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It’s easy to see why Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man graphic novels have long been children’s favorites everywhere. Half human and half dog, Dog Man gets into many difficult but hilarious situations while battling villains and saving his family and community. Many parents and teachers report that Dog Man is “the” show that ignites their children’s love of reading. There are many more books here like Dog Man so kids can read long after the bad guys are behind bars.
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This series has laughs, clever crime-fighting and the most unlikely heroes: pigeons! These are good for making it easier for children to read chapter books on their own.
The antics of Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell are really funny. Danny can’t breathe fire (yet), but he’s a master of funny banter and his spirit of adventure always carries him through. The comic-style pages attract kids, and there is plenty of readable book text at the beginning of the chapters to increase their reading stamina.
When Alexander moves to a spooky new town and finds a notebook full of drawings of strange monsters, he is thrown into a task he never expected: fighting them. Heavily illustrated chapter book pages make these quick and enticing, just like Dog Man.
If an affinity for lovable canines got kids to enjoy books like Dog Man, they’ll love this drooling, adventurous pair of characters, too. (This series is also a great suggestion when younger kids have read Dog Man books but aren’t quite ready to read and appreciate them.) Whatever the imaginative adventure, Haggis and Tank are for it.
Those well-loved crazy early chapter books have now joined the Graphic Novel Club! In the first part, what starts out as a normal science class quickly becomes … weird. This is a prime opportunity to introduce kids to Dan Gutman, an author whose offerings definitely rival Dav Pilkey in terms of child appeal!
Here’s a fun coming-of-age graphic novel series with a prehistoric flair. Both child and adult readers report loudly about the situations Caveboy Dave Unga-Bunga finds himself in.
Some kids love books like Dog Man for their fantastic elements. When Max visits his friend’s secret laboratory, he gains superpowers and becomes a Cat Crusader, ready to save Kittyopolis – and for sure to captivate readers.
Every child wonders about the secret life of adults. The master of the cafeteria of this school is also a crusader for justice! These books are like Dog Man, with their stories of an underdog bravely putting down villainous conspiracies.
Just as Dog Man can feel a bit like an outcast with his neither human nor animal status, so does Yeti Blizz Richards. Children will love this cryptic helping character!
This motley crew of shark, wolf, snake and piranha is desperately trying to change their reputation as a bad guy. They get into dangerous and usually bizarre situations but make it through with a lot of friendly scramble between pals and a large dose of fart humor.
This is a great choice for kids who love Dog Man for its villain outwitting topics. This series is a hilarious parody of 80s video game culture. Preteen Mac Barnett works as a spy for Queen Elizabeth II and has frequent encounters with the elusive “KGB man”. The books have heavily illustrated, very short chapters that serve as a nice transition to straightforward graphic novels.
Secret agents traveling the sewers, loads of puns and bright, bold graphics? It’s easy to see why fans of books like Dog Man love this new series.
Children love the viciousness of the cat Klawde, banished from his home planet to earth, and Raj, a child who reluctantly adjusts to life in a new city. This graphic novel series covers real themes of friendship and fitting, mixed with a lot of extraterrestrial zing!
There comes a time in any young reader’s life when they must switch from Dog Man to another series. This one about a child who dreams of being a knight, from the author of the popular Big Nate books, fits right into the picture.
For some kids, Dog Man is the toe-dip kids need to read more enthusiastically. Use the graphic novel genre as a bridge to another time-tested, child-recommended adventure series to introduce children to a whole new range of reading opportunities.
Jack is a completely normal child who is pulled through a portal into a conflict-ridden fairytale world. This series is a good next step for older Dog Man readers who still like a solid mix of goofy and exciting content. Children also love the partner series Zita the Spacegirl by the same author.