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

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"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 ...

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Overview

"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.

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Librarians and bloggers for School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids, Robins and Wildsmith share detailed information on 100 core graphic novels for K-12, plus 750 readalikes. This is a first-of-its-kind book for parents, specifically, and so it's organized by age group, contains educational tie-ins and caveats, and reproduces generously sized full-color pages to convince those "they're not real books!" snarkmeisters that comics provide appealing and useful content as well as actual words to read and literacy benefits. There's even a short section about graphic novels on parenting, like Bunny Drop. Every comics-loving librarian will notice favorite titles and series missing, but this isn't a book for librarians or educators, even though there's a short bibliography for these two groups. For families, this will work just great as a core list, although I would wish for more titles with prominent characters of color. VERDICT This necessary guidebook for parents belongs in all public libraries; buy an extra for readers' advisory. Note that librarians and educators must augment kid-ages graphic novel selection through a wider range of sources that include, for example, more titles with nonfiction content and literary adaptations.—M.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440229947
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,440,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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