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Graphic Novels for Kids - Dog Man and More!


03/31/2020

Dog Man. He's a policeman. He's a crimefighter. He's a dog! He's got the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman! He's the best of both, a canine and a crimefighter doing his best to outsmart his archnemsis, an evil cat, who does TERRIBLE things like plotting to destroy all books to make the world "supa dumb"! Read the whole series or have fun with these Dog Man Activity Sheets.

Watch Dav Pilkey at Home Friday mornings at 8 a.m. ET

The creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey, will host Dav Pilkey at Home. The show will feature fun and free activities that will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, read-a-louds and resources from the collections of the Library of Congress. Additional videos and content will be shared periodically throughout the week and will feature downloadable activities, conversations about books and creativity, and tips for kids and families to create their own characters and act out scenes from Pilkey’s Dog Man book series.

Starting April 1, 2020 Dav Pilkey at Home can be found here:

Listed below are even more favorite graphic novels & comics for kids. 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.

The Inside Story of El Deafo

Enjoy The Inside Story of El Deafo, a chapter by chapter video series about the making of the graphic novel El Deafo by Cece Bell. She posts a new video every Monday.


Graphic Novel Reading Lists for Kids from IndyPL Librarians:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks for kids from home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

Heroes with Tails: Dog Man and 15 Other Graphic Novel Favorites

There's no need to fear, all these dogs are here! These four legged graphic novel stars are crimefighters, superheroes, adventurers, explorers, time travelers, and more! They save dinner. They save the world! But underneath those capes, they're still man's best friend. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

Dog Man

Pilkey, Dav

George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat.

The Wolf in Underpants

Lupano, Wilfrid

Forest animals trades scary rumors about a nearby wolf. Some critters have even gone into business selling wolf traps and anti-wolf fences. But when the wolf appears in a pair of striped underpants, everyone rethinks their fears.

The Mutts Summer Diaries

McDonnell, Patrick

Mooch and Earl are eager to make the most of summer, lounging in the backyard pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and exchanging knock-knock jokes with a dolphin. From whales and tsunamis to lemonade and Bermuda shorts, this Mutts collection is packed full of summer fun! A Hoopla e-comic.