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Choose Your Own Adventure: Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens

Graphic novels starring kids: The perfect gifts for tweens and teens

With Big Hero 6 being released early this month, Disney is adding to the collection of blockbuster films based on graphic novels and helping bring the genre ever more into the mainstream. What makes this film different is its target audience: kids.

The original Big Hero 6 comics were aimed at a slightly older audience in 1998, but today’s graphic novels have a lot to offer the middle-grade set, and there is growing consensus that graphic novels improve reading skills as much as text-only books.

But the best reason to read the books on this list, or buy them for a young reader you love, is that they are really good.

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