Monday, May 2, 2016

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released three new Graphic Novel Reading Lists. These lists are offered in the ranges of kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. Each of the Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for free download on ALSC's website.

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.