Electric Ben: Author/illustrator Robert Byrd’s 2013 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

Robert Byrd with Picture Book Honor winner Jesse Klausmeier. Photo: Shara Hardeson

In my children’s book class at the University of the Arts, we often talk about the books we read growing up, and what they meant to us then, and what we can remember about them now. What’s still vivid about those books are the pictures, those magical illustrations that illuminated those wonderful early tales. As […]

Eleanor & Park: Author Rainbow Rowell’s 2013 BGHB Fiction Award Speech

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The second thing they tell you when you’ve won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award is that you’ll have to give a speech. They should tell you that first, and they should phrase it like so: “So, we’re gonna have you give a speech in front of a bunch of people and a video camera, and […]

2013 BGHB ceremony timeline

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

Did you miss the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on Friday, October 4th? Just want to relive the excitement of the ceremony? We’ve compiled a timeline of the evening’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and other attendees. See Saturday’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline here.   5:32pm, @PenguinClass: It’s show time! pic.twitter.com/nzZvV6Ds86 5:44pm: […]

2013 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline

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

On Saturday, October 5th, we held our fourth annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium with the theme “Building Character.” Miss the fun? We’ve compiled a timeline of the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and other attendees. See Friday’s ceremony timeline here.   9:02 am: Good morning! We’re ready for a day full […]

Five questions for BGHB winners roundup

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We’re lucky enough to have all three 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and two of the honorees in attendance for the upcoming Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. The colloquium, now in its third year, provides an opportunity to hear winners, critics, and publishers speak about the honored books and children’s books more generally; network […]

My favorite BGHB winner roundup

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Horn Book staff members and reviewers tell us why they love their favorite Boston Globe–Horn Book winners and honor books. Choosing one favorite proved to be a bigger challenge than we expected: see Horn Book Magazine executive editor Martha V. Parravano’s passionate response and The Horn Book Guide executive editor Kitty Flynn’s six top picks. Check […]

More on the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

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Since the announcement on June 1, we’ve been celebrating our 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and Honor books with special web extras. Here’s a cheat sheet! Picture Book resources on winner Building Our House: Five Questions for Jonathan Bean, Q&A with Betty Carter, his 2008 BGHB acceptance speech, and his January/February 2009 Horn Book […]

Kitty Flynn’s favorite BGHB winner(s)

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When we asked our staff and reviewers to name their favorite Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners, many of them struggled to choose just one. Kitty Flynn, executive editor of The Horn Book Guide, sent us her six favorites: In Big Momma Makes the World (Candlewick, 2003 Picture Book Award winner), Phyllis Root’s earthy text is […]

Martha Parravano’s favorite BGHB winner

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We asked the Horn Book staff and reviewers to name their favorite Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. Horn Book Magazine executive editor Martha V. Parravano writes passionately about one of her many favorites: I couldn’t pick a favorite, so instead I chose one of the many books that clamored, “Read me again!”: Robert Westall’s The […]

My favorite BGHB winner, staff edition

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We asked our staff and reviewers to name their favorite Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. Choosing one favorite proved to be a bigger challenge than we expected — see Kitty Flynn’s six answers and Martha Parravano’s passionate response. Here’s what some of our other staff members had to say: Katie Bircher, Horn Book Assistant Editor: […]