2012 Boston Globe Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature
Today, at BookExpo America 2012, The Horn Book’s editor in chief Roger Sutton and 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me) announced the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners. Celebrating its 45th year, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners and two Honor Books are selected in each of three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.
Fiction Award Winner:
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Lerner)
Nonfiction Award Winner:
Previous Boston Globe-Horn Book winners include luminaries Ezra Jack Keats (1970, Picture Book Award Winner), David Macaulay (1989, Nonfiction Award Winner), Lois Lowry (1987 Fiction Award Winner, 1993 Fiction Honor Winner) and Tim Wynne-Jones (2011, Fiction Award Winner; 2007, Fiction Honor Winner; 1995, Fiction Award Winner).
2012 Picture Book Honor Winners:
• And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, a Macmillan imprint)
• And the Soldiers Sang by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley (Creative Editions)
2012 Nonfiction Honor Winners:
• Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Harcourt Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint)
• The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell & Donna M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint)
A complete list of previous winners is available here.