2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

The 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature were announced at BookExpo America.  There are winners in three categories as well as honor books for each.  Here are the winners:

Picture Book


Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen


No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close

And the Honor Books:

Picture Books


And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

And the Soldiers Sang by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley

Fiction Books


Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Nonfiction Books


Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell & Donna M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell