Five questions for Robert Byrd

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Robert Byrd took home the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award for his picture book biography Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (Dial, 2012). As the author/illustrator of Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer (Dutton, 2003) and illustrator of Kathleen Krull’s Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything (Viking, 2010) and Steven Kroll’s Barbarians! (Dutton, […]

Five questions for Christy Hale

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In her 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor book Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building (Lee & Low, 2012), Christy Hale juxtaposes concrete poems and illustrations of children at building play with photographs of innovative architecture around the world. We asked her about the tipping point for this ingenious idea, her love of poetry, and […]

Build your character with the Horn Book!

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, October 4th and 5th at Simmons College. Cathie Mercier, Katrina Hedeen, and I are still shaping up this year’s HBAS program, titled “Building Character.” Don’t worry, it won’t be nearly as stuffy as it sounds. Our confirmed HBAS […]

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

2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners

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: […]

My favorite BGHB winner, reviewer edition

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We asked our staff and reviewers to name their favorite Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. Here’s what our reviewers had to say: Betty Carter: Holes by Louis Sachar (Foster/Farrar, 1999 Fiction Award winner). The circular nature of this novel, from Stanley Yelnats’s palindromic name to the combination of family histories, creates a full and satisfying […]

BGHB trivia

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The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were established in 1967; here are some fun facts from the BGHB’s forty-six-year history. How well do you know the honorees? Click here to see the full list of all winners and Honor Books; find more on this year’s winners here. Q: Two books have won the Boston Globe–Horn Book […]