Episode 3: Great Graphic Novels

October 3, 2021

In episode 003 of Your Kid’s Next Read podcast: 

Great graphic novels for kids

Graphic novels for kids are on the rise. We look at why and recommend some favourites. Plus, Megan has found two new books that made her cry, while Allison is sharing a new novel by one of Allison Rushby’s favourite authors. Quick tips to help young writers find their superpowers, and ways to engage your tween or teen in reading. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne’ by Jonathan Stroud

‘Don’t Forget’ by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker

‘The Edge of Thirteen’ by Nova Weetman

Great graphic novels for kids

‘Anders and The Comet’ by Gregory McKay

‘Eric Vale Epic Fail’ by Michael Gerard Bauer (ill. Joe Bauer)

‘Secret Agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale’ (series) by Michael Gerard Bauer (ill Joe Bauer)

‘The Adventures of Nelly Nolan’ (series) by Stephen Axelsen (Currently out of print. Check your local/school library)

‘The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim’ by Cassandra Golds (about Matthew Flinders’ Cat) 

‘Amulet’ (series) by Kazu Kibuishi

‘Pie in the Sky’ by Remy Lai

‘Fly On The Wall’ by Remy Lai

‘Pawcasso’ by Remy Lai

‘Artemis Fowl’ (series) by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

‘Cherub’ (series) by Robert Muchamore

Book lists

21 Awesome Books for Reluctant Readers 

Books by Allison Tait

‘The Fire Star’ (A Maven & Reeve Mystery) by A. L. Tait

‘The Book of Secrets’ (Ateban Cipher #1) by A.L. Tait

‘The Book of Answers’ (Ateban Cipher #2) by A.L. Tait

Other resources

Writing superpowers by Allison Tait

Build a Book Club by Megan Daley (Children’s Books Daily)

Reading Ready Webinar by Megan Daley (Children’s Books Daily)

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Allison Tait – Allisontait.com

Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com


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Graphic novels for kids