You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close
Search
Join TLA

Procedures

A graphic novels reading list for children grades K - 5.

The Texas Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List (TLMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Children’s Round Table (CRT) for use by students in grades K-5. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades K-5 to explore a variety of current graphic novels. The Little Maverick Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. The list seeks balance in genre, gender appeal, interest, subject, and difficulty.

Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. For the purpose of the committee, graphic novels are defined to include trade compilations and original works published in a sequential art format. Such titles should incorporate acceptable literary and artistic quality with effectiveness of presentation.

TLMGNRL Policies and Procedures

 

Current Committee Members:

Melissa Grzybowski, Committee Chair, 2021-2023 (Pflugerville Public)

Katelyn Patterson, Administrative Assistant, 2021-2024 (Austin Public)

Joseph Broughton, 2020-2023 (Katy ISD)

Kristen Fournier, 2019-2022 (Round Rock ISD)

Nayeli Gonzalez, 2021-2024 (Round Rock ISD)

Kathy Grupe, 2021-2024 (Birdville ISD)

Lauren Hough, 2020-2023 (Frisco Public)

Lucia Malo, 2021-2024 (Klein ISD)

Cynthia Molinar, 2019-2022 (Southwest ISD)

Deborah Politsch, 2019-2022 (Waller ISD)

Nomination Criteria

  • The content of the book must be relevant to readers in grades K-5.
  • The book must be relevant in subject, language and age.
  • The book must have literary merit and wide appeal.

SUGGEST A TITLE

 

Join or Renew Your TLA Membership!

 

Latest News
View all News

October Staff Spotlight: Nicole Basso

TLA Staff Spotlight

In our new TLA Staff Spotlight series, you will meet a member of our team each month.  It’s part of our effort to make sure you know who the TLA staff is, so you’re more familiar with us when you need to contact us. We love to hear from members! Name: Nicole Basso Position: Information […]

Read More

Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Maggie Hernandez School Librarian Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio What inspired you to become a librarian? Reflecting on my more than 30 years working in many capacities as a professional librarian with an MLIS in Academic Librarianship and as a Texas Certified School Librarian, as well as a Certified Educator by several Edtech […]

Read More