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.)




The Adventures of Polo (2006)

Written by Régis Faller

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat—and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader.

Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman—and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own. This graphic novel is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. All rights reserved.)

Souce:  Macmillan Publishers.

Régis Faller has created more than 20 books for children. Regis Faller is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Regis Faller include Polo: The Runaway Book, By Day and By Night (Explore Your World), The Adventures of Polo, and Polo and Lili. He lives in Strasbourg, France.

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