• 23 Jun, 2024

Best Comic Books for Kids

Best Comic Books for Kids

One of the best ways to encourage children to read is through comics. They frequently have vivid, colourful illustrations that add to the stories' vividness and action-packed narratives. Additionally, comics can be a very helpful addition for beginning readers. Young readers may find it easier to follow along and comprehend the story when the text and pictures work together to tell it.

 

Best Comic Books for Kids

Looking at the majority of the Big Two comics makes it easy to assume that comics these days are exclusively for adults. However, if you check at the bestseller lists for graphic novels, you'll find that children's books are typically being picked up by readers in the greatest numbers. Kids of all ages are really getting drawn to comics, especially those that are specifically written with them in mind. The stories range from heartwarming coming-of-age tales to pure humour. The truth is that children's comics are at their best right now. Growing up readers are consuming these graphic novels and clamouring for more, so in recent years, nearly all of the major traditional publishers have launched kid-focused imprints. Finally, DC and Marvel are releasing more children's comics; DC in particular is doing so with its line of middle-grade and young reader graphic novels. How do you choose the ideal book for your specific young reader when there are so many options available? For your convenience, we've selected 50 of the greatest children's comics.

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1. Pete the Cat and the Space Chase  

Pete the Cat and the Space Chase (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean comes the next I Can Read Comics book in the Pete the Cat series!  

When Agent Meow (also known as Pete the Cat) discovers an empty alien spaceship and accidentally launches into space, what else will he find? Early readers will love blasting off with Agent Meow in this otherworldly adventure!  

Pete the Cat and the Space Chase is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it will introduce children into the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourage visual literacy in emerging readers.  

 

2 . Little Critter: Tricky Chickies  

Little Critter: Tricky Chickies (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

Beloved I Can Read character Little Critter is making his first-ever appearance in I Can Read Comics ! This lively, funny reader is filled with sound effects, panels, and speech balloons—the perfect introduction to young graphic novel storytelling.  

There’s a surprise at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm—six lively chicks! When the chicks get loose, Little Critter comes up with a plan to get them back! Full of Mercer Mayer’s signature humor and beloved familiar characters, Little Critter: Tricky Chickies is a Level One I Can Read Comic , which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young readers new to visual storytelling.  

 

3. Spaceboy: The epic and funny new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams  

Spaceboy: The epic and funny new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams

Go back to the Space Race with No.1 bestselling author David Walliams for a breathless cinematic adventure full of mystery, action, laughs and surprises – and a secret that could change the course of history…  

America. The 1960s.  

Stuck on a remote farm with her awful aunt, twelve-year-old orphan Ruth spends every night gazing at the stars, dreaming of adventure. One night she spots a flying saucer blazing across the sky… before crash-landing in a field. When the spaceship opens and reveals a mysterious alien, all Ruth’s dreams come true. But does this visitor from another planet have a giant secret?  

Spaceboy is a hilarious and action-packed tale for readers in any solar system.  

David Walliams was most recently Children’s #1 bestseller with The World's Worst Pets (TCM chart: 30 April 2022).  

 

4. The Last Bear: Winner of the Blue Peter Award – ‘A dazzling debut’ THE TIMES  

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Imagine making friends with a polar bear… The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold  

’This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable’ Michael Morpurgo  

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life . . .  

This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s.  

 

5. The Kid Who Came From Space  

The Kid Who Came From Space

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of time travelling with a hamster, for anyone who loved the humour of wall-e, the action of star Wars and the deeply touching emotion etc. A small village in the wilds of north umberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But that doesn't mean he is going to give up. Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back that will take him further than anyone has ever been before.  

 

6. The Illustrated Stories of Akbar and Birbal  

The Illustrated Stories of Akbar and Birbal: Classic Tales From India

The stories of ?Akbar and Birbal? are the most cherished folklores of India that have been passed from one generation to another, enthralling both young and adult readers. This book is a beautifully illustrated compilation of several tales of wit and wisdom, built upon the themes of loyalty and friendship.  

 

7. Ty's Travels: Camp Out  

Ty's Travels: Camp Out (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

Ty makes his I Can Read Comic debut! Featuring a bold comic styling by New York Times bestselling illustrator Niña Mata and a compelling easy-to-read text by Kelly Starling Lyons, this Level One I Can Read Comic is the perfect summertime story for beginning readers!  

Celebrate Ty’s vivid imagination! Nonstop rain dampens the family’s plans to go camping. But with a boost from Ty, the Camp-Out comes out just fine! Rhythmic text, vibrant art, family love, and Black Boy Joy shine on every page of this camping adventure.  

Ty’s Travels: Camp-Out is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young readers new to graphic novel storytelling. This is a Guided Reading Level (GRL) J.  

 

8. Baby Shark’s Big Show!: Hide and Hunt  

Baby Shark’s Big Show!: Hide and Hunt (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

Baby Shark makes his I Can Read Comic debut! Based on the all-new Nickelodeon series and featuring a bold new comic style and easy-to-read text, this Level One I Can Read Comic is perfect for sharing with the Baby Shark fan in your life!  

Thanks to his super shark senses…aaaand William’s predictable hiding spot, Baby wins yet another game “Hide and Hunt." Young Baby Shark fans will giggle as they follow along.  

Baby Shark's Big Show!: Hide and Hunt is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young readers new to graphic novel storytelling.  

Baby Shark’s Big Show! is a Nickelodeon animated series starring everyone’s favorite shark along with his shark family and ocean friends. The show is based on the Pinkfong characters from the YouTube global phenomenon with over 8 billion views.  

 

9. Fish and Worm  

Fish and Worm (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

Let’s read comics! I Can Read  Comics   is an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.  

It’s time for dinner, but when Fish finds a new friend instead, who knows what games are in store? Fish and Worm by Sergio Ruzzier is a playful story about unlikely friendship and changing the status quo.  

Fish and Worm  is a Level One I Can Read Comic, a simple story for shared reading.   

 

10. My Little Pony: Detective Hitch  

My Little Pony: Detective Hitch (I Can Read Comics Level 1)

Based on the all-new animated series, the My Little Pony friends go on a new adventure in this I Can Read Comic. Featuring a bold new comic style and easy-to-read text , this Level One I Can Read Comic is perfect for everypony!  

When Sunny and Izzy go missing, it's up to Detective Hitch and his detective-in-training Zipp to solve the case!  

My Little Pony: Detective Hitch is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with young readers new to graphic novel storytelling.