Recommended reading lists of quality graphic novels are available in Bellview library, compiled by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and updated for 2016.
The ALSC defines a graphic novel as a “full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format.” The books listed in these brochures were “widely recommended and well-reviewed,” and “have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim.”
Bellview library has print-outs available for two grade levels: Kindergarten to second-grade and third- to fifth-grade. These lists would be great for building a classroom library or a child's collection at-home.
Brochures are also available as PDFs from the ALSC website. Those who work with older children may be interested to note, a sixth- to eighth-grade list of titles is available as well.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal