Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are a set of American literary awards conferred by The Boston Globe and The Horn Book Magazine annually from 1967.
One book is recognized in each of three categories: Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Book. The official website calls the awards “among the most prestigious honors inchildren’s and young adult literature”.[1]
The Awards follow a school-year calendar. Taking the 2011–2012 cycle for illustration: books published June 2011 to May 2012 were eligible; submissions from publishers were accepted until May 15; the awards and honors were announced during June (when U.S. school years end), only one to twelve months after the eligiblebooks were released.[2]
From 1967 to 1975 there were only two award categories, fiction and picture book.
The Nonfiction award was introduced in 1976 and the fiction category was revised to “Fiction and Poems” in 2001, when that award recognized Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson.
There have been five “Special Citations”: fourth awards conferred in five different years from 1977 to 1999.
Generally the books under consideration have been submitted by their publishers but the panel of judges may honor any eligible book. Before 2011–2012 the publishers were permitted to submit only a limited number of candidates.[2]

Bertha Mahony founded The Horn Book in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature. More than eighty years later, we are still following her lead. The Horn Book Magazineand The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature and the core of our company.

We also produce The Horn Book Guide Online, a fully searchable database of more than 80,000 reviews, and Notes from the Horn Book, our monthly e-newsletter for parents. And of course we produce this website as well. Visit it often for uncommon insight and timely information. We’re always open. You’re always welcome.
External link’s…
.        Official website (
.        Boston Globe–Horn Book Award at lovethebook ( bookaward=Boston+Globe-Horn+Book+Award+for+Fiction+and+Poetry)
.        Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards at smallfrybooks ( horn-book-awards)
1. ^ a b “Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards” ( The Horn Book ( Retrieved 2014-05-08.
2. ^ a b “Submission Guidelines: 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards” ( The Horn Book. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
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