Awards and Honors

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A.L.I.E.E.E.N., by Lewis Trondheim 

Eisner Awards 2007 Nominee - Best U.S. Edition of International Material 

"Outrageously imaginative" -Kirkus Review  

  

  

  

  

 

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American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang 

Michael L. Printz Award
National Book Award Finalist
Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel—Comic of the Year
American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, Top Ten List
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Booklist Editor's Choice Book
Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth
NPR Holiday Pick
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year
Publisher's Weekly Comics Week Best Comic of the Year
San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Top Ten List
Library Media Connection Editor's Choice for 2007
The Reuben Award for Best Comic Book
The Chinese American Librarians Association 2006/2007 Best Book Award
Eisner Awards 2007 — Best Graphic Album — New
Eisner Awards 2007 Nominee — Best Coloring to Lark Pien
Harvey Awards 2007 — Best Colorist to Lark Pien
 

  

 

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Deogratias, by J.P.Stassen 

American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
 

"Heart-breaking power." —Publisher's Weekly 

  

  

  

  

 

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The Fate of The Artist, By Eddie Campbell 

Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of the Year
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
Publisher's Weekly Comics Week Best Comic of the Year
 

"Playful and wise." —Booklist 

  

 
 
 

  

 

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Journey Into Mohawk Country, by George O'Connor 

NYPL Book for the Teen Age
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
 

"Authentic." —Booklist 

  

  

  

  

 

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Kampung Boy, by Lat 

American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
BCCB Blue Ribbon Title
Booklist Editor's Choice
Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth
NPR Holiday Pick
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
United State Board of Books for Young People—Children's Book Council Outstanding International Book for 2007
 

  

  

 

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Missouri Boy, by Leland Myrick 

Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
 

"Create(s) a sense of the wistful hope of childhood.." —Booklist 

  

  

  

  

 

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Sardine in Outer Space, by Emmanuel Guibert & illustrated by Joann Sfar 

Kirkus Best Book of the Year 

"Resistance is futile!" —Kirkus 

  

  

  

  

 

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Vampire Loves, by Joann Sfar 

NYPL Book for the Teen Age 

"Effortlessly charming...funny and unpredictable." —Publisher's Weekly 

  

  

  

  

 

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Robot Dreams, by Sara Varon 

A New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Review Best Children's Book of the Year
BCCB Blue Ribbon Title
ALSC Notable Children's Book
YALSA Great Graphic Novel
NYPL Book for the Teen Age

NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts
 

Oprah’s Reading List for Kids Ages 6 - 9 

"...unmistakably joyful." —Kirkus Reviews 

  

 

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Garage Band, by Gipi 

A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year 

"...adolesence through music." —Publisher's Weekly 

  

  

  

  

 

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Laika, by Nick Abzadis 

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year 
A Kirkus Best Young Adult Book of the YearYALSA Top Ten Graphic Novel 2007 
YALSA Great Graphic Novel 
NYPL Book for the Teen Age 
Eisner Award – Best Graphic Novel for Teens 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

"a luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy." —Kirkus Reviews 

  

 

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The Black Diamond Detective Agency, by Eddie Campbell 

A Eugene Weekly Best Book of the Year 2007 

"A turn-of-the-century pulp thriller" —Kirkus Review 

  

  

  

  

 

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The Professor's Daughter, by Joann Sfar & Emmanuel Guibert 

BCCB Blue Ribbon Title 
CYBIL Award Winner 
"[A] gorgeously illustrated fable" —Kirkus Review 

  

  

  

 

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Town Boy, by Lat 

YALSA Best Book for Young Adults 
NYPL Book for the Teen Age 

"...warmth and fondness portrayed with every stroke." —VOYA 

  

 

  

 

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Notes For A War Story, by Gipi

YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
YALSA Great Graphic Novel
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
 

"...hard, human meditation on war and a society on the fringes of anomie..." —Kirkus Review 

  

  

 

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Three Shadows, by Cyril Pedrosa 

An Oregonian Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Harrisburg Patriot News Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Contra Costa Times Best graphic Novel of the Year 
A PW Comics Week Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Newsarama Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

“A glorious and revelatory fable” – Publisher’s Weekly 

  

 
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Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden 

BCCB Recommended Title 
 A PWCW Best Graphic Novel of the Year – Honorable Mention 

  

“Outstanding.”  --Booklist 

  

 
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Kaput and Zosky, by Lewis Trondheim 

A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 

  

“Fast-paced, quick-witted, and lots of fun.” -- Booklist 

  

 
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Life Sucks, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden 

A YALSA Top Ten Graphic Novel 
A YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 
An SLJ Online Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2008 

“Entertaining.” – Publisher’s Weekly 

  

 
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Gus & His Gang, by Chris Blain 

An Oregonian Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

  

“Hilarious.” – Library Journal 

  

 
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The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard, by Eddie Campbell and Dan Best 

An amazon.com Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Harrisburg Patriot-News Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

  

“Delightful.” – Booklist   

  

 
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Slow Storm, by Danica Novgorodoff 

A New York Magazine Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

  

“Wonderful.” – VOYA  

  

 

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Alan’s War, by Emmanuel Guibert 

A PW Best Book of the Year 
An NPR Best Book of the Year 
An Oregonian Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A Harrisburg Patriot-News Best Graphic Novel of the Year  
A Contra Costa Times Best Graphic Novel of the Year 
A PW Comics Week Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

“[An] epic graphic memoir.” – Kirkus Reviews  

  

 
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Bourbon Island 1730, by Lewis Trondheim and Appollo 

An SLJ Best Adult Graphic Novel for High School Students 

  

“Swashbuckling.” – Kirkus Reviews 

 

 

Color of Earth -- BM1 

 The Color Trilogy, by Kim Dong Hwa 

YALSA Great Graphic Novels 

"Exquisite." -- Booklist 

 

 

Adventures -- BM1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventures in Cartooning, by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost 

An ALSC Notable Book 
A Booklist Editor’s Choice 
A Booklist Top Ten Art Book for Kids 
A Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 
A CCBC Choice 
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of the Year 
Gryphon Award Winner 
A Library Media Connection ‘Best of the Best’ 
A Notable Book in the Language Arts 
An NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing 
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award 
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 
An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best of 2009 

 "Delightful." -- School Library Journal 

 

 

Eternal Smile 

The Eternal Smile, by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim 

Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Short Story 
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults 

"Absolutely not to be missed." -- Booklist 

 

 

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The Photographer, by Didier Lefevre and Emmanuel Guibert 

Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best US Edition of International Material 
A Washington Post Best of the Year 
A Barnes and Noble Best Graphic Novel of 2009 
An Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel of 2010 
A PW Best Graphic Novel of 2010 
A RUSA Notable Book for Adults 

"What war looks like." -- The New York Times 

 

 

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Cat Burglar Black, by Richard Sala 

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 

"An inviting oddball mystery." -- The New York Times 

 

 

Athena 

Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, by George O'Connor 

A School Library Journal Best of the Year 
A Comic Book Resources Best Graphic Novel of the Year 

"Exceptional." -- School Library Journal, starred review 

 

 
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Brain Camp, by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Faith Erin Hicks 

A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 
An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best Book of 2010 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel -- Top Ten 

"Smart, disgusting fun." -- Kirkus 

 

 
Foiled 

Foiled, by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro 

A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of the Year 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 
An Amelia Bloomer Recommended Title 

"An absolute must-read." -- Kirkus Reviews 

 

 
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Koko Be Good, by Jen Wang 

A Booklist Editor's Choice Adult Book for Young Adults 

"Stellar." -- Booklist, starred review 

 

 

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The Unsinkable Walker Bean, by Aaron Renier 

A Library Media Connection 'Best of the Best' 
A Kirkus Best YA of the Year 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of the Year 
A Booklist Editor's Choice Title 
A PWCW Critics Poll Winner 
An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best Book of 2010 
A Comic Book Resources Best Book of the Year 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 

"Three cheers for Walker Bean . . . long may he sail!" -- Kirkus, starred review 

 

 
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The Zabime Sisters, by Aristophane 

An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best Book of 2010 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 

"Beautiful." -- VOYA 

 

 

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Zeus: King of the Gods, by George O'Connor 

A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 
A New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing 
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Title 
An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best of the Year 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 

"Delicious." -- BCCB, starred review 

 

 
City of Spies 

City of Spies, by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Pascal Dizin 

A Scipps News Best of the Year 

"Rip-roaring fun." -- Publisher's Weekly, starred review 

 

 
Solomon's Thieves 

Solomon's Thieves, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland 

A Comic Book Resources Best of the Year 

"Vibrant." -- Booklist 

 

 
Resistance 

Resistance, by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis 

A Sydney Taylor Honor Winner 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 

"Excellent." --Booklist, starred review 

 

 
Prime Baby 

Prime Baby, by Gene Luen Yang 

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel 
A 2011 CBC Choice 

"A rich and spirited story." -- Booklist, starred review 

 

 

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Anya's Ghost, by Vera Brosgol   

 A Cybil Award Winner 
A YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults 
An ALSC Notable Book 
A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens – Top Ten 
A Jezebel.com Best Female Creator of the Year [list] 
A BCCB Best Book of the Year 
A Horn Book Fanfare Title 
A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2011 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of 2011 [list] 
An SLJ Best Book of the Year 
A Booklist Editor’s Choice Title 
A Library Media Connection ‘Best of the Best'A Booklist ‘Top Ten First Novels for Youth’  
 
 

"Remarkable." -- The New York Times 

   

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Astronaut Academy, by Dave Roman   

A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of 2011
A NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing  
 
 

"Brilliant." -- The Virginian-Pilot 

   

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Feynman, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick  

A DC Capital Choices Title 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens 
A Horn Book Fanfare Title  
 

"Splendid." -- The Miami Herald 

   

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Hera, by George O'Connor  

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens A NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing   

"Gripping." -- VOYA 

   

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Level Up, by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham  

A YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens 
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Title 
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book 
 
 

"Smart, hilarious, and affecting." -- The New York Times 

   

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Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke  

An IRA Children’s Choice Selection 
A Cybil Award Winner 
An ALSC Notable Book 
A NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing 
A Kirkus Best Kids Book of 2011 
An SLJ Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2011 
A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 
 
 

"Gorgeous." -- Scripps Howard News 

   

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Americus, by M.K. Reed and Jonathan Hill 

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of 2011
An ABC New Voices Title for 2011 
 

"Nuanced and lovely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer 

   

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Bake Sale, by Sara Varon  

An IRA Children’s Choice Selection 
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens 
 
 

"Yum." -- The Midwest Book Review 

   

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Nursery Rhyme Comics, edited by Chris Duffy  

A DC Capital Choices Title 
An ALSC Notable Book 
A NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing 
An ABA Indie Next Top Ten Title – Winter List 
A Booklist Top Ten Kids Graphic Novel
 
 

"Genius." -- Booklist 

   

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Orcs, by Stan Nicholls and Joe Flood  

GeekLife Award Winner – Best Graphic Novel of the Year
A Graphic Novel Reporter Great Graphic Novel of Fall 2011  
 
 

"Damn fun." -- Realms of Fantasy  

   

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Zahra's Paradise, by Amir and Khalil  

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens – Top Ten 
A Graphic Novel Reporter Best of 2011
A PW Best Book of the Year 
A Booklist Top Ten Adult Graphic Novel of the Year
 
 

"Devastating." -- The San Francisco Chronicle  

   

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