Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Favorite Graphic Novels of 2014


Favorite Graphic Novels from 2014



My first was actually from late 2013 (October), but I wanted to be sure to give it some love. Nonfiction in the graphic novel format is such a great idea. This title is the ideal companion for novels set in the Dust Bowl (like Esperanza Rising)

Great American Dust Bowl

I reviewed this one in April!
http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/04/great-american-dust-bowl-nonfiction.html










This is probably my favorite that I read so far this year

The Stratford Zoo Presents: Macbeth

Come on - a group of animals at a ZOO puts on Shakespearean drama? What's not to love about that?

Full review:
http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/11/stratford-zoo-presents-macbeth-graphic.html







It's a memoir - it's nonfiction - it's filled with bunnies.... it's

El Deafo
My students already adore it. I can't keep it on the shelf! It's so nice to see them enjoying a graphic novel that can also help them learn to be more compassionate to those around them. Cece Bell did a marvelous job sharing her experiences with hearing loss as a child.








Zita has been a personal favorite of mine since the very first book came out. She's energetic, courageous, and resourceful. She teaches us about friendship, taking risks, and trust. I love how this series gets kids excited about science fiction and gives them some really cool vocabulary, too!

Return of Zita the Spacegirl


(I didn't do a full review of this one, but I did review book 2 - Legends of Zita - on my blog when it came out.
 http://www.mariaselke.com/2012/09/scifriday-graphic-novels.html)





Don't miss my other 2014 posts out so far!

Interested in my favorites I read in 2014 that were published in other years?
http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/12/favorite-2014-reads-not-published-in.html

What about my favorite picture books from this year?
http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/12/favorite-picture-books-from-2014.html

Middle grade novels rock!
http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/12/favorite-middle-grade-novels-of-2014.html

Still to come:
YA Novels

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