@ the Library with Mrs. Hincks

October/November 2018

What so Great about Graphic Novels?

Has your early reader been drawn to graphic novels? Graphic novels are stories that are presented in comic book format and printed in a book. Graphic novels are popular among the students at the Lower School, but you may be wondering if it should really count as reading. Do graphic novels count as a "real" book? The answer is yes!

Here are a few things you might not know about graphic novels:

  • Not all graphic novels are about superheroes or have graphic content. Many, such as Bird and Squirrel by James Burks, are full of humor and friendship.
  • While reading graphic novels the reader is forced to slow down in order to pair the text with the images and understand the story completely. A great deal of inferencing in developed.
  • They have a welcoming feeling because of the rich images. With less text on each page, it builds the reader's confidence without taking away from the complex storyline.

If you are interested in learning more here are additional resources that you can visit.

As always please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help!

Thank you,

Mrs. Kelly Hincks

Lower School Librarian


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