Every Thursday, during the month of October, join Franki & Mary Lee of A Year of Reading, and Tammy & Clare from Assessment in Perspective, and me at Kid Lit Frenzy as we celebrate graphic novels and comic books. To read our Top 10 reasons to join in, check out the Nerdy Book Club post, here. To link up your reviews and connect with everyone participating in the #GNCelebration, visit our #GNCelebration Google Community.
This week, I wanted to highlight the biggest award for comic books and graphic novels, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards otherwise known as the Eisner Award. The award is given for creative achievement in American comic books. The Eisner Awards were given out on July 10th at the San Diego Comic Con. You can check out a complete list of nominations, here, and of winners, here.
Here are some of the kid and teen friendly winners:
Best New Series: Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box) & Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12): El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
Best Graphic Album—New: This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Through the Woods , by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)
Best Writer: Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)
BirdCatDog, by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch (Lerner/Graphic Universe)
Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
If you are looking for a place to start reading comic books and graphic novels for children and teens, these are some that I would highly recommend. If you are curious about more titles, you may want to explore the #GNCelebration google community.
Looking forward to hearing about some of your favorite comic books and graphic novels.