Note: I was so happy to see that Salley Mavor’s book Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes won the Picture Book Award. Mavor’s illustrations in the book are truly a “feast for the eye.” Pocketful of Posies is one of the many children’s books that I gave to my daughter for her baby shower. (Check out my A Baby Shower & Everywhere Books! post.)
P.S. Joyce Sidman’s Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night received a Picture Book Honor Award.
Click here to read my review of Dark Emperor.
Congratulations to Salley and Joyce—and to all the other Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winners and honorees!
From the Horn Book Website:
The winners will receive their awards at the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on Friday evening, September 30, 2011, at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. The following day, several of the recipients will also be participating in the Horn Book at Simmons colloquium, which examines the winners and honor books in the context of library and educational work with children and teens. The colloquium will be led by Horn Book Editor in Chief, Roger Sutton, and Cathryn M. Mercier, Associate Dean and Director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College. For more information visit www.hbook.com/hbas.
About the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards
All children’s and young adult books published in the United States between June 2010 and May 2011 were eligible for the award. The winning authors and illustrators may be citizens of any country. Winners in each category receive a cash prize and an engraved silver bowl. Honor recipients receive an engraved silver plate. The acceptance speeches of the award winners will be published in the January/February 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. www.hbook.com/bghb
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