The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it's time to hit the shops! If you're looking for inspiration for gifts for all the important people in your life, ComicsAlliance has put together a series of guides centered on different themes and personalities!

It's likely that everyone read some form of comics as a child, and for many of us it's where our passion for the medium first began. If you've got a young reader in your life who can't get enough of comic books, or you're ready to start them on that adventure, we've put together a list of  some of the best titles for young readers available to buy today.

Superheroes are by no means the be-all and end-all when it comes to comic books, but they are a great way for kids to get excited about the medium, with bright lights, bold colors and strong moral lessons. Both Marvel and DC have released some excellent all-ages material in recent years, and DC especially has stepped outside the box with picture books and unique adaptations to entice new readers in exciting ways.

Outside the realm of the "Big Two", some of the very best children's comics come from independent publishers like Nobrow Press and Toon Books. British magazine The Phoenix is also a great source for children's comics, and does a great job of collecting its stories as standalone books.

Check out our gallery above and find the perfect presents for the young readers in your life. While you're at it, why not head down to the local comic book store together and pick something out that you can both enjoy? It's never too early to start kids on their reading adventure, and comic books are one of the best ways to get them excited about reading.


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