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In the Winners' Circle

The winners of the 35th annual Boston Globe—Horn Book Awards were recently announced. In the fiction and poetry category, top honors went to Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street); the nonfiction award went to The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash, illus. by Dušan Petricic (FSG/Foster); and the winner in the picture book category was Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker (DK Ink).

The judges also named two honor books in each category: Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (FSG) and Troy by Adèle Giras (Harcourt) in fiction; Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst, illus. by James Stevenson (Greenwillow), and Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa by Don Brown (Houghton) in nonfiction; and Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Tomek Bogacki (FSG/Foster), and The Stray Dog by Marc Simont (HarperCollins) in picture books. The awards will be handed out at the New England Library Association's annual meeting in October.