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Books & Beyond

Early Graphic Novels

By Isaac F.
July 11, 2021

Have you noticed that there are more graphic novels being published for kids now than ever before in the entire history of the world? I have, and I’m happy about it. I’ve also noticed that there are more and more being published for younger kids, what we librarians might refer to as the “Early Elementary” set, or kids in Kindergarten through 2nd or 3rd Grade. It wasn’t so long ago that we experienced a surge in publishing for this age group in the chapter book department (see our blog post “Ready for Chapter Books!” for a selection of titles), and now it seems like we’re at the dawn of the age of Early Graphic Novels. Here in the library, we just created a section for them, so to commemorate that historic moment I offer you this list of EGNs we love. As always, click on any book cover or title to go to our online catalog and place a hold. Enjoy!

Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite! / by Ashley Spires

Fox & Rabbit Make Believe / by Beth Ferry and Gergely Dudás.

Unicorn and Yeti: Cheer Up! / by Heather Ayris Burnell and Hazel Quintanilla.

Squidding Around: Fish Feud! / by Kevin Sherry.

Owly: The Way Home / by Andy Runton.

Noodleheads: Fortress of Doom / by Tedd Arnold.

Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! / by Stephen Shaskan.

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