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Best Graphic Novels for Children

At Your Library, a public awareness campaign for public libraries, recently published “The Best Graphic Novel for Children.”
The list is filled with recommendations for reluctant readers and those who enjoy illustrated reads. Not only do these titles encourage reading, they can serve as supplemental teaching aides on topics such as history and literature.

Below are highlights from the list by grade level. Click here to see the full list of books!

Grades K-12

Mood Brighteners at the Library

Did you know October is Emotional Wellness Month? There is enough blood and gore as we near Halloween so why not pick up some illustrated goodies to brighten your day?

The following books are sure to give you a smile and laugh! Originally published as strips in various newspapers, the library owns many collections printed in book form.

Back to School Graphic Novels

School is back in session and it is time to hit the books once again.
Whether you find school boring and need a break or miss those youthful years, check out these graphic novels that are sure to entertain.

Vampire Classic Goes Graphic

Many may think the vampire craze is new (and waning); however, the master of Vampire Lit Anne Rice will be adding her Vampire Chronicles to the graphic novel family!

Manga Titles for Romantics

Nothing beats the dog days of summer like a good romance novel and there are some great romance novels in the graphic novels section of your local library! Listed below are select manga series that are sure to give you butterflies.

July Computer Classes

Computer Lab


During July, Kingwood Branch Library will offer a variety of classes that are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended and can be done by visiting the Adult Reference Desk on the second floor or calling 281-360-6804.


Graphic Novels for your Summer Reading Pleasure

It’s officially summer and it’s a scorcher! What better way to spend your summer time off with a graphic novel? Not only can they be light and entertaining, reading them counts toward the Summer Reading Program!

Here are a few Summer-inspired titles readily available from our catalog. Feel free to comment any titles you recommend to beat the summer heat!

Customize your iGoogle account with Comics Themes

Love comics? Love Google? If so, this should make your day! I just stumbled across an array of comics themes for iGoogle including themes with illustrations of Gene Luen Yang's The Eternal Smile, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Jim Davis' Garfield, and many more! So let your comic geek flag fly and personalize your Google landing page with your favorite comic book artists!

Earth Day

NASA Blue Marble

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day and we hope you can make small (or big) changes to show our planet we love it.
ReNest, a personal favorite site to follow for green living tips and more, recently shared 10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living Greener. Here are a few that I am starting to do which are mentioned in their tips:

April is Genocide Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness Month and the Holocaust Museum Houston will have programs throughout April to increase awareness of this tragic action that still takes place today. Genocide is the the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The theme for genocide awareness month is learning to be an upstander – a person who stands up for others and takes actions on their behalf. Be sure to visit here for Holocaust Museum Houston programs and how you can stand up for others.

If you would like to learn more about genocide, check out these titles.

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