A frequently asked question in the children’s room is “Where are the Dog Man Books?” The Dog Man series by Dav Pilkney resides in our very popular graphic novel section. In the last few years, the children’s graphic novel collection has grown both in size and in variety. Fantasy books, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biographies and nonfiction can all be found in the graphic novel format. We often hear from parents that they would like their child to read “real books”. Well, here is the good news: there are encouraging reasons why reading graphic novels is more than okay. In the article, "5 Reason Why Your Child Should Read Graphic Novels" by Kami Garcia, she writes about her own personal experience as teacher, reading specialist and educational therapist and shares research from leading educators.
Ms. Garcia’s 5 Reasons:
Read Garcia's article for more details on the benefits or reading graphic novels. Highlighted below are some of the new graphic novels recently added to the library's collection.
Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd; Michelle Mee Nutter (Illustrator)
A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet! At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy to call her own is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd uses inspiration from her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.
The Greenburgh Public Library Children's Room has many BRAND NEW books. Not sure how to see what's available or how to borrow them? We are currently offering a few different options: