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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
>The following books have been named to the Horn Book Magazine‘s 2010 Fanfare list, our selections for the best children’s and young adult books of the year. The list will be published in next week’s Notes from the Horn Book with annotations explaining what makes each book so great. In the same issue, Martha Parravano [...]
>The official Fanfare 2009 list is up on our site, along with links to previous lists going back to 1938, the year we began constructing such a thing. It’s both enlightening and sobering to go back over the lists to see which books stick around (from 1938, The Hobbit) and which disappear (Jerry of Seven-Mile [...]