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A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics: Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love Paperback – May 31, 2012
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About the Author
Snow Wildsmith has served on committees for the American Library Association and Young Adult Library Services Association. She reviews graphic novels for Booklist, ICv2.com, Good Comics for Kids and Robin Brenner's No Flying No Tights. She also writes booktalks and creates recommended reading lists for Ebsco's NoveList database. McFarland will publish her first books for teens, a nonfiction series on joining the military, in 2012.
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Top Customer Reviews
She loved reading about so many comics that she's not familiar with and made a list of ones that we need to keep on the lookout for.
I love it because it has done all the groundwork for me when it comes to choosing appropriate comics for her to read.
I'd give it more stars if I could!
For the most part, the choices included are tough to argue with. As with any book of this sort, though, it's easy to nitpick what is included vs what has been omitted. One other reviewer has already noted the glaring omission of any of Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge work, which is pretty universally seen as one of the best comics, period, and not just for kids. (It's not a bias against older material, either; both Tintin and Little Lulu are included.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
given as a gift to an expectant father who is really into comic books so that he would be prepared to guide his new child along. he loved it.Published on February 6, 2014 by Donna Hacking
Just what I was looking for. A fantastic guide into the world of graphic readers for elementary school children!
Worth every penny.
This is a very comprehensive and well-designed book that covers so many great graphic novels for kids. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by C. Lombardo
While I feel pretty competent discussing graphic novels for teens and up, I have very limited knowledge of graphic novels for younger readers. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by A. Wolverton
I admit, I was a little skeptical at first. A book to tell you about comics, really? I certainly never needed my parent's help in choosing what I enjoyed reading. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Eohany
The "Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics" is a great idea. Many parent struggle with wanting to give their kids access to comics, either to further an interest visual design... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by D. R. Jeanclerc
My son loves graphic novels and comics. He learned to read easily, but still didn't like to read. But when we started reading comics which I bought as compilations -- Garfield,... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Jennifer Donovan
This is an attractive and useful guide for parents, librarians, and older children. It's not about the comics in the funny papers or the flimsy comic books that most of us read as... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Colinda
For parents involved with your child's reading or even adults wanting to expand their own, this is a great guide to several different types and styles of highly illustrated reading... Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by MooncatX aka Bliss Crimson