The winners of the second Stan Lee Excelsior Award have been announced – see the website for details:http://www.excelsioraward.co.uk/shortlist2012.html This is only the second year that this award has won, but 57 schools took part and it is rapidly becoming one of the big events of the school year. The author of the winning book, Tom Taylor, was thrilled and tweeted about getting the award. This is an inspirational and unique award, the brainchild of school librarian Paul Register. If your school did not take part this year, perhaps you will consider taking part next year. The role of graphic novels/comics in children’s reading has long been neglected and ignored; Paul with his award has pushed it right to the front and shown how credible reading these books can be. All of the books in the shortlist deserve a place in any school library – have a look at the website for more details and an interview with Paul himself.