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Daphne’s Favorite Graphic Novels for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
August 12, 2020

Daphne (age 10) shares her favorite graphic novels for kids. Check out her recommendations for your children, whether they are already graphic novel fans or brand new to the genre.

Graphic novels for kids

Graphic novels are super popular right now, and with good reason. They combine the visual storytelling with interesting conversations, plots, and character development. And they appeal to both reluctant and advanced readers alike (research even shows that graphic novels can be as mentally challenging as chapter books).

This was going to be a summer reading post, but since summer is almost over, this is an anytime reading post, perfect for kids who are already fans of graphic novels as well as those who are new to them.

It is always a great time for finding a new series of fun books to read!

Jean’s daughter Daphne (age 10) LOVES graphic novels and is here to share why your kids might like them too, along with some of her favorites.

Without further ado, here’s Daphne…

Girl reading graphic novels for summer reading.

Graphic Novel Series for Kids

I like graphic novels for a few different reasons:

  • Pictures: I like books with pictures because it shows me what the characters look like and what’s happening. This helps me to imagine the scene better.
  • Speech bubbles: I like the speech bubbles because I can see who is saying things better. And it makes the graphic novel more fun to read as it seems more in person compared to a regular novel.
  • Length: I like the length of graphic novels because they’re not as long as chapter books.
Zita the Space Girl graphic novels series for kids.

1. Zita the Spacegirl books

I like Zita the Spacegirl books because they have robots, humans, giant mice, magical contraptions, and other creatures. They are also funny and dangerous.

Phoebe and her unicorn series by Dana Simpson

2. Phoebe and Her Unicorn series by Dana Simpson

I enjoy the Phoebe and Her Unicorn books because they are funny and magical, and the characters are great. They have dragons, unicorns, humans, pixies, goblins, and sea monsters.

The Baby-Sitters Club series by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan

3. The Baby-Sitters Club series by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan

I enjoy The Baby-sitters Club books because they have nice characters, secrets, and children.

Lumberjanes graphic novels series for kids

4. Lumberjanes series

I like the Lumberjanes books because they are funny, dangerous, and adventurous. Plus they have mermaids, dinosaurs, magical elephants and foxes, yetis, rock creatures, sea monsters, gods and goddesses, seals, and cats with magic powers.

5. Five Worlds series by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

I like 5 Worlds books because there is always a problem and solution, there are robot people, and funny characters.

More Great Graphic Novel Series That I Love

Some of My Favorite Graphic Novels Are Stand Alone Books

Two stacks of graphic novels for kids.

Even More of My Favorite Graphic Novels!

Graphic Novels I Think Boys Would Like

More Reading & Listening Ideas for Kids

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