Best Graphic Novel Box Sets

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This set includes the first three books of the six-book series: “The Last Kids on Earth,” “The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade” and “The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King.” Follow the characters as they survive the apocalypse and battle zombies along the way. Each character has its own unique personality, making the foursome a fan favorite. This set is a great choice for children who are big fans of zombie and action shows; if they enjoy the books, they can watch the Netflix animated series, too. The series is recommended for readers ages 8 to 12.

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Children who are fans of Rick Riordan’s other series, such as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” will love “The Kane Chronicles.” Based on Ancient Egyptian Mythology, siblings Sadie and Carter are brought together to travel the world to stop the dangerous Egyptian god Set. This box set includes all three books in the series, as well as a sampler of a graphic novel of the first book, “The Red Pyramid.” This thrilling series is recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

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Children and young adults will enjoy the wonderful “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” box set. It includes the first four titles in the hit series — “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Rodrick Rules,” “The Last Straw” and “Dog Days.” It’s an enjoyable read for any child who likes adding a hint of comedy and adventure to life. Follow Greg as he navigates the drama of middle school. The series, which is best for children ages 9 to 13, will capture the attention of young readers with its colorful presentation and detailed drawings.

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In this new format for the timeless book series, kids can join in on the adventures of young-adult literature’s most famous babysitters. The books in this comic box set feature favorites from the classic hit series “The Baby-Sitters Club” transformed into enjoyable graphic novels that help engage readers with captivating colors and artwork that gives a closer look at the actions, personalities and struggles of Kristy, Mary Ann, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn. Ideal for children ages 8 to 12, this series may be of particular interest to young girls, whether they read them alone or as a companion to the iconic novels.

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In this charming graphic novel, best-selling novelist Dav Pilkey presents a superhero who has an important message for kids: Stay true to yourself. It’s perfect for ages 6 through 9 and proves to be an engaging read with colorful, fun imagery that perfectly captures the scenes. This comedic take on what it means to be a superhero is sure to bring excitement and plenty of laughter to readers.

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In this graphic novel series from the creator of Captain Underpants, children can read about the ups and downs in the life of friendly neighborhood hero Dog Man. The comic books in this collection will draw kids in with silly situations and some gross-out humor while subtly teaching important lessons on the value of things like kindness, courtesy, persistence and empathy. The simplicity of the books makes them easy to read and understand while still providing enough adventure to keep kids engaged. Choose this series for adventurous kids ages 7 and up.

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“Amulet” is your go-to book for endless fantasy. Join the adventures of Emily and Navin while they search for the creature who kidnapped their mother. While still packed with adventure and excitement, it’s a child-friendly option perfect for any reader over the age of 7. Parents and kids alike will enjoy learning important lessons about survival, family and independence along with the main characters. The engaging graphics from author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi (illustrator of the 15th-anniversary covers of the Harry Potter series) will have readers in awe as they enter a fantasy world filled with captivating characters.

Expert Commentary

Comics and graphic novels are genres that can be enjoyed by readers of many ages, and can include valuable life lessons and insights into human behavior. I fondly remember reading The Baby-Sitters Club books as a young tween and think new graphic-novel editions are a great way to discuss a number of sensitive topics. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” has grown from a book to a series to TV, movies, figurines and beyond. In addition to cultural significance, these books are a great way for those who may not be overly interested in reading to get reintroduced in a fun way.