There aren’t many children’s book awards for graphic novels or comic books so I was excited to learn about The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards. It awards prizes for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the Comics Industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards.
The Cybils also has a graphic novel award but only in middle grade and young adult categories so it was nice to see graphic novels for young children awarded as well! There is very little overlap between the two awards: The Cybils vs the Eisner. The lone overlapping graphic novel is The Lost Boy.
Eisner Award Nominations
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas by Philippe Coudray
The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers
Itty Bitty Hellboy by Art Baltazar and Franco
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon
Otto’s Backwards Day by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault
The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2 edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
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4 thoughts on “Best Graphic Novels and the Kid Lit Blog Hop”
Oh cool, I wouldn’t have known about this. I am going to link to this post in my latest which has basic printable comic templates. BTW, we are reading Jedi Academy right now and love it! Will also be back with a link 🙂
Thanks so much Ann! I don’t think my blog lets you leave a link so I am adding it here: http://www.doodlesandjots.com/2014/06/16/printable-comic-templates/
Ann of Doodles and Jots has a great Printable Comic Template!! Use for summer writing and drawing fun with your kids!
We love Jedi Academy! I’ll have to look for more of these books, I think my kids would enjoy them.
Thanks MaryAnne! Jedi Academy sounds great!!!