Last week the 2008 Boston Globe Horn Book Awards were announced. Winners and honorees are as follows.
Nonfiction: The Wall, by Peter Sis.
Honor Books: Frogs, by Nic Bishop, and What to Do about Alice? by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.
Fiction:The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney.
Honor Books: Shooting the Moon, by Frances O'Roark Dowell, and Savvy, by Ingrid Law.
Picture Books: At Night, by Jonathan Bean
Honor Books: Fred Stays with Me! by Nancy Coffelt, illustrated by Tricia Tusa, and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, by Marla Frazee
Special Citation, for excellence in graphic storytelling: The Arrival, by Shaun Tan.
Betsy Bird, NYC children's librarian (and purveyor of the blog A Fuse #8 Production),
commented that the Globe Horn Book list "often rights the wrongs of other awards (and
sometimes gives a hint of future winners)." Eligible books for this
year's awards were published between June 2007 and May 2008.