Fuse #8

Monday, June 04, 2007

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

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

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?

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At 12:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I must say that this is an impressive list of winners! I am an especially big fan of Dog and Bear by Seeger and Wolves by Gravett. Way to go, all!

At 1:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Loree Burns! I love TRACKING TRASH! Getting to know author Loree Burns was inspirational -- even made me switch from lunch baggies to plastic boxes for lunches. Yeah for Loree and all the winners!!

At 11:37 AM , Blogger MotherReader said...

Yeah for Loree Burns! Haven't gotten to see her book yet, but excited to see the nod for her. Wolves could have almost been the Cybils winners, so Yeah there too. Of course, yeah Clementine, my favorite ever book. And I just read Dog and Bear and loved it, so Yeah there too.


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