Photos from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

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The 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book winners and honor books.

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Front row at the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

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2014 judges Claire Gross, Amy Pattee, and Nina Lindsay.

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Nonfiction Honor winner Steve Jenkins and Roger Sutton.

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Fiction Honor winner Gene Luen Yang and Roger Sutton.

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Picture book winner Peter Brown.

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Fiction winner Andrew Smith.

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Roger Sutton and (modest) Arthur Levine.

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Nonfiction honor winners Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson.

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HBAS keynote speaker Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

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Nonfiction winner Steve Sheinkin.

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HBAS author signing.

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HBAS breakout session.

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Nina Lindsay and Peter Brown.

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Gene Luen Yang and Christian Robinson.

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Patricia Hruby Powell and Steve Jenkins.

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Roger Sutton, Ginee Seo, and Arthur Levine.

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Arthur Levine and Jason Low.

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Cathie Mercier's closing remarks.

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Roger's closing remarks.


Featured Posts

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Five questions for Cary Elwes

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at 6:00 PM, Porter Square Books is hosting (at the Brattle Theatre) David Valdes Greenwood, in conversation with Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish. A Princess Bride screening follows the talk (screening begins at 8:30 … [Read More...]

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Raina Telgemeier: An illustrated life

Raina Telgemeier took home a 2010 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor for her graphic novel memoir Smile. The just-released follow-up Sisters is receiving a starred review in the November/December 2014 Horn Book Magazine. On October 3rd, Raina … [Read More...]

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Horn BOO! 2014

Something wicked this way comes with our annual 
selection of “spooktacular” new books for Halloween,
 with reviews written by the Horn Book staff. Ready, Steady, Ghost! by Elizabeth Baguley, 
illus. by Marion Lindsay Preschool, Primary    … [Read More...]

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Viva Frida

Have you all seen Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales yet? If you have, I think you will agree that THIS book will be getting a lot of consideration by the real Caldecott committee. Not just because it's beautiful, but there is so much to discuss and wonder … [Read More...]

Blogs & Opinions

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Two possible explanations for all the zombie books

Holy shit became the slogan of the day at HBAS after Julie Strauss-Gabel used it to describe her initial reaction to reading the ms. of Andrew Smith's Grasshopper Jungle (winner of the BGHB award for fiction). Her point was that this was the reaction … [Read More...]

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Dilemma, dilemma…

This week has been so busy — and we've posted so much great content — that it's been terribly difficult to decide what to feature just today. See for yourself! 2014 BGHB ceremony timeline 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline Five … [Read More...]

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Stuck on Post-Its

Still hanging onto their summer tans and beach weather, most people dread that time of year when the big, red “BACK TO SCHOOL” signs appear plastered on the doors of CVS, Staples, and Walgreens. I was never of that ilk; I’ve always loved the … [Read More...]

Viva Frida

Viva Frida

Have you all seen Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales yet? If you have, I think you will agree that THIS book will be getting a lot of consideration by the real Caldecott committee. Not just because it's beautiful, but there is so much to discuss and wonder … [Read More...]

Review of the Week

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Review of Malala, a Brave Girl from 
Pakistan / Iqbal, a Brave 
Boy from Pakistan

Malala, a Brave Girl from 
Pakistan / Iqbal, a Brave 
Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter; 
illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate    Beach Lane/Simon    40 pp. 11/14    978-1-4814-2294-9    $17.99 This picture book tells two stories (one side is Malala’s story; flip it over for Iqbal’s), introducing young readers to Malala Yousafzai (recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) and Iqbal Masih, two Pakistani children who fought for peace and justice and who both suffered violence. Iqbal … [Read More...]

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App Review of the Week

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MOMA Art Lab app review

Yesterday was rainy and gray and a little grumpy around here, but my discovery of the Museum of Modern Art's free Art Lab app (2012) — based on their child-friendly interactive exhibits — brightened my afternoon. The first element of the app is a canvas with line, shape, and color toolbars accessible at the bottom of the screen. Drag and drop, rotate, copy and paste, send forward or back, switch color, or delete your shapes and lines with the tap or swipe of a fingertip. Icons along the right … [Read More...]

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Recommended Books

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Horn BOO! 2014

Something wicked this way comes with our annual 
selection of “spooktacular” new books for Halloween,
 with reviews written by the Horn Book staff. Ready, Steady, Ghost! by Elizabeth Baguley, … [Read More...]

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Review of Malala, a Brave Girl from 
Pakistan / Iqbal, a Brave 
Boy from Pakistan

Malala, a Brave Girl from 
Pakistan / Iqbal, a Brave 
Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter; 
illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate    Beach Lane/Simon    40 pp. 11/14    978-1-4814-2294-9    … [Read More...]

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Review of 100 Sideways Miles

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith High School    Simon    277 pp. 9/14    978-1-4424-4495-9    $17.99    g e-book ed.  978-1-4424-4497-3    $10.99 High schooler Finn Easton has unusual scars on his … [Read More...]

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Review of Remy and Lulu

Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes; 
illus. by the author with 
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Review of Tiny Creatures

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies; 
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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline

On Saturday, October 11th, we held our fourth annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium with the theme “Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers.” Miss the fun? We’ve compiled a timeline of the day’s … [Read More...]

2014 BGHB ceremony timeline

Did you miss the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on Friday, October 10th? Just want to relive the excitement of the ceremony? We’ve compiled a timeline of the evening’s highlights based on tweets by our … [Read More...]

2014 BGHB and HBAS photos

We had a most excellent -- and thought provoking -- time at the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers. Eloquent … [Read More...]

Interviews

As You Wishcover

Five questions for Cary Elwes

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at 6:00 PM, Porter Square Books is hosting (at the Brattle Theatre) David Valdes Greenwood, in conversation with Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish. A Princess Bride … [Read More...]

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Raina Telgemeier: An illustrated life

Raina Telgemeier took home a 2010 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor for her graphic novel memoir Smile. The just-released follow-up Sisters is receiving a starred review in the November/December … [Read More...]

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Nicola Davies on Tiny Creatures

In the September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Danielle Ford asked author Nicola Davies about Tiny Creatures. Read the review here. Danielle J. Ford: What was your starting point for … [Read More...]

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B. J. Novak is not a celebrity author. (Oh, really?): An interview

On October 2, the Harvard Book Store hosted B. J. Novak (from TV’s The Office, Saving Mr. Banks, and many others; also a Harvard University grad, thank you very much) reading his new picture book — … [Read More...]

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Five questions for Julie Berry

Julie Berry’s 2013 book All the Truth That’s In Me (Viking, 14 years and up) is a dark, claustrophobic — and beautiful — novel set seemingly out of time and narrated (in her own head) by a young woman … [Read More...]

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