All the Glory, Less Text
- What: Graphic Novels for Bigger Kids
- When: 7 to 12 years
- Why: Illustrated, entertaining, affordable
- Where: Amazon
Do your kids love graphic novels? Have they moved beyond the beginner novels and crave more adventure, bigger characters, and more complex stories? If so, check out the following graphic novels for kids.
5 Worlds: In this five book series, three kids tackle adventures to save their worlds. With each novel focusing on one of the five worlds, the books feature the same three main characters in all the stories. Each character has their own motivations and issues to overcome, so this fantastical series will keep kids entertained until the very end.
Hamster Princess: Meet Princess Harriet. Unlike most princesses, this rodent royalty enjoys swordfighting and fractions among other things. Her exploits take her far and near to save other creatures, meet out justice, and find her place in the world.
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: My son cannot get enough of these historical graphic novels. Each one covers a different time period from history, from the Revolutionary War to World War II. The main narrators remain the same, and the books break down complex events into chunks kids not only understand but love.
Sisters: This novel captures the essence of siblings with its tales of two sisters and their younger brother on a road trip. Kids will relate to the rivalry that happens over who gets what seat, and other mundane things perfectly illustrated in this graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: All three of my kids, ages six, nine, and ten, love this series about middle schooler Greg Heffley. With frequent illustrations and lots of titles to choose from, kids can’t get enough of the antics of Greg, his older and younger brother, and his best friend Rowley.
Dragonbreath: In these hybrid graphic novels, Danny the Dragon can’t breathe fire, but he still finds plenty of adventure. With easy to read vocabulary and a snarky sense of humor fit for almost any age, these books will delight readers.
The Baby-Sitters Club: The classic novels from the 90’s have been restructured into graphic novel format, making them even more appealing. Meet Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, who form the Baby-Sitters Club. Each book is told from the perspective of one of the main characters, and chronicles both the antics of young children under the watchful eye of sitters and the trials and tribulations of girls in their middle school years.
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