Friday, October 1, 2010

Grab Bag Friday: Horn Book Awards

Tonight is the awards ceremony for the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for children's literature. The illustrious award  and honor winners will receive their prizes and give their acceptances speeches...and guess what? Because I'll be an attendee at the Horn Book Colloquium at Simmons College this weekend, I get to go!

For me, getting to listen to Rebecca Stead and Peter Sis and Elizabeth Partridge talk, well, that's better than the Oscars. I'll fill you in on all the details next week. In the meantime, here are links to past blog posts I've written about some of the books that will be honored tonight:

When You Reach MeRebecca Stead, When You Reach Me (2010 Horn Book Fiction winner)

Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary Elizabeth Partridge, Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary (2010 Horn Book Non-Fiction Winner)

The Dreamer Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sis, The Dreamer (2010 Honor Book); more on my Peter Sis infatuation here

1 comment:

Shannon Morgan said...

Have fun! I got to hear Peter Sis speak at SCBWI's winter conference this year - fascinating. I'm embarrassed I didn't know who he was before his talk. Now he's on my radar.