Look What's New!
November 18, 2011
The most highly anticipated label change our young readers have been asking for is finally here: Juvenile Graphic Novels!! Starting today, we are adding the label JG to the fiction Juvenile Graphics, and are shelving them all together at the beginning of the Juvenile fiction section.
We started adding Graphic Novels to our collection several years ago. At first, all of the Graphics were for young adult readers, and consisted mostly of the classic comic book heroes and Japanese manga series. But slowly, authors and publishers began realizing the appeal that graphic novels have with not only teens, but with adults and children as well. Soon, many of the classics written by Shakespeare, Dickens, and Austen were re-published with large graphics and speech bubbles; these were swiftly followed by modern authors re-formatting their own recent works for adult readers (which are shelved at the beginning of the Adult Fiction).
Now, children’s authors and publishers are joining the bandwagon. But these aren't just comic books, Moms and Dads. While we do have some of the more popular comic book heroes and stories-Superman, Spiderman, and Star Wars-most of the graphic novels for our younger readers are merely books they already love put into comic book form. Erin Hunter's Warriors and Seekers series, Redwall by Brian Jacques, Geronimo Stilton, and The Dodgeball Chronicles are already frequently requested by our juvenile readers. We also have re-mastered classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, The Boxcar Children series, Calamity Jack and Rapunzel’s Revenge (Wild West versions of the beloved fairy tales Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel by Shannon Hale).
Also, be on the lookout for our Juvenile Graphic Non-Fiction books! We aren't relabeling them as of yet, but we do have them inter-filed with the rest of the Juvenile Non-Fiction. What better way to get your children interested in history, science, and literature than by giving it to them first in a way that is not only visually exciting but fun! Check it out today!
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