The thing I like most about the graphic novel publisher, Papercutz. is that they have a huge variety of comics that are appropriate for kids. I noticed how Papercutz has a bunch of graphic novels with female main characters. I thought about this because my sister, Josie was excited when Papercutz published the Thea Stilton series. She loves their Geronimo Stilton series but was especially excited to see the series featuring his awesome sister! Since Josie got so excited to see this comic with girl main characters, I decided to point out some of the great girl-main character series Papercutz has. (Click on any of the titles to go to the Papercutz website to learn more about it.)
Thea Stilton: Five girl-mice, Nicky, Paulina, Colette, Pamela, & Violet, call themselves the “Thea Sisters” after the famous reporter Thea Stilton, who writes stories about them. The Thea Sisters solve problems and they help everyone out on Whale Island. The girls attend college at Mouseford Academy and are always finding great mysteries to solve!
I am a huge fantasy fan and I really enjoy the Sybil the Backpack Fairy series. It’s funny I never really thought about it having a girl main character, I just like the series.
Sybil the Backpack Fairy: Nina is finding middle school pretty tough. She gets picked on a lot. Her mom doesn’t have a lot of time to listen. All of a sudden a fairy shows up in Nina’s backpack! The fairy, named Sybil, helps to make her life fun, and easier. The two friends share troubles and adventures in our world and the magical world where Sybil comes from.
Ernest & Rebecca is another series Josie and I really like. The covers look like the series would be for really young kids, but the stories are written well for kids 6-12.
Ernest & Rebecca: Rebecca is a little girl that is 6 & 1/2 years old, not a munchkin, with a weak immune system. Ernest is a microbe (germ) who happens to be as big as Rebecca and also her companion who makes her better. They have a lot of fun together and get into a lot of mischief.
Papercutz also has a Nancy Drew series meant for younger kids, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew. Josie especially likes this series.
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Nancy Drew is “young” in this series, and she and her two friends solve mysteries. This comic book takes place in modern times.
There is a new Nancy Drew series too called Nancy Drew Diaries, but I haven’t read that one…yet.
There are also more girl themed comics like Disney Fairies (Josie’s favorite),
Dance Class: Three girls, Julie, Alia, and Lucie, are best friends, and they love to dance. They take ballet, and a bunch of other dance types. This series also takes a look at their lives outside of dance school. This is a really funny series!
There is also a new series called Stardoll that I haven’t read. but the Papercutz description says “Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true.” It says the series is based on the Stardoll website which is an online dress-up game for girls, and no, I haven’t played it…
If you are looking for some great comics that happen to have girl-main characters, I hope you check these out!