The Eisner Awards are going to be announced this Friday at the San Diego Comic Con. Here are the titles contending for awards in the two children’s categories:
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Adele in Sand Land by Claude Ponti, translated by Skeeter Grant and Françoise Mouly
Adele sits down to play in the sandbox and embarks on a surreal adventure.
Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton
A boy sets out to save his village in a story based on Norse mythology.
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Four eggs hatch in a cozy and surprising picture book.
Good Night, Planet by Liniers
After being played with all day, Planet, a friendly stuffed animal, comes to life at night and goes on a moonlit adventure with a dog and a mouse.
Little Tails in the Savannah by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci, translated by Mike Kennedy (available through Interlibrary Loan)
A puppy and squirrel fly a cardboard box plane to visit new places.
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)
Bolivar by Sean Rubin
Sybil is convinced that her neighbor is a dinosaur, but no one else in their bustling New York neighborhood seems to notice anything unusual.
Home Time (Book One): Under the River by Campbell Whyte (available through Interlibrary Loan)
A story from Australia in which a group of kids wakes up in a fantasy world.
Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez
A new girl appears at Sandy’s school, but is she a friend or something sinister?
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons (The webcomic is also nominated for an award).
Wallace the Brave by Will Henry
A story about a bold and curious boy named Wallace, his quirky hometown, and his family and friends.
An issue of Adventure Time Comics is also competing for Best Short Story.
Which is your favorite to win? Past winners have included favorites like El Deafo, Tiny Titans and Ghosts.