Photos from the 2012 BGHB announcement at BEA

Roger and Rebecca Stead as James and Anne

For more information about the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, click here. NONFICTION WINNER: Chuck Close: Face Book, written and illustrated by Chuck Close (Abrams Books for Young Readers)  NONFICTION HONOR WINNERS: • Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Harcourt Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt […]

First BGHB announcement photos


Here are some of the first pictures of Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton and 2010 Fiction Award winner Rebecca Stead making this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards announcement. Stay tuned for more pictures and video!

2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award logo

Today, at BookExpo America, The Horn Book’s editor in chief Roger Sutton and 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me, Random House) announced the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners.

Picture Book Reviews of 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Extra Yard by Mac Barnett

Picture Book Winner Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen Primary Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins 40 pp. 1/12 978-0-06-195338-5 $16.99 g When young Annabelle finds a small box containing yarn of every color, she does what any self-respecting knitter would do: she knits herself a sweater. Then she knits a sweater for her dog. […]

Nonfiction Reviews of 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Face Book by Chuck Close

Nonfiction Winner Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close Intermediate, Middle School Abrams 56 pp. 4/12 978-1-4197-0163-4 $18.95 Chuck Close’s art and life story are the ideal way to introduce art and artists to children. His work is easy to describe and understand because he creates only portraits, but since he does them in almost […]

Fiction Reviews of 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson "No Crystal Stair"

Fiction Winner No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illus. by R. Gregory Christie Middle School, High School    Carolrhoda Lab    188 pp. 2/12    978-0-7613-6169-5    $17.95 e-book ed.  978-0-7613-8727-5    $12.95 Inspired by Marcus Garvey and the drive to make a difference, Lewis Michaux […]

When You Reach Me: Rebecca Stead’s BGHB Acceptance Speech

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead A long time ago, my mother got a job that would have made her father proud. He died before she got it, though, so he never found out about it. These things happen. Not long after, when I was about twenty, she said to me, “I want you […]

BGHB submissions deadline coming up


The submission deadline for 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards is less than a month away and the judges are eager to see more of the best that’s out there. Books must be published in the United States between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 and will not be accepted after May 15. Head to […]

And the Oscar goes to…

william lessmore

It was a good night for children’s books last night at the 84th annual Academy Awards. Hugo (based on Brian Selznick’s Caldecott winner The Invention of Hugo Cabret) won several technical awards. I was also very excited to see The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore receive an Oscar for best animated short film. […]

From the Editor – February 2012


I was pleased to see that the 2012 Newbery committee displayed such excellent taste in its choice of a winner (Jack Gantos’s Dead End in Norvelt), and that for one of only two Honor Books it chose a book (Eugene Yelchin’s Breaking Stalin’s Nose) I thought no one but us had even read much less […]