One of my favorite newer trends is the mixed format book. Traditional novels include just paragraphs within chapters. Occasionally, you might find a picture or two but the book is primarily just blocks of text.
The books featured on this list reject such a traditional idea of a book. These books have:
These books are fascinating ways to tell a story. They’re also a wonderful way to grab the attention of a struggling reader.
I’ve grown really fond of graphic novels over the past few years. They have some really great stories. They also work as a palate cleanser when I’m in a reading slump. Graphic novels are super helpful for bumping the numbers for your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Best of all, there’s a growing number of non-fiction titles being published.
As a library paraprofessional, I encounter many parents/caregivers who don’t share my love of graphic novels. Many of them turn up their noses when their children bring up graphic novels to check out. They still have it in their mind that graphic novels = comic books/superheroes.
I wanted to highlight some of the non-fiction graphic novels out there. * will indicate the ones that I’ve read.
I just got home from the newest How to Train Your Dragon movie. My heart breaks that it’s over but the ending was well done. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to fill that dragon-filled hole in your heart. Here are some of my fire-breathing recommendations for you.