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Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards: Comics for Kids Award

The Comics for Kids award was established by the Joe Shuster Awards and The Dragon in 2009.

The award is designed to bring attention to graphic novels aimed at audiences aged 14 and younger, created by Canadians. Each year, a nomination committee made up teachers, led by Jenn, owner of The Dragon and Comics in the Classroom, goes through all eligible publications from the year and selects 8 finalists. These books are then judged by a jury of experts who select a recipient. The recipient is announced at the Joe Shuster Awards held annually to spotlight excellence in comics in Canada. All of the following books are available for purchase at The Dragon.


2013 Awards (for work done in 2012)

Nominating committee: Jenn Haines (BEd), Beth Alexander (BEd - elementary), Diana Pai (BEd)
Jury: Douglas Davey (Halton Hills librarian), Graham Purcell (BEd - elementary), Renee Jackson (BEd, MFA), Kate McEvenue (BEd)

Winner
Cat's Cradle Book 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux

Nominees
L'Agent Jean! Tomes 2 et 3 by Alex A.
Cat's Cradle Volume 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux
Couette Tome 1: Tombee du Ciel by Severine Gauthier and Minikim
Fred et Putulik: L'Automne by Jean Lacombe
Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
Spera Volume 1 by Josh Tierney, Kyla Vanderklugt, Emily Carroll, and Jordyn F. Bochon
Three Thieves volume 3: The Captive Prince by Scott Chantler
Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse! by Frank Viva

2012 Awards (for work done in 2011)

Nominating committee: Jenn Haines (BEd), Beth Alexander (BEd - elementary), Diana Pai (BEd)
Jury: Douglas Davey (Halton Hills librarian), Graham Purcell (BEd - elementary), Renee Jackson (BEd, MFA), Kate McEvenue (BEd), Scott Robins (Toronto librarian)

Winner
Ariane et Nicolas Tome 6: Les Toiles Mysterieuses by Paul Roux

Nominees
Ariane et Nicolas Tome 6: Les Toiles Mysterieuses by Paul Roux
Big City Otto Vol.1: Elephants Never Forget by Bill Slavin
Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung by Willow Dawson
L'Agent Jean Tome 1: Le Cerveau de l'Apocalypse by Alex A.
Lone Hawk: The Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop by John Lang
Luz Sees the Light by Claudia Davila
Silly Kingdom: Alengrimrickshaw's 211th Birthday by Katie and Steven Shanahan
Three Thieves Book 2: The Sign of the Black Rock by Scott Chantler


2011 Awards (for work done in 2010)

Nominating committee: Jenn Haines (BEd), Beth Alexander (BEd - elementary), Diana Pai (BEd)
Jury: Douglas Davey (Halton Hills librarian), Graham Purcell (BEd - elementary), Renee Jackson (BEd, MFA), Kate McEvenue (BEd), Scott Robins (Toronto librarian)

Winner
Three Thieves Book 1: Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler


Nominees
Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires
Felice et le Flamboyant Bleu by Mikael
Fishing with Gubby written by Gary Kent, art by Kim La Fave
Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure written by Liam O'Donnell, art by Mike Deas
Titi Krapouti et Cie Tome 1 by Stephanie Leduc
Three Thieves Vol.1: Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler
Two Generals by Scott Chantler


2010 Awards (for work done in 2009)

Nominating committee: Jenn Haines (BEd), Beth Alexander (BEd - elementary), Diana Pai (BEd)
Jury: Douglas Davey (Halton Hills librarian), Graham Purcell (BEd - elementary), Renee Jackson (BEd, MFA)

Winner:
Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 1-2 by Svetlana Chmakova


Nominees:
Binky the Space Cat - Ashley Spires

Capitaine Static, tome 3: L'Etrange Miss Flissy by Alain M. Bergeron, Samuel Parent/Sampar
Lafleche, tome 02: Cobequid by Mario Landry, Marcel Levasseur
Horus, tome 1 by Johane Matte
Jellaby, Book 2: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 1-2 by Svetlana Chmakova
Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt
A Sam & Friends Mystery, Book 2: Lake Monster Mix-Up by Mary Labatt, Jo Rioux


2009 Awards (for work done in 2008)

Nominating committee: Jenn Haines (BEd), Beth Alexander (BEd - elementary), Diana Pai (BEd)
Jury: Douglas Davey (Halton Hills librarian), Graham Purcell (BEd - elementary), Scott Chantler (creator of "Northwest Passage")

Winner:
Jellaby Book 1 - Kean Soo


Nominees:
The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol. 2: The Voyageurs - Chad Solomon (with Christopher Meyer, USA)
Ariane et Nicolas Tome 5: Les tours de Babel - Paul Roux
CTON's Super A-Maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics! - Clayton Hanmer
Emiko Superstar - Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston
Jellaby Book 1 - Kean Soo
No Girls Allowed - Susan Hughes and Willow Dawson
Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure - Liam O'Donnell and Michael Deas
Teen Titan: Year One - Karl Kerschl and Serge Lapointe (with Amy Wolfram, USA)