The book channel /

Graphic Novels for the Classroom

Choosing graphic novels for the classroom.

Recently there has been a dramatic increase in graphic novels published for younger readers in the UK. There’s a graphic novel to suit all interests, whether you like high fantasy, everyday realism, or adaptations of well-loved classics. We invited some Just Imagine reviewers to tell us more to help us get to grips with this cornucopia of material.

Nikki Gamble is joined by Ben Harris, Roy Moss, and Richard Charlesworth, who share some of their favourite graphic novels for the classroom- though they did find it difficult to slim down their choices from the exciting burst of new titles.

00:00 Introduction: our childhood experiences

09:28 Ben Harris talks about his choices for younger children

28:16 Roy tells us about comedy duos in children’s graphic novels

32:29 Roy Moss talks about This Was Our Pact, Eoin Colfer/Andrew Donkin’s Global and Sad Ghost Club

41:06 Roy introduces Tom’s Midnight Garden, and the panel discusses adaptations in graphic novel form.

55:09 Rich Charlesworth talks about some of his favourite graphic novels

01:07:23 Nikk Gamble does a quick share of some of her recent favourites

01:15:30 Parting thoughts

If you enjoyed this video about graphic novels for the classroom, you might be interested in: