Graphic Novel Suggestions for 8 Year Old
My 8 year old daughter LOVES Graphic Novels and I would love to hear more suggestions.
She already finished Smile, Sisters, and El Deafo
I am ordering @Jake-Parker Missile Mouse and brought Skyheart through his Kickstarter. She is so flipping excited for Skyheart!!
Any others I should add to her summer reading list. Besides the awesome artwork and stories, I think she loves them so much because she can read them quickly and feels accomplished having read them in a day or two. She is two years ahead reading grade level wise and just finished 3rd grade.
I don't know anything much about graphic novels for kids, but my 5 year old did pick one out in the library called The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. She loved it and pretended to be Margo for a couple of weeks after. It's about a kid who's a "monster mediator". She solves problems between kids and monsters and there's this whole monster community in her city that she's really comfortable with. It's from the point of view of a kid who just moved there and needs help with a monster of his own, then he follows Margo around as she helps other kids and monsters. It's pretty fun. It kind of reminds me of Men in Black, except for kids. I'd recommend it if your daughter is ok with somewhat scary looking monsters who act a lot like people.
@TessW Thanks, that sounds super fun...I'll check it out. I think she would dig the Men In Black theme. :D
I highly recommend Zita the Space girl http://zitaspacegirl.com/ and I also love Red's Planet https://www.amazon.com/Reds-Planet-Book-Eddie-Pittman/dp/1419719084
The Nnewts graphic novels might be ok for 8 and up. I helped my sister on the colour for Nnewts 2 and 3 by flatting pages, I won't tell you how the third book ends of course ;-)
Personally I used to love Tin Tin and Asterix and Obelix as a child.
There's so many great ones!
My fav Raina Telgemeir one is her newest "Ghosts".
My fav overall is "Rollergirl" by Victoria Jamieson.
And my fav for the most beautiful illustration is "Nightlights" by Lorena Alvarez.
A great narrative nonfic one is "Primates" about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas.
If she likes fantasy, then of course the Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi!
And a series that is more like a collection of short one-off comics than a novel is "Phoebe and her Unicorn". It's so funny, and who doesn't love unicorns?!
@evilrobot Oh fun! Thank you
@Christine-Garner I'll check them out, thanks!
@DanetteDraws She read Ghosts but not Rollergirl or the others yet. They are going on my list, esp the unicorn one! lol
I would HIGHLY recommend:
Sithrah By: Jason Brubaker
This is an all ages fantasy book by a former DreamWorks artist. If you would like to get a taste of the story ahead of time you can check it out (in full) on WebToons.
There is Scott Young's "Wizard of Oz", which has fantastic character design, "Space Dumplins" by Craig Thomson, nearly everything from the Etherington brothers.
And for an old one that is still worth its weight in gold, it seems the ideal age to start reading Asterix.