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Horn Book Magazine covers by BGHB winners and honorees

The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Beginning in 2000, the January/February issue of The Horn Book Magazine has typically featured art by one of the previous year’s winners/honorees; we’ve collected these special covers below. For much more on the awards’ fifty-year history and past winners, please visit the BGHB microsite.

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January/February 2000 Horn Book Magazine original cover art: Bill T. Jones photographed by Susan Kuklin, 1999 BGHB Picture Book Honorees for Dance (Hyperion).
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January/February 2003 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Bob Graham, 2002 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for “Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate (Candlewick).
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January/February 2004 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Maira Kalman, 2003 BGHB Nonfiction Award Winner for Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Putnam).
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January/February 2005 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Lynne Rae Perkins, 2004 BGHB Picture Book Honoree for Snow Music (Greenwillow).
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January/February 2006 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Mini Grey, 2005 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Traction Man Is Here! (Knopf).
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January/February 2008 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, 2007 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories (Porter/Roaring Brook).
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January/February 2009 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Jonathan Bean, 2008 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for At Night (Farrar).
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January/February 2010 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Leslie Patricelli, 2009 BGHB Picture Book Honoree for Higher! Higher! (Candlewick).
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January/February 2011 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Matt James, 2010 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for I Know Here, written by Laurel Croza (Groundwood).
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January/February 2012 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Salley Mavor, 2011 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (Houghton).
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January/February 2013 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Jon Klassen, 2012 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).
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January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Jonathan Bean, 2013 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Building Our House (Farrar).
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January/February 2015 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Peter Brown, 2014 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Little, Brown).
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January/February 2016 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Marla Frazee, 2015 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for The Farmer and the Clown (Beach Lane/Simon).
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January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine original cover art by Francis Vallejo, 2016 BGHB Picture Book Award Winner for Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph, written by Roxane Orgill (Candlewick).
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