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The Excelsior Award 2023

The Excelsior Award is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and comics, judged by kids aged 11-18, from over 200 schools.

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Excelsior Award White Winner and Shortlist 9+ KS2
Excelsior Award Blue Winner and Shortlist 11+ KS3
Excelsior Award Red Winner and Shortlist 14+ KS4
Excelsior Award Black Winner and Shortlist 16+ KS5

The Excelsior Award 2023: Excelsior Award White

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

Winner: Green Arrow: Stranded

Ollie has always hated the idea of hunting, but his dad insisted they go on this trip with his business partner, Sebastian, and his son, Tyler. When Ollie fails to take a perfect shot, the teasing starts, and he wonders if his dad will ever be proud of him again. But just when he thought their trip couldn't get any ...

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Shortlisted Books

The Excelsior Award 2023: Excelsior Award Blue

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

Winner: Cat + Gamer Volume 1

Created by Wataru Nadatani, this is the first volume in this cute, fun, and heart-warming story of a gamer learning to live with a cat. Available for the first time in English.  Cat + Gamer was the category winner of Excelsior Award Blue 2023. The books on the Blue shortlst have been designated as suitable for children aged 11+ (...

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Shortlisted Books

Thing: The Next Big Thing

Walter Mosely

Paperback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Akkad - Book 1

Clarke

Paperback

Not Available

Death Of Doctor Strange

Jed Mackay

Paperback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Run on Your New Legs, Vol. 1

Wataru Midori

Paperback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

The Excelsior Award 2023: Excelsior Award Red

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

Winner: Deadpool: Samurai, Vol. 1

Deadpool moves to Tokyo and makes a mess of everything! Everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth has finally come to manga! As soon as Deadpool moves to Tokyo, he runs afoul of some familiar faces. Before he knows it, he's teaming up with new heroes, battling gods, attending concerts, and being repeatedly dismembered. That's good, right? Anyway, Deadpool lands in ...

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Shortlisted Books

Chivalry

Neil Gaiman

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Lost Lad London, Vol. 1

Shinya Shima

Paperback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

Eve

Victor LaValle

Paperback

In Stock

£12.15 £13.50

The Excelsior Award 2023: Excelsior Award Black

The books on the Excelsior Award Black shortlist have been designated as suitable for children aged 16+ (or Sixth Form in schools). Topics that could be considered "offensive" or "too adult" for a school library have been avoided, but books on this shortlist may include moderate swearing and moderate violence, akin to a 15-rated movie.

Winner: Moon Knight Vol. 1: Midnight Mission

The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy ...

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Shortlisted Books

Days of Sand

Aimee de Jongh

Hardback

In Stock

£17.99 £19.99

Let's Go Karaoke!

Yama Wayama and 1 more

Paperback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99