ALSC - Graphic Novels for Children

In 2011, the board of directors of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), directed the Quicklists Consulting Committee to create a list of core titles than can be used when starting or maintaining a children’s graphic novel collection. These are recommended for elementary school-age children (Grade K-2, Grade 3-5, and Grade 6-8). The committee defined graphic novel as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. They included classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim.

This particular collection only includes some of the notable graphic novels of ALSC's Graphic Novels for Children list. (All rights reserved.)

Source: www.ala.org/alsc

 

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Otto's Orange Day (2008)

Written by Jay Lynch

Illustrated by Frank Cammuso

When Otto the Cat meets a magical genie, he knows just what to wish for: he makes the whole world orange! At first, this new, bright world seems like a lot of fun, but when his mom serves orange spinach for lunch, Otto realizes that his favorite color isn’t the best color for everything. Fixing this mixed-up world won’t be easy though because Otto already used up his only wish.

To save the day, Otto will need his family’s help, some quick thinking, and…a pizza? Two master cartoonists collaborate to bring all the fun and magic comics can offer to early readers. This graphic novel is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © Toon Books/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Random House LLC.

Frank Cammuso is the Eisner-Award-nominated creator of the Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective graphic novels. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Newsweek. His fiction and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Slate, and on National Public Radio. His latest project is the Knights of the Lunch Table series.

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