There’s something for everyone in comics, and many all-ages books are just as enjoyable for grownups as for kids. Here are all the kids’ comics we recommend in three “age” groups (based more on content than reading level), from bitty kids to older kids / teens. We only recommend comics with good writing and art plus real love from the creators. No mass-produced marketing material disguised as a book! We’re always looking for more diversity in our comics, so let us know if you have any suggestions.
Comics for Bitty Kids: Approximately G Rated
Happy, fun comics and comic / picture book blends appropriate for even the youngest kiddos. And apparently a lot of cats. Older ones will find plenty to enjoy here too. I’d hand almost any of these to my ten year old nephew as well as a three year old – and a few I would own for myself even if I were child-free!
Comics for Kids: Approximately PG Rated
Compared to the little kid books, the next set are longer, more complex stories that may contain cartoon violence, some name-calling, possibly some bullying by Bad Guys or other kids, and possibly very minor crush / romance content. We bought several of these for us and then realized we could also read them with our kid.
Comics for Older Kids / Teens / Young Adults: Approximately PG and PG-13 Rated
These books have a more serious vibe or topic, and/or more realistic violence, and/or lots of dating content. All of them have fairly young protagonists who would appeal to older kids and young adults… and if you’re a grownup, we’d sit you down on our couch to read ALL of these yourself!
Have any suggestions for us? Leave them in the comments!