I saw this book reviewed somewhere online and immediately requested it from our library. I’m intrigued by Alan Turing and wanted to learn more about him.
Subtitle: Alan Turing Decoded
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography
Length: 234 pages
Setting: England, early to mid-1900s
Summary: Short version: A biography of Alan Turing’s life Continue reading
This was one of the graphic novels on the CommonSense Media list of recommended graphic novels. I was looking for something we hadn’t read that I could borrow from the library.
Genre: science fiction graphic novel
Length: 128 pages
Setting: a random town, present day
Summary: Short version: A group of kids have to save the town from out of control replicators Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve read any graphic novels, so I checked out Common Sense’s list of recommended graphic novels for any we hadn’t read that our library had. This was probably one of the first I came across that fit both characteristics.
Colors: Hilary Sycamore
Genre: fantasy graphic novel
Length: 202 pages
Setting: mostly the city of Arcopolis on a multiverse Earth
Summary: Short version: Battling Boy heads to Arcopolis to fight monsters during his rambling Continue reading
We were at a different library than our usual one, so I thought I’d scan through their collection of graphic novels and see if they had anything interesting. This was one of the few we hadn’t read.
Illustrator: Rebecca Mock
Genre: middle grade historical fiction graphic novel
Length: 224 pages
Setting: 1860, Manhattan, Isthmus of Panama, and sailing around Cape Horn
Summary: Short version: Twin orphans get on the wrong side of a gang Continue reading
This is the companion book to Boxers which the family read recently.
Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy
Length: 170 pages
Setting: China during the Boxer Rebellion, around 1900
Summary: Short version: Boxers told from the point of view of a Christian girl Continue reading
This is one of the few graphic novels for older kids listed on this CommonSense post. It’s been a while since we’ve read a graphic novel, so I requested this from the library.
Colors by: Lark Pien
Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy graphic novel
Length: 325 pages
Setting: Northern Shan-tung Province and Peking, China, 1894-1900
Summary: Short version: The disruption of Westerners on Chinese society in the late 1800s Continue reading