The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations

On October 2-3 2015, an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados came together in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature.

2015 Speakers

Jon Agee
It’s Only Stanley
(Picture Book Honor)
Keynote Speaker
Susan Cooper
The Dark Is Rising
(1973 Fiction Winner)
Candace Fleming
The Family Romanov:
Murder, Rebellion, and
the Fall of Imperial Russia

(Nonfiction Winner)
Marla Frazee
The Farmer and the Clown
(Picture Book Winner)
Gregory Maguire
Egg & Spoon
(Fiction Honor)
Neal Shusterman
Challenger Deep
(Fiction Honor)


The 2015 Colloquium took a close-up look at the transformative life cycle of a book: how manuscripts morph into books, how old stories shift into new forms, how youth literature responds to a changing world, and how books transform readers. This immersive Horn Book event provided an insider’s look into award-winning books that excite and inspire young readers.

NOTE: Registrants were also admitted to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on Friday, October 2nd!

For photos and more, click here.


Center for the Study of Children’s Literature
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA


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