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. And for kids who get nervous about sounding out words and reading correctly, graphic novels are perfect for them because of the emphasis on the pictures. After all, reading images is a VERY important reading skill. Trust me on this one–I’m a Reading Specialist! Here are my recommendations of graphic novels for early readers:
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Kids love “Captain Underpants?” Then they will love reading the comic that George and Harold created in their treehouse.
This collection of hilarious stories about recess includes writings from the funniest writers of graphic novels.
Join Salem the witch when she goes to her first birthday party…and laugh at the chaos that ensues!
Tippy wakes up to some crazy happenings after falling asleep. Read about her fun nocturnal journey!
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!