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Graphic Novels for Kids

Graphic Novels for Kids

Snow White

Snow White a Graphic Novel is the classic Snow White story set after World War I. During the war while many men were serving in the military, many women did things they had not done before, like working outside the home in factories and businesses. During this time more women went to college and they won the right to vote. It is a really interesting time to set a story like Snow White, a story about a girl who seems to rely entirely on other people to rescue her or take care of her.

In this telling, Snow is strong and resilient and brave. She relies on her friends. Seven friends. I bet if you try to guess who they are, you’ll be wrong! This time around, Snow is rescued, but she does her own rescuing too! A great ending to a book that changes up the Snow White story to highlight how you get by with a little help from your friends!

Listed below are even more Favorite graphic novels & comics. They definitely aren’t just about superheroes anymore. In the list you will find a diverse cast of characters whose stories are set in different and interesting places.


eBooks:

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Attack of the Ninja FrogsAvatar the Last AirbenderBabymouse Goes for the GoldCalamity JackCaveboy DaveDog ManDork Diaries OMGGhostsJedi Academy Return of the PaduwanLast Kids on Earth Zombie ParadeLowriders from SpaceNoodleheads See the FutureOwly Flying LessonsRocket and Groot Fight BackSHerlock HolmesSonic Kindred SpiritsThe Secret of the SphinxThe Truth About StaceyThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

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Anne of Green GablesGoldie VanceMuppets King ArthurOddly NormalPeanuts Where Beagles DareStar Wars Rogue OneThe Adventures of Kung Fu RobotThe BackstagersThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Print Books:

A Wrinkle in TimeAvengers AssemblingBatman and Robin AdventuresBraveMega PrincessReal FriendsSita's RamayanaThe BreadwinnerThe Tea Dragon SocietyWe're Out of HereWhere's HalmoniEl DeafoRedwall the Graphic NovelThe Graveyard BookThe Lightning Thief Graphic NovelMiddle School the Worst Years of My LifeSunny Side UpRoller GirlsMissile MouseAmuletSmileZebrafishSecret Science AllianceCalvin and HobbesDiary of a Wimpy KidBig NateJoey FlyLunch LadyAmelia RulesCaptain UnderpantsRapunzel's RevengeInto the Volcano
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Drawing Superheroes & Villains

Drawing Superheroes & Villains

Superhero Drawing Class – For kids ages 6 – 17. Learn the basics of drawing human figures so you can start sketching your favorite superhero characters.

How to Draw Superman, Batman and Other DC Comics

 

We have a lot of drawing books at the library. You can learn to draw NASCAR, forest animals, sea creatures, cartoon characters, buildings and much more. Each book includes step-by-step directions. How to Draw Batman, Superman, and Other DC Super Heroes and Villains is a great place to start learning how to draw the action poses of your favorite superheroes. You can start to draw right now by checking out an e-book with your IndyPL library card, or come into one of our branches to check out print books. We also have graphic novels starring your favorite characters and books about cartoonists. Listed below are several that are about comics, graphic novels and superheroes.


E-books:

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Young Artists Draw MangaHow to Draw AnimeKids Draw Manga
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Comic FunHow to Write a Comic BookSpectacular SuperheroesBig Book of CartooningWhat Are Graphic NovelsYou Can Draw Manga

Print Books:

The Ultimate Guide to Creating ComicsHow to Draw Comic HeroesHow to Draw Superman and His Friends and FoesHow to Draw Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and Other DC Super HeroesHow to Draw Batman and His Friends and FoesHow to Draw th eJoker, Lex Luthor and Other DC Super VillainsHow to Draw Comic Book HeroesHow to Draw Manga WarriorsThe Art of Drawing Manga HeroesHow to Draw Manga Action FiguresHow to Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesDraw Comics and Graphic NovelsDrawing the Heroes in Your Graphic NovelDrawing Awesome Cartoon CharactersWho Is Stan Lee?Boys of SteelCreate Your Own Comic StripsComics: Investigate the History and Technology of American CartooningAdventures in Cartooning
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Juneteenth & Indy Book Fest – Central Library

Juneteenth & Indy Book Fest – Central Library

June 19th is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery. Why this day? On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers arrived in Texas and spread the word that President Lincoln had delivered his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863…two YEARS earlier. Back in those days, it took news A LOT longer to travel! Plus, in this case, there were people who deliberately kept the news from traveling. Here is the timeline:

1. January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order made by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It declared slaves in the Confederacy free. It affected some slaves, but not all of them.

  • 2. June 19, 1865 Freedom Day in Texas – Texas was very remote back then and news traveled slow. It also took a long time for the Union army to makes its way to Texas. On June 19, a Union General read out loud “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of slaves in Texas. The day became known as “Juneteenth” (“June” plus “nineteenth”) and is widely celebrated today in Texas and across the country, as an important day commemorating the freeing of slaves in America.

3. December 6, 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment This amendment to the Constitution completely abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as the punishment of a crime.

Join us on Saturday, June 16, Juneteenth, at Central Library for our 1st Annual Indy Book Fest –  You are invited for activities that celebrate the African American experience.  With the theme, “Words of Strength: A Juneteenth Celebration,” there will be indoor and outdoor presentations throughout the Library including:

  • arts & crafts
  • ethnic food
  • writers, spoken word poets
  • visual artists
  • storytellers
  • musicians
  • writer’s workshop
  • local book club conference
  • coloring and face painting for kids
  • author signings
  • vendor merchandise

Books:

Abraham Lincoln the Great EmancipatorBen and the Emancipation ProclamationDays of JubileeEmancipation Proclamation Lincoln and the Dawn of LibertyEmancipation ProclamationFifty Cents and a Dream Young Booker T. WashingtonFreedom's Gifts a Juneteenth StoryHope's GiftHow Abraham Lincoln Ended SlaveryJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenthJuneteenth JamboreeLift Every Voice and SingThe Story of JuneteenthWhen Were the Slaves First Set Free After the Civil War
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Amazing and True Animal Stories

Amazing and True Animal Stories

I’m sure you’ve heard people say that dogs are man’s best friend.Animal Stories When you read some of these books, you’ll discover that there are a lot of animals that have been man’s best friend as well as best friends to each other! Who would have thought that a deer and a dog or a dog and a duck could be friends?

Some of these animals just have the best life stories. Some are famous, like Koko the gorilla that learned Puppy Love True Stories of DevotionAmerican Sign Language. Or the 21 elephants that walked across the Brooklyn Bridge when it was built, just to prove it was safe! Or Eclipse, the dog in Seattle that learned how to catch the bus to the dog park all by himself!

Check out some of these books for amazing stories about some special members of the animal kingdom.


Unlikely Animal Friendships:

Tarra and BellaSuryia and RoscoeOwen and MzeeRickie and HenryOne Big Happy FamilyTwo BobbiesKate and PippinLenore Finds a FriendThe Tiger Cubs and the ChimpUnlikely Friendships The Leopard and the CowUnlikely Friendships The Dog and the PigletUnlikely Friendships The Monkey and the Dove

Loyal Friends to People:

Stubby the War DogFinding WinnieHachiko the True Story of a Loyal DogHelen Keller's Best Friend BelleEmi and the Rhinocerous ScientistLittle Dog LostKoko LoveJack and JillMidnightStep Right UpTuesday Takes Me ThereTuesday Tucks Me InRags Hero Dog of World War IDarling Mercy Dog of World War IFly Cher Ami FlyWar DogsNubsBunny the Brave War HorseHachiko WaitsDadblamed Union Army CowThe Donkey of Gallipoli

Amazing True Animal Stories:

Bob the Railway DogClara the True Story of the Rhinocerous Who Dazzled KingsDog on BoardDozer's RunElephants Can Paint TooHerbertEllie's Long WalkFaithful ElephantsElizabeth Queen of the SeasHope for WinterIvanThe Giraffe That Walked to ParisLily a True Story of CourageLooking for MizaOut of the WoodsQueenieSaving the Baghdad ZooShep Our Most Loyal DogStayJumbo the Most Famous Elephant in the WorldThe World's Greatest ElephantWonder HorseZeraffa Giraffa
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Indy 500

Indy 500

The SpectacleThe Spectacle is a complete history of the Indianapolis 500. It includes a hundred year’s worth of memories from legendary drivers and races. It’s like you were in the pits yourself watching the drama unfold. Listed below are more eBooks & print books about the Indy 500 you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

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eBooks:

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Indianapolis 500Indy CarsIndy RacingIndy Car RacingRace Cars Look BookRace DayThe Race Car BookIndy Cars 3Indy Cars 5Indy Cars 6

Books:

Indy CarsThe Curse of the Ind 500Indianapolis 500 2Indy CarsRace CarRacing DriverMario AndrettiA J FoytDanica Patrick
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