The Associates of the Boston Public Library (BPL) presented the thirteenth annual Literary Lights for Children awards ceremony and tea party on Sunday, September 25 at the BPL. The award winners – M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Gareth Hinds, and Pam Muñoz Ryan – were honored for their extraordinary contributions to children’s literature. The authors chosen as this year’s “Literary Lights” have collectively won dozens of major awards for their inspiring books written for children and young adults. Over 350 guests gathered in the BPL’s historic Bates Reading Room and after the ceremonies, joined with other guests in the Abbey Room for author’s book signings.