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Boston Globe- Horn Book Awards

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category.

The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country.The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book Official site link

The 2010 BGHB winners

Fiction and Poetry
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Lamb/Random House)
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking)
Picture Book
I Know Here by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood)
The 2010 Honor Books are:
Fiction and Poetry
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sís (Scholastic)
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol (Roaring Brook/Flash Point)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic/Graphix)
Picture Book

It's a Secret! by John Burningham (Candlewick)
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)

The 2009 winners 
Fiction and Poetry: Nation by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)
Nonfiction: The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Picture Book: Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (Clarion)

All three of the winning authors are widely renowned. Mr. Pratchett, perhaps best known for his raucous comic fantasies for children and adults, displays a philosophical bent with Nation, a young adult novel about two nineteenth-century children who create a new society from the ground up. Candace Fleming’s dual biography of the President and Mrs. Lincoln employs the intricate scrapbook format that distinguished her earlier Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor. Margaret Mahy, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and a two-time recipient of Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor book citations, has written scores of novels, easy readers, and picture books. Bubble Trouble, a tongue-twisting tale about an airborne baby, marks the New Zealander’s second collaboration with English illustrator Polly Dunbar.

The judges selected two honor books in each category:
Fiction and Poetry
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
The Way We Work by David Macaulay with Richard Walker, illustrated by David Macaulay (Lorraine/Houghton)
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Picture Book

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick)

2008 Winners Fiction: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney (Little, Brown)
Honor Books: Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell (Atheneum) and Savvy by Ingrid Law (Walden/Dial)

Picture Books: At Nightby Jonathan Bean (Farrar)
Honor Books: Fred Stays With Me!by Nancy Coffelt, illustrated by Tricia Tusa (Little, Brown) and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everby Marla Frazee (Harcourt)

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book), by Peter Sis, published by Foster/Farrar.
Honor Books: Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic) and What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic)

Special Citation, for excellence in graphic storytelling: The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Levine/Scholastic)

2007 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards
Keeps Up the Standard in 2007- Kevin Parker reports

A Boston slave at the dawn of the Revolutionary War, a nineteenth-century French-Canadian strongman, and a timeless pair of buddies are the subjects of the three books that captured the top honors when the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were announced on June 4, 2007.

The standard of winners over the years has always been high and this year is no exception.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party which won the Fiction and Poetry Category had previously won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and was named a 2007 Printz Winner Book. Two previous books by Mr. Anderson (right) were Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Books: Handel, Who Knew What He Liked in 2002 and Feed in 2003.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger's, Dog and Bear took out the Picture Book Award. Laura already an Emmy Award–winner for her television animation, began her picture book career in 2001 when she collaborated with her husband’s uncle, folk singer Pete Seeger, on I had a Rooster.

The Nonfiction winner Nicolas Debon's The Strongest Man in the World started to write and illustrate when he lived in Toronto, where he spent a decade before returning to his native France

The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, which have been annually presented since 1967, are given in three categories: Fiction and Poetry, Picture Book, and Nonfiction. The 2007 winners are:

2007 Winner Fiction and Poetry:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party The Pox Party (Candlewick) by M. T. Anderson

2007 Picture Book:
Dog and Bear (Porter/Roaring Brook) written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

2007 Nonfiction:
The Strongest Man in the World (Groundwood) written and illustrated by Nicolas Debon Greenwillow)

The judges also selected two honor books in each category:

Two of the honor book winners are making return trips to the ceremony. Sid Fleischman, this time singled out for nonfiction, won the 1979 fiction award for Humbug Mountain. Tim Wynne-Jones won the fiction prize in 1995 for Some of the Kinder Planets.

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2007 Honor Books

Fiction and Poetry:
Clementine 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 written and illustrated by Emily Gravett

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field) (Houghton) by Loree Griffin Burns
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini (Greenwillow) by Sid Fleischman

Past Boston Globe Award Winners and Honor Books 1967-2006


Picture Book
Leaf Man (Harcourt) by Lois Ehlert listen to speech

Honor Books Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama during a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama (Harcourt) by Jeanette Winter; and Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building (Schwartz & Wade/Random) by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by James E. Ransome

Fiction and Poetry
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Candlewick) by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline listen to speech

Honor Books Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary (Harcourt) by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis; and Yellow Star (Marshall Cavendish) by Jennifer Roy

If You Decide to Go to the Moon (Scholastic) by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Steven Kellogg listen to speech

Honor Books A Mother's Journey (Charlesbridge) by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks; and Wildfire (Lorraine/Houghton) by Taylor Morrison

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Fiction and Poetry
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Schusterman (Dutton) listen to speech

Honor Books Kalpana's Dream by Judith Clarke (Front Street); and A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson (Houghton)

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose (Kroupa/Farrar) listen to speech

Honor Books Good Brother, Bad Brother by James Cross Giblin (Clarion); and Michael Rosen's Sad Book written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Candlewick)

Picture Book
Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey (Knopf) listen to speech

Honor Books That New Animal written by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Pierre Pratt (Foster/Farrar); and The Hello, Goodbye Window writtenby Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka (di Capua/Hyperion)


Fiction and Poetry
The Fire-Eaters by David Almond (Delacorte) listen to speech

Honor Books God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant (HarperTempest); and The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion)

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion) listen to speech

Honor Books Surprising Sharks written by Nicola Davies, illustrated by James Croft (Candlewick); and The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins by Bea Uusma Schyffert (Chronicle)

Picture Bookl
The Man Who Walked between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook) listen to speech

Honor Books The Shape Game by Anthony Browne (Farrar); and Snow Music by Lynne Rae


Fiction and Poetry
The Jamie and Angus Stories written by Anne Fine, illustrated by Penny Dale (Candlewick)

Honor Books Feed by M. T. Anderson (Candlewick); and Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam)

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman (Putnam)

Honor Books 
To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers written by Wendie C. Old, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (Clarion); and Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Putnam)

Picture Book
Big Momma Makes the World written by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Candlewick)

Honor Books Dahlia by Barbara McClintock (Foster/Farrar); and blues journey written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday)


Fiction and Poetry
Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury (Delacorte)

Honor Books 
Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay (McElderry); and Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)


Fiction and Poetry
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)
Honor Books Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (Farrar); and Troy by Adèle Geras (Harcourt)

The Longitude Prize written by Joan Dash, illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Foster/Farrar)
Honor Books
Rocks in His Head written by Carol Otis Hurst, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow); and Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown (Houghton)

Picture Book
Cold Feet written by Cynthia DeFelice, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (DK Ink)
Honor Books Five Creatures writen by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki (Foster/Farrar); and The Stray Dog by Marc Simont (HarperCollins)


The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley (Atheneum)
Honor Books King of Shadows by Susan Cooper(McElderry); and 145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers (Delacorte)

Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson (Clarion)
Honor Books Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter collected and edited by Alan Govenar; illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion); and Sitting Bull and His World by Albert Marrin (Dutton)

Picture Book
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson (Houghton)
Honor Books Buttons by Brock Cole (Farrar); and a day, a dog by Gabrielle Vincent (Front Street)

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Holes by Louis Sachar (Foster/Farrar)
Honor Books The Trolls by Polly Horvath (Farrar); and Monster written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrations by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins)

The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest by Steve Jenkins (Houghton)
Honor Books Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong (Crown); and William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki (HarperCollins)

Picture Book
Red-Eyed Tree Frog written by Joy Cowley, illustrated with photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)
Honor Books Dance written by Bill T. Jones and Susan Kukli, illustrated with photographs by Susan Kuklin (Hyperion); and The Owl and the Pussycat written by Edward Lear, illustrated by James Marshall (di Capua/HarperCollins)

Special Citation
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sis (Foster/Farrar)


The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez (University of New Mexico Press)
Honor Books While No One Was Watching by Jane Leslie Conly (Holt); and My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt (Holt)

Leon’s Story written by Leon Walter Tillage, illustrated with collage art by Susan L. Roth (Farrar)
Honor Books Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life by Russell Freedman (Clarion) ; and Chuck Close Up Close by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (DK Ink)

Picture Book
And If the Moon Could Talk written by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben (Foster/Farrar)
Honor Books Seven Brave Women written by Betsy Hearne, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen (Greenwillow); and Popcorn: Poems by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)


Fiction and Poetry: The Friends, by Kazumi Yumoto (Farrar)

Fiction and Poetry Honor Books:
Lily's Crossing, by Patricia Reilly Giff (Delacorte)
Harlem, by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic)

Nonfiction: A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, written and illustrated with photographs by Walter Wick (Scholastic)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, by David A. Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener (Gulliver/Harcourt)
Leonardo da Vinci, written and illustrated by Diane Stanley

Picture Book: The Adventures of Sparrowboy, written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Simon)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story, written and illustrated by G. Brian Karas (Simon)
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression, by Kate Lied, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst


Fiction: Poppy, by Avi, illustrated by Brian Floca (Jackson/Orchard)

Fiction Honor Books:
The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw (McElderry)
Belle Prater's Boy, by Ruth White (Farrar)

Nonfiction: Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, by Andrea Warren (Houghton)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories, by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Murv Jacob (HarperCollins)
Haystack, by Bonnie and Arthur Geisert; illus. by Arthur Geisert (Lorraine/Houghton)

Picture Book: In the Rain with Baby Duck, by Amy Hest, ill. by Jill Barton (Candlewick)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Fanny's Dream, by Caralyn Buehner, ill. by Mark Buehner(Dial)
Home Lovely, by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)


Fiction: Some of the Kinder Planets, by Tim Wynne-Jones (Kroupa/Orchard)

Fiction Honor Books:
Jericho, by Janet Hickman (Greenwillow)
Earthshine, by Theresa Nelson (Jackson/Orchard)

Nonfiction: Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, by Natalie S. Bober (Atheneum)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
It's Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris, ill. by Michael Emberley (Candlewick)
The Great Fire, by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)

Picture Book: John Henry, retold by Julius Lester, ill. by Jerry Pinkney (Dial)

Picture Book Honor Book:
Swamp Angel, by Anne Isaacs, ill. by Paul O. Zelinsky


Fiction: Scooter, by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Fiction Honor Books:
Flour Babies by Anne Fine (Little)
Western Wind, by Paula Fox (Orchard)

Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War, by Albert Marrin (Atheneum)
A Tree Place and Other Poems, by Constance Levy, illustrated by Robert Sabuda (McElderry)

Picture Book: Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say (Houghton)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Owen, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North, by Peter Sis (Knopf)


Fiction: Ajeemah and His Son, by James Berry (Harper)

Fiction Honor Book:
The Giver, by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?, by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack (Scholastic)

Nonfiction Honor Book:
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought), by Kathleen Krull, ill. by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt)

Picture Book: The Fortune Tellers, by Lloyd Alexander, ill. by Trina Schart Hyman (Dutton)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest, by Gerald McDermott (Harcourt)
Komodo!, by Peter Sis (Greenwillow)


Fiction: Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant (Orchard)

Fiction Honor Books:
Nothing but the Truth, by Avi (Orchard)
Somewhere in the Darkness, by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)

Nonfiction: Talking with Artists, by Pat Cummings (Bradbury)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
The Handmade Alphabet, by Laura Rankin (Dial)

Picture Book: Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young (Philomel)

Picture Book Honor Book:
In the Tall, Tall Grass, by Denise Fleming (Holt)


Fiction: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi (Orchard/Jackson)

Fiction Honor Books:
Paradise Café and Other Stories, by Martha Brooks (Joy Street)
Judy Scuppernong, by Brenda Seabrooke (Cobblehill)

Nonfiction: Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds, by Cynthia Rylant, ill. by Barry Moser (Harcourt)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, by Russell Freedman (Holiday)
Good Queen Bess: The Story of Queen Elizabeth I of England, by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, ill. by Diane Stanley (Four Winds)

Picture Book: The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, retold by Katherine Paterson, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (Lodestar)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Aardvarks, Disembark! by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow)
Sophie and Lou, by Petra Mathers (HarperCollins)

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Fiction: Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli (Little)

Fiction Honor Books:
Stonewords, by Pam Conrad (Harper)
Saturnalia, by Paul Fleischman (Harper/Zolotow)

Nonfiction: The Great Little Madison, by Jean Fritz (Putnam)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Insect Metamorphosis, by Ron and Nancy Goor, ill. with photos. by Ron Goor (Atheneum)
Shadows and Reflections, photographed by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)

Picture Book: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, trans. and ill. by Ed Young (Philomel)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, ill. by Lois Ehlert (Simon)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt, retold by Michael Rosen, ill. by Helen Oxenbury (McElderry)

Special Award for Excellence in Bookmaking: Valentine and Orson, written and ill. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Farrar)

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Fiction: The Village by the Sea, by Paula Fox (Orchard)

Fiction Honor Books:
Eva, by Peter Dickinson (Delacorte)
Gideon Ahoy!, by William Mayne (Delacorte)

Nonfiction: The Way Things Work, by David Macaulay (Houghton)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Round Buildings, Square Buildings, & Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish, by Philip M. Isaacson (Knopf)
The Rainbow People, by Laurence Yep (Harper)

Picture Book: Shy Charles, by Rosemary Wells (Dial)

Picture Book Honor Books:
The Nativity, ill. by Julie Vivas (Gulliver/Harcourt)
Island Boy, by Barbara Cooney (Viking Kestrel)


Fiction: The Friendship, written by Mildred Taylor, illustrated by Max Ginsburg (Dial)

Fiction Honor Books:
Granny Was a Buffer Girl, by Berlie Doherty (Orchard)
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman, ill. by Eric Beddows (Harper)

Nonfiction: Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave, by Virginia Hamilton (Knopf)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
African Journey, written and photographed by John Chiasson (Bradbury)
Little by Little: A Writer's Education, by Jean Little (Viking Kestrel)

Picture Book: The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, written by Dianne Snyder, illustrated by Allen Say (Houghton)

Picture Book Honor Books:
Where the Forest Meets the Sea, by Jeannie Baker (Greenwillow)
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea, by Vera B. Williams, ill. by Jennifer and Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)


Fiction: Rabble Starkey, by Lois Lowry (Houghton)

Fiction Honor Books:
Georgia Music, by Helen V. Griffith, ill. by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
Isaac Campion, by Janni Howker (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction: Pilgrims of Plimoth, by Marcia Sewall (Atheneum)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Being Born, by Sheila Kitzinger, photos. by Lennart Nilsson (Grosset)
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks, by Joanna Cole, ill. by Bruce Degen (Scholastic)
Steamboat in a Cornfield, by John Hartford (Crown)

Picture Book: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, by John Steptoe (Lothrop)

Picture Book Honor Books:
In Coal Country, by Judith Hendershot, ill. by Thomas B. Allen (Knopf)
Cherries and Cherry Pits, by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)
Old Henry, by Joan W. Blos, ill. by Stephen Gammell Morrow)


Fiction: In Summer Light, by Zibby Oneal (Viking Kestrel)

Fiction Honor Books:
Prairie Songs, by Pam Conrad (Harper)
Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction: Auks, Rocks and the Odd Dinosaur: Inside Stories from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, by Peggy Thomson (Crowell)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America, by Brent Ashabranner (Dodd)
The Truth About Santa Claus, by James Cross Giblin (Crowell)

Illustration: The Paper Crane, by Molly Bang (Greenwillow)

Illustration Honor Books:
Gorilla, by Anthony Browne (Knopf)
The Trek, by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow)
The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

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Fiction: The Moves Make the Man, by Bruce Brooks (Harper)

Fiction Honor Books:
The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance, by Margaret Mahy (Atheneum/McElderry)
Babe: The Gallant Pig, by Dick King-Smith, ill. by Mary Rayner (Crown)

Nonfiction: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Rhoda Blumberg (Lothrop)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Boy, by Roald Dahl (Farrar)
1812: The War Nobody Won, by Albert Marrin (Atheneum)

Illustration: Mama Don't Allow, by Thacher Hurd (Harper)

Illustration Honor Books:
Like Jake and Me, by Mavis Jukes, ill. by Lloyd Bloom (Knopf)
How Much Is a Million? by David Schwartz, ill. by Steven Kellogg (Lothrop)
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

Special Award: 1, 2, 3, by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow)


Fiction: A Little Fear, by Patricia Wrightson (McElderry/Atheneum)

Fiction Honor Books:
A Solitary Blue, by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
Archer's Goon, by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow)
Unclaimed Treasures, by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)

Nonfiction: The Double Life of Pocahontas, by Jean Fritz (Putnam)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Children of the Wild West, by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World, by Polly Schoyer Brooks (Lippincott)
The Tipi: A Center of Native American Life, by David and Charlotte Yue (Knopf)

Illustration: Jonah and the Great Fish, retold and ill. by Warwick Hutton (McElderry/Atheneum)

Illustration Honor Books:
Dawn, by Molly Bang (Morrow)
The Guinea Pig ABC, by Kate duke (Dutton)
The Rose in My Garden, by Arnold Lobel, ill. by Anita Lobel (Greenwillow)

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Fiction: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)

Fiction Honor Books:
Homesick: My Own Story, by Jean Fritz, ill. by Margot Tomes (Putnam)
The Road to Camlann, by Rosemary Sutcliffe (Dutton)
Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)

Nonfiction: Behind Barbed Wire: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II, by Daniel S. Davis (Dutton)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Hiroshima No Pika, by Toshi Maruki (Lothrop)
The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words, 1650-1950, by Milton Meltzer (Crowell)

Illustration: A Chair For My Mother, by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

Illustration Honor Books:
Friends, by Helme Heine (Atheneum/McElderry)
Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China, by Ai-Ling Louie; ill. by Ed Young (Philomel)
Doctor De Soto, by William Steig (Farrar)


Fiction: Playing Beatie Bow, by Ruth Park (Atheneum)

Fiction Honor Books:
The Voyage Begun, by Nancy Bond (Atheneum)
Ask Me No Questions, by Ann Schlee (Holt)
The Scarecrows, by Robert Westall (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction: Upon The Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944, by Aranka Siegal (Farrar)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Lobo of the Tasaday, by John Nance (Pantheon)
Dinosaurs of North America, by Helen Roney Sadler, ill. by Anthony Rao (Lothrop)

Illustration: A Visit To William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent And Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard, ill. by Alice and Martin Provensen (HBJ)

Illustration Honor Book:
The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol, by Tomie de Paola (Putnam)


Fiction: The Leaving, by Lynn Hall (Sc ribner)

Fiction Honor Books:
Flight of the Sparrow, by Julia Cunningham (Pantheon)
Footsteps, by Leon Garfield (Delacorte)
Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain, by Robert Burch (Viking)

Nonfiction: The Weaver's Gift, by Karthryn Lasky (Warne)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
The Hospital Book, by James Howe, ill. with photos. by Mal Warshaw (Crown)
Junk Food, Fast Food, Health Food: What America Eats and Why, by Lila Perl (Clarion)
You Can't Be Timid with a Trumpet: Notes from the Orchestra, by Betty Lou English (Lothrop)

Illustration: Outside Over There, by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

Illustration Honor Books:
Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
On Market Street, by Arnold Lobel, ill. by Anita Lobel (Greenwillow)
Where the Buffaloes Begin, by Olaf Baker, ill. by Stephen Gammell (Warne)


Fiction: Conrad's War, by Andrew Davies (Crown)

Fiction Honor Books:
The Alfred Summer, by Jan Slepian (Macmillan)
Me and My Million, by Clive King (Crowell)
The Night Swimmers, by Betsy Byars, ill. by Troy Howell (Delacorte)

Nonfiction: Building: The Fight Against Gravity, by Mario Salvadori (McElderry/Atheneum)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir, by Eloise Greenfield, ill. with drawings by Jerry Pinkney, and photos. (Crowell)
How the Forest Grew, by William Jaspersohn, ill. by Chuck Eckart (Greenwillow)
Stonewall, by Jean Fritz, ill. by Stephen Gammell (Putnam)

Illustration: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

Illustration Honor Books:
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, by Molly Bang (Four Winds)
Why the Tides Ebb and Flow, by Joan Chase Bowden, ill by Marc Brown (Houghton)

Special Citation (Illustration):
Graham Oakley's Magical Changes, by Graham Oakley (Atheneum)

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Fiction: Humbug Mountain, by Sid Fleischman (Atlantic-Little)

Fiction Honor Books:
All Together Now, by Sue Ellen Bridgers (Knopf)
Silas and Ben-Godik, by Cecil Bødker (Delacorte)

Nonfiction: The Road From Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, by David Kherdian (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
The Iron Road: A Portrait of American Railroading, by Richard Snow, ill. with photos. by David Plowden (Four Winds)
Self-Portrait: Margot Zemach, by Margot Zemach (Addison)
The Story of American Photography: An Illustrated History for Young People, by Martin Sandler (Little)

Illustration: The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs (Random)

Illustration Honor Books:
Ben's Trumpet, by Rachel Isadora (Greenwillow)
Cross-Country Cat, by Mary Calhoun, ill. by Erick Ingraham (Morrow)


Fiction: The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)

Fiction Honor Books:
Ramona and Her Father, by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey, by Jamake Highwater (Lippincott)
Alan and Naomi, by Myron Levoy (Harper)

Nonfiction: Mischling, Second Degree: My Childhood in Nazi Germany, by Ilse Koehn (Greenwillow)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Settlers and Strangers: Native Americans of the Desert Southwest and History as They Saw It, by Betty Baker (Macmillan)
Castle, by David Macaulay (Houghton)

Illustration: Anno's Journey, by Mitsumasa Anno (Philomel)

Illustration Honor Books:
The Story of Edward, by Philippe Dumas (Parents)
On to Widecombe Fair, by Patricia Lee Gauch, ill. by Trina Schart Hyman (Putnam)
What Do You Feed Your Donkey On? Rhymes from a Belfast Childhood, by Collette O'Hare, ill. by Jenny Rodwell (Collins-World)


Fiction: Child of the Owl, by Laurence Yep (Harper)

Fiction Honor Books:
Blood Feud, by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutton)
The Machine Gunners, by Robert Westall (Greenillow)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor (Dial)

Nonfiction: Chance, Luck and Destiny, by Peter Dickinson (Atlantic-Little)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
From Slave to Abolitionist, by Lucille Schulberg Warner (Dial)
The Colonial Cookbook, by Lucille Recht Penner (Hastings)
Watching the Wild Apes, by Betty Ann Kevles (Dutton)

Illustration: Granfa Grig Had a Pig and Other Rhymes Without Reason from Mother Goose, by Wallace Tripp (Little)

Illustration Honor Books:
Anno's Counting Book, by Mitumasa Anno (Crowell)
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, by Margaret Musgrove, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (Dial)
The Amazing Bone, by William Steig (Farrar)

Special Honorable Mention for Nonbook Illustration:
The Changing City and The Changing Countryside, by Jörg Müller (Atheneum/McElderry)

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Fiction: Unleaving, by Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar)

Fiction Honor Books:
A String in the Harp, by Nancy Bond (Atheneum/McElderry)
A Stranger Came Ashore, by Mollie Hunter (Harper)
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep (Harper)

Nonfiction: Voyaging to Cathay: Americans in the China Trade, by Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok (Viking)

Nonfiction Honor Books:
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz (Coward)
Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust, by Milton Meltzer (Harper)
Pyramid, by David Macaulay (Houghton)

Illustration: Thirteen, by Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner (Four Winds)

Illustration Honor Books:
The Desert is Theirs, by Byrd Baylor, ill. by Peter Parnall (Scribner)
Six Little Ducks, by Chris Conover (Crowell)
Song of the Boat, by Lorenz Graham, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (Crowell)


Text: Transport 7-41-R, by T. Degens (Viking)

Honor Book for Text:
The Hundred Penny Box, by Sharon Bell Mathis, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (Viking)

Illustration: Anno's Alphabet, by Mitsumasa Anno (Crowell)

Honor Books for Illustration:
She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl, by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by John Steptoe (Lippincott)
Scram, Kid! by Ann McGovern, ill. by Nola Langer (Viking)
The Bear's Bicycle, by Emilie Warren McLeod, ill. by David McPhil (Atlantic-Little)

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Text: M.C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)

Honor Books for Text:
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
The Summer After the Funeral, by Jane Gardam
Tough Chauncey, by Doris Buchanan Smith

Illustration: Jambo Means Hello, by Muriel Feelings, ill. by Tom Feelings (Dial)

Honor Books for Illustration:
All Butterflies: An ABC, by Marcia Brown
Herman the Helper, by Robert Kraus, ill. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
A Prairie Boy's Winter, by William Kurelek


Text: The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)

Honor Books for Text:
The Cat Who Wished To Be A Man, by Lloyd Alexander
An Island in the Green Sea, by Mabel Esther Allan
No Way of Telling, by Emma Smith

Illustration: King Stork, by Trina Schart Hyman (Little)

Honor Books for Illustration:
The Magic Tree, by Gerald McDermott
Who, Said Sue, Said Whoo? by Ellen Raskin
The Silver Pony, by Lynd Ward


Text: Tristan and Iseult, by Rosemary Sutcliff (Dutton)

No Honor Books awarded.

Illustration: Mr. Gumpy's Outing, by John Burningham (Holt)

No Honor Books awarded.


Text: A Room Made of Windows, by Eleanor Cameron (Atlantic-Little)

Honor Books for Text:
Beyond the Weir Bridge, by Hester Burton
Come Here, by Olivia Coolidge
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien

Illustration: If I Built a Village, by Kazue Mizumura (Crowell)

Honor Books for Illustration:
If all the Seas Were One Sea, ill. by Janina Domanska
The Angry Moon, by William Sleator, ill. by Blair Lent
A Firefly Named Torchy, by Bernard Waber


Text: The Intruder, by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)

Honor Book for Text:
Where the Lilies Bloom, Vera and Bill Cleaver

Illustration: Hi, Cat!, by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)

Honor Book for Illustration:
A Story, A Story, ill. by Gail E. Haley


Text: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Parnassus/Houghton)

Honor Books for Text:
Flambards by K. M. Peyton
The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
Turi's Poppa, by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

Illustration: The Adventures of Paddy Pork, by John S. Goodall (HBJ)

Honor Books for Illustration:
Thy Friend, Obadiah, by Brinton Turkle
New Moon Cove, by Ann Atwood
Monkey in the Jungle, by Edna Mitchell Preston, ill. by Clement Hurd


Text: The Spring Rider, by John Lawson (Crowell)

Honor Books for Text:
Dark Ventures, by Audrey White Beyer
The Endless Steppe, by Esther Hautzig
Smith, by Leon Garfield
Young Mark, by E. M. Almedingen

Illustration: Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel, ill. by Blair Lent (Holt)

Honor Books for Illustration:
Rosie's Walk, by Pat Hutchins
Gilgamesh: Man's First Story, by Bernarda Bryson
All in Free but Janey, by Elizabeth Johnson, ill. by Trina Schart Hyman
Jorinda and Joringel, by the Brothers Grimm, ill. by Adrienne Adams

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Text: The Little Fishes, by Erik Christian Haugaard (Houghton)

No Honor Books awarded

Illustration: London Bridge is Falling Down!, ill. by Peter Spier (Doubleday)

No Honor Books awarded


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