Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten: Graphics

Graphic Books are wildly popular with our students, and for good reason. They engage visual learners and encourage slow reading since much of the story must be gleaned through "reading" the illustrations. 

We choose high quality stories with expressive and engaging artwork, and comics meant to entertain. 

Garfield is a top choice for many children. From Garfield, many of our students learn idioms and comic expressions; the text is accessible and fun; and the static characters of Jon and his fat cat become dependable companions for young readers.

But it's not all fun and games in the graphic section. We also have "serious" graphic novels like Around the World: three tales about early aviators; The Olympians series featuring Zeus, Hades, and Athena, and the graphic version of Lightning Thief, to name just a few. 

Top Ten Graphic Books

#10 - Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

#9 - Missile Mouse: Star Crusher

#8 - Garfield Eats Crow

#7 - Garfield Dishes it Out

#6 - The Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide

#5 - Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium 3

#4 - Ghostopolis

#3 - Garfield Chews the Fat

#2 - Smile

and our top graphic book this year was...

#1 - Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

That's it folks...another great year of reading at AIS-Budapest!

1 comment:

  1. If you count Ursula Vernon's Dragonbreath as graphic, then I would definitely include those. And my students still love the Bone books, although I think of Pogo every time I check one out!