ENGL 355 - Literature for Children

Library Research Guide

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

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First awarded in 1967, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards honor young adult and children's literature published in the United States (can be written or illustrated by citizens of any country). Winners are honored in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Occassionally, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence. 

2014 Winners and Honor Books

Picture book award winner - Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Written and illustrated by Peter Brown

a tiger wearing a top hat in the middle of a jungle

Picture book award honor book - Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

Written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier

father holding child

Picture book award honor book - Rules of Summer

Written and illustrated by Shaun Tan

two children playing on a hill

Fiction award winner - Grasshopper Jungle

Written by Andrew Smith

neon green background

Fiction award honor book - Boxers & Saints

Written by Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien

one half of a grimacing face and one half of a frowning face

Fiction award honor book - Rose Under Fire

Written by Elizabeth Wein

Red scarf attached to an iron fence

Nonfiction award winner - The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Written by Steven Sheinkin

Five Navy men looking to the horizon

Nonfiction award honor book - The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth

Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Various animals, large and small, surrounding the title of the book

Nonfiction award honor book - The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Written by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by Christian Robinson 

Woman facing forward in gold dress and leopard standing behind her

For a complete list of previous award winners and honor books (1967-2013), please visit the award page. Check the library catalog to see if we have a specific title.