Comic books and graphic novels can make for terrific introductory reading material with their vivid illustrations and captivating stories that keep readers entertained while building reading and comprehension skills. Finding graphic novels and comic books for younger kids can sometimes be a challenge, especially if they aren’t quite ready for the mature themes that the genre often features. We’ve chosen graphic novel sets that will capture the minds and hearts of readers in different age groups with mind-blowing illustrations and relatable stories. Both parents and children will enjoy these family-friendly graphic novel sets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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