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Graphic Novels for Children: What, Why, and How for Public & School Libraries

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Graphic Novels (or comics, if you prefer) are great for teaching visual and verbal literacies, and are super-fun, to boot. A primer for school and public librarians on what the format has to offer, …

Graphic Novels (or comics, if you prefer) are great for teaching visual and verbal literacies, and are super-fun, to boot. A primer for school and public librarians on what the format has to offer, and resources on how to use them and where to find them.

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  • 1. Graphic Novels for Children: What, Why, and How for Public and School Libraries Sophie Brookover Pop Culture Maven & Graphic Novel Fan
  • 2. Garfield , by Jim Davis
  • 3. Peanuts , by Charles Shulz
  • 4. Calvin and Hobbes , by Bill Watterson
  • 5. Flotsam , by David Weisner
  • 6. The Red Book , by Barbara Lehman
  • 7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret , by Brian Selznick
  • 8. Amelia Notebooks , by Marissa Moss
  • 9. Captain Underpants , by Dav Pilkey
  • 10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid , by Jeff Kinney
  • 11. What is a Graphic Novel?
      Sequential art and (sometimes) words that tell a story
  • 12. Why Do We Need Them? “ For a young child to read a graphic novel, much less a wordless one, many essential literacy skills are required, including...
  • 13. From “Graphic Novels for (Really) Young Readers”, by Allyson A.W. Lyga ...the ability to understand a sequence of events, interpret characters’ nonverbal gestures, discern the story’s plot, and make inferences.”
  • 14. Why do we need them?
    • Build multiple literacy skills
    • 15. Provide reading transitions
    • 16. Make curriculum connections
  • 17. Why do we need them?
    • Offer a varied reading diet
    • 18. Appeal to reluctant readers
    • 19. Pop culture feedback loop
  • 20. Aren't graphic novels....well, kinda graphic ?
  • 21. Benny and Penny , by Geoffrey Hayes
  • 22. Otto's Orange Day , by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch
  • 23. Silly Lilly , by Agnes Rosenstiehl
  • 24. Luke on the Loose , by Harry Bliss
  • 25. Polo , by Regis Faller
  • 26. Owly , by Andy Runton
  • 27. Amelia Rules! , by Jimmy Gownley
  • 28. Babymouse: Rock Star , by Jennifer Holm
  • 29. Fashion Kitty , by Charise Mericle Harper
  • 30. Akiko , by Mark Crilley
  • 31. Disney's Vacation Parade
  • 32. Jellaby , by Kean Soo
  • 33. Bone: Rose , by Jeff Smith
  • 34. Bone , by Jeff Smith
  • 35. Johnny Boo , by James Kochalka
  • 36. Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures
  • 37. Kilala Princess , by Rika Tanaka
  • 38. Transformers Animated
  • 39. Little Vampire , by Joan Sfar
  • 40. Pokemon , Adapted by Tracey West
  • 41. Nancy Drew , Published by Papercutz
  • 42. Hardy Boys , Published by Papercutz
  • 43. Little Lit , Edited by Spiegelman & Mouly
  • 44. Adventures of Tintin, by Herge
  • 45. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 , by David Petersen
  • 46. The Arrival , by Shaun Tan
  • 47. Tales from Outer Suburbia , by Shaun Tan
  • 48. Dragon Drive , by Ken-ichi Sakura
  • 49. Rapunzel's Revenge , by Shannon & Dean Hale
  • 50. Twisted Journeys , by Paul D. Storbe
  • 51. Beowulf , Adapted by Gareth Hinds
  • 52. Essential Spider-man Reprints of Classic Comics
  • 53. How Can We Meet the Standards?
  • 54. Meeting Educational Standards Which Standards?
    • AASL Standards for 21 st Century Learners
    • 55. IRA/NCTE Language Arts Standards
    • 56. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York State Curriculum Standards
  • 57. Meeting Educational Standards National & State Standards Refer To:
    • Reading with fluency
    • 58. Reading for critical analysis
    • 59. Reading for pleasure
    • 60. Reading for informational needs
    • 61. Reading for personal growth
    • 62. Reading for aesthetic development
  • 63. Meeting Educational Standards Suggestions:
    • Start small
    • 64. Go from strength to strength
    • 65. Don't reinvent the wheel
    • 66. Build on success
  • 67. Classics Illustrated, published by Papercutz
  • 68. Classics Illustrated, published by Papercutz
  • 69. Don't Reinvent the Wheel
    • Lesson plans online:
      • http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons
      • 70. http://www.teachingcomics.org
      • 71. http://snipurl.com/bflbe (Diamond Bookshelf)
  • 72. From Strength to Strength: Transformers
  • 73. From Strength to Strength: Bionicle
  • 74. From Strength to Strength: Kilala Princess
  • 75. Supporting Community Needs Suggestions: (These will look familiar)
    • Start small
    • 76. Go from strength to strength
    • 77. Don't reinvent the wheel
    • 78. Build on success
  • 79. How Do We Choose Them?
    • Find & visit your local comics shop: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/
    • 80. Know & Tell
    • 81. Attend a ComicCon
    • 82. Read reviews!
  • 83. How Do We Choose Them? Review Sources:
    • School Library Journal
      • Print reviews
      • 84. Good Comics For Kids Blog
    • Diamond Comic Distributors Bookmark
    • 85. Comics Worth Reading: http://comicsworthreading.com
    • 86. The Graphic Classroom: http://graphicclassroom.blogspot.com/
  • 87. How Do We Choose Them? Review Sources:
    • Graphic Novel Reporter: http://graphicnovelreporter.com/reviews/kids
    • 88. Comics in the Classroom: http://www.comicsintheclassroom.net/
    • 89. Graphic Novels in Libraries listserv: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GNLIB-L/
  • 90. How Do We Choose Them? Collection Guides
    • No Flying, No Tights Core List for kids: http://noflyingnotights.com/sidekicks/core.html
    • 91. University of Buffalo Guide: http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/graphicnovels/
    • 92. H.W. Wilson Graphic Novels Core Collection: http://www.hwwilson.com/databases/graphicnovels_core.cfm
  • 93. I'd love to hear (and attempt to answer) your questions!
  • 94. Thank You! Keep in Touch: [email_address] www.popgoesthelibrary.com Twitter: sophiebiblio
  • 95. Thank You! Find this talk online: www.slideshare.net/sophiebiblio

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