Best Comic Books For Kids To Read

At the point when a kid is simply learning to read, comics can be a great way to help foster love and joy for books.

For that crucial first phase of early reading (ages 5-8), however, it can be hard to find an appropriate comic book. Many parents will either ignore comic books as a reading choice or accept that any old superhero comic will do. The appropriate scope of choices for this particular age group and reading level is quite limited, yet it contains some marvelous picks.

We’ve assembled a rundown of 10 incredible choices to think about giving your initial reader. We’ve attempted to consider both reading level and content appropriateness.


Undoubtedly, the best go-to choice for parents searching for quality comics for early readers is the many graphic novels from Toon Books. Started in 2008 by comics power couple Françoise Mouly (workmanship and comics editor for the New Yorker) and Art Spiegelman (creator of the comics masterpiece Maus)


For early readers who are as yet attempting to acquire their confidence with the written word, there are comics like Andy Runton’s Owly that communicate through pictures. These adorable, award-winning books use word balloons that contain pictures rather than words. This is an extraordinary method of getting new readers into the progression of reading—particularly comics reading—without stumbling over word recognition. The tales normally base on friendship, faithfulness, and nature and are charmingly honest.


The narratives are centered around elementary school versions of various DC Comics characters (basically those related to the Teen Titans like Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Aqualad) and it’s more about being in school than battling criminals. A portion of the jokes may require some knowledge of the DC Universe and other pop culture for kids to fully “get” them, though.


Surely, quite possibly the most entertaining kids comics to turn out in recent years is Scooby-Doo Team-Up which, every month, has the Scooby-Doo gang meet various DC Comics heroes as well as characters from classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons like the Flintstones and the Jetsons. Parents reading along will see the value in author Sholly Fisch’s inside jokes about these old shows.


Luke Pearson’s Hilda series of graphic novels follows a young elementary-school-age girl who lives in a town called Trolberg, populated by talking birds, monsters, dark dogs, and, obviously, savages. Her world isn’t vastly different from our own and Hilda isn’t much different from any other girl of her age. She’s clever and sassy, lives alone with her mother, and loves creatures. That authenticity amidst the dreamland she exists in is the thing that makes this series so enjoyable for kids.