Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Graphic Novels for Kids 7 - 12 Years Old

A request from an elementary school generated this list. They were looking for 5 or 10 graphic novel format titles to add to their existing collection of Bone, Babymouse, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys. They wanted suggestions that would appeal to both boys and girls, ages 7 - 12, and did not want to purchase manga.

Rapunzel’s Revenge. Shannon & Dean Hale. Grade 4 – up
Robot Dreams. Sara Varon. Grade 3 – up
Owly. (Series; they can be read in any order.) Andy Runton. Grade 1 – up
Clouds Above. Jordan Crane. Grade 2 – 5
The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea. Anne Sibley O’Brien. Grade 4 – 8
Pinky and Stinky. James Kochalka. Grade 3 – up
Sardine in Outer Space. (Series; they can be read in any order.) Emmanuel Guibert. Grade 3 – 7
Jellaby. Kean Soo. Grade 3 – 7
The Stonekeeper. (Book 1 of the Amulet series). Kazu Kibuishi. Grade 4 – 8

For beginning readers, look at the Toon Books imprint. Try:

Benny and Penny: Just Pretend. Geoffrey Hayes. Grade 1 – 2
Otto’s Orange Day. Jay Lynch. Grade 1 – 2

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