Why Graphic Novels are Great for Reading!
Graphic novels give the brain more of a workout per sentence than any other type of media, including conventional books.
School Library Journal
I recently discovered graphic novels from my 8-year-old son who loves them. Together, we’ve been haunting the graphic novel section of the library. I had no idea there were so many great graphic novels for young readers, including books for girls! I’m excited to be joining a group of great educational bloggers on an ABC series of posts. Mine will be on graphic novels but everyone has a different topic. Please check out the great posts. I have the list below.
Day 1: ABCs of Graphic Novels, A-E
Day 2: ABCs of Graphic Novels, F-J
Day 3: ABCs of Graphic Novels, K-O
Day 4: ABCs of Graphic Novels: P-T
Day 5: ABCs of Graphic Novels: U-Z
A is for animal graphic novels especially when they have BIG personalities. Sidekicks is by Disney animator Dan XX in which an aging Super Hero (with a peanut allergy) needs a sidekick to help out and his pets are vying for the position. Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks is the graphic novel version of Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems.
B is for Benny and Penny graphic novels for preschoolers. Benny is the big brother to his little sister Penny. Mice have never been so charming! Winner of Geisel Award too which recognizes best books for young readers and typically goes to an easy reader! B is also for Binky the Space Cat.
D is for Diary of Wimpy Kid that launched a new genre of hybrid graphic novel/chapter books and convinced reluctant readers everywhere that it’s fun to read.
E is for Graphic Novels are for EVERYONE! They are fun to read and help to build reading comprehension because you have to draw contextual meaning from words and images.
More great posts from the Kid Bloggers Network on THE ABC’S OF…
- Books for Preschoolers from Mommy and Me Book Club
- Building a Home Library from Ready Set Read!
- Early Language Learning from Playting with Words 365
- Early Literacy from Playdough to Plato
- Exploring Books from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Graphic Novels from Pragmatic Mom
- Learning to Read Through Play from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Learning to Write from NurtureStore
- Reading Comprehension for Pre K-Grade 1 from The Wise Owl Factory
- Storytelling from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
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