There has been a boom in graphic novels for the middle grade readers! These are just a few of our favorites! Come in and check them out today!
Graphic novels can be an area where us grown-ups feel like fish out of water! Is the content appropriate? How young is too young for a graphic? How can you tell which ones are right for your kiddo?
Don’t let these questions stop you and your kiddo from checking out the awesome comic books (or graphic novels, as we call them)! Just ask us! We are happy to give suggestions for every age. We have graphics offered in board book form for the very young all the way through adult graphic novels!
Check out these suggestions for kindergarten to third grade!
Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum by Wong Herbert Yee
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Sleepless Knight by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Owly by Andy Runton
Far Out Fairy Tales by Otis Frampton, Joey Comeau, Louise Simonson, Benjamin Harper, and Sean Tulien
Amelia Rules! by Jimmy Gownley
Chi’s Sweet Home by Konami Kanata
Mr. Pants by Scott McCormick
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
Pets on the Loose! by Victories Jamieson
Beep and Bah by James Burks
Check out our catalog for these titles or come visit us for more suggestions!
Did you know we have a section chock-full of helpful resources for teachers? Whatever your age group or subject, we have something for you here at Moline Library’s Parent- Teacher Collection!
Here’s some of our newest titles! Find them through our catalog.
My first pug dog, Mia
Pugs are really popular right now, with good reason! If you have ever known a pug, you know they are loyal, cuddly, curious, and cute.
According to the American Kennel Club, pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds, dating back as far as 400 BC. A pug’s job is the same now as it was then – to keep humans company!
We have some great books featuring pugs here at the library.
Pug by Ethan Long
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pugs are the Best! by Elaine Landau
Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino
If you’ve got a third grade child in the Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40, ask your child if their library class at school has had any visitors lately?
Our children’s department staff has been visiting all the 3rd grade library classes the past couple of weeks. Our objective has been to booktalk some new books, talk about what’s happening in the public library, and hand out library card application forms.
Booktalks are short, informal presentations designed to inspire others to read the same book – we essentially are trying to “sell you” on reading that book! “Booktalking” is one of the most effective ways to get kids reading, and we’ve had a blast talking to and with these terrific kids!
Here’s a list of what Miss Teresa was “selling” in her booktalks!
Anne of Green Gables: a Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden
The Boxcar Children – Fully Illustrated Edition by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain and Philip Stead
Bad Kitty – Camp Daze by Nick Bruel
The Secret Cookie Club: P.S. Send More Cookies by Martha Freeman
Hilo – The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
How To Be An Elephant – Growing Up in the African Wild by Katherine Roy
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Case of RBG vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter
Big Nate – Thunka, Thunka, Thunka by Lincoln Peirce
I’m eager for spring, but time changes always seems to bring big adjustments in schedules. It also brings a great learning opportunity. Have you ever wondered, why we change our clocks twice a year? Who came up with the idea? How did people tell time before we had cell phones? How do I teach my child how to tell time from a traditional face clock?
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta
What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra
Just a Second by Steve Jenkins
Make It Work! Time by Andrew Haslam