Have a reluctant reader at home? This doesn’t have to be the case. In over ten years of experience as a reading teacher, I have found that part of the problem with kids who don’t like to read is simply because they haven’t found a great book that speaks to them—yet.
My biggest suggestion to worried parents? Introduce your child to graphic novels. Since the genre is so different than many of the books they have previous experience with, they are eager to try something new and exciting.
Here are my top graphic novel pics:
Comic Squad: Recess—Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett Kroscoczka
This collection of hilarious stories about recess includes writings from the funniest writers of graphic novels.
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash—Frank Cammuso
Join Salem the witch when she goes to her first birthday party…and laugh at the chaos that ensues!
Tippy and the Night Parade—Lilli Carre
Tippy wakes up to some crazy happenings after falling asleep. Read about her fun nocturnal journey!
Hilda and the Black Hound—Luke Pearson
Follow Hilda and her dog Twig on many different adventures—spooky, funny, exciting—and everything in between!
Be sure to check out our traditional book picks as well!