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

Fiction

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

Nonfiction

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