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ERIC Number: EJ859422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-1
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Good & Plenty: It Used to Be Hard to Find Good Graphic Novels for the K-4 Crowd. My, How Times Have Changed
Gutierrez, Peter
School Library Journal, v55 n9 p34-39 Sep 2009
Just a couple of years ago, it was tough to find good graphic novels for the K-4 crowd. Sure, there were some standout selections, such as Andy Runton's "Owly", Jimmy Gownley's "Amelia Rules!", and Jennifer and Matt Holm's "Babymouse", but they were lonely exceptions in a barren landscape. Things quickly changed when publishers realized that the same set that reads (and buys) picture books might also be drawn to graphic novels. Plus, what about the younger brothers and sisters of tween and teen manga readers or superhero fans? Weren't they also a potential new market for graphic novels? These days, children's book and comics publishers offer tons of graphic novels for young readers. In fact, now there are probably too many choices, which, of course, is a nice problem to have. To help librarians keep up with this explosion, the author has selected the cream of the recent crop, focusing on titles that have often been overlooked. This article presents his list of the recent titles of good graphic novels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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