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THE WORD ON THE STREET | JAN GARDNER

Best children’s books

Best in children’s literature

Benjamin Franklin, an unlikely couple of misfits, and a family building a house are the subjects of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards winners. The announcement, along with the naming of six honor books, presents a ready-made summer reading list.

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