More Graphic Novels Your Kid Should Read

In my last post I wrote about Real Friends and why you should let your kid read graphic novels. In this post I’m giving you a few of my favorites to get you started.

In children’s literature, a graphic novel is defined as “a book written in the style of a comic book… The format is what makes the story a graphic novel, and usually includes text, images, word balloons, sound effects, and panels.” (Source: Scholastic.com Read the full article HERE.)

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The Dark

Laszlo is afraid of the Dark. Laszlo and the Dark somewhat peacefully co-exist. The Dark mostly spent its time in the basement and Laszlo mainly spends his time in the house. Then something happens to change that dynamic and Laszlo must face his fears. 

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Beneath the Ancient Dust

Can anything good come from Afghanistan? As an American who regularly hears negative news about Afghanistan, I wondered what light Beneath the Ancient Dust would shed on what the true Afghanistan is like. I discovered that, like most things, life in Afghanistan is more complex and nuanced than the local news would have us believe. I also discovered that there is much we can learn from the Afghan people about Biblical truth in everyday life. 

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Before We Were Yours

"Before We were Yours" by Lisa Wingate popped up on several of my Facebook reading groups (yes, I belong to several — don’t judge!). So, I did what I usually do in that situation, I put it on hold at the library. Boy, was I shocked to see that I was number 342 in line for the book! A more rational, less stubborn person would have gone out an bought the book, but not me. I settled in for the long wait. My number finally came up and I scooted over to the library before they gave it to someone else.

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The Museum of Hoaxes

Guilty confession time: I am a conspiracy junkie. Not a junkie in the sense of believing the many, many conspiracies out there (although I’m nearly convinced no one ever landed on the moon), more in the sense of enjoying the odd and amusing things people declare to be true beyond the shadow of a doubt. A good conspiracy combines the Knight’s Templar, government cover-ups, and a prediction by Nostradamus. A close relative of the conspiracy is the hoax.

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Everything, Everything

In my quest to stay young, hip, and relevant (H/T Tiger McCluen) I regularly read young adult novels. That, and I just love the YA genre. I know, I know, who am I kidding? I love anything that is in book form. If I was a character on Warehouse 13, I would definitely read the manual. What was I talking about? Oh yes, YA novels. The buzz about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon convinced me to put it on my “to read” list.

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