Mini review Monday: Graphic novel goodness

Good morning everyone!

I am here with some more graphic novels that I’ve read in the past few months – these reviews are WELL LATE (sorry about that!). My kids (and my partner and I) are still totally loving graphic novels, and I’m more than happy to get some more, read some more and share with them… because then we all win ha!


Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse by Joe Todd-Stanton

This is brilliant! I’d seen so many people talking about it and I finally took the plunge and treated myself to this (I’d read Arthur and loved that!). This is so much I love about graphic novels in one gorgeous book: incredible illustration, myths and gorgeous messages. I blooming love a myth and pair that with some amazing storytelling and you’ve got this beauty. Heroism isn’t always about fighting: sometimes it’s about kindness and bravery. I need to read more of this series because the one’s I’ve read I loved!

Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys

This was a surprise piece of book post and I dived straight into it. This is a brilliant graphic novel about a girl who has powers and how she uses them. I really enjoyed this story and would love to see if there’s going to be more from this gang! Who doesn’t love a superhero? Full of messages about standing up for what’s right, believing in yourself and the power of kindness. Definitely UKS2-KS3.

Diana, Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale

This was another one that I’d seen talked a lot about in graphic novel circles, and I managed to grab a copy second hand online (I forever am buying second hand graphic novels…). This is a cute story about Diana just trying to be the best she can be – she makes mistakes, she learns how to be a hero and how being different doesn’t always mean you’re not loved by the people around you. This has gone down so well in my classroom – the kids are forever asking me for more like this!

Into the Heartlands by Roseanne A Brown

You can’t beat a bit of Black Panther – the Marvelverse is so big, but Black Panther is one of my favourite facets of the big universe! Into The Heartlands is a great graphic novel introducing us to the childhoods! This is so full of colour, messages about righting a wrong and trusty T’Challa and Shuri (cause who doesn’t love them?). This is perfect for fans of Marvel (young and old!). I loved seeing more of the relationship between the siblings.


And that’s it for today! I’ve had a productive graphic novel reading year so far, so I’m sure I’ll be back with some more graphic novel mini reviews in the next week or so! I have loads of reviews to catch up on! I would love some recommendations though…

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you have any recommendations for graphic novels for me to buy that would work for my Y6s, I’d love to hear them!

S x

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