A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love

Front Cover
Krause Publications, May 31, 2012 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
5 Reviews

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
--Author Emilie Buchwald

Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child.

Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful.

Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

A Parentís Guide to the Best Kidsí Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love

User Review  - Sue White - Book Verdict

Librarians and bloggers for School Library Journalís Good Comics for Kids, Robins and Wildsmith share detailed information on 100 core graphic novels for KĖ12, plus 750 readalikes. This is a first-of ... Read full review

Review: A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

Such a useful guide, especially with the proliferation of great graphic novels for younger readers. Search by grade level or genre. Includes cover images and page images of 100 kids' comics, plus 750 ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
4
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
6
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
8
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
10
PREK1
12
23
45
45
86
68
146
TITLE INFORMATION
208
FOR PARENTS TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS
252
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Scott Robins is a librarian at the Toronto Public Library and an advocate for children's graphic novels. He is a contributing blogger for Good Comics for Kids via School Library Journal.com, and is the children's programming director for the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He has also served on the graphic novel selection committee for the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens in 2010 and 2011 and was a jury member of the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards in the "Comics for Kids" category.

Snow Wildsmith has served on committees for the American Library Association and Young Adult Library Services Association. She reviews graphic novels for Booklist, ICv2.com, Good Comics for Kids and Robin Brenner's No Flying No Tights. She also writes booktalks and creates recommended reading lists for Ebsco's NoveList database. McFarland will publish her first books for teens, a nonfiction series on joining the military, in 2012.

Bibliographic information