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Graphic Novels for Children: What, Why, and How for Public and School Libraries Sophie Brookover Pop Culture Maven & Graph...
Garfield ,  by Jim Davis
Peanuts ,  by Charles Shulz
Calvin and Hobbes ,  by Bill Watterson
Flotsam ,  by David Weisner
The Red Book ,  by Barbara Lehman
The Invention of Hugo Cabret ,  by Brian Selznick
Amelia Notebooks ,  by Marissa Moss
Captain Underpants ,  by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid ,  by Jeff Kinney
What is a Graphic Novel? <ul>Sequential art  and (sometimes) words  that tell a story </ul>
Why Do We Need Them?  “ For a young child to read a graphic novel, much less a wordless one, many essential literacy skill...
From “Graphic Novels for (Really) Young Readers”, by Allyson A.W. Lyga ...the ability to understand a sequence of events, ...
Why do we need them? <ul><li>Build multiple literacy skills
Provide reading transitions
Make curriculum connections </li></ul>
Why do we need them? <ul><li>Offer a varied reading diet
Appeal to reluctant readers
Pop culture feedback loop </li></ul>
Aren't graphic novels....well,  kinda graphic ?
Benny and Penny ,  by Geoffrey Hayes
Otto's Orange Day ,  by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch
Silly Lilly ,  by Agnes Rosenstiehl
Luke on the Loose ,  by Harry Bliss
Polo ,  by Regis Faller
Owly ,  by Andy Runton
Amelia Rules! , by Jimmy Gownley
Babymouse: Rock Star ,  by Jennifer Holm
Fashion Kitty ,  by Charise Mericle Harper
Akiko , by Mark Crilley
Disney's Vacation Parade
Jellaby ,  by Kean Soo
Bone: Rose ,  by Jeff Smith
Bone ,  by Jeff Smith
Johnny Boo ,  by James Kochalka
Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures
Kilala Princess ,  by Rika Tanaka
Transformers Animated
Little Vampire ,  by Joan Sfar
Pokemon ,  Adapted by Tracey West
Nancy Drew ,  Published by Papercutz
Hardy Boys ,  Published by Papercutz
Little Lit ,  Edited by Spiegelman & Mouly
Adventures of Tintin, by Herge
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 ,  by David Petersen
The Arrival ,  by Shaun Tan
Tales from Outer Suburbia ,  by Shaun Tan
Dragon Drive ,  by Ken-ichi Sakura
Rapunzel's Revenge ,  by Shannon & Dean Hale
Twisted Journeys ,  by Paul D. Storbe
Beowulf ,  Adapted by Gareth Hinds
Essential Spider-man   Reprints of Classic Comics
How Can We Meet the Standards?
Meeting Educational Standards Which Standards? <ul><li>AASL Standards for 21 st  Century Learners
IRA/NCTE Language Arts Standards
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York State Curriculum Standards </li></ul>
Meeting Educational Standards National & State Standards Refer To: <ul><li>Reading with fluency
Reading for critical analysis
Reading for pleasure
Reading for informational needs
Reading for personal growth
Reading for aesthetic development </li></ul>
Meeting Educational Standards Suggestions: <ul><li>Start small
Go from strength to strength
Don't reinvent the wheel
Build on success </li></ul>
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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, and resources on how to use them and where to find them.

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

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

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