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For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2010 click here.
When You Reach Me by
Call Number: Juv F STE (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2009-07-14
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
The Dreamer by
Call Number: Juv F RYA (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
A fictionalized biography of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up painfully shy, ridiculed by his father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.
Marching for Freedom : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary by
Call Number: J-323.1196 PAR (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
An in-depth look at the civil rights battle in Selma, Alabama.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2011 click here.
Blink and Caution by
Call Number: J-Fiction WY (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
Two teenagers who are living on the streets and barely getting by become involved in a complicated criminal plot, and make an unexpected connection with each other.
Anna Hibiscus by
Call Number: J-Fiction AT (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her whole family, loves to splash in the sea and have parties for her aunties, but Anna would love to see snow.
The Notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism & treachery by
Call Number: YA B ARN-B (Young adult biography)
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
A brilliant strategist for American revolutionaries turns into a traitor.
Can We Save the Tiger? by
Call Number: J-591.68 JEN (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
A look at a range of endangered species and the ways human behavior can either threaten or conserve the amazing animals that share our planet.
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by
Call Number: Easy SID (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-09-06
Provides an illuminated look at the intriguing creatures that live in the very dark night wood.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2012 click here.
No Crystal Stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller by
Call Number: J-Fiction NE (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
A documentary novel about Lewis Michaux, a literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era.
Code Name Verity by
Call Number: J-Fiction WE (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-05-15
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France & the survivor tells a tale to try to save herself.
The Elephant Scientist by
Call Number: Juv 599.67 OCO (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2011-07-11
A scientist studies elephants in the Namibia desert.
Extra Yarn by
Call Number: Easy BA (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-01-17
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2013 click here.
Eleanor and Park by
Call Number: J-Fiction RO (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by
Call Number: YA F HAR-R S1 (Young adult fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
A Corner of White
A Corner of White by
Call Number: J-Fiction MO C1
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother's illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other.
Electric Ben : the amazing life and times of Benjamin Franklin by
Call Number: Juv B FRA (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2012-09-13
A picture book about America's own Renaissance man--the ever curious, original, and humorous Benjamin Franklin.
Dreaming Up : a celebration of building by
Call Number: Easy HA (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
A collection of concrete poetry, illustrations, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand : ten black men who changed America by
Call Number: J-973 PIN (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Profiles ten notable African American men who worked for racial equality at different times in American history.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2014 click here.
Grasshopper Jungle : a history by
Call Number: J-Fiction SM (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.
Rose under Fire by
Call Number: J-Fiction WE (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
The Animal Book
The Animal Book : a collection of the fastest, fiercest, toughest, cleverest, shyest -- and most surprising animals -- on Earth by
Call Number: J-590 JEN (Juvenile Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
In this exploration of the natural world, readers learn all about the extraordinary animals who share our planet.
Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by
Call Number: J-792.8 BAK (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
An illustrated biography in verse of Josephine Baker, a dancer, singer, comedienne, and early African American artist.
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by
Call Number: Easy BR (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2015 click here.
Challenger Deep by
Call Number: J-Fiction SH (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia.
The Family Romanov : murder, rebellion, & the fall of Imperial Russia by
Call Number: Juv B ROM (Juvenile biography) & YA B ROM-RA (YA biography)
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
A probing look at Russia's last tsar, his family, and their crumbling dynasty.
Also available at 947 R759f (Adult Non-Fiction)
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by
Call Number: J-940.53 HOO (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming by
Call Number: J-811.54 WOO (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.
It's Only Stanley by
Call Number: Easy AG (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2016 click here.
The Lie Tree [E-Book] by
Call Number: YA F HAR-F Ebook (OverDrive)
Publication Date: 2016-04-19
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason her family fed Kent to the close-knit island of Vane. And that her father’s death was no accident. In pursuit of revenge and justice for the father she idolizes, Faith hunts through his possessions, where she discovers a strange tree. A tree that bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit, in turn, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder. Or, it might lure the murderer directly to Faith herself, for lies—like fires, wild and crackling—quickly take on a life of their own.
The Hired Girl
The Hired Girl by
Call Number: J-Fiction SC (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, over the summer of 1911, pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks to travel from her Pennsylvania farm to become a hired girl in Baltimore.
Goodbye Stranger by
Call Number: J-Paperback "S"
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?".
Most Dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War by
Call Number: YA 959.7 SHE-S (Young adult nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Voice of Freedom
Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by
Call Number: Easy WEA (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
A stirring collection of poems and spirituals, recollects the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of civil rights.
Thunder Boy Jr. by
Call Number: Easy AL (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name ... one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2017 click here.
The Hate U Give by
Call Number: J-Fiction TH (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The Hate U Give [OverDrive Audiobook] by
Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
The Best Man by
Call Number: J-Fiction PE (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2018 click here.
The Poet X [CD] by
Call Number: CD Fiction AC (Adult Audiobook CD)
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
The Parker Inheritance
The Parker Inheritance by
Call Number: Juv F JOH (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
The First Rule of Punk
The First Rule of Punk by
Call Number: JUV F PER (Juvenile Fiction
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by
Call Number: Easy FIS (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
A look at the numbers that surround us, big and small, on earth and in outer space.
A Different Pond
A Different Pond by
Call Number: Easy PH (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
When's My Birthday?
When's My Birthday? by
Call Number: Easy FO (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.
For the complete list of Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards from 2019 click here.
The Season of Styx Malone by
Call Number: Juv F MAG (Juvenile Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.
We Are Grateful : otsaliheliga by
Call Number: Easy SOR (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Hey, Kiddo by
Call Number: YA B KRO-J (Young adult biography)
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
The graphic novel memoir of Jarrett Krosoczka and the challenges that his mother's heroin addiction brought to his family.
The Patchwork Bike by
Call Number: Easy XCL (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Three siblings who live in a village make their own fun by building a bike. It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels--and riding the patchwork bike is the best fun in the whole village.
Dreamers = Soñadores by
Call Number: J-818.6 MOR (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.