Comics in the Classroom: Making a Place for Graphic Novels

Just a few short years ago, graphic novels were welcomed into the classroom. Long gone are the days when they were not considered “real” reading. While there may still be some curmudgeonly hold-outs that shun this format, numerous studies have proven their place in the classroom is well-deserved. Graphic novels can increase reading comprehension, support […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Thinking Outside the Chapter Book

It always puzzles and saddens me a little when an adult acts apologetic to me about their reading habits. I often get “I don’t like to read, I just read magazines,” or “I’m not much of a reader, I just read books like Twilight.” There is an assumption that, because I teach reading, I believe […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Not Everything Is as It Seems in Nimona, a Graphic Novel by Noelle Stevenson

I recently caught the episode of “Morning Edition” on NPR when David Green talked to editor Barrie Hardymon about her picks for this year’s National Book Award. Graphic novels aren’t usually my forte, but when Nimona (Grades 9-12, Lexile GN350) was mentioned as a finalist for the young people’s literature category, it got my attention. […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Booksource Book Club Reads Sisters and Sunny Side Up

Booksource Book Club invites you to read along with us. This month us book nerds gathered around to talk about Sisters by Raina Telgemeier and Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Find our discussion below. Now we want you to join in the fun!  Please join the conversation by commenting with […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

September Booksource Book Club Pick: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Booksource Book Club invites you to read Sisters by Raina Telgemeier along with us. We’ll post our discussion later where you can join the conversation.

Grades 4-8, Lexile GN290

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Roller Girl: A New “Girl Power” Graphic Novel!

A great post I read recently on the Nerdy Book Club blog about girls and graphic novels reminded me of my own introduction to graphic novels. Like the author of the post, I, too, had devoured Archie and Friends comics. My siblings and I had inherited from our grandparents a stack of Archie comic books that […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Book Recommendation: Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

By Barb Ryan, Middle School English Teacher

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert
Grades 5-12, Lexile GN630

What midcentury-born girl did not grow up admiring Helen Keller and her feisty teacher Annie Sullivan? From an adult perspective, the allure is apparent: a girl without her vital senses of sight and hearing becomes formally […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Booksource’s Top Ten Graphic Novels

Ready to add graphic novels to your classroom library but not sure which ones? The following provides a list of some of our most popular titles. We’ve included fiction as well as nonfiction across a number of genres (classic literature, history, fantasy, memoir, humor and science). These books are ideal for striving and reluctant readers […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Graphic Novels|0 Comments

Graphic Novels 101

By Aimee Rogers

Graphic novels are experiencing a surge in popularity, but what the heck are they? Believe it or not this simple question is hotly contested amongst scholars and graphic novel aficionados. Basically a graphic novel is a long comic book—it uses panels, gutters and speech balloons.
Dispelling the Myths about Graphic Novels

Graphic novels (and comic […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Graphic Novels|0 Comments