McNaughton Tip #3
A picture’s worth a thousand words.
How’s your graphic novel collection
• GNs are a great way to hook reluctant readers
• They’re a hit with your junior enlisted
• Not just for superheroes any more (though
who doesn’t love Batman?)
– Many popular teen and kids series have a GN
cross over (Twilight, Maximum Ride, and more)
– There’s also tons of Non-Fiction GNs which can
help beef up your collection’s appeal to Hi-Lo
So how do I find these Graphic Novels
Start with the “Search” tab.
There are TONS of search limits you can use
in Bibz. Like award winners.
The Eisner Awards recognize creative
achievement in the Comics Industry. Think
Oscars for GNs. If you’re new to GNs you may
want to check out some Eisner winner first.
To get a list of all the available GNs. You can
scroll down to the descriptors. Check both
the “Graphic Nonfiction” and the “Graphic
Novel” or preform 2 separate searches.
Here’s our list of available Eisner winners
(fiction & nonfiction). They’re sorted by
Demand then Title.
As you browse remember that the
Expanded view is like the old paper
catalogs and will display audience info like
Age and Grade ranges.
Check the box next to titles of interest and
ensure QTY is set to 1 (or more) then
Apply to Add to List
Did that work?
Remember that we’ll know our titles were successfully added by the “Transaction
Complete” message and the Active List Name and Itemization.
We’ll go to the “GN_ExamplesYA” list to finish up.
Are any of these in a Series?
Loads of GNs are part of a series and
many GN series have a sub-series or
different authors. So you may want to
scroll through and add the rest of the
series if you’re interested and it’s in the
More on completing the series.
Should I just add them all?
You probably shouldn’t use the Universal check box when
working with GNs.
The Comic and Graphic Novel industry is pretty notorious
for putting out “limited editions” which will essentially be
the same as their predecessors but in this case just in
black and white. Sometimes there are authors notes and
the comics version of DVD extras. Use your best judgment.
Remember the title already on your list will have a green
“L” for on a list. And the Spanish language version will
have an orange “S”. When you’re confident in your picks
click apply to add them to the list then visit your list to
finalize your order.
Finish up the order.
To place our order will go back to the
“GN_ExamplesYA” List. If we’re happy
with everything we click “Order”.
Finalize the order.
You’ll see your Order List and also your points available. This is the ONLY place on
Bibz to see your current points balance. Points balances are also sent in a monthly
report – if you’re not getting your report contact the Summer Reading POC ASAP.
PO Number’s are optional but you may want to make a note to yourself regarding
the order. Then hit “Submit” to finalize.
We’re now the proud owners of some brand new Graphic Novels.
Don’t forget Graphic Novels aren’t just for Teens. The GN search limits are also available
in your Children’s plans. There’s loads of fun graphic titles (they ARE different from
picture books we promise) for Juvenile readers.
All teasing aside – there’s also Superheroes! With the recent success of “The Avengers”,
“Agents of Shield” and “Arrow”. It may be time to introduce your readers to some of the
lesser known heroes.
And we’ve got a Superman/Batman movie in the works so don’t forget your marquee