Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced!!!
As found here:
Fiction and Poetry:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party (Candlewick) by M. T. Anderson
Picture Book:Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories (Porter/Roaring Brook) written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Nonfiction:The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr (Groundwood) written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon
The judges also selected two honor books in each category:
Fiction and Poetry:Clementine (Hyperion) written by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Rex Zero and the End of the World (Kroupa/Farrar) by Tim Wynne-Jones
Picture Book:365 Penguins (Abrams) written by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joelle Jolivet
Wolves (Simon) written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Nonfiction:Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Houghton) by Loree Griffin Burns
Escape! (Greenwillow) by Sid Fleischman
Hey, man. We all have those favorites that didn't make the cut, but by and large this is a pretty out-and-out good list. It's also going to seriously affect the order in which I read and review books. I have Rex Zero, but I wasn't going to get to it for a while. What a difference an award makes, eh?