We started reading graphic novels to Charlie when he was around 5 years old, and they were just as fun for me as they were for him. Nowadays graphic novels have such great illustrations, storylines, wit and humor. With their copious pictures and often funny and engaging plotlines, they can be a great gateway to spark a love of reading as well as help transition kids from reading picture books to chapter books.
I haven’t read many of these books since Charlie and Olive tend to read them on their own, but I know which ones they like based on how many times they reread them and ask me to download the next books in the series. When you find a graphic novel your child likes, google the author because there will often be other books in the series, and they may have written other series that your child will enjoy.
Charlie and Olive are currently 5 1/2 and 7 1/2, and these have been some of their favorite graphic novels!
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy
Recommended Age: 5-7
My friend recently gifted this book to the kids and they both loved it. The storyline will remind of you of the nostalgic Nintendo games of yore, and it’s a great early reader book with lots of fun pictures and not too much text. I just downloaded book 2, and books 3 and 4 are coming out later this year!
Recommended Age: 4-8
A great first graphic novel with lots of fun illustrations and easy to understand storylines. We own many books in the Bad Kitty series!