Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

2012 BGHB winners and honorees in the first row of the ceremony with Cathie Mercier of Simmons College

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On occasion, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence.

The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

2015 Winners and Honor Books

2014 Winners and Honor Books

2013 Winners and Honor Books
Video from 2013 ceremony

2012 Winners and Honor Books
Video from 2012 ceremony

2011 Winners and Honor Books
Video from 2011 ceremony

Past Winners and Honor Books
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