love this series.


6- Smile, Sisters and Guts by Raina Telgemeier: Middle school content that is well drawn and written about getting through tough times.


7- Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke: Jack and the Beanstalk takes a modern twist in this series.


8-Dogman and CatKid by Dav Pilkey: Lovers of Dogman will pick up CatKid since it's by the same author. Dav Pilkey introduces kids to stories within the story by utilizing humor and drama.


9- Dragon Kingdom by Jordan Quin- by the same author of Kingdom of Wrenly- dragons and kingdoms!


10- HiLo by Judd Winick: Provides action and adventure in this graphic novel series set.


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