Category Archives: Kids – Graphic Novels

Kids’ Book Pick: Class Pet Squad: Journey to the Center of Town by Dan Yaccarino

Class Pet Squad: Journey to the Center of Town by Dan Yaccarino is my children’s book pick for the month. It is fun, goofy, and full of adventure. This book is great for kids who have enjoyed Traction Man meets Turbodog, Mutant rat attack!, Captain Underpants, Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, and Squish. What I loved about this book was that it was a chapter book with lots of colorful images. Each page includes silly drawings that help move the story forward. It is a great book for visual learners and kids who are looking to develop literacy and reading comprehension skills.

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Don’t-Miss List: Great Graphic Novels of 2016

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2016 may just be the year that the acceptance of graphic novels skyrocketed, with an explosion of new titles and new series installments. It’s official–graphic novels are fun to read, highly creative, and a great way to support literacy, foster a love of books, and expand your horizons! Read on for age-specific lists of 2016 graphic novels.

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Meet Dog Man, Literary Character for the Ages

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Love him or barely tolerate him, Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants has been one of the most successful children’s book characters of the past several years.  Last month saw the release of a spin-off of the highly popular series, this time focusing on a character known affectionately as Dog Man.

So just who is Dog Man?  A half-cop, half-dog mix with a penchant for potty jokes, crime fighting and immature humor.  These qualities are sure to make him a hit with fans of the genre.  To check out Dog Man for yourself, place a hold here.

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books with Your Kid

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Comic books can be exciting, rewarding reading material for young readers. But for parents who didn’t grow up reading X-Men or going to Comic Con, they can seem confusing and intimidating. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and I’ve had more than one parent ask me, “But how do you READ THEM? Do I go panel to panel? Do I have to read the sound effects out loud? I don’t get it.” And that’s a normal reaction. Continue reading Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books with Your Kid

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

For many of us, compiling a list of our favorite children’s books wouldn’t be complete without one or two titles from Dr. Seuss.  While he is arguably the most well-loved children’s author of the past century, you may not know that he spent two years during World War II as an editorial cartoonist.

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