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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Amelia Rules! #1: The Whole World's Crazy (2011)

Written by Jimmy Gownley

Meet Amelia Louise McBride.

She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she’s dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal’s office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She’s got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t.

This first volume in the hit series sees Amelia and her friends taking on bullies, barely surviving gym class, learning the truth about Santa, and the dubious merits of the elusive Sneeze Barf. This graphic novel is recommended for children ages 7 and up. (Copyright © Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is the cartoonist behind the popular Amelia Rules! Series. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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