Graphic Novels for Kids
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Graphic novels are a great way to engage young readers. This board gives parents, teachers, and professionals advice about graphic novels for gifted, reluctant, and struggling readers.
The Graphic Classroom reviews Langston Hughes' "Mother to Son / Harlem Night Song" from the Graphic Poetry series.

The Graphic Classroom reviews Langston Hughes' "Mother to Son / Harlem Night Song" from the Graphic Poetry series.

BP Graphic Novels and Readers are available as apps. There are three ways to enjoy these interactive stories. 1. Auto play: Sit back and enjoy the story as the story is read to you and pages turn automatically. 2. Read to me: Listen to the narrator and other characters and watch the speech bubbles appear. Don’t forget to turn the page! 3. Read myself: Turn the pages and enjoy the story in its traditional form, but touch the screen to discover the sounds and actions that the characters make.

There are three ways to enjoy this interactive story app. Whichever you choose, you get to enjoy the reading experience your way: Auto play: Sit back and enjoy the story as the story is read to.

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Leigh Dragoon --    A young slave girl named Lizzie escapes from her owner with the help of her friend Elijah. When Elijah is killed, Lizzie has to trust others to guide her on that secret path to freedom, the Underground Railroad. Will she get to the Promised Land before she's caught?

Freedom Train, written by Glen Downey, illustrated by Leigh Dragoon

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Hilary Jenkins -- The Turners are early settlers travelling to their new home in Upper Canada. Jackson and Bess Turner are accidentally separated from their parents. Will they make it on their own.

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Hilary Jenkins -- The Turners are early settlers travelling to their new home in Upper Canada. Jackson and Bess Turner are accidentally separated from their parents.

Leveling --   BOLDPRINT Graphic Novels are levelled using an extensive list of criteria, allowing teachers to address each individual’s reading abilities.

Leveling -- BOLDPRINT Graphic Novels are levelled using an extensive list of criteria, allowing teachers to address each individual’s reading abilities.

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Ronn Sutton -- Hundreds of years ago, an explorer named Martin Frobisher travelled to North America in search of the Northwest Passage. So just what does this famous explorer have to do with Canadian Thanksgiving?

- By Glen Downey, Edited by David Booth and Larry Swartz from Oxford University Press Canada

The books of the Graphic Poetry series combine the wit and artistry of classic poems with the rich and vivid imagination of contemporary artists. Glen served as writer, editor, and consultant for the series of 20 titles, which bring poetry to life for today's kids.

The books of the Graphic Poetry series combine the wit and artistry of classic poems with the rich and vivid imagination of contemporary artists. Glen served as writer, editor, and consultant for the series of 20 titles, which bring poetry to life for today's kids.

Changing Attitudes to Comics in the Classroom, by Glen Downey | The Sequart Research & Literacy Organization

There is no shortage of curriculum experts who have weighed in on the growing impact of comics in the classroom. Drawing upon anecdotal examples of how visual narrative has been able to engage and…

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Anthony Brennan --    It is 1920. Virginia's life is turned upside down when she finds out she has diabetes. Scientists have been working around the clock to find a treatment -- but will they make a discovery in time to save Virginia's life?

Miracle Men, written by Glen Downey, illustrated by Anthony Brennan

by Glen Downey and Jayn Arnold, illustrated by Mike Rooth --    The year is 1513. The great Leonardo da Vinci is old and bitter, and has many enemies. Can the young apprentice Matteo help Leonardo believe in himself again? Will Leonardo be able to stop his enemies' evil plans?

Master Leonard, written by Glen Downey, illustrated by Mike Rooth

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Liam Thurston --    Cato is a young slave boy in the bustling Roman city of Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupts without warning, Cato is separated from his mother. Will they wurvive the terrifying day and be reunited?

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Liam Thurston -- Cato is a young slave boy in the bustling Roman city of Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupts without warning, Cato is separated from his mother. Will they wurvive the terrifying day and be reunited?

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Anthony Tan and Katrina Hoo --    When Lindsay, Josh, and Colin find a first edition of their favourite comic book, they have to figure out who takes it home. Will a game of Duelling Dragons solve their problem?

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Anthony Tan and Katrina Hoo -- When Lindsay, Josh, and Colin find a first edition of their favourite comic book, they have to figure out who takes it home. Will a game of Duelling Dragons solve their problem?

Rubicon Publishing Takes Graphic Novels to the Classroom | A review of Graphic Poetry and the BP Graphic Novels and Readers series at shelfabuse.com

Canadian Publisher Rubicon sent me some samples from its BOLDPRINT range of educational books, which includes both fiction and non-fiction graphic novels.

A scene from "March of the Dead," one of the many poems from the "Graphic Poetry" series.

A scene from "March of the Dead," one of the many poems from the "Graphic Poetry" series.

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Mike Rooth --    The young scribe Joshua leads a quiet, scholarly life in the libraries of the Byzantine Empire. However, as the Ottoman Turks lay siege to the city of Constantinople, many lives are changed forever. What will happen to Joshua?

by Glen Downey, illustrated by Mike Rooth -- The young scribe Joshua leads a quiet, scholarly life in the libraries of the Byzantine Empire. However, as the Ottoman Turks lay siege to the city of Constantinople, many lives are changed forever. What will happen to Joshua?

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