Category Archives: Graphic Novels

BIG NATE DESTINED FOR AWESOMENESS

Big Nate is an often misguided 6th grader who readers have gotten to know the past 31 years via the syndicated daily 4-panel cartoon. This year introduced a TV series which has been renewed for another season on Paramount+. And … Continue reading

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APPLE CRUSH

Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese. But when the school year starts, there are more changes in store for her. Jen has to navigate new friends and new … Continue reading

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WINGBEARER

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY This graphic novel takes readers on a fantasy adventure. Just that one sentence will be enough to entice those in grades 3-7. But it’s the story line that won me over. Zuli is extraordinary—she … Continue reading

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TIDESONG

Although I prefer the more traditional way of storytelling, kids often have a preference for graphic novels. For one, they are easy to read. And two, they are visual just like this generation of middle grade readers. When I saw … Continue reading

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KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to read the Sunday comics. Curled up on the couch I’d unfurl the colorful pages and enjoy each comic strip. Many had story lines you had to follow for … Continue reading

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EARTH BOY

A new original graphic novel from the team behind the New York Times bestselling Plants vs. Zombies comics, Paul Tobin and Ron Chan! Benson, young teen boy with dreams of venturing into space and becoming a Galactic Ranger, is given … Continue reading

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FAKE BLOOD

AJ has a big problem a lot of kids go through about the time sixth grade and middle school rolls around. His classmates are getting taller and spreading the news about their big summer adventures. That is, everyone except AJ … Continue reading

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THE SNOW QUEEN—A GRAPHIC NOVEL

Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Snow Queen in 1844. It is a beloved tale, perhaps not know to modern day middle graders.  A nice two-page introduction sets up the story and from there it takes off. The remaining pages are … Continue reading

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