There are some kids who just don’t like to read. Maybe they are a slow reader or have a learning disability. Maybe they just can’t be bothered to sit down long enough to read a whole book. When a kid like that gets assigned to do a report for school, it can cause major trauma and drama for both the child and parent. One solution is to try an informational comic book. Here at the Provo Library we have around 250 informational comic books for kids on a wide variety of topics, from science to history, including 80 biographies (think president or explorer reports). The informational comics have a lot of great…well… information, and it’s in a form that is palatable for reluctant and comic-book-only readers. Informational comic books are so enticing, why not pick out an interesting one and just set it on the coffee table in the living room. Then watch and see how long it takes before your child picks it up and starts reading!
Here are some great informational comics.
OLDER THAN DIRT: A WILD BUT TRUE HISTORY OF EARTH
By Don Brown and Mike Perfit
A precocious and often sarcastic groundhog and his friend, an earthworm, take the reader on a tour of the history of the Earth, from the Big Bang to its projected demise.
SHACKLETON: THE VOYAGE OF THE JAMES CAIRD
By Gavin McCumiskey and David Butler
The harrowing adventure of the passengers of Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition comes to life with dramatic dialog and full color illustrations.
BAGGYWRINKLES: A LUBBER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AT SEA
By Lucy Bellwood
Don’t know your port from your bow? This humorous guide introduces the reader to a boatload of nautical terminology, history, and lore.