Comics

The Benefits of Comic Books

comicComic books aren't just about superheros and villains. And they're certainly not just for boys. Comic books and graphic novels are spread across many different genres, including comedy, drama, sci‑fi and fantasy, and there is bound to be something to suit all tastes, ages and reading levels.

Make me laugh - some funny books for kids

BorrowBoxThe fact is that most kids love comedy. Especially when it comes to books. Authors like Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Lauren Child are so very popular because they write such funny stories. Children, when reading for pleasure mostly want a book that makes them laugh. There are some things in life that just aren’t funny. But humour can still be an effective way to approach and discuss serious matters with children. Funny books make an important and valuable contribution to children’s fiction. Here is a mash-up to get you started.

Graphic Novel recommendations

logoRBdigital Comics makes some of the the best comic titles from major brands and independent publishers available for free to Dublin Library patrons, with something for all ages and tastes. Graphic novels are much longer and tend to be much more complex. While a comic book will tell a story over many issues, graphic novels more often have their storylines wrapped up in only one or two books. This blog is brought to you by our colleague, Kevin, in Kevin Street Library. 

Young Adult Fiction in Pearse Street Library

logoThis blog is brought to you by Transition Year student, Aisling, on work experience in Pearse Street Library, and it's about her five favourite books ever.

Lost in the Stacks: Pick and Mix comics

Lost in the Stacks Welcome to the sixth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and is an eclectic mix of some of his current comic faves, including horror-infused fairytales, university adventures and a spy thriller!

Lost in the Stacks: New Comics

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the second edition of our new blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

This entry comes from one of our most prodigious blog contributors, library assistant Marc and focuses on some of the new comics available to borrow at Dublin City Librari

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