I’m always on the lookout for new graphic novels for kids. Walker Books Australia recently highlighted a fantastic graphic novel series that they distribute called Twisted Journeys that are perfect for middle and upper primary.
These brilliant books are a cross between a graphic novel and a choose-your-own adventure. The story is told with a mix of plain text and graphic novel panels, and like choose-your-own adventure stories, there are several directions that the story can go in. The first book in the series is called Captured by Pirates, and depending on your choices you could rescue your father and live happily ever after or get eaten by cannibals.
There are 22 different stories to choose from including being trapped in a haunted house, caught in a time machine, escaping a zombie island, defeating an evil mastermind, becoming a martial arts master, or join forces with Frankestein’s monster to solve a crime.
Here are a couple of images from inside two different books:
Twisted Journeys are perfect for reluctant readers and those who love graphic novels. They are a great format to get kids hooked on books and there a heaps to choose from.
For more info about each title check out this info sheet from Walker Books – http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Twisted-Journeys.pdf