Last Updated: Nov 5, 2015
Familiarity with graphic novels is not a must in order to read and understand any of the comics listed within this website. If you want to read more about what a graphic novel is and the many different formats that they come in, check out the books and websites listed on this page. Still have questions? Send me an email!
Check out the books and websites on this page to learn more about the differences between comic styles and formats.
- Reading With Pictures
This website was founded in 2009 by cartoonist Josh Elder as a way to show just how the use of comics in education is ultimately beneficial for both students and teachers. This nonprofit has done multiple research efforts on just how comics can be used to promote literacy and how this format is necessary and should not be overlooked. There are multiple tools and resources, as well as published physical volumes about comics, available for educators, parents, publishers, and advocates that can be used to both help children understand comics and to help adults realize the importance of comics.
- Andrews McMeel Publishing Teacher Guides
If you’re looking for guides about certain comics and graphic novels, look no further than AMP’s website of teacher guides and activities. These are available online for download right from this site, making teaching and understanding certain issues easier. AMP offers a guide to teaching with comics and illustrated novels, as well as guides to multiple Big Nate volumes, Foxtrot, Beginning Pearls, Lio, Mighty Alice, Snoopy, Desmond Pucket, and Charlie Brown. The overall guide to teaching comics and illustrated novels provides definitions of certain terms used frequently (ie. comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and illustrated novels). Extra physical resources and online resources are also listed at teh end of this guide.