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Drumroll, please… The 2015 BGHB Award announcements

On Wednesday, May 27th, at SLJ’s Day of Dialog, Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton and 2010 BGHB Fiction Award winner Rebecca Stead announced the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and honor books.

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Setting the stage for the announcement.

2015 BGHB announcement

Rebecca Stead and Roger Sutton. Photo by Mark Tuchman of SLJ.

2015 BGHB announcement

Rebecca, Roger, and SLJ’s Luann Toth. Photo by Mark Tuchman of SLJ.

2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award announcement

Photo by Josephine Marc-Anthony of SLJ.

This year’s award ceremony will take place on Friday, October 2nd, followed by the Horn Book at Simmons colloquium, “Transformations,” on Saturday, October 3rd. We hope to see you there! Read the full BGHB Awards announcement, then check out the Horn Book’s reviews of the celebrated titles here:

Picture book winner The Farmer and the Clown and honor books
Fiction winner Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms and honor books
Nonfiction winner The Family Romanov and honor books

Stay tuned for much more on the winning books and authors as the ceremony and colloquium approach. What do you think of the committee’s selections? Let us know in the comments!

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.



  1. Megan Dowd Lambert says:

    Hooray! Congratulations to all of the award recipients and to the judges, too. I’m particularly thrilled about The Farmer and the Clown. The “In Defense of Gentle Men” piece I wrote about it in February was posted on the Horn Book’s site while I was in labor at the hospital to have my son, so I couldn’t participate in that discussion, but I can hardly wait to dive into in-person discussions about it and the rest of the books at Simmons this fall. I also love the other picture book choices, and I couldn’t be happier that Brown Girl Dreaming has received yet more acclaim.

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