2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium



Join us on October 10–11, 2014, for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium,
MIND THE GAPS, a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in
children’s and young adult literature.

Photos from 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
and Horn Book at Simmons

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Silver bowls for the BGHB winners and platters for the honor books. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Victoria Rock, Roger Sutton, and Jesse Klausmeier. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Jesse Klausmeier and Rainbow Rowell. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Andrea Davis Pinkney, Arthur Levine, and Sharon Hancock. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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BGHB judges Sarah Ellis, Pamela Yosca, and Karen Kosko. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Robert Byrd and Jesse Klausmeier. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Five minutes until showtime! Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Roger and the Boston Globe-Horn Book hardware. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Christy Hale accepts her Honor Book Award – and a kiss from Roger. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Jonathan Bean. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Rainbow Rowell. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Andrea Davis Pinkney. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Robert Byrd and Kazia Berkley-Cramer. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Jonathan Bean and Cindy Ritter. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Rainbow Rowell. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Cathie Mercier (left) and Simmons friends. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Roger Sutton and Susan Bloom. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Roger welcomes attendees to the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Rainbow Rowell and Sara Goodman. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Eleanor & Park fan art. Photo: Cindy Ritter.

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Arthur Levine, Sara Goodman, and Pamela Yosca. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Megan Lambert. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Roger Sutton. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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Rainbow Rowell and Cindy Ritter. Photo: Pamela Yosca.

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Draft illustration of tough kids, Building Our House. Photo: Cindy Ritter.

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Jesse Klausmeier's childhood sketch (left) and Suzy Lee's illustration from Open This Little Book (right).

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Cathie Mercier's closing remarks. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

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