b'Graphic Novels Core CollectionsCore Collection GraphicNovelsCoreCollectionAn invaluable tool for beginning or assessing a graphic novel collection.ThirdEditionan important feature that enhances the value of this list as a collection development tool is that the most highly recommended titles are noted, providing a short list of essential purchases. ARBAIn the past ten years, the popularity of graphic novels has grown exponentially. In many libraries, graphic novels have become one of the most widely circulated genres. Plus, graphic novels can energize reluctant readers and have been shown to be a productive educational tool, especially with ESL readers.Due to the growing popularity of graphic novels at all age levels, and theCollection Development Recommendations,overwhelming influx of new titles on the market, librarians need more guidanceby Librarians for Librarians than ever to select the best graphic novels for their collection. New Edition!H.W. Wilsons Graphic Novels Core Collection (3rd Edition, 2020) provides expert recommendations developed by H.W. Wilsons team of library and media specialists. Whether for collection development, collection maintenance, readers advisory, or curriculum support, Graphic Novels Core Collection3rd Editionprovides the sound guidance that librarians need so they can rest assured thatDECEMBER 2020 GRAPHICNOVELSCORECOLLECTIONthey are selecting materials that will best serve their collection and their patrons. One Volume; 1,400 pages SECONDEDITIONISBN: 978-1-64265-647-3Graphic Novels Core Collection highlights 3,500 recommended fiction and1.Hades(Greekdeity)Comicbooks,strips,etc.;2.Mother-daughter ONeil,DennisList Price: $295nonfiction graphic novels, including content descriptions and quotes fromrelationshipFiction;3.Graphicnovels;4.Greekmythology The DC comicsguidetowritingcomics.introductionbyStanLee.9781596437616 Watson-Guptill2001128p.Illustrationselected reviews. The graphic novels in this collection cover a wide variety ofLC2011017563 Grades:1112Adult 808;741.5genres including adventure, biography, fantasy, superhero, horror, mystery,Recommended. ofa makesup 1.Comicbooks,strips,etc.Authorship LC2001-26101Inthisbook,atempestuousmother-daughterrelationshipthecenterpieceof[authorandillustratorGeorge]OConnors.Olympian 0-8230-1027-9,$19.95portrait.SnatcheddowntotheUnderworldinthewake screamingfightromance, science fiction, and more.withhermotherDemeter,.ragingadolescentKore(meaning,generically Inthisvaluableguide,DennisONeil,alivinglegendinthecomicsAll libraries. 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