Shortlists 2019


Excelsior Award White Shortlist 2019

The books on the Excelsior Award White shortlist have been designated as suitable for children aged 9+ (or Key Stage 2 in schools)

Winner - Looshkin

by Jamie Smart

Published by David Fickling Books

ISBN-13: 978-1788450034

Scales & Scoundrels

by Sebastian Girner and Galaad

Published by Image Comics

ISBN-13: 978-1534304826

Giant Spider & Me

by Kikori Morino

Published by Seven Seas

ISBN-13: 978-1626927544

The Adventures of John Blake

by Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham

Published by David Fickling Books

ISBN-13: 978-1788450591

Mech Cadet Yu

by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa

Published by Boom! Studios

ISBN-13: 978-1684151950

Excelsior Award Blue Shortlist 2019

The books on the Excelsior Award Blue shortlst have been designated as suitable for children aged 11+ (or Key Stage 3 in schools)

Winner - Supergirl: Being Super

by Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones

Published by DC Comics

ISBN-13: 978-1401268947

Isola

by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl

Published by Image Comics

ISBN-13: 978-1534309227

Silver Spoon

by Hiromu Arakawa

Published by Yen Press

ISBN-13: 978-0316416191

Heavy Vinyl

by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva

Published by Boom! Studios

ISBN-13: 978-1684151417

The King of Birds

by Alexander Utkin

Published by Nobrow

ISBN-13: 978-1910620380

Excelsior Award Red Shortlist 2019

The books on the Excelsior Award Red shortlst have been designated as suitable for children aged 14+ (or Key Stage 4 in schools)

Winner - Skyward

by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett

Published by Image Comics

ISBN-13: 978-1534308336

Isola

by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl

Published by Image Comics

ISBN-13: 978-1534309227

Clue

by Paul Allor and Nelson Daniel

Published by IDW

ISBN-13: 978-1684051182

Thanos: The Infinity Siblings

by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis

Published by Marvel

ISBN-13: 978-1302908188

Conspiracy of Ravens

by Leah Moore and John Reppion

Published by Dark Horse

ISBN-13: 978-1506708836

Excelsior Award Black Shortlist 2019

The books on the Excelsior Award Black shortlist have been designated as suitable for children aged 16+ (or Sixth Form in schools).

We are avoiding topics that could be considered "offensive" or "too adult" for a school library, but books on this shortlist may include moderate swearing and moderate violence, akin to a 15-rated movie.

Winner - Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows

by Jeff Lemire and Max Fiumara

Published by Dark Horse

ISBN-13: 978-1506706597

Shibuya Goldfish

by Hiroumi Aoi

Published by Yen Press

ISBN-13: 978-1975327446

Ian Fleming's James Bond: Hammerhead

by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida

Published by Dynamite

ISBN-13: 978-1524107130

Incognegro: Renaissance

by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece

Published by Dark Horse

ISBN-13: 978-1506705637

Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon

by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson

Published by Dark Horse

ISBN-13: 978-1506704982

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