Episode 156: Graphic novels 2.0

May 8, 2024

In episode 156 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Graphic Novels 2.0

The changing discussion around graphic novels for kids, new recommendations and two particular age groups emerge as hot buttons. Plus, Megan is raving about a new YA novel.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Cheer Up, Blobfish’ by Julie Murphy. Illustrated by Rachel Tribout

‘A Kids Books About Kindness Online’ by Nehal Dalgliesh

‘The Unexpected Mess of it All’ by Gabrielle Tozer

Cora Seen and Heard by Zanni Louise

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall: Tayles of the Forest by Lucinda Gifford


Megan’s Queen Bee Boots


Graphic novels for kids 2.0


Episode 03: Great Graphic Novels

Hear our earlier discussion about the rise of graphic novels and the discourse around them.



Barb The Brave (series) by Dan Adbo and Jason Patterson

Sherlock Bones (series) by Renee Treml

Fox Kid (series) by Adrian Beck 

School of Fish by Louis Shea



Pablo & Splash by Sheena Dempsey (listen to our Interview in episode 141)

‘The Underdogs’ by Kate and Jol Temple. Illustrated by Shiloh Gordon

‘Amulet’ (series) by Kazu Kibuishi

Pawcasso’ by Remy Lai

Investigators (series) by John Patrick Green

Lightfall (series) by Tim Probert

Frog Squad by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Shiloh Gordon

Ultra Violet: Down To Business by Cristy Burne and Rebel Challenger

Urban Legend Hunters: The Dreaded Mr Snipe by Joel McKerrow, illustrated by Wayne Bryant



Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Astronauts: Women on the final frontier by Jim Ottoviani & Maria Wicks 

Witches of Brooklyn (series) by Sophie Escabasse

Enola Holmes graphic novels (series) by  Serena Blasco and Tanya Gold 

Sunny (series) by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger, Celina Frenn (Adapted By), Gabriella Chianello (Illustrator)

We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry



Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Neverlanders by Tom Taylor, Jon Sommariva 

Crumbs by Danie Stirling

Maximum Ride (Manga series) by James Patterson


Our books

The Mapmaker Chronicles series by A. L. Tait

The Ateban Cipher (duology) by A. L. Tait

The Maven & Reeve Mysteries by A. L. Tait

The First Summer of Callie McGee by A. L. Tait

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Teacher, Teacher (anthology), edited by Megan Daley

Raising Readers by Megan Daley


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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.

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