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Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Free Webinar

Many teachers are looking to increase their confidence in using graphic novels in the classroom. We’re offering a FREE webinar on using comics and graphic novels to boost reading for pleasure, co-hosted with our partners at Peters and led by graphic novel experts Lucy Forrester, Lucy Starbuck-Braidley and Richard Ruddick. Read more details below and follow the link to book your free place.
graphic novels webinar
graphic novels webinar

Free Graphic Novels Webinar

Using Graphic Novels and Comics to Boost Reading for Pleasure

Comic books and graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular in schools, and can be a brilliant way to engage even your most reluctant of readers. If you’re keen to add to your comics and graphics collection but need some tips on the best ways to use the books in the classroom, we can help.

ImageCreated in partnership between Peters and BooksForTopics, this free one-hour session for primary school staff will be hosted by Peters’ Children’s Librarian and graphic novels and comics specialist, Lucy Forrester, along with Lucy Starbuck-Braidley, Programme Manager at National Literacy Trust and host of the new Comic Boom: Comics in Education podcast.

They’ll discuss the literacy benefits of comics and graphic novels, as well as what to look out for when adding to your comic collection in school. They’ll also share some of the history of graphic novels, with some fun comics trivia thrown in!

Plus, we’ll hear from Richard Ruddick, Year 6 teacher and Comics in Class blogger on how he’s already using comic books in his own classroom.

Webinar Details

Suitable for: Primary school literacy leads, librarians and all those promoting reading for pleasure in primary schools

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Duration: 1 hour

Start: 3.45pm

End: 4.45pm

Click here to book your free place.

Webinar Hosts

Lucy ForresterLucy Forrester

Lucy worked as a children’s librarian in Warwickshire public libraries before joining Peters over ten years ago. She is the company’s comics and manga specialist, and was an assistant organiser for the Birmingham Comic Con for several years. Now she gives talks to librarians and teachers on how to use this format most effectively. As well as being on the judging panels for the Information Book Award and Excelsior Award, she has spoken at YLG conferences and SLA events.



Lucy Starbuck BraidleyLucy Starbuck-Braidley

Lucy Starbuck-Braidley is senior programme manager at the National Literacy Trust, and has recently launched the brand new Comic Boom podcast to support schools with the use of comics in education, providing inspiration and tips on how to use comics effectively in your classroom.



Richard Ruddick graphic novels webinar Richard Ruddick

Richard Ruddick is a year six teacher from Norfolk who is passionate about using graphic novels to develop passionate readers. He runs a blog about how he utilises them to support learning and as a tool to improve engagement across the curriculum.



Click here to book your free place on the webinar.




For more ideas, visit our booklists featuring Graphic Novels for Upper KS2 booklist or our or Graphic Novels for Lower KS2.


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