When you ask people about their favorite books Its no surprise that they often begin with the stories they read as a child. The border between the book and the world is open and undefined in childhood and reading can feel like a waking dream. Its a feeling that readers chase for the rest of their lives. For the past 50 years, The Awards have recognized books the have become classics in the lives of young readers. From The Dark is Rising to A Chair for My Mother to Mr. Tiger Goes Wild The Boston Globe and The Horn Book honor stories that challenge the imagination and add to the riches of literature for children and young adults.