In this post, we want to give you a practical tip for kick starting summer reading in young readers - Graphic novels.
Let's start off by busting some myth around graphic novels:
- They are not "just" comic books. If you notice the below list put together by the Association for Library Service to Children, there are several non-fiction titles
- Graphic novels make summer reading fun. By introducing the visual excitement with child-friendly graphics, they add a much needed fun element to summer reading
- You can find rich plots, complex vocabulary (and wordless graphic novels for the reluctant reader) in a graphic novel and they foster a deeper multi-dimensional thinking of connecting the images to thoughts.
With no further delay, allow us to introduce you to the Graphic Novel Reading List put together by the American Association for Library Service to Children for K-8 readers.
For Grades K-2
For Grades 3-5
For Grades 6-8