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Some graphic novels

2 Oct

There is always an audible gasp when I tell my class that my least favorite genre is graphic novels.

I explain that I am not a visual learner; I am a verbal learner. We are rare. I learn from the words I see and hear. It is not that I don’t need or enjoy pictures – I just prefer the words.

Once, during independent reading time, I watched they eyes of a student as he read a graphic novel. He spent much longer on the page than I would have and his eyes roamed back and forth all over the page, taking in the details I would probably miss. It was enlightening and helped me understand what makes graphic novels so appealing to kids.

Recently, I came across two graphic novels my kids might enjoy.

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Publisher’s Summary: Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy’s drawings are noticed for the first time… but Morfie’s fascination with Sandy’s talent soon turns into something far more sinister.

Blending the reality of a strict Catholic school with a young girl’s boundless imagination, Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting mind of Lorena Alvarez.

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From the Series Website: Meet Rickety Stitch…a walking, talking, singing skeleton bard.

He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.

Rickety’s only clue to his former identity, is a song he hears in his dreams, an epic bard’s tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem.

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