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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Horn Book Awards Announced for 2009

By way of SF Scope (who mentioned our June issue) is news that the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners have been announced. According to the Horn Book website:

...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.

The 2009 winners are:

  • Fiction and Poetry: Nation by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)
  • Nonfiction: The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
  • Picture Book: Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (Clarion)

The honor books are:

  • Fiction and Poetry
  1. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Nonfiction
  1. The Way We Work by David Macaulay with Richard Walker, illustrated by David Macaulay (Lorraine/Houghton)
  2. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick)
  • Picture Book
  1. Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
  2. Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick)

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