Monday, May 17, 2010

Boston Globe - Horn Book Award

Purpose - The Boston Globe - Horn Book Award is for excellence in children's and young adult literature in the categories Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picturebook. Two honor books are also awarded in each category.

History - The award was first given in 1967. The Horn Book Magazine contains articles about children's literature and The Horn Book Guide contains reviews and summaries of newly published children's books.

Facts -
*Sponsored by The Horn Book organization.
*Winning books must be published in the United States, but the authors and illustrators may live in any country.
*Winners are announced in June and receive an engraved bowl, publication of their acceptance speeches in the Horn Book Magazine, and a $500 prize.

Recent winners - Fiction and Poetry - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Picturebook - Building Our House by Jonathan Bean
Nonfiction - Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd

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