Hello all, I hope you enjoyed this week’s post about the adventures young Sunny got up to. This extra post features a few similar graphic reads about some smart, funny, and brave girls. I hope you enjoy these titles…a few have even won awards!!
To begin with I must say this, these kinds of graphic reads are the ones I tend to gravitate towards as they have simple storylines about the lives and loves of young girls. Plus the images and colours are appealing to read over and over again!!
The Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novel series is perfect for both older fans and younger ones!! We get to meet a new graphic version of Kristy, Mary-Ann, Claudia, Stacey, Dawn and Mallory as they have some hilarious babystting adventures with scary neighbours, prank calls, and cranky toddlers!! Each book has been illustrated exquisitely and the story just flows from one instalment to the next. Books 1 to 4 have been illustrated by award-winning Raina Telgemeier and 5 to 8 by Gale Galligan. One of the reasons this is included here is because I’m pretty sure there are some older readers who like some heartwarming girly reads every now and then, just like me!!
The next set of books I want to introduce to you are Raina Telgemeier’s autobiographical Smile series. We start off with Raina’s adventures in having her teeth fixed in Smile, and continue with Sisters and Guts where we learn about how she grows up with younger siblings and her adventures in school. I really loved reading these, and every now and then I’d take it home from the library and read it at least four times before bringing it back!! Something about the dramas of growing up mixed with the cute drawings and hilarious dialogue in these award-winning graphic novels will always have me looking out for them!! I just love all of Telgemeier’s books!! Look her up and see if you can find her others too!! They are all worth collecting!!
This last one, Roller Girl, I found by chance and immensely enjoyed reading. Although I had never tried roller-skating, I enjoyed reading it in this book. Young Astrid signs up for roller derby camp during one summer and finds herself learning more about herself than ever before!! Victoria Jamieson’s illustrations and story really kept me captivated from beginning to end with this lovely coming-of-age read!!
In all of these selected reads I found the young girls all have unique characters and a lot of inner strength. I hope these author-illustrators continue with their work as I look forward to reading these to my nieces when they’re older!!
All of these books have a 5 ⭐ rating from me!!
Stay safe everyone, and keep reading!