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Graphic novels are becoming very popular among readers of all ages. Check out these links to find graphic representations ranging from phonics instruction to classic novels.

First there was the book.

Then there came the film. Or sometimes, there is the comic book, and then there is the film. Case in point: "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," this summer's runaway sensation based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O'Malley. In honor of "Scott Pilgrim," we published the "7 Best Graphic Novel to Film Adaptations" slide show last week. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done Stephan Pastis Candlewick 9780763660512 On sale now “When you lose hope, find it.”

—Timmy Failure He doesn’t like to pull rank. As Comic-Con season lands, it brings to mind the excellent new crop of kids and teen graphic novels we’ve had the opportunity to review so far this year.

Here, we present seven of 2012’s top graphic novels to date. Check out our list of adult top graphic novels for 2012. The Captive Prince Continue reading > Scott Chantler Three fugitives and a bookish young prince repeatedly rescue one another in the latest episode of this particularly adventuresome graphic-novel series. Benny and Penny in Lights Out Geoffrey Hayes It’s bedtime for the mouseling brother and sister—but not before plenty of horsing around and a deliciously scary expedition into the backyard.

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes. It's August 1976 and 10 year old Sunny is looking forward to going to the shore for two weeks with her family mom, dad, older brother Dale and baby brother Teddy - and her best friend.

Instead, she finds herself winging her way to Florida to stay with her grandfather for two weeks. At first, Sunny thought it might be fun, maybe even a trip to Disney World was a possibility, but she soon realizes that life in a retirement community is, well, not what she had hoped for. Instead, she finds herself going to the post office, the supermarket, the golf course with her grandfather. Luckily, she meets a boy her age named Buzz, who's totally into comic books and superheroes. The two become friends and are soon earning comic book money by retrieving golf balls from gold course water hazards and getting a nickel for each one from the guy in the pro shop. Interspersed in Sunny's present are flashbacks that begin in September 1975.

Thank you to my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook friends for helping me with this strong girl characters graphic novel list.

With graphic novels skewing for a male audience, it’s nice to find girl characters that inspire and entertain, and with a range of personalities. Some of these mighty girls seem to have superhero powers; other are just plain fearless. 7 Sep Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear: Loony Long Vowels Written by Kevin Bolger Illustrations by Ben Hodson40 pages – ages 4+ Published by HarperCollins on June 23, 2015 Gran on a Fan: Silly Short Vowels Written by Kevin Bolger Illustrations by Ben Hodson40 pages – ages 4+ Published by HarperCollins on June 23, 2015 Synopsis- Do you have trouble with your vowel sounds?

Do you like to read funny comics? Do you like grandmothers swinging from fans? What I Thought- These are great books. I give this series five out of five bookworms! Must Read Graphic Novels for Kids. Late last year, I featured some of my favorite graphic novels aimed at children 12 and under from the New York Public Library's collection.

The list proved so popular I even made a sequel. Many people have asked me for a list of updated titles, so I have featured five of my new favorite comic titles that were published this year. A few of these selections are even featured in the Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013, an annual list produced by NYPL librarians that work with children.

Check out that list for even more graphic novel titles. Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell Being scary is hard. The unlikely trio make their way to visit a "successful" monster, the terrifying Tentaculor. The Silver Six by A.J. In the near-distant future, young Phoebe is attempting to make a go of it on her own. Bluffton: My Summer With Buster Keaton by Matt Phelen Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNepal One of the worst things that can happen in a young boy's life is losing his best friend. Great Graphic Novels for Kids. Tl;dr Here's the list.And here's a no frills printable list.

Great Graphic Novels for Kids

Just titles, authors, and ISBNs. For a couple years now I've wanted to do this list. Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists Get age-appropriate ideas and inspiration for every interest: Poll Did this specific Top Picks list help you decide to do any of the following?

Let your child watch/play/read/listen to a particular media title. Comic Relief: Thirty-nine graphic novels that kids can’t resist. By Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Kate Dacey, Esther Keller, Scott Robins, Eva Volin, and Snow Wildsmith, 7/1/2011 Welcome to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Comic Relief: Thirty-nine graphic novels that kids can’t resist

And what better way for kids to while away the hours than with comics? Let’s face it, comics are flat-out fun, and with their fabulous stories, colorful characters, and wacky humor, even reluctant readers find them tough to resist. In recent years, comics have become bigger than ever. Graphic novels are exploding in popularity, and there's good reason behind this phenomenon. This sometimes misunderstood type of book is a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format - different from book-length collections of comic strips or wordless picture books. Graphic novels are great for "reluctant readers" and kids just learning to read. They're generally fast paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children's vocabularies.