10 Best Graphic Novels for Kids Summer Reading

10 Best Graphic Novels for Kids Summer Reading

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10 Best Graphic Novels for Kids Summer Reading

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Summer is the perfect time to get your kids hooked on books. While some families celebrate sleeping in and staying up late, we’re preparing our family’s summer reading list.

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is ensure your kids have access to engaging books.

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And graphic novels have proven to be one of the most engaging genre of children’s literature.

Some parents are apprehensive about graphic novels for their kids.  It used to be that comic books were only for middle school and high school.  But now, there are lots of age appropriate graphic novels for your youngest readers.

Graphic novels are the best way to excite even the most uninspired readers.

When selecting graphic novels, read reviews to make sure the subject matter is interesting and age appropriate for your kids.

These are some of our favorite “kid and parent approved” graphic novels. Most are new for 2015 Summer Reading!

10 Best Graphic Novels for Kids Summer Reading

1. WWE Slam City Vol. #1 , Mathias Triton, Papercutz

 WWE Slam City #1: Finished

If you have a kid that loves wrestling then they will love WWE Slam City.  It’s not too many words or overly violent (there is still some, it is a wrestling book).  My 6 year old loves this book.  Full color Age 6-10

2. The Stilton Graphic Novels #1: The Secret of Whale Garden, Thea Stilton, Papercutz

Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1: The Secret of Whale Island

Children aged 8 and older will revel in reading the adventures of these five sisters. They are adventures as they are witty and courageous.  There are 4 books in the Thea Stilton Series. Get them all. Full color.

3. Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #1 Alien Escape, Geronimo Stilton, Scholastic

Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #1: Alien Escape

Spacemice is a great addition to the the already expansive Geronimo Stilton’s graphic novel collections.  Age 7 and up. Full color

4. Big Nate: Lives it Up, Lincoln Peirce, Balzer & Bray

Big Nate Lives It Up

Just in time for the summer is Big Nate.  His collection of antics is just as funny as Diary of a Wimpy Kids.  Your kids will be hooked on Big Nate all summer long.  Ages 8 and up. Full color.

5. Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not So Dorky Drama Queen, Rachel Renee Russel, Aladdin

Dork Diaries

Just in time to top off your child’s summer reading list is the #1 New York Times Best Sellers Dork Diaries.  Tales from a Not So Dorky Drama Queen will delight even the most non motivated readers.  Pre order this item today.  8 and up!

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul, Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Still one of the most popular children’s graphic novel series, Long Haul is the perfect summer read.  The family goes on a road trip and there’s so much to laugh out loud about your kid will forget they are actually reading.

Here’s a candid video of my children’s reaction to getting their copy of Diary of a Wimp Kid Long Haul

7. Captain Awesome  Goes to Superhero Camp Book 16, Stan Kirby, Little Simon

Captain Awesome Goes to Superhero Camp

Have a child that’s adventures and loves superheroes?  This is the perfect book for your young reader.  Just released for May 2015 your child has reason to be excited about their summer book list.  Full color

8. Pokemon Adventures, Hidenori Kusaka, Perfect Square

Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 28 (Pokemon)

When my 6 year old took his Pokemon book to school, it didn’t make it back home.  Pokemon cards are still a popular pastime in school cafeterias so naturally, kids love to read about their favorite things. Pokemon Adventures Vol 28 is the latest book released May 2015. Add this to your library today. Full color.

9. Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 8: Spirit Week Shenanigans, Marcus Emerson & Noah Child, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 8: Spirit Week Shenanigans

My kids just discovered Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja this year while looking for books to add to our Winter Holiday Break.  They enjoyed the story of this Chase Cooper and it’s just as entertaining as all the other juvenile diary series.

10.  Super Friends: Flying High Step 1, Random House
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading)

If you have a pre reader then the Super Friends Step Into Reading edition will be a great way to get them motivates to learn to read.  It’s great practice and your kids will love looking at the color illustration.  Age 4-7

For more ideas for your kids Summer Reading list, read Children’s Basket for a full list children’s book categories. 

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6 thoughts on “10 Best Graphic Novels for Kids Summer Reading”

  1. Awesome list some of the titles we hadn’t heard of….my son is almost 7 but he loves these graphic novels. Such as the “Captian Underpants” series and “Big Nate”

    1. Yes there reaction is priceless. They’ve been asking me for that copy for weeks but the library doesn’t have it. I found it a bookstore in the airport. I bought two copies. I was their hero that day!

  2. We love most of these books. I need to pick up the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid. His birthday is this week, so it would be the perfect gift.

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