Horn Book Fanfare 1992

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1992

Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

Picture Books
The Fortunetellers written by Lloyd Alexander, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Dutton)
Emily written by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Doubleday)
Shortcut written and illustrated by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)
Loop the Loop written by Barbara Dugan, illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
Mirette on the High Wire written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
Martha Speaks written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh (Houghton)
Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (Harcourt)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales written by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (Viking)
Don’t You Know There’s a War On? written and illustrated by James Stevenson (Greenwillow)
The Widow’s Broom written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
First Tomato/The Island Light/Moss Pillows written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells (Dial)
June 29, 1999 written and illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion)
Letting Swift River Go written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

A Kind of Thief by Vivien Alcock (Delacorte)
Ajeemah and His Son by James Berry (HarperCollins)
What Hearts by Bruce Brooks (HarperCollins)
Two Moons in August by Martha Brooks (Joy Street)
Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty (Orchard)
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris (Hyperion)
Words of Stone by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse (Holt)
Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons (Scribner)
The Exiles by Hilary McKay (McElderry)
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka (Joy Street)
The Beggars’ Ride by Theresa Nelson (Orchard)
Ghost Song by Susan Price (Farrar)
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Orchard)
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple (Orchard)
The Leaving by Budge Wilson (Philomel)

Moon Rope: A Peruvian Folktale retold and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
The Trojan Horse retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton (McElderry)
Seven Blind Mice retold and illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

A Zooful of Animals selected by William Cole, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger (Houghton)
Talking Like the Rain selected by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy, illustrated by Jane Dyer (Little)
Sunflakes: Poems for Children selected by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Jan Ormerod (Clarion)
And the Green Grass Grew All Around selected by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Sue Truesdell (HarperCollins)
Neighborhood Odes written by Gary Soto, illustrated by David Diaz (Harcourt)
At Chistmastime written by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Antonio Frasconi (HarperCollins)

Picture This: Perception and Composition written and illustrated by Molly Bang (Little)
Come Back, Salmon written by Molly Cone, illustrated by Sidnee Wheelwright (Sierra)
Talking with Artists compiled and edited by Pat Cummings (Bradbury)
A Twilight Struggle:The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Barbara Harrison and Daniel Terris (Lothrop)
Dinosaur Encore written and illustrated by Patricia Mullins (HarperCollins)
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare written by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illustrated by Diane Stanley (Morrow)
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp by Jerry Stanley (Crown)
The Pigman and Me by Paul Zindel (HarperCollins)

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