Week in Review, January 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… All 2014 BGHB Award acceptance speeches From the January/February issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Barbara Bader’s “A Second Look: The Planet of Junior Brown“ Upcoming kidlit events in the Boston area Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: First Snow by Peter McCarty Fiction: The Darkest Part of the Forest by […]

2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book speeches

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners, 2014

For your kind consideration: here are the complete 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches. Click on the tag BGHB14 for timelines, pictures, and more. Photos, judges’ intros, and other information can be found in the January/February 2015 Horn Book Magazine. And look to the March/April 2015 Horn Book Magazine for Vaunda Micheaux Nelson’s unforgettable keynote […]

Week in Review, December 29th-January 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Happy New Year! See some highlights from The Horn Book’s year in “2014 in review” Take a peek at the January/February 2015 Horn Book Magazine January/February 2015 Editorial: “Why #WNDB” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland 
Shows a Young Girl How to 
Dance like the Firebird by […]

Week in Review, December 22nd-26th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Know an Old Lady Who 
Swallowed a Dreidel by Caryn Yacowitz; 
illus. by David Slonim Fiction: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins Nonfiction: Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from 
Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand; 
adapted by […]

Week in Review, December 15th-19th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Comics legend Stan Lee Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Blizzard by John Rocco Fiction: Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan Nonfiction: The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of 
the Oceans [Scientists in the Field] by Elizabeth Rusch Read Roger: “Everything must […]

Boxers & Saints: Author Gene Luen Yang’s 2014 BGHB Fiction Honor Speech

boxers & saints

Thank you to the Horn Book and the Boston Globe. This is an incredible, incredible honor. Boxers & Saints is a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, a war that was fought in China in the year 1900. On one side of the conflict were the Europeans, the Japanese, and the Chinese Christians. On […]

The Port Chicago 50: Author Steve Sheinkin’s 2014 BGHB NF Award Speech

Port Chicago

A few years ago I was researching a book on the making of the atomic bomb, and my brother-in-law Eric, who loves wacky conspiracy theories, as I do, hit me with a great one. “You know when the first atomic bomb was tested, right?” he asked. “Sure,” I said, falling into his trap. “New Mexico […]

Rose Under Fire: Author Elizabeth Wein’s 2014 BGHB Fiction Honor Speech

wein_rose under fire

Greetings to Roger Sutton, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award judges, and everyone at the awards ceremony, from Elizabeth Wein in Warsaw, Poland. Between you and me today stretches a distance of over four thousand miles, and I do “mind the gap.” I am both grateful and utterly stunned that Rose Under Fire has been named […]

Grasshopper Jungle: Author Andrew Smith’s BGHB 2014 Fiction Award Speech

smith_grasshopper jungle

I feel very connected being here tonight. I suppose my books — Grasshopper Jungle in particular — are all about connections. I have a cousin who lived with my family of four boys when I was very young. Her name is Renata, she has gentle Italian hands, and she lives near Phoenix now. I’ve never […]

Rules of Summer: Author Shaun Tan’s 2014 BGHB PB Honor Speech

tan_rules of summer

Thank you very much for this fantastic honor, and for an award that so generously includes far-flung Australians such as myself, currently ten thousand miles away and probably asleep, or else unsuccessfully trying to settle a teething infant. It never fails to amaze me how books can travel, find an audience, and touch imaginations across […]