Friday, July 27, 2018

Spotlight Friday - a new hybrid? 7.27.18

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

Years ago Jeff Kinney gave us a new hybrid - a chapter book that was full of doodles and small illustrations.  Besides the fact readers loved the relatable story, they also loved the visual piece of the book.  This was something that had been lost for them, the visual aspect.  Given the rise of graphic novels, we can see how much young readers crave this part of reading.
Recently I have found a new hybrid of books - picture books, graphic novels and chapter books.  Each of the books listed below are longer, if not chapter book length.  Some even include chapters.  There are pieces of graphic novels in them (talk bubbles, frames) and picture books (narrative on the page).
I think this format is going to fit really well with readers who need some support, readers who are still working on their stamina, readers who want the feel of a longer book but need the visual pieces, readers who are looking for a break from nonstop text.  Take a peek at some of these books.  I bet you have readers for them!

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths
Peter and Ernesto
by Graham Annable

New Shoes
New Shoes
by Sara Varon

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye
by Brian Selznick and David Serlin


by Sean Rubin

Snail Has Lunch by Mary Peterson
Snail Has Lunch
by Mary Peterson

Have you read any of these?  What do you think of this "new hybrid"?  I'm thinking readers are going to love them!  I'm putting many of them in my own classroom library.  Have you seen others - what titles am I missing?

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