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    I'm looking for graphic novel recommendations for DS9, almost 10. He has read the Amulet books, many Tin Tins, lots of comics (particularly Calvin & Hobbes) and a truckload of Geronimo Stiltons. It's not a category I'm familiar with, so I could really use some help. He's an avid reader of non-fiction, but less keen on fiction and I'm hoping graphic novels will bridge the gap. Many thanks.

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    My daughter loves Sluggy Freelance, which has the advantage of being free on the web, and definitely not girly. Most of the other graphic novels that she loves are probably too girly to attract a 9-year-old boy, but in case any parents of girls read this, I highly recommend Roller Girl and Princeless.

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    The Olympians (Greek God graphic novels) by George O'Connor.

    Bone (graphic novel series) by Jeff Smith

    Monsters Beware and Dragons Beware by Jorge Aguirre

    13-Story Treehouse (and 26-story and 39-story sequels) by Andy Griffith.

    There are also graphic novels of some of the Percy Jackson books, but those books are so good I would hold out for your son to read them in original form. They'd be a good foundation for the other end of your bridge to fiction. They (along with Magic the Gathering cards) were really the reason DS7 "decided" to learn to read.

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    Asterix.

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    ElizabethN, DS will have to fight me for the computer to read Sluggy Freelance, it's fantastic! Thanks & I'll look at the others for DD7.

    suevv, DS has read the Lightning Thief and is sloooowly reading Sea of Monsters. I agree they're too good to go with the graphic versions, but he's really liking the Greek mythology so I'll try the O'Connor series and the others. Thanks for the recommendations.

    DeeDee, how could I have forgotten Asterix?! I loved those books. Thanks for reminding me.

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    If there's any interest, I could edit my first post to keep a running list as with the other book recommendation threads.

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    Little Vampire by Joann Sfar and Sardine are some more off the wall that my DD has enjoyed.

    She also gobbled up the Percy Jackson graphicnovels after devouring the regular ones. Artemis Fowl, ditto.

    Asterix comics are great and also Marvel comics. I got her a Marvel encyclopedia at a yard sale once because of her passion at the time for mythology, like a horror film grimoire it has become a part of her very soul in that she can rattle off Marvel character trivia till the cows come home.

    I see Comic Cons and geek feats aplenty in her future...

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    You might want to do a search- i remember at least one lengthy thread on the topic, but it was probably more than a year ago...

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    "Rapunzel's Revenge" by Shannon Hale.

    A youthful relative of mine could not put this (or the sequel) down. It is not the traditional take on Rapunzel ...

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    Originally Posted by CoastalMom
    ElizabethN, DS will have to fight me for the computer to read Sluggy Freelance, it's fantastic! Thanks & I'll look at the others for DD7.

    My husband (who is the source for both of these for me) reminded me that it's actually not Sluggy Freelance that she's addicted to, but Schlock Mercenary. I hope you guys enjoy both. smile

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