The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations

On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature.

Confirmed speakers include

Jon Agee
It’s Only Stanley
(Picture Book Honor)
Keynote Speaker
Susan Cooper
The Dark Is Rising
(1973 Fiction Winner)
Candace Fleming
The Family Romanov:
Murder, Rebellion, and
the Fall of Imperial Russia

(Nonfiction Winner)
Marla Frazee
The Farmer and the Clown
(Picture Book Winner)
Gregory Maguire
Egg & Spoon
(Fiction Honor)
Neal Shusterman
Challenger Deep
(Fiction Honor)


We’ll take a close-up look at the transformative life cycle of a book: how manuscripts morph into books, how old stories shift into new forms, how youth literature responds to a changing world, and how books transform readers. Attendees will leave with an insider’s look into award-winning books that excite and inspire young readers.

NOTE: Registration includes admittance to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on Friday, October 2nd!

For photos and more, click on the tag BGHB15.


Center for the Study of Children’s Literature
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA


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