Fanfare!

Horn Book Fanfare 2014

The Horn Book Magazine‘s choices for the best books of 2014. Sign up now to receive the fully annotated list in next week’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: Picture books: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick) My Bus written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow) […]

Fanfare!

Here is Fanfare, the Horn Book’s list of the best books for young people published in 2013. The complete annotated list will be sent to Notes from the Horn Book subscribers next week; sign up now (it’s free) to get it hot off the server. The annotated list, beautifully designed by Lolly Robinson and suitable […]

We’ve always known how to pick ‘em

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Lolly and trusty interns Kiona and Marisa have uploaded the complete Horn Book Fanfare, our choices from 1938 to the present for the best in books for youth published each year. I hadn’t known that on the very first list was The Hobbit, a book the Horn Book was very excited about. It was reviewed […]

Sound the horn! Fanfare is here

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Fanfare time! Over at Read Roger you’ll find our selection of the best books of 2012. An expanded version of the list with glowing annotations of the titles will be sent to Notes subscribers next Wednesday. Sign up here. And now you can take a stroll through Horn […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2012

I’m pleased to give you Fanfare 2012, the Horn Book’s choices for the best children’s and YA books of the year. The complete annotated list will be sent to all Notes From the Horn Book subscribers next Wednesday (sign up now) and will appear in the January/February 2013 issue of the Horn Book Magazine.   […]

In Which We’ve Done Only Half the Work

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But let us here consider the books in need—those books for youth that make librarians both happy and industrious. When I look at our 2011 Fanfare list, beginning on page 10, I see an array of thirty books whose fortunes will largely depend on you. Yes, some of the choices have already established themselves (Press Here and I Want My Hat Back are on this week’s New York Times bestsellers list), and good for them. But most of the books on our Fanfare list will need your attention first if they hope to find the attention of young readers.

Horn Book Fanfare 2011

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Welcome to Fanfare, the Horn Book’s selection for the best books published for children and teens in 2011. Publishing trends being what they are, the editors make no attempt to provide a balanced list (where’s the folklore?), but you will find the thirty choices fairly evenly divided among picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. Do note […]

December Notes: all Fanfare, all the time

December’s Notes from the Horn Book is full of Fanfare goodness, with glowing recommendations of 26 of the year’s best-of-the-best books for children and young adults — plus an interview with honoree Megan Whalen Turner. The December Notes is available online at the Horn Book website, but make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss […]

Notes from the Horn Book, Fanfare edition

The December issue of Notes from the Horn Book is out with the complete annotated Fanfare, our choices for the best books of 2010, and an interview with the Fanfared Megan Whalen Turner. Also, Anita Burkam reviews (the movie)  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Sounds good!

Drumroll, please!

We’re delighted to announce the 2010 Horn Book Fanfare list, our picks for the best children’s and young adult books of the year. Picture Books Mirror, written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Candlewick) Me and You, written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (Farrar) I Know Here, written by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood) […]