First Second

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
Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
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

Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year

“…adolesence through music.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Laika, by Nick Abzadis

Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
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

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
Harrisburg Patriot News Best Graphic Novel of the Year
Contra Costa Times Best graphic Novel of the Year
PW Comics Week Best Graphic Novel of the Year
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
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
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
Harrisburg Patriot-News Best Graphic Novel of the Year

 

“Delightful.” – Booklist

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Slow Storm, by Danica Novgorodoff

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

 

“Wonderful.” – VOYA 

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Alan’s War, by Emmanuel Guibert

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

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The Color Trilogy, by Kim Dong Hwa

YALSA Great Graphic Novels

“Exquisite.” — Booklist

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

An ALSC Notable Book
Booklist Editor’s Choice
Booklist Top Ten Art Book for Kids
Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010
A CCBC Choice
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Graphic Novel Reporter Best of the Year
Gryphon Award Winner
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
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An SLJ Good Comics for Kids Best of 2009

“Delightful.” — School Library Journal

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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
Washington Post Best of the Year
A Barnes and Noble Best Graphic Novel of 2009
An Amazon.com Best Graphic Novel of 2010
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

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

School Library Journal Best of the Year
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

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Foiled, by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro

A Texas Maverick Graphic Novel
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

Booklist Editor’s Choice Adult Book for Young Adults

“Stellar.” — Booklist, starred review

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The Unsinkable Walker Bean, by Aaron Renier

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

“Delicious.” — BCCB, starred review

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

Scipps News Best of the Year

“Rip-roaring fun.” — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

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

Comic Book Resources Best of the Year

“Vibrant.” — Booklist

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Resistance, by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis

A Sydney Taylor Honor Winner
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel

“Excellent.” —Booklist, starred review

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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
YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults
An SLSC Notable Book
YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens – Top Ten
Jezebel.com Best Female Creator of the Year [list]
BCCB Best Book of the Year
Horn Book Fanfare Title
A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2011
Graphic Novel Reporter Best of 2011 [list]
An SLJ Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editor’s Choice Title
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

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
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
Horn Book Fanfare Title

“Splendid.” — The Miami Herald

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Hera, by George O’Connor

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

YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Title
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

YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
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
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
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
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

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

“Devastating.” — The San Francisco Chronicle