The Nominations
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novels fly off the shelves–in libraries, in bookstores, and in classrooms.  It’s no surprise, then, that each year, more and more Graphic Novels are being written for children as young as six years old.

Liz B. of A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy coordinated the Graphic Novel category and presents a list of 35 titles.  Some of these titles are for very young children, while others are appropriate only for older teens.  For that reason, the Graphic Novel committee will present two awards–Graphic Novel (12 and under) and Graphic Novel (13 and up).

Here’s the long list of nominated titles in both categories:

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
by Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colon; Hill &

Adventures in Oz
by Eric Shanower & L Frank Baum

Amelia Rules, vol. 3: Superheroes
by Jimmy Gownley
Renaissance Press

American Born Chinese
by Gene Yang
First Second

Amphigorey Again
by Edward Gorey

The Arrival
by Shaun Tan
Lothian Books

Babymouse: Beach Babe
by Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm
Random House

The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea
by Ann Martin, Rina Telgemeier

Castle Waiting
by Linda Medley

Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda
by J.P. Stassen
First Second

Dramacon Vol. 2
by Svetlana Chmakova
Tokyo Pop

Emma Volume 1
by Kaori Mori

Flight Vol. 3
by Kazu Kibuishi & others

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
Houghton Mifflin

Girl Stories
by Lauren Weinstein
Henry Holt

Gray Horses
by Hope Larson
Oni Press

The Hardy Boys
by various

by Paul Storrie & Steve Kurth
Graphic Universe

Hikaru no Go Vol. 6
by Yumi Hotta
VIZ Media

Kat and Mouse
by Alex De Campi; pictures by Federica Manfredi

King Arthur: Excalibur Unsheathed
by Jeff Limke and Thomas Yeates
Graphic Universe

La Perdida
by Jessica Abel

by Yua Kotegawa
ADV Manga

Little Butterfly vol. 1
by Hinako Takanaga
Digital Manga Publishing

Mom’s Cancer
by Brain Fies
Abrams Image

Nana Volume 2
by Ai Yazawa
VIZ Media

Pride of Baghdad, The
by Brian Vaughan & Niko Henrichon
Vertigo DC Comics

Return to Labyrinth
by Jake Forbes, Jim Henson & Chris Lie
Tokyo Pop

Runaways Vol. 5: Escape to New York
by Brian K Vaughan

by Gilbert Hernandez

Sorcerers & Secretaries
by Amy Kim Gantner
Tokyo Pop

by Michael Turner
Aspen MLT

The Ticking
by Renee French
Top Shelf

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel
by Siena Siegel and Mark Siegl
Aladdin / Simon & Schuster

Top Ten: Beyond the Farthest Precinct
by Paul DiFilippo & Jerry Ordway
Wildstorm, D C Comics