Monday, October 24, 2011

Stories With Pictures: Part 1

Below are some graphic novels and illustrated books recommended by Hannah Trierweiler Hudson. She promises that even the reluctant reader will be drawn to these books. The first five recommendations are:

1. Drawing From Memory by Allen Say. $17.99 . Allen Say tells how he became an artist in this fascinating memoir which also contains photographs and images of the work that has inspired him . Grades 5-8.

2. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick $29.99. In Selznick's long-awaited follow-up to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, two children, 50 years apart, run away to the American Museum of Natural History. Grades 3-8.

3. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg $24.99. Fourteen authors, from Stephen King to Kate DiCamillo, share tales inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Grades 7 and up.

4. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. $15.99. Patterson departs from his usual thrill rides to tell the story of sixth grader Rafe Khatchadorian, who conspires to break every rule in school. Grades 5-8.

5. Around the World by Matt Phelan. $24.99. Got wanderlust? Read this graphic novel about three 19th-century figures who attempt to travel around the world: Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly, and Joshua Slocum. Grades 3-6.

Come back tomorrow and get more of Hudson's recommendations.


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