CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created Graphic Novel Reading Lists intended for children from kindergarten through 8th grade.
These Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for students kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. PDFs of the book lists are available online in full color and black and white and are free to download, copy and distribute. Libraries are able to customize the lists with their own information, hours, and list of programs before printing and distributing. Reading lists are available online at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/graphicnovels2013.
“These book lists are full of fun titles that will help to grow a child’s love for reading,” said Starr Latronica, ALSC president. “We encourage librarians to make copies of these lists available to families at their library and in their community.”
Graphic novels on this list are defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. The list does not include book-length collections of comic strips, wordless picture books, or hybrid books that are a mixture of traditional text and comics/graphics. The list includes 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.
The titles were selected, compiled and annotated by members of the ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee.
ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit www.ala.org/alsc.