Scholastic Graphic Novel Prize Shortlist 2024

Date: 14 05 2024

Scholastic unveil the shortlist for their 2024 Graphic Novel Prize, highlighting captivating stories that have enthralled readers with their rich plots and stunning visuals. 

This brand new book award celebrates the UK and Ireland’s favourite graphic novels. Graphic novels are a great way to engage all readers, particularly children who struggle with reading, as they teach children visual literacy and can even introduce them to new art forms.

Submissions from publishers are judged by a panel of industry experts who create a longlist of their top books, which is then sent to a judging panel of industry experts and graphic novel enthusiasts who will decide on the final shortlist together. Young people are then invited to vote on the shortlist to crown their winners.

The 2024 shortlist is as follows:

Best Graphic Novel for 6-8-year-olds

  • Max and Chaffy: Welcome to Animal Island by Jamie Smart
  • Bumble and Snug and the Shy Ghost by Max Bradley
  • Too Pig to Fail by Rob Harrell

Best Graphic Novel for 9-12-year-olds

  • Barb and the Shadow Army by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson
  • Mexikid by Pedro Martín
  • InvestiGators: All Tide Up by John Patrick Green
  • Finding My Voice by Aoife Dooley

Best Graphic Novel for Teens

  • Vern: Custodian of the Universe by Tyrell Waiters
  • If You’ll Have Me by Eunnie
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Bad Magic by Derek Landy, P. J. Holden and Matt Soffe
  • Heartstopper Volume 5 by Alice Oseman

As a teacher, you can place a vote on behalf of the pupils in your class or school. If you held a vote in your school and you’re voting on your pupils’ behalf, simply enter the amount of votes each book received in the dropdown box you’ll see. You can add up to 35 votes per age category. To get started, click here.

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