Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Book Review: Graphic Biographies

"Graphic Biographies" is a set of 5 books produced by RIC Publications.

These have been on my wish list for quite a while and recently I was given a fantastic opportunity to review these books and some others (future reviews) for RIC Publications. 

* I would like to say that while materials have been supplied to me, my opinions on the products are all my own, good or bad so this is not a biased review. * 

There are 5 titles in the series: 
Marie Curie
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell 
The Beatles 

These are, by the very name of the series, Graphic Biographies. Comic Book style according to my 10 year old son.  Well laid out, not too busy, easy to read and full of information. 

When I received the books my plan was to put them aside and use them as part of unit studies, especially for the Scientists/Inventors, that I had planned for later in the term. However my son had other ideas and we ended up reading them ALL that night and the following day.  This style of book really gets the kids interested and it is not a chore at all to get them to read and learn. Just what a homeschooling mother wants! 

I am really impressed with the quality and content of the books. 
They are paperbacks, 25 pages per book and full colour with great illustration work. 

Would I recommend these?
They are great just as readers, or for part of unit studies (for Scientists/Inventors etc), they are great for exploring text types in English and also for the child who likes to learn via special interests.  

While I don't like to promote something based on gender stereotypes, I will say that this is a GREAT pack for boys. Often as a homeschool mum, I have struggled to find educational reading books that boys really love. I feel that not only the layout and format appeals to boys (who often love comic books) but the content appealed as well.  Topics like The Beatles and Houdini are not ones you come across in reading books and my son loved them.

The books can be purchased from RIC Publications by visiting their website: 

One thing to note (that I LOVE!!!!) about the RIC Publications website, is that you can view all their books before you purchase them. So don't just take my word for it, head over to their website and view the books (I also show my son) and see what's on offer. 

I love being able to share great products so hope you liked my review. 
Thanks for reading!  


  1. These look AMAZING!! My son would love these. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. They really are great! I have a reluctant reader and when he grabbed them and instantly started reading, well then you know you've found a great set hey.