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Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers
Country United States
First awarded 2012
Currently held by Comics: Easy as ABC by Ivan Brunetti (2020)

The Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers is an award for "creative achievement" in American comic books for early readers.

Name change

From 2012 to 2015 the award was appended with "(up to age 7)" and from 2016 to 2019 it was appended with "(up to age 8)". For the 2020 awards the age designation was dropped.

Winners and nominees

Year Title Authors Ref.
2012 Dragon Puncher Island (Top Shelf Productions) James Kochalka
Beauty and the Squat Bears (Yen Press) Émile Bravo
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (Candlewick Press/Toon Books) Philippe Coudray
Nursery Rhyme Comics (First Second Books) Chris Duffy (editor)
Patrick in a Teddy Bear's Picnic (Candlewick Press/Toon Books) Geoffrey Hayes
2013 Babymouse for President (Random House) Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Benny and Penny in Lights Out (Candlewick Press/Toon Books) Geoffrey Hayes
Kitty & Dino (Yen Press/Hachette Book Group) Sara Richard
Maya Makes a Mess (Candlewick Press/Toon Books) Rutu Modan
Zig and Wikki in The Cow (Candlewick Press/Toon Books) Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler
2014 Itty Bitty Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics) Art Baltazar and Franco
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas (Toon Books) Philippe Coudray
The Big Wet Balloon (Toon Books) Liniers
Odd Duck (First Second Books) Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon
Otto's Backwards Day (Toon Books) Frank Cammuso with Jay Lynch
2015 The Zoo Box (First Second Books) Ariel Cohn and Aron Nels Steinke
BirdCatDog (Lerner Publishing Group/Graphic Universe) Lee Nordling and Meritxell Bosch
A Cat Named Tim And Other Stories (Koyama Press) John Martz
Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A Celebration in 40 Stories (Viz Media) Traci N. Todd (editor) and Elizabeth Kawasaki (editor)
Mermin, Book 3: Deep Dives (Oni Press) Joey Weiser
2016 Little Robot (First Second Books) Ben Hatke
Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion (First Second Books) Dominque Roques and Alexis Dormal
The Only Child (Schwartz & Wade) Guojing
SheHeWe (Lerner Publishing Group/Graphic Universe) Lee Nordling and Meritxell Bosch
Written and Drawn by Henrietta (Toon Books) Liniers
2017 Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (Tundra Books) Ben Clanton
Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World (Toon Books) James Sturm
Burt's Way Home (Koyama Press) John Martz
The Creeps, Book 2: The Trolls Will Feast! (Abrams Books) Chris Schweizer
I'm Grumpy (Random House) Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
2018 Good Night, Planet (Toon Books) Liniers
Adele in Sand Land (Toon Books) Claude Ponti, Skeeter Grant, (translator) and Françoise Mouly (translator)
Arthur and the Golden Rope (Flying Eye Books/Nobrow Press) Joe Todd-Stanton
Egg (Greenwillow Books) Kevin Henkes
Little Tails in the Savannah (Lion Forge Comics/Magnetic Press) Frederic Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci, and Mike Kennedy (translator)
2019 Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer (Top Shelf Productions/IDW Publishing) James Kochalka
Petals (KaBOOM!) Gustavo Borges
Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second Books) Graham Annable
This is a Taco! (CubHouse/Lion Forge Comics) Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley
Tiger vs. Nightmare! (First Second Books) Emily Tetri
2020 Comics: Easy as ABC (Toon Books) Ivan Brunetti
Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur (First Second Books/Macmillan Publishers) John Patrick Green
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! (Hyperion Books) Mo Willems
A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse (Toon Books) Frank Viva
¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market (Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Raúl the Third
Who Wet My Pants? (Little, Brown) Bob Shea and Zachariah Ohora
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