Extra Yarn: Author Mac Barnett’s 2012 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Mac Barnett

I’m glad to be here tonight in your company, and I’m glad that our book is in the company of this year’s honorees and the winners of years past. It’s a thrill. I want to thank my agent Steven Malk, an always-trusty advisor, and Balzer + Bray for publishing our book. And I want to […]

Extra Yarn: Illustrator Jon Klassen’s 2012 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

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Illustrators are notoriously good at giving speeches. When they decide to get into illustration, it is secretly because they know how good they are at public speaking, and they can’t wait until the day when they win an award so they can finally show a room full of literary people how great they are at […]

Video from BGHB Awards — September 28, 2012

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The 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award ceremony has been divided into the following YouTube video segments. If you’d like to see some photographs, click here. For a page of tweets from the ceremony, click here. For a Horn Book @ Simmons Twitter timeline, click here. And stay tuned for more to come in the January/February […]

Photos from the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and HBAS

Roger Sutton, Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

Photos from the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and The Horn Book at Simmons: Look Out! Also check out video from the event, our Twitter timelines for BGHB and HBAS, press release for the books, and the HBAS program.

Picture Book Award video from BGHB Awards — September 28, 2012

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As promised: Here is the start of the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards videos. Check out Roger Sutton and Cathie Mercier’s welcome remarks, along with acceptance speeches by the picture book winners and honorees, introduced by BGHB judge Megan Lambert. Stay tuned for fiction and nonfiction winners next week! More on the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards […]

2012 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline

L-R: editor Andrew Karre, author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, moderator/librarian Deborah Taylor, and illustrator R. Gregory Christie during their panel on No Crystal Stair Saturday afternoon

On Saturday, September 29, we held our third annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium with the theme “Look Out!”.  Miss the fun? We’ve compiled a timeline of the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff, visitors from our sister publication School Library Journal, and other attendees. See Friday’s ceremony timeline here. 9:13am: Good morning! […]

BGHB recap

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We just can’t get enough of our Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners! After spending two great days with them at the ceremony on Friday night and the colloquium on Saturday, we’re back at the office sorting through the weekend’s tweets, speeches, and (300-plus!) photos. We’ve compiled a timeline of Friday night’s highlights; Saturday’s are coming […]

Let me give you what you’ve been waiting for

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Elissa and Katie have begun uploading our reports and photos from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium this past weekend. Aside from having to periodically remind people to speak into their microphones, the two days went very smoothly. The highlight for me was a panel I moderated for HBAS with […]

2012 BGHB ceremony timeline

BGHB winners and honorees in the front row of the ceremony with Cathie Mercier of Simmons College (from L-R: Mal Peet, Timothy Rodwell, Caitlin O'Connell, Donna Jackson, HMH publisher Betsy Groban, Erin E. Stead, Julie Fogliano, Cathie Mercier, Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett, Joan Sommers, Amanda Freyman, and R. Gregory Christie). Photo: Lolly Robinson

Did you miss the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on Friday, September 28th? 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, visitors from our sister publication School Library Journal, and other attendees. See Saturday’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium here. 5:30pm: […]

Thom speaks

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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards chair Thom Barthelmess talks to Nina and Jonathan over at Heavy Metal. Thom and his fellow judges (Lauren Adams and Megan Lambert) will be in town Friday for the Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. I think it’s a lot more work being a BGHB judge than it was when […]