If you have a struggling or reluctant reader, they might enjoy a comic book or a graphic novel. While these tend to have a lot of colorful pictures, many readers (young and older) find them to be a lot of fun to read. Here are some you can find in our library. For a longer list of titles, visit http://www.bookriot.com.
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Breaking Cat News – Georgia Dunn
Cynical, no-nonsense Elvis and shy, sweet, sensitive Puck, are the reporter kitties in the field, while the adventurous Lupin serves as anchor cat. Together they break headlines on the food bowl, new plants, mysterious red dots, strange cats in the yard, and all the daily happenings in their home.
The Complete Peanuts: 1950-1952 – Charles Schultz
A collection of Peanuts comics published in newspapers from 1950-1952.
American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
Three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.
Binky the Space Cat – Ashley Spires
Binky is a space cat – at least in his own mind. He’s really a house cat who has never left the family “space station.” Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs).
Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson
A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart
Phoebe and Her Unicorn – Dana Simpson
Come along for the unicorn ride with Phoebe, as she deals with the usual burdens of childhood and also some unusual ones. Can a precocious little girl and a self-absorbed mythical forest creature find common ground? Indeed they can, and that’s how Phoebe and her unicorn unfold!
Hilda and the Midnight Giant – Luke Pearson
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis.
The Essential Calvin & Hobbes – Bill Watterson
An over-size anthology-type book including an original 16-page story and color Sunday cartoons.