Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 2, 2015

Presentation of the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards to the winning and honored authors and illustrators, sponsored by The Horn Book and Boston Globe.2015 BGHB Winners

Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: TRANSFORMATIONS
Saturday, October 3, 2015
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

8:30 AM | Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 AM | Opening and Welcome

  • Cathryn Mercier, Director and Professor, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons College
  • Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.

9:15 AM | Keynote: The World That Changes

  • Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising, 1973 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner for Fiction, and The Grey King, winner of the 1976 Newbery Medal

10:00 AM | Bringing History to the Page

  • Candace Fleming, The Family Romanov
  • Anne Schwartz, Vice President and Publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, Random House Children’s Books

11:00 AM | Dialogue I: How Do I Make You Laugh, Too?

  • Jon Agee, It’s Only Stanley
  • Maeve Visser Knoth, Judge, 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

11:30 AM | Book Signing

12:00 PM | Lunch
Breakout Sessions

Changing Approaches to Storytime — Megan Dowd Lambert
Shape-Shifting:  Changing forms in children’s and young adult literature — Cathryn Mercier
Transforming Sentiments in Children’s Literature — Lauren Rizzuto
Book-Mocking: Strategies and tools for organizing mock book awards — Lolly Robinson
Track Changes: What a book review editor actually does — Roger Sutton

1:00 PM | “It’s a manuscript until I say it’s a book”: The Editors Speak

  • Elizabeth Bicknell, Executive Editorial Director/Associate Publisher, Candlewick Press
  • Rosemary Brosnan, Editorial Director, HarperCollins Children’s Books/HarperTeen
  • David Gale, Vice President and Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Lauri Hornik, President and Publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Group USA
  • Nancy Paulsen, President and Publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Group USA
  • Moderated by Roger Sutton

2:00 PM | Dialogue II: Bringing Baba Yaga Home

  • Gregory Maguire, Egg & Spoon
  • Jessica Tackett MacDonald, Judge, 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

2:30 PM | Do I Need Words With That?: Transformation and Collaboration

  • Marla Frazee, The Farmer and the Clown
  • Allyn Johnston, Vice President and Publisher, Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

3:30 PM | Dialogue III: When Life Provides the Story

  • Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep
  • Barbara Scotto, Chair, 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

4:00 PM | Closing Remarks



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