Develop early literacy with matching levelled graphic readers.

The Program

BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers are a series of thrilling graphic readers for Kindergarten to Grade 3. These graphic readers combine engaging topics, exciting illustrations, and carefully levelled text that are appropriate for even the earliest reader.


6″ x 8″

Levels A–B: 12 pages
Levels C–M: 16 pages
Levels N–R: 24 pages



Reading Levels:



Fun, functional, and perfect for early literacy instruction — BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers are graphically engaging, carefully levelled little books that will charm all young readers.

Each BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Reader:

  • features graphic novel components, including frames, captions, and speech bubbles
  • is levelled using an extensive list of criteria
  • focuses on an exciting theme that kids love
  • reinforces reading strategies
  • includes breathtaking illustrations and visuals

Teaching Resource

Teaching Notes for Literacy Learning are included at the back of every BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers title.  These teaching notes are broken down into Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading activities and also include key vocabulary and curriculum links where applicable.



BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers are levelled using an extensive list of criteria, allowing teachers to address each individual’s reading abilities.

Variety of Genres

BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers give students a chance to access a variety of genres — mystery, adventure, riddles, and more — all in graphic format.

Curriculum Links

Every level includes books linked to math, science, and social studies curricula.

For All Students

BOLDPRINT Kids Graphic Readers have stunning illustrations and high-impact visuals designed to engage all students, including struggling and reluctant readers.


Series Editor

David Booth

Literacy Consultant

David Booth is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. For over 40 years, he has been involved in education as a classroom teacher, consultant, professor, researcher, speaker, and author. At the University of Toronto, his students have included teachers, administrators, and artists enrolled in the Pre-Service, Master, and Doctoral programs in education. He has authored many teacher reference books and textbooks in all areas of curriculum development: the arts, drama, literacy, and media. From 2008 to 2012, he held the Elizabeth Thorn Research Chair of the Centre for Literacy at the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University.

An internationally respected authority on education, David has addressed educators and parents across Canada and around the world. He has won many awards for his classroom teaching, for his contributions to the teaching of reading and the arts in education, and for his books for young people, and has been awarded honorary lifetime memberships in educational drama organizations in Canada, the United States, and England.

Larry Swartz

Literacy Consultant

Larry Swartz is an instructor in literacy and dramatic arts at OISE, University of Toronto. He has been an educator for 40 years and is well known for his use of children’s literature to help young people grow as readers, writers, and citizens of the world. As a classroom teacher, consultant, author, and speaker, Larry has shared his enthusiasm and expertise with teachers, administrators, teacher-librarians, and parents throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. He is the author of several publications for teachers, including Dramathemes, 4th edition, Creating Caring Classrooms, with Kathleen Gould Lundy, and “This Is a Great Book!” with Shelley Stagg Peterson. Along with David Booth, Larry co-edited the poetry anthology The Bully, The Bullied, The Bystander, The Brave.

Among the many awards Larry has received are OISE’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and the IRA’s Jennie Mitchell Celebrate Literacy Award.


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