get your kids into reading with a graphic novel or comic book
graphic novel excellence
mouse graphic novel - Heard a lot about this, on my read list
Good Superhero Comics for Kids - a book list from the geeky mom at Planet Jinxatron. Graphic novels about all kinds of superheroes, for elementary (or even preschoolers, depending on the kid.)
Don't think a graphic novel can move you? Make you suffer through a tragedy, make you celebrate new friendships, make you care for something fictional and drawn? Then you really need to see Doug TenNapel's works. His latest, TOMMYSAURUS REX is a poignant look at friendship, multigenerational relationships (and magic ankles), and, yes, a dinosaur. 2nd #bookaday entry for the day. Please tell me that your kids know about Doug's graphic novels. Make sure they are on your classroom \.