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2018 Eisner Award Winners Announced!


The biggest awards in comics, the Eisner Awards, were announced yesterday. Let’s have a look at the books that won in the most important categories – those for young readers.

First up . . .

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

Good Night Planet


Good Night, Planet by Liniers (Toon Books)

This is the latest in a string of strong TOON Book offerings from the Argentinian cartoonist, preceded by The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta.

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)

Tea Dragon Society


The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)



(Top Photo: Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Mrs. Kirby by Alan Light https://flic.kr/p/2GSgkY)

I like surprises when it comes to these awards – it gives everyone something to look into that they may not have seen. For me that’s the case with The Tea Dragon Society. I haven’t read this one, but I’m looking forward to it now.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.