June 01, 2016

And the Winners Are…Boston Globe Horn Book 2016

Written by Deborah B. Ford

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.

BGHB watch video here

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.

Click here for a list of past winners and honorees. For book reviews, acceptance speeches, and more, click the tag Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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