June 01, 2016
And you thought you’d have to wait for 7 months to pass before you heard a book win A Big Prize! Remember: The 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards will be announced — via video for the first time on Thursday! — by Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director of the Boston Globe. Check back at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2.
First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.
Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category.
The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of The Horn Book.
And for the first time ever, Roger Sutton and I will co-host a Celebration of the BGHB Winners in our July 12 webcast. (Mark your calendar for 3:00 Eastern.) Get a sneak peek at the big event which celebrates the winners in September.