Getting Graphic!: Comics for Kids

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Linworth Pub., 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 84 pages
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Finally--a resource for selecting graphic novels at the elementary level "Getting Graphic Comics for Kids" is the first comprehensive listing of graphic novels specifically targeted for the elementary reader. This handy resource includes annotated bibliographies of graphic novels for kids 6-12, all carefully reviewed by Michele Gorman, one of today's leading authorities on graphic novels in the library world. No more worrying whether the graphic novel content is appropriate for young readers. Now, there is a book you can trust to help you develop a quality, age-appropriate graphic novel collection for young readers, including fiction, nonfiction, and manga. It also contains more than 15 pages from some of the most popular comics for kids today, helping librarians and teachers understand the appeal of this popular format.You'll alsofind a foreword by Jeff Smith, renowned creator of the "Bone" graphic novel series, as well as original cover art featuring cartoonist Jimmy Gownley's adorable cast of characters from his outstanding "Amelia Rules " series. This is a must have for elementary school librarians, public librarians, elementary teachers, and administrators."

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In the rush to convince everyone that "comics aren't just for kids," K-12 level graphic novels seemed to drop off industry radar. Then publishers woke up. Kids reading comics grow into teens and ... Read full review

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Contents

Superheroes
4
The Courageous Princess
11
Lions Tigers and Bears Volume
18
Copyright

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Michele Gorman is the best-selling author of Single in the City and Misfortune Cookie. She also writes commercial fiction (historical, young adult) under the pen name Jamie Scott. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 15 years. If you'd like her to inscribe a paperback for yourself or as a gift, just pop a request through her website (http: //michelegorman.co.uk/Bookplates.html) and she'll send a bookplate to you to stick into the front of the book. Michele spends way too much time on twitter and facebook and would be thrilled for readers to join her there. So follow @expatdiaries on twitter, send a friend request on www.facebook.com/michele.gorman3 or visit her website at www.michelegorman.co.uk.

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