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Eisner Award Nominations Are In!

San Diego Comic-Con Eisner Awards banner

Each year at the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s arguably most noteworthy comic books awards are announced. And each spring before that July event, the nominees are announced and any comics professional–including librarians who work with comics in their libraries–can participate in the voting.  This year, Image Comics  has made quite a showing, with nominations of multiple titles in each of multiple categories. We have other publisher friends in various divisional award lists here, too: From Lion Forge’s Cub House imprint, This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley is a finalist in the Best Publication for Early … Continue reading

Green Earth Book Awards Announced

Just in time for April’s Earth Day celebrations, The Nature Generation has announced the 2019 Green Earth Book Awards  for titles published for children and teens. Congratulations to Pajama Press, this year’s winning publisher in the Children’s Fiction category, and publisher of one of the Honor titles in the Children’s Nonfiction category. The Flooded Earth, by Mardi McConnochie, is described by the Green Earth Book Award judges aptly as a “breakneck pace adventure that draws readers into a race against pirates, authorities, and the sea itself in a not-so-distant future full of new technology and old human failings.” Congratulations  to Mardi … Continue reading

Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week leaderboard 2019

In the US, it’s National Library Week, and we love our librarians! Many of you who follow us here work in libraries or are enthusiastic library users. Let’s celebrate libraries with a few good books–because that’s who we are (even though we recognize that, today, libraries are a lot more than “just books”). Jessica Spanyol’s board book Clive Is a Librarian, from Child’s Play, is our obvious first stop, both developmentally and in terms of straight identification. Clive demonstrates the variety of activities in which librarians take part, including making reading suggestions to visitors and arranging programming! Library staff do … Continue reading