Comics in the Classroom is a program designed by educator and retailer Jennifer Haines (owner of Guelph, Ontario’s Eisner Award winning THE DRAGON shop). The website is an excellent resource for recommending graphic novels and comic books for various age groups and reading levels. On the site you will find recommendations for students at the Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary School levels. For more information please visit: http://comicsintheclassroom.ca/ ———– Related stories: – Comics for Kids are out there – You just need to look for them – Reluctant Readers: Getting Boys to Read ————–
The “Comics for Kids” Award / Le Prix de “Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants”
As the members of the Awards Association have been talking and working with the community about ways in which to raise public awareness of Canadian comic book creators and their work, we’ve also been talking with teachers and librarians about how we can help them identify suitable works to promote to students and younger readers.
In 2009 we added a new award, one with the input of teachers and parents. The “Comics for Kids” Award / Prix de “Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants” recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targeted at readers 14 and under. Nominees for this award are selected from the eligible creators lists by a team of educators led by Jennifer Haines, MA, B.Ed., who is also the proprietor of Guelph, Ontario’s Eisner Award winning The Dragon comic book shop. In turn, this juried award is also be selected by an independent team of educators and librarians from across Canada, after giving thorough consideration to the nominated works. Nominees will be for new work published in either English or French in the previous calendar year.