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2018 BGHB celebration roundup

The 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and judges. Photo: Aram Boghosian for the Boston GlobeWe’re not done celebrating the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards just yet! Here's a roundup of our coverage of the ceremony and reception last Friday; look for more (including the moving and inspiring acceptance speeches)...
      

Preview January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Ashley Bryan.Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2017.Coverage of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos — in our 50th anniversary year!BGHB at 50: 2017 committee chair Julie Roach shares her first BGHB experience — and a keepsake of Vera...
      

BGHB17 and HBAS17: Resistance slideshow

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, and like Steve Sheinkin said to Ashley Bryan at the start of Steve's Honor Award acceptance speech: "That's a hard act to follow, Ashley!" For the first time in recent history, every winner and honoree was in attendance,...
      

2017 BGHB/HBAS celebration roundup

The 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards judges and winners. Back row, L-R: Judge Pauletta Bracy, Matthew Cordell, Nikki Grimes, Steve Sheinkin, Angie Thomas, Judge Sheila Geraty, Deborah Heiligman, Melissa Sweet, Sydney Smith, Chair Julie Roach, Richard Peck, Joanne Schwartz. Front: Ashley Bryan. Photo: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe.We're not...
      

BGHB at 50: Seeing the Grey: Reading Molly Bang's The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher with Children

I served on the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards committee with Thom Barthelmess and Lauren Adams, and I wrote about my kids’ responses to our selections here. So when the Horn Book editors issued an invitation to reflect on past winners and honorees for BGHB’s fiftieth anniversary, I decided to...
      

BGHB at 50: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee

Clementine, a 2007 Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry, is a 136-page master class in characterization. Sure, its protagonist is a spunky girl in the grand tradition of spunky girls. But just look at how much we learn about her — at how much is specific to...
      

BGHB at 50: Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker

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As a 2001 Boston Globe-Horn Book judge, I had the pleasure of honoring Cynthia DeFelice and Robert Andrew Parker for their picture book Cold Feet, a deliciously creepy retelling of a Scottish ghost story. I liked everything about the book, but here I want to give a tip of my...
      

Pretty, pretty 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards poster

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Lolly has added the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners to the 50th Anniversary Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards poster. Download your print-ready copy today! You can also pick one up at ALA, along with a poster version of 2017 Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe's new Horn Book Magazine cover (right) and your...
      

LIVE! From New York! It's the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards announcement!

Today's the day! Watch LIVE at 4:45 PM EST as Roger Sutton and 2015 Newbery Award–winning author Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) announce the winners of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. Have we mentioned that this year is the 50th anniversary of the Awards? Maybe once or twice. We are...
      

BGHB at 50: Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay

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In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. Further installments will appear in the Magazine and on hbook.com/bghb throughout 2017.Here is a conversation I had on the...

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