Graphic novels can be enjoyed from childhood through to adulthood. They also can be a valuable resource for readers needing support. With the emphasis placed in telling the story through images; graphic novels can make stories accessible to all readers regardless of the reading ability. The Invercargill Public library offers a wide collection of graphic novels, covering a range of genres and topics, including nonfiction, to cater for the interests of all ages and genders. They are incredibly popular with Library users in both the Children’s and Adult’s sections.
They can be used to bridge the gap for a reader until they are ready for the books in text format…
Publishers now provide most popular series and books in graphic and text formats, opening stories up to a much wider audience and level of readers who otherwise would not be able to access these. They can be used to bridge the gap for a reader until they are ready for the books in text format and allows readers to share and enjoy the stories their peers are reading.
Just a few of the examples from the Children’s collection:
- Geronimo Stilton
- Nancy Drew
- Series by Dav Pilkey
- Alex Rider – Antony Horowitz
- Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
- Maximum Ride and Daniel X – James Patterson
- Seekers and Warriors series – Erin Hunter
- Baby Sitters Club – Ann Martin
- Big Nate – Lincoln Peirce
For Young Adults (there may be mature content in this collection but will not be listed below)
- Robert Muchmore
- James Patterson
- Antony Horowitz
- Miss Penegrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series
- Jane Austen
- Charles Darwin
- Catherine Mansfield
Come and check out the selection we have on offer!
By Hailey Cundall, Learning Connections Coordinator, Invercargill City Library