Graphic novels are always a hit for kids in first grade because of all the picture support. This series by Comics Land was new to me and I picked up Blastoff to the Secret Side of the Moon a few days ago. Aaron is surprised when he sees a spaceship next door. He doesn't hesitate to jump in and then blasts off to the moon for top secret Area 52. His adventures lead him to new worlds and new friends.
I think it will be perfect for primary readers for a few reasons. It is a very supportive text for early graphic novel fans. You meet the characters on the cover of book so kids can begin wondering and thinking even before opening the first page. The setting and timing changes are stated on the top of the pages where Aaron, the main character, travels or when the story moves. And there are fun features (how to draw page and find the alien hunt) at the back of the book to keep kids thinking.
It will be a great addition the the graphic novel basket this year.