Best Children’s Graphic Novels

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Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier

Written by Jim Ottaviani, Illustrated by Maris Wicks Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier is not your typical read in one-sitting graphic novel. It is loaded with information about the space program and the first women that were astronauts. It is super informative, presented in a fun way, but really dense for a kids graphic …

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Science Comics Skyscrapers, The Heights of Engineering

Written and Illustrated by John Kerschbaum I was prepared to “endure” this graphic novel about the science behind skyscrapers, but ended up truly enjoying it! John Kerschbaum has definitely done his research and strikes a great balance between entertaining and educating in this book. He includes kid-friendly, but not condescending, definitions within the book for …

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Maker Comics: Draw A Comic!

Written and Illustrated by J.P. Coovert This book starts with a warning about using certain supplies and advises kids to use them properly and carefully. It then goes into each step of how to create a comic by starting with squares in which each scene will take place. It also gives them tips for how …

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Hooray for Women!

Written and Illustrated by Marcia Williams Hooray for Women! celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout history, some familiar and some I’d never heard of. Each page is devoted to a different woman and her story is told in graphic novel format. Along the border outside of the panels other facts and info are shared, as …

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Do you Like My Bike?

Hello, Hedgehog! #1 Written and Illustrated by Norm Feuti This book is darling! Easy, simple, and a great read for younger children wanting to read graphic novels. The pictures are great and the story is about the friendship and kindness between Hedgehog and his friend Harry the hamster. Loved it and will definitely look into …

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