My favorite BGHB winner, staff edition


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


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


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 […]

BGHB fiction day

Eleanor & Park

We’ve been celebrating our 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book winners and honors with web extras (picture book goodies are here, and more on the nonfiction selections is here). We’ve declared today fiction day — share the love! It seems everyone’s falling for Fiction Award winner Eleanor & Park! Katrina recently blogged about E&P, calling it a […]

Dragon-centric fantasy


2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Honor book Seraphina, written by Rachel Hartman, follows a protagonist navigating the treacherous political territory between dragonkind and human society. For readers whose flights of fancy take the form of dragons, we recommend these recent novels. Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac Middle School     Dial     346 pp. 6/11     978-0-8037-3376-3     $16.99 Rashko, […]

Reviews of books by Jaclyn Moriarty


Jaclyn Moriarty’s A Corner of White (Levine/Scholastic) is a 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book winner. Here’s how The Horn Book has reviewed some of her other titles. Spoiler alert: We like them.  The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty High School     Levine/Scholastic     486 pp. 6/10     978-0-545-06972-4     $18.99     […]

BGHB nonfiction day

Electric Ben

Yesterday we gave you web extras on the 2013 BGHB Picture Book Award winner and honor books. Today we’re celebrating the nonfiction winners! The 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner is Robert Byrd’s Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. For reviews of the prolific author/illustrator’s other work, including more biographies, […]

BGHB picture book day


We’re so excited about the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and honorees that we wanted to give you more! Here’s Five Questions for Jonathan Bean, the 2013 BGHB Picture Book Award winner for Building Our House, from the January 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book. And here’s a question that Horn Book […]

Meta, man

open this little book

2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee (Chronicle Books), takes page-turning to a new level. Here are some other meta-fictional books that bend our minds. A Book by Mordicai Gerstein; illus. by the author Primary    Roaring Brook    40 pp. 4/09    978-1-59643-251-2     $16.95     g “What’s my […]

Picture book surrealism

black dog

Horn Book Magazine reviewer Thom Barthelmess says, of 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (Candlewick): “The traditional feel of the cumulative telling and the art’s surreal precision and fanciful decay combine to offer a curious metaphorical consideration of what it means to be afraid and what it takes to conquer […]